Holi Hai! The festival of colours is forever synonymous with water balloon fights, pichkari wars, dancing to the best of Bollywood and club music and overconsumption of thandai, pakoras and halwa…bring it on, we say! But maintaining your skin, hair and health through this festival season can be a challenge!
Read on for That’s So Gloss! tips to keep you glowing before, during and after Holi!
- Skin: Apply oil- coconut, almond or olive- all over face and body. Apply some on your lips too, or use a lip balm.
- Hair: Oil hair, comb well and tie it up.
- Nails: Apply a transparent nail-polish
- Clothes: Choose old clothes and undergarments, preferably in a light, breathable fabric and covering as much of you as possible so as to not come in direct contact with the colour
- Use cold water and not hot water to bathe.
- Don’t scrub too vigorously.
- Try natural remedies: Such as lemon juice and oil or lemon and curd for skin, lemon and salt for teeth. But avoid lemon if you have sensitive skin. Besan and milk is another popular scrub. However, don’t blindly believe that a home remedy contains less “chemicals” than a manufactured product or that your skin might not act up just because it’s a natural treatment.
- Bathe regularly and as usual. The colours make take a few days to disappear.
- Avoid cosmetic treatments like facials, hair colouring, etc until they do.
- Consult a dermatologist if you notice any suspicious rashes or infections.
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