Holi skin and hair care tips to help you shine

I have always loved the flamboyance and brilliance of the colors that the Holi festival heralds every year. The beautiful rain of color it brings is beautifully complemented by the calming repertoire of dishes that are prepared in every home to celebrate this beautiful festival. But then again, Indian festivals are all about splendor and delicious food, right?

Holi celebrations are shaped by each region and culture according to their traditions. While Vrindavan’s ostentatious Holi celebrations are known to be the most impressive in the country, Barsana’s Lathmar Holi is a show that also sparks heated conversations. Carrying as many shapes as the colors themselves, Holi is the wild child of festivals; one that bridges many differences to unite people in a blanket of colors. I think there is no better way to welcome spring than by immersing ourselves and our surroundings in this beautiful mix of Holi Gulaal!

Speaking of colors, there are so many Holi colors on the market that are created using chemicals that can be harmful to your skin and hair. While the use of organic colors has increased over the years, there is a possibility that you will find yourself at a party or event where the colors may not be organic. So while you plan to have the best time on Holi, here are some skin and hair care tips that will keep you having fun and having fun. masti out of your Holi celebrations, without having to worry about the safety of your hair and skin.

Holi Skin and Hair Care Tips to Help You Shine: Tips Before the Celebration

1]Apply oil

The oil creates a protective layer on your skin and its viscose nature ensures that the colors disappear without touching the skin. Apply at least two generous coats of mustard oil all over your body and be sure to apply it evenly to the area between your fingers and toes, as well as the inside of your ears. After application, give your skin about 20 to 30 minutes to absorb the oil before starting your Holi celebrations. For extra protection, use a layer of water-repellent sunscreen.

When it comes to your hair, the best way to keep it unharmed is to massage your hair and scalp with warm coconut oil or olive oil. The chemicals will not be able to penetrate through the oil, and the colors will wash off your scalp easily. If you want to keep your hair tied up, use a scarf or one of these decorative Holi caps to protect your hair.

2]Apply nail polish and petroleum jelly

Have you ever attended a Holi bash only to find out later that the colors have penetrated through your nails, leaving a lasting stain? The porous nature of nails allows them to absorb colors easily, so if you want to avoid badly stained nails after Holi, sit down with a bottle of your favorite nail polish on Holi’s Eve and apply a few coats of polish. to protect your nails.

With your nails cared for, protect your cuticles by applying petroleum jelly on them. Do the same for your lips and the back of your ears, and you will be saved from Holi colors in direct contact with your skin. Considering the sensitivity of these areas, it is usually difficult to wash them easily.

I am allergic to particles and I fear the presence of dry Holi colors in the air as it irritates my lungs. Applying petroleum jelly to the inside of my nose has been a wonderful respite for me as it locks in much of the color and makes it easier for me to enjoy the festival without worrying about the Holi colors entering my windpipe.

3]Avoid facials

Stay away from a facial at least a week before the festival. Facials and waxing or bleaching can increase skin sensitivity and open pores through which Holi colors can penetrate the inner layers of your skin.

Holi Skin and Hair Care Tips to Help You Shine: Post-Celebration Tips

1]Apply lemon or an organic face pack

Rub the lemon all over your skin. The natural bleaches in lemon will make it easier for you to remove colored spots from your skin. Remember to moisturize your skin after washing to prevent it from drying out.

For all those stubborn color spots that refuse to go away, I use a homemade pack that helps keep my skin supple while gently removing color. Add 4 teaspoons of chickpea flour, 2 teaspoons of fresh yogurt, ¼ teaspoon of turmeric powder and a few drops of lemon juice and mix well. Apply this mixture all over the face, neck and hands and let dry. Then gently massage your skin before rinsing it off. The yogurt hydrates the skin while the chickpea flour exfoliates it, leaving you glowing skin without color spots.

2]Aloe Vera

Soap can cause your skin to lose its natural glow and beauty, so avoid rubbing your skin harshly with soap to remove stubborn colors. Treat yourself to a good cleanser and follow the cleanse with the application of Aloe Vera gel which acts as a natural moisturizer. The cooling effect of Aloe Vera will make your skin radiant while helping to remove Holi colors.

3]Apply a hair pack

If you are ready to take the shower to rinse all the colors out of your hair after the Holi celebrations, you may want to stop and consider using a nourishing hair pack before washing, as this will protect your hair from dying. ‘other damage. Some ingredients that can really help your hair are lemon juice, yogurt, and egg; you can choose any of them and apply them to your scalp and hair. These ingredients will give your hair a softer texture and act as a natural conditioner. You can also use henna paste herbal pack or amla and shikakai paste, to remove Holi colors and nourish your hair naturally. I would advise you to keep the pack on for 20-30 minutes before washing your hair well. Finally, use a mild organic shampoo to complete your hair wash.

Hope these tips and tricks will help protect your hair, skin and nails this Holi. Have a safe festival!

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