Here are our tips to guide yourself this Holi for being yourself amidst of all the colours and keep you vibrant in a healthy way.
Tips to your Pre-Holi plans
It is very important to take precautions, as they say “Prevention is better than cure.” We always tend to wait for this festival to arrive, so that we can enjoy ourselves. But at the end we eventually forget to take that precaution before playing Holi.
1. Apply coconut oil on your body before heading out for Holi celebration. Coconut Oil is easily available in all homes while helps protect your skin from colors and harmful rays of sun. It also ensures that the colours do not to stick on your body.
2. Apply generous amount of coconut oil on your scalp and hair. Make sure you braid them or tie it into a ponytail, so that it will be less exposed to the harmful colors and thus protects them.
3. Apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 15mins before stepping out which will help protect your skin from the sun.
4. For lips and ears, you can use petroleum jelly to keep them moisturized throughout and it will also help to easily wash the colour off later.
5. We often overlook and forget that colours gets accumulated in and around nails which not only makes it brittle but it also becomes difficult to remove the colour later. Therefore pamper your nails and apply coconut oil after applying 2-3 coating of a dark coloured nail polish.
6. Dehydration is the cause that dries out the skin and combined with harsh chemicals that are present in Holi colours, your skin can get further damaged. So, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated by drinking water, juices, and glucose this Holi.
Tips while Playing Holi
Here comes the main picture, we just forget ourselves while playing Holi. Holi is the festival where we forget to take care of ourselves, a few simple guidelines for you to have a safe Holi:
1. While playing, ensure to have a safe and skin-friendly Holi and use herbal or natural colours: henna or spinach (green), turmeric or marigold flowers (yellow), tomatoes or beetroot or kumkum (red) & tea leaves (brown). This will not harm your skin as well it will make you feel better.
2. Don’t wear any accessories, there are chances of them getting ruined, it might also harm your body and hair. Make sunglasses or caps as your accessories instead, which will protect your skin and hair from sun and harmful colours.
3. Try opting for comfortable clothes that are made of breathable fabric like cotton. Synthetic and tight clothes might lead to rashes and allergic reactions when they come in contact with colours.
Tips Post Holi – Here are our Post Holi Tips
1. After playing with the colours, remember to not use harsh soaps to get rid of colours from your skin. Do not wash your face with soap immediately, because soap has alkaline which causes further dryness. Instead massage your skin with coconut oil and wash it off with cold water which will wash away the colours easily.
2. After playing Holi we tend to wash our hair as soon as possible. While washing your hair, make sure you first rinse them with plenty of plain water to wash away the dry colours and tiny particles of mica. Apply Coconut oil, which will deeply cleanse your hair without causing any further damage. Massage your hair and scalp with your fingers gently and rinse thoroughly with water. Use a mild shampoo to wash of all colours. Lastly, add a few lemon drops to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse. This will help to restore the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp.
3. After your bath use a mix of coconut oil and aloe-vera oil as a serum for some natural nourishment to your hair.
Contributed by Parachute Advanced.