The festival of colours is around the corner Yay, we’re talking about Holi. So it’s that time of the year, again. “Do me a favour Let’s, play Holi!” & you better prep up, Tribe! When it comes to this festival just don’t take it lightly! With all the celebrations, loud dhinchak music and yes, how can we forget the delicious food (Gunjiya, Bhang or Pakode, anyone?)
This festival is all about having a blast. But, the most hectic thing is to get rid of stubborn stains from your hair and skin. Imagine, when we walk into the office next day looking like a Zombie!!
A big NO, Right? If you’re kinda person who can’t resist this oh-so-amazing festival. Then the Pre/Post Holi care is a MUST!
Here’s a wholesome guide on everything you need to do before this day comes!
Things To Do Before Holi
I. Do a generous amount of oiling on your skin & hair, NOW! Which oil to pick?
Don’t forget it. Trust us Girls, it really helps. Make sure you apply almond/coconut oil all over your body. As it is a rich source of Vitamin E it also provides nourishment to the skin. Plus, it help colours wash away faster!
Holi colours are made from oxidised metals & industrial dyes. If you’ve dry hair it will absorb the colours at one go. Apply a thick coat of mustard oil on your hair.
P.S: This must be Done an hour before playing Holi!
II. Dark Nail Paint, Please?
Don’t let the Holi colours stain your nails & cuticles? Eerghh, we hate that feeling, too! Apply a dark nail paint & a coat of Vaseline on your nails & fingers. It’ll protect your precious nails.
III. Don’t forget to pick the oh-so-perfect outfit!
Stick to dark colours & opt for high necks and full sleeves. Old and comfortable clothes should always be your first choice. Don’t forget to wear shades. As, it’ll not only protect you from the sunlight, but will also prevent the colours from going inside the eyes!
P.S: Stay Hydrated!
IV. Go for Organic colours
Don’t forget to start off by playing Holi with eco friendly or organic colours. Instead, use can also make colours at home using turmeric and marigold flowers. Also, use more of light colours. Dark colours such as green, blue, purple are more likely to contain harmful ingredients.
Things To Do After Holi
I. DIY Home Remedies
These remedies are our fave & we’ll suggest all of you to always go for DIY packs. They’re super effective & will cause no harm to skin.
- Rub a slice of lemon all over the stained areas.. Leave it for sometime and wash away.
- Make a paste by mixing curd, Besan, Masoor Dal Atta, Turmeric and Rose water. It works as a great scrub!!
- Mix Fenugreek powder (Methi) with a few spoons of curd in it & apply it as a hair pack for 45 minutes. Wash it off with a mild shampoo.
- Apply egg yolk to your scalp & leave it for sometime. Also, play Holi with eggs this time it might sound a bit weird, but it’ll be a blessing for your hair!
These packs works like a pro & does wonders. Do try them!
II. Moisturise, Moisturise
Hello sunshine, moisturising will keep your skin smooth, soft, nourished & healthy. Also, apply a lip balm to keep your pout, nourished. This will also help you get rid of roughness. After all, you deserve to be pampered!
III. Take a lukewarm water shower
Yes, go for a lukewarm shower. Instead, hot water can further dry out your skin.
IV. For the troublesome stains – Do Scrubbing
Scrubbing yourself from head to toe can be a task after an exhausting day of Holi Celebration. Make a thick paste of poppy seeds, honey, mashed tomato, sandalwood powder & rice flour. Scrub your body with this paste to clear off the colours & bounce back to your fair and glowing skin.
Do Follow These Tips & Have a Fantastic & Safe Holi, People!