I can't believe that two and a half months have gone and the festival of Holi is already here!!
Although I love colours, I have never been a big fan of Holi as the painted faces always scare me :P
Not only these painted faces scare others, they are super tough to get rid of and damages the skin badly. So, I have assembled a few do's and dont's to help you enjoy the festival and also maintain your skin & hair just the way it was !!
- Try to use only herbal/natural colors to play Holi.
- Keep yourself hydrated throughout so that the colors do not stick and get absorbed on your body completely
- Apply a lot of oil (mustard/coconut/Johnson's baby oil) at least 1 hour before you start to play. This will help you remove the colours quickly and easily.
- Since you would be playing with colours outside, apply a generous amount of sunscreen lotion to help you protect from tanning.
- Try to wear clothes with full length and full sleeves so that most of your body parts stays covered and absorbs less colour.
- Oil your hair at least 1 hour before so that the colours do not stick to it. I know looking all oily might not look like a good idea but you can try using non sticky oils, helping you look gorgeous as well !!
- Use a colourful head bandana to cover your hair from colours and make you look good.
- Makeup for the day:
- Use a waterproof mascara to make your eyes look wide and some kajal on your water line.
- Either go with a colourful lip balm or a nude lipstick for your lips so that the colors does not stick to it
- The most important thing is to take bath while you are wet as it helps to remove the colours quickly.
- Use lukewarm water with few drops of baby oil for bath.
- Put 1 drop of rose water in your eyes to get rid of any colors or irritation.
- Apply some malai on your lips to remove the colour stains and to keep it hydrated.
- Use gentle body wash for the first time. Then apply some home made packs to remove the tough ones:
For oily skin: Use multani mitti pack.
- If your skin feels irritated, apply aloe vera gel on the affected area and let it get absorbed.
- Do not go for any skin treatment (bleach, threading, facial, waxing) or hair treatment at least 1 week before and after Holi. These treatments makes your skin and hair sensitive and prone to irritation or other problems.
- Do not apply any foundation/BB/CC cream as it might react with the colours.
- Scrubs, kerosene, tooth paste should not be used to remove the colours. Rather give your skin some time and let the colours come out naturally.
I have tried to list out all the points that would help you keep yourself safe during the festival of Holi. Although, it takes a lot of time to remove the colours but the enjoyment that we had makes up for it. I hope you are able to get some good suggestions from here and you enjoy the festival ! Do let me know if I have missed something or you have some more info to share.
Wishing you all a very happy & Safe Holi!!