This post is about how to protect Your skin and hair from Holi colors. We offer expert beauty tips to you here on full pre and post Holi treatment for your body, face, hair and more.
The party we all have been waiting for is just around the corner. This year’s Holi festival will be celebrated on 10th March 2020. The long weekend, having a gala time with friends and family makes it perfect.
It’s that time of year when we get bathed in a color mishmash. While some of them run away, others play with joy and get dirty. But, there’s no escape.
Well, if you’re afraid of the damage these colors will do to your skin and hair, then we’ve got something for you. Here are some tips to make the most of this festival, given the additives and colors in the air, by making your skin and hair look the best. So, follow these simple steps to protect your skin and hair from Holi colors this year.
1. Dress Selection
To fully enjoy the festival, dressing upright for it is most important. Choose a loose salwar-kameez in pale white or beige colors. Completely covering your body will prevent any direct contact with colors or any chemicals therein.
While the light colors will effectively display the vibration of Holi colors, after getting wet, you must be careful that they do not become translucent.
2. Let your hair down
In this frenzy, there’s no way to keep your hair from getting wet or colored. So, shampoo on the festival day, and condition them well. Massage your hair with oil well then tie them up in a bun.
That will ensure that colors are not absorbed too easily by the scalp and hair. Apply hair gel, if you have short hair. Letting your hair down on Holi really helps protect your skin and hair from Holi colors.
3. Apply Coconut Oil and Mustard Oil
Apply a decent amount of body oil on your body, to begin with, a day before Holi! This will hydrate the skin and therefore absorb less light.
Because dry skin helps chemicals to enter the body quickly, always apply coconut oil (preferably) or olive oil to the whole body and add mustard oil on your hair at least one hour before playing. Note: Oil between fingertips, close to fingernails and behind the ear is very important. It is one of the best methods everyone recommends to protect your skin and hair from Holi colors.
4. Do Some Makeup
Make special efforts to use waterproof makeup to keep it going until you’re finished celebrating. Apply a waterproof base layer on your face and neck to ensure the colors don’t stick to the skin. Slather on a lip guard for your lips, and a good quality long stay lipstick. If you do not like dark shades, go for a kiss-proof lip color with a natural shade.
5. Apply Nail Polish
Soak your cuticles with olive oil so that your nails don’t soak any color. Use a thick coat of nail polish on the nails then put Vaseline under the edges of the nails. Take it off after playing Holi
6. Don’t Forget Sunscreen
Since oiling the body, do not forget to apply sunscreen, and make sure it is gel-based, waterproof and SPF 25 or more. If you have been in the sun for more than three hours, remember to apply the sunscreen again.
7. Wear Sunglasses
It may sound like a simple technique but in Holi celebrations, sunglasses are really helpful. It will protect your eyes, and also the skin of your facial skin. The eyes are extremely sensitive, and the chemical composition of the colors can cause irritation, which can cause allergy. So, Holi, try this simple technique to keep your hair and skin safe.
Wash your eyes always with the cold water. Contact an eye specialist in case irritation persists even a few hours after playing Holi.
8. Beware of Cuts and Wounds
Hurt yourself while you play Holi? Wash the particular area afterward, then put ice on it. Clean with an antibacterial lotion to prevent chemicals from being absorbed, and get a tetanus injection in case you have not taken one in the last 4-5 months. If you already have an open wound or cut on your body before Holi, use a band-aid to prevent any harmful chemicals from entering and absorbing.
9. Use Herbal Colors
Given that the difference between natural colors and dye colors is difficult to tell, care must be taken. Just buy herbal or organic colors, or make flowers like tesu or genda colors at home, sometimes beetroot juice. Ask your guests also to bring only herbal colors.
10. Don’t go under Sun for too Long
Never go under the Sun when you still have your colors on your skin. Especially if the colors are based on chemicals, they get deeply absorbed in the pores of the skin and therefore scrubbing them off becomes really hard.
11. Cover your hair
The best way to protect your hair is to completely cover it with a bandana or a hat. Do not take any chances with hair, apart from applying oil as mentioned above. The best solution at Holi is to protect your hair by covering it.
12. Don’t stay in wet clothes for long
This is one simple measure of precaution that you must follow in this Holi. Staying in hydrated clothes for a long time will lead to two things-it can lead to rashes first as constant moisturized skin can cause skin rashes. And secondly, wet clothes often easily leads to color seeping in your skin easily.
It would, therefore, be difficult to remove the colors after enjoying the whole day. It should be mentioned here that if colors flow into your skin’s pores, it can result in other harmful effects as colors are after all highly adulterated and mixed with chemicals. And try not to be wrapped in your wet clothes for long in order to protect your hair and skin this Holi.
13. Stay hydrated
This is a very effective way to curb Holi’s side effects and color games. You might forget to drink water while playing Holi and being out of your house for the whole, and as a result, your body becomes dehydrated, and the skin becomes water deficient. It leads to higher chances of getting poor tans and your energy level might also sink.
So follow these tips to save yourself from the Holi colors onslaught around. Get ready to enjoy this Holi with a full festive spirit, with these tips!
I hope this Holi, you know what to do to protect your skin and hair from Holi colors.