Holi is unequivocally the most colourful, vibrant and cheerful festival in India. Traditionally Holi was celebrated with dry gulal and buckets of water but unfortunately, today it comes with splashes of synthetic pigments, the after-effects of which not only causes discomfort to skin, hair, eyes but can be hazardous to health.
Along with all the Holi party fun, it is important to care for your skin and hair during the celebration. So, before you step out this Holi, here are a few things to keep in mind:
- Hydration- Hydrate your skin with loads of moisturizer a day before Holi. A well-hydrated skin is less fragile and will not be easily damaged.
- Oiling- On the day of Holi, apply coconut oil in your hair and baby oil to the body. Protect your lashes with a little application of baby oil and lips with lip balm.
- Sunscreen- Don't forget to wear sunscreen after oiling. If you're in the sun for more than 4 hours, remember to re-apply the sun screen.
- Clothing- Wear full sleeved clothes so that the damage is minimal.
- Nail Polish- Wear a polish to protect your nails.
- Skin Treatments- Should you decide to any play, don't get treatments Microdermabrasion, facials, waxing or threading done three-four days before Holi.
- Water- Drink a lot of water and stay hydrated.
Post Holi Skin And Hair Care Tips:
- Once the colour has faded a little, you should get a medical facial done to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It will help undo the damage done and help you get back the non-Holi look.
- If you find your skin breaking out mildly, apply-aloe vera gel or Lacto calamine lotion which have anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe the skin. But if the rash per sists, visit a dermatologist without further delay.
- Use natural hair masks once a week before washing your hair. A hair spa will also help you tame dry, rough and frizzy hair.
- Protecting your skin and hair during Holi requires you to follow all pre and post-care tips mentioned above. It's always a good idea to use more water and flower petals and less colour. If you have to use colour then go organic.