So its time of the most vibrant and colorful festival of the year, Holi! and India is all set to celebrate it. ‘The festival of colors’, was traditionally celebrated with just gulal and sweets, But now we have a huge variety of chemically contaminated colors available in the market, which no doubt, definitely add more fun in the palette, but leave with harmful aftereffects. Dry skin, sunburns, irritation, rashes, and hair damage to name a few.
Now, if we want the colorful festival to end well, we must take some precautions, and treat our skin and hair with some love, before and after Holi.
- Oil your hair with either almond oil or coconut oil before going out in colors. This will prevent the colors from settling down in your hair. Chemical colors can dry and damage your hair.
- Avoid leaving your hair open. Try and make a bun or braid them or use a hair bandana so that you keep your look and protection both in hand.
- You can also add lemon juice in oil and apply that on hair to avoid dandruff.
- Apply coconut oil to your skin to prevent rashes and reactions from chemical colors
- You can also apply almond oil all over your body, it prevents the colors from settling down and moistures the skin. It acts as a protective layer.
- Apply sunscreen all over the exposed skin, because no one wants to get tanned. Don’t forget the ears.
- Apply a lip balm with SPF.
- Cut your nails short and apply dark nail polish to protect your nails.
- DON’T wear lenses at any cost. Don’t get waxing, threading, facials or any other skin treatment done at least 3-4 days before Holi.
- Try covering as much as skin possible by wearing full clothes so that you have it protected.
- Use lukewarm water to wash off the color.
- Don’t be harsh while scrubbing your skin, it might cause more damage
- Mix raw milk and gram flour (besan) and apply it all over your face and body. Allow it to dry and gently scrub. Wash off using lukewarm water.
- After shampoo, make sure you put conditioner to lock the moisture in your hair.
- Use face packs and hair packs to bring back health to your skin and hair.
- Use herbal colors.
- Don’t forget to moisturize it.
Now some environmental tips,
Don’t, don’t use colors on dogs or cats or any other animal around you. They are allergic to colors. Plus it’s not nice to throw water on stray dogs. Holi is a festival for humans, not animals.
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Have a safe and happy Holi readers!