Holi celebrations are a special time of year to remember those who are close to your hearts with splashing colours. We all love playing Holi. While it is a fun festival filled with colours, it comes with a lot of consequences on our skin.
Whether the colours you use are organic or non-organic, they are still going to affect your skin. Therefore it would not come off easily.
Also, staying in the sun for a long time can damage the skin. You need not be worried, we have got you all covered with simple tips and tricks. So be prepared to play a carefree Holi celebration.
Here we go:
Moisturize your skin:
Before stepping out of your house, apply a rich moisturizer with a high SPF on your face and neck. Otherwise, put on moisturizer and then you can apply sunscreen. Also, you can use face serums that will also help in getting the colours off your face. Also, apply the moisturizer on all those parts which will be exposed to colours.
Give a good massage with coconut oil or olive oil till it gets absorbed in your skin. They will act as a barrier and will not let the colours get absorbed.
Covering your body:
The constant splashes of water and the chemicals used in colours can sometimes take a heavy toll on your skin. We all know that prevention is always better than cure. So, prefer wearing a full-sleeved kurta or top and full-length salwar or joggers. This will protect you from the colours as well as the sun.
Wear a skin-friendly fabric:
Opt for a nice fabric, because synthetic fabrics can cause rashes when they come into contact with water and colours.
- Save the nails:
The colours once settled into your nails do not come off easily. It can enter your body while you have food and cause some allergy or infection.
However, make sure to keep your nails short and apply 1-2 coats of nail paint. Also, massage some coconut oil on your nails that will act as a barrier between your nails and colours.
Keep your skin hydrated:
Till now we have talked about outer skin hydration. It is important to keep your skin hydrated from outside as well internally. However, dehydrated skin gets easily damaged. So make sure you are having water or juice in a gap of 20-30 minutes.
Consult a skin doctor:
If you have a skin problem that you are currently getting treatment for. Therefore it is best to consult your skin specialist beforehand. They can suggest the precautions you need to take before playing holi.
Removing colours from your skin:
Do not rub your skin rigorously. First, apply a normal or regular cleanser that will remove the colours on your skin. Therefore to remove the colours that have been absorbed in your skin:
- Take a cotton pad and dip it into any oil and dab it on to your skin.
- Leave it for 5-10 minutes and then wash it off again.
- Do not try to get off the colours in one go as it can irritate your skin and damage it.
- After washing your skin, put a nice moisturizer.
8- This Holi celebration Herbal and Do it Yourself:-
Our homes are loaded with components which could be utilized as colours. Dried and powdered Henna Leaves could make the green colour. Squashed hibiscus and flower petals, blended in with water could make a wet red tone. Squashing blue hibiscus could get us blue tones.
Similarly, turmeric dry or wet makes a decent yellow tone and beetroot-drenched water could make red. These shadings won’t recolour your skin for a long haul and are useful for your skin at any rate. These tones can likewise be made at home and tend to be an intriguing DIY venture for your family.
9-Protect your eyes:-
Eyes are generally fragile and essential organs. Consistently a few people hinder their vision incidentally and for all time during Holi. Aside from destructive synthetic substances, there are a few harming strong particles in Holi colours. However your eyes interact with Holi colours, these particles can scratch the cornea or harm it for all time. Wear shades, and as a careful step, close your eyes when somebody is applying colour close to your eyes.
Well! Holi celebrations are the day to express love with colours. It is time to show all of your love and affection. Be it about your family and friends or about yourself. So, on this day, make sure that all the colours that are on you are of love.