Holi is just around the corner and everyone wants to get drenched in the festival of colours. But beware, these colours can harm your skin and hair. In order to enjoy Holi without any hassles, here are a few things to keep in mind to keep yourself protected from damage.
Since you will be playing with colours during the daylight, make sure to protect your skin from the sun. Liberally apply sunscreen lotion on your face and exposed body parts. Make sure that it is waterproof because that notorious cousin of yours will not spare you from drenching you in water.
It becomes extremely difficult to get rid of all those colours once the play is over. To make sure that doesn’t happen to you this time, you can apply coconut oil or olive oil on your body. Don’t forget to put a generous amount on and around the ear. This will facilitate easy removal of the colours.
Coat your lips with petroleum jelly to keep them moisturised and prevent colours from setting in. At times the colour settles inside the nails as well, so keep your nails short and put some nail enamel on them.
Make sure the clothes you wear conceal a lot of your body parts. Choose breathable fabrics like cotton. Synthetic and tight clothes might lead to rashes and allergic reactions when they come in contact with water and colours. Opt for full sleeve kurtas, t-shirts, trousers, salwars, full-length joggers etc.
Drink a lot of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated. Dehydrated skin is prone to dryness and damage.
You can use a face mask make that will help you get rid of all the colour without damaging your skin. Take two tablespoons of gram flour, add a pinch of turmeric powder to it, add a teaspoon of honey and then add milk or yoghurt to make a paste. Keep this pack on till it dries and then rinse it off. You can also use this paste to scrub your body. Moisturise your skin and body with an oil or moisturiser to hydrate the skin.