Holi brings with it a lot of gulaal, pichkari, pakora, sweets and of course bhang. So while you have truckloads of fun; you need to at every point remember about your health because one cannot enjoy a festival if one falls sick. Though we have organic colours these days, many
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Holi brings with it a lot of gulaal, pichkari, pakora, sweets and of course bhang. So while you have truckloads of fun; you need to at every point remember about your health because one cannot enjoy a festival if one falls sick. Though we have organic colours these days, many still use harsh colours, especially the ones mixed with water the gulaal no matter how organic needs to be washed out of the hair. Same goes for the skin and other parts of the body. So here are a few hair and skincare tips for you to use this Holi.
#1 Dust and Oil
After you are done playing, dust off the dry colour using a cloth and if you have allergy, cover your nose beforehand. Be careful no colour enters your eyes and if it does, wash immediately with fresh water.
The colours still on your skin after dusting which are relatively faster colours can be easily washed off with oil. Apply coconut oil all over and let it sit for some time after which use an oil soaked cotton ball to remove the colour. You can also use a besan, curd, turmeric and rose water as an alternative to oil.
#2 Take a long shower
After all the rush and madness when you are finally home when the colour cannot be distinguished from sweat all you need is a nice shower. Once you are done dusting and oiling, take a shower and rub the colours out and make sure you use body wash as well as thoroughly shampoo your hair until it is rid of all the colours.
By this I mean, Holi colours and the sun leaves the hair and skin dry, often irritable or itchy therefore you need to restore the oil your body has lost. Moisturise after you have taken a shower and give your hair a hot oil treatment or oil it overnight.
#4 A week’s regime
The whole week you should cleanse your skin. Do not apply scrubs or face packs and apply moisturisers instead. Protect your skin from excessive sun and visit a dermatologist the moment itching gets out of hand or rashes appear. Aloe Vera gel and cucumber juice is the skin’s best friend in such times. To remove acne use milk and besan paste. And NEVER EVER use detergent to get rid of colours because it is better to live with colour for a day or two as compared to living with bad skin and no hair for the rest of your life.
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