With the most awaited festival of colours around the corner, everyone is delighted and excited about smearing the colours on each other’s faces, pouring bucket full of colourful on each other. While Holi brings joy, excitement, happiness and enthusiasm on one hand it also brings skin problems caused due to harsh chemicals used in colors.
Follow these simple tips before stepping out to have a blast this Holi.
1. Buy only skin friendly and natural colours. The chemicals in the colours have various health hazards and can be harmful to the skin. It can cause itching, rashes, brittle nails, dry hair and even eye injury.
2. Apply a good coat of moisturizer on your face, hand and other body parts before playing with colours. This will help take out the colour easily. To stick to natural ingredients, apply some mustard oil all over your body. Mustard oil being quite viscose forms a coat over the body and the colours slip over it without getting absorbed into the skin.
3. Colour and sun can be a damaging combination. Make sure to apply a water proof sunscreen lotion when planning to be out in sun throughout the day.
4. Apply petroleum jelly to protect your lips, ear and cuticles to make sure that the colours don’t make direct contact with them.
5. Protecting your nails from colour is equally important. The colours can penetrate through the nails and can discolor them for long. Applying a thick coat of dark colored nail polish is recommended to avoid this damage.
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6. Try to avoid any skin treatment like facial, waxing, bleaching or scrubbing at least a week before Holi as these may open the pores on the skin which may cause the colour to penetrate inside your skin.
7. If feeling itchiness or irritation on the skin while playing Holi, it is advised to wash that area immediately and apply a soothing lotion on it. If the irritation still persists then consult a dermatologist.
8. Do not wait till the color dries out as it will be difficult to remove it. Rub lemon on your skin to remove the colour and wash off using lukewarm water.
9. Do not rub or wipe your skin vigorously for removing the colour this may damage the cells and may cause drying out of the skin. Use a mild cleanser or face wash to cleanse your skin.
10. Use a good quality moisturising and hydrating serum, lotions or mask after having bath and washing off the colours. This may hydrate, nourish and moisturize you skin and can reduce the damage caused by the colours.
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