Holi, the festival of colors, water balloons, thandai, water guns, vibrant and exuberant colors, is here.
Holi is a festival that is played across India with much fun and fervor. But once the celebrations are over, the torturous task of getting all the color out of our skin and hair remains and in our zeal to get rid of all the color, we end up with dry, rough skin and hair. So, it is important that we use proper methods to cleanse the skin and hair post-Holi.
With these skincare and hair care tips, you will be able to enjoy your Holi without harming your skin and hair.
PRE HOLI SKIN & HAIR CARE REGIMEN
- Hair / Scalp: Chemical colors in dry or liquid state can cause a condition called “Acute Irritant Contact Dermatitis”. This gives rashes, redness with intense itching & burning on the scalp. It can also aggravate any existing allergies. Dandruff can also be worsened by the exposure to these harmful chemicals.
To protect the hair & scalp from these harmful effects, our hair need extra nourishment & protection. The simplest way of protecting the hair and scalp from damage from the Holi colors is to oil it! No matter what oil you prefer, oil is thick and sticky, it forms a good barrier over the hair and scalp and prevents the colors from penetrating the hair shaft or sticking too much to the scalp. Cover the head with bandana / cap this will protect the hair & scalp.
- Nails: Do not neglect your nails. Apply a protective coat of nail paint on your nails. Applying nail polish will protect your nails from the color and though your nails will get stained, the color will come off with the polish when you remove it with a remover, which it wouldn’t had you not put the polish.
- Apply Body Lotion / Moisturizer: Along with hydrating and nourishing the skin, these products form the first layer of barrier against the color.
- Apply Sun Screen: This is very, very important! Be very generous with the sunscreen and apply it to all the exposed parts of the body. Everyone applies it on the face but don’t forget the ears, the nape of the neck, arms and legs. Besides protecting you from the sun, it will also form the second layer of barrier against the color.
- Use Safe Colors: Organic & Herbal colors should be used to plat holi. People often get skin burns and other infections after using colors that are loaded with harmful chemicals.
Have a Safe , colorful and HAPPY HOLI ! ! !
STAY HEALTHY ! ! !
STAY BEAUTIFUL ! ! !