7 Must-Follow Tips to Protect Your Skin and Hair from Colours in Holi

The festival of Holi is round the corner. Everyone seems to be gearing up to celebrate this festival with a variety of colours, traditional sweets and snacks, decorations and more. While it is a great time for family get-together and fun, Holi fun comes with a set of irritations and allergies that can damage your skin and hair. So, if you are shying away from this festival to keep yourself away from the hassles of taking off colour and restoring the natural glow of your skin and hair, here is an authentic remedy. Learn 7 easy hacks to protect your hair and skin from the post-Holi dryness and harsh effects.

  1. Celebrate Holi with Herbal Colours

Herbal colours, unlike synthetic colours, are safe on skin and eyes. They do not contain harmful chemicals such as lead — and mercuric-compounds that not just ruin the desired moisture but also cause damage to skin cells. Therefore, buy herbal colours for playing Holi or else try to make colours at home using flower petals. Also, encourage your guests to bring only herbal colours and be safe while you enjoy Holi.

2. Use Body and Hair Oil

Play with dry colours if possible, coat your exposed body parts with coconut oil an hour before you step out to play colours. The oil forms a layer on your skin and does not let the tough colours settle deep into your skin. Thus, helps to easily remove the colour from your body and hair later.

3. Don’t Forget to put Sunscreen Cream and Lotion

Obviously, you cannot play Holi indoors, but before you start playing colours don’t forget to apply a waterproof sunscreen after oiling your body as it will protect your skin from getting a severe tan. Also, use herbal colours to play and remember to re-apply the sunscreen if you are spending time outside for more than 3 hours.

4. Paint your Nails

Pick the darkest nail paint shade from your make-up kit and apply a thick coat on your nails before you start celebrating Holi and remove it after playing colours. This will protect your nails from getting damaged.

5. Cover your Body with Proper Shirt and Trouser

While you dig out old clothes from your wardrobe to play Holi, make sure the clothes cover a maximum of your body so that there is a minimum chance of your skin getting exposed to the sun and harmful colours. Preferably, go for polo shirts, full-sleeved shirts, denim and other such protective clothing.

6. Keep Yourself Hydrated

Consume lots of water, juices, and glucose as dehydration makes your skin dry and the colours might seep into your skin.

7. Protect your Eyes — Wear Sunglasses

Eyes are the most sensitive part of our body and need proper care. Wear dark glasses while playing Holi to protect your eyes because the chemical content in colours can lead to irritation, producing allergy. It is advisable to wash your eyes with cold water after playing Holi. Avoid contact lenses as they absorb colours very easily and can affect your eyes severely.

This Holi, create wonderful memories with your loved ones; however, don’t do it at the cost of your health and beauty. Shield your beauty with the right Holi skincare products and practices. While you protect yours, don’t forget it’s equally important that you care for others.