Holi is the festival of colours, water, fun and frolic. One of the most important Hindu festivals, it is celebrated with great gusto throughout the country. The streets are vibrant with bright hues of pink, blue, green, yellow and more often than not people are drenched – not just in water, but the joy of celebrations.
Yes, the colours are great to look at and fun to play with, but they are laden with chemicals that do lots of harm to your hair and skin. Post Holi most people suffer from dryness in hair and rashes on skin. But, this year, it doesn’t have to be the same. Here are 5 Pre-Holi tips to your rescue:
Oil Your Hair
Our Grandmothers couldn’t stress enough on this and for all the right reasons. Oiling your hair before you head out for the Holi celebrations will protect them from dryness caused by the harmful chemicals in Holi colours. Applying oil on your hair will create a layer of protection on your hair and at the same time nourish your scalp and roots.
The good old Coconut Oil works just fine, but if you already have dry hair opt for something like Blend of Herbs Hair Oil, which will protect your hair with a thick greasy layer and when the time comes to wash it off, no more than two washes will be needed.
Moisturize your Body
Imagine this, the Holi celebrations are over and you are in the shower trying to get rid of all the colour. But, no matter how much you scrub, the colour just doesn’t seem to go off. This mostly happens when you forget to protect your skin and deeply moisturize it before you indulge in the colours of Holi.
Use Cold Pressed Almond Oil all over your body before you make your way to the celebrations. Almond Oil will protect your skin from dryness and help prevent rashes and allergies caused by chemical-laden colours. You could also use Argan Oil and Jojoba Oil on the body for intense skin nourishment.
Use Sun Block
Holi Parties are an outdoor affair and water, colours, and the spring-time sun are sure a part of them. If you wish to protect your skin from sunburns and tans, don’t forget the Sunscreen. We suggest, you opt for a SPF 30+ and generously apply the same on your face and skin.
Don’t go for options with 50+ SPF, as more SPF only means you need to re-apply the sunscreen several times during the day. Opt for an all-natural sunscreen and be rest assured that you are not just protecting your skin from the sun, but also reversing the damage caused earlier.
Yes, your hair is oiled, your body moisturized, and you skin protected from the sun, but aren’t you forgetting something? During Holi we stay out in the sun and in the fun and frolic of the festivities often forget to drink enough water. And, this affects our lips the most.
To prevent your lips from drying out, use an All-Natural Lip Balm that keeps your lips soft, nourished, and moisturized.
Paint Your Nails
Your skin eventually recovers with proper hydration, your hair starts to gain its lustre back in a few days, but it’s always your nails that keep reminding you of the Holi that just went by. It’s ironic that we forget our hand and nails pre-Holi, considering it’s our hands that come in contact with the most amount of colour.
Protect your nails (on both hand and feet) by soaking them in a nourishing oil and applying a thick layer of Nail Paint or nail polish that will prevent the colour from seeping in your cuticles.
You can also go with Rawnature’s total skincare kit and be sorted.
We hope the above-mentioned skin care tips will take away all the inhibitions and let you enjoy Holi to the fullest.