Holi is just around the corner and we all love to play the festival of colours with enthusiasm. However, some of us are scared to play Holi even though we love it. This is because the colours can cause harm to our skin and hair. Therefore, it is important to take special care of our skin and hair during this time.
Many people want to follow a certain routine to keep themselves safe but don’t know what to do. So, we had a quick live session with Dr. Blossom Kochhar where she gave some Holi skincare and haircare tips.
Use Organic Colours
The first and foremost advice given by her is to ditch the artificial colours and go for natural and organic colours. We can surely make sure to use natural colours but we can’t be sure about the other person. Therefore, Dr. Blossom Kochhar gave us some tips on how to protect our skin.
The first thing you should do on the day of Holi is to oil your skin and hair. Make sure to apply oil on your whole body and not just the face. This way, the colour will not come directly in contact with your face, thus, colour will not go inside your skin. She suggests applying Johnson’s Baby oil or almond oil or coconut oil. You can apply any kind of oil. Don’t forget areas like eyes, lips, neck and ears. You should apply it all over your face.
Use Cold Cream
If you have dry skin, then you can use a cold cream. This will not only protect your skin but will also give you a good shine.
If you are looking for something to protect your eyes, then use a pair of lenses. Lenses will protect your eyes as they will create a layer between your eyes and the colour.
We usually get our nails stained after Holi. In order to keep our nails protected, we should apply nail paint on our nails. This will create a protective layer and save.
Take some oil, add some sugar and squeeze a lemon in the oil. Then, put this mixture all over your nails and it will lighten the colour stains.
Also, you can apply a lemon all over your body to get rid of the colour. After you have taken a cream, rub the lemon all over and it will lighten the colour.
Take a cleansing cream or cold cream, apply it all over your body, run it nicely and wipe it off. After using the cleansing cream, take out the colour and then take a shower with a soap or a shower gel.
You can also use a cold cream to remove the colour from your ears. Take cotton and put some cream on it. Then, apply it on your ears.
People often feel that foundation will harm your skin but it is actually going to protect your skin. So, apply foundation and makeup and then go to play Holi as it will protect your skin and hair.
It is important to apply sunscreen before you are going to play Holi. S, after you apply oil on your skin, you should also apply sunscreen. This will keep you protected. Sunscreen is extremely important on Holi as the sun rays mixed with colours can harm your skin and can lead to pigmentation.
How To Protect Hair?
Aforementioned, put oil in your hair. If you have long hair, make a lot of braids in your hair. Also, another thing that helps is washing your hair twice with a shampoo.
After you have played Holi, take 1 tbsp of herbal oil, 2 Tbsp castor oil, 1 tbsp glycerine, 1 tbsp vinegar, essential oil (preferably lavender) , 1 tsp conditioner and 1 tsp shampoo. Mix it well and apply it on your hair. Massage your hair and leave for about an hour. Then, shampoo your hair. This is a wonderful remedy and can be used on normal days as well.
How To Protect Lips?
In order to protect your lips from the colour, you can apply cold cream. Also, you can use lipstick or a nice lip balm to protect your lips.
How To Treat Skin Problems Caused By Colours?
Holi colours can lead to several skin problems such as allergies, rashes, acne, blackheads and many more. This is because of the harmful elements present in the colours. No matter how much you try to be save but there can still be a few reactions. If you also face any such problem, then you should apply this mixture suggested by Dr. Blossom Kochhar.
Take 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (baking soda) and put it in a glass of water. Mix it well and apply it on your skin. This will not only help you with skin problems but can also help you to get rid of colour. After you apply this, just take a bath and you will see the positive results.
After you apply this mixture, apply potato and curd on your skin. Let it stay for some time. This will really help you.
How To Protect Eyelashes?
Colour can also harm our eyelashes, therefore, you should apply castor oil on your eyelashes using an ear bud. This will help you to protect your eyelashes.
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