The festival of colours is here and you are all set for the fun filled day with water guns, balloons, sweets, booze, thandai and the herbal colours red, green, blue and pink. With all the fun the fest brings, it also brings multiple skin problems like irritation, dryness, chapped lips etc. Apart from getting your Holi platter filled with herbal colours, here are a few simple steps to take which WedAbout brings to you and promises you a healthy and a skin-safe Holi.
Get your skin coated with coconut oil or an oil based cream. It forms a protective layer on your skin so it doesn’t get harmed. Apply Vaseline on details like ears and lips. You may like to apply a waterproof sunscreen. It will help you protect your sensitive, vulnerable skin from colors and the sun as well!
Dry skin is the root cause to many other skin problems. Amidst all the fun and amusement you often forget gulping a glass of water or sipping in some juice. Carry a handy sipper and save your skin from getting dehydrated.
The nail beds, back of ears, lips, neck are the areas which do get neglected but are equally prone to the Holi colours as your face. To prevent any ruinous to these areas, extra care should be taken. A simple act of applying dark colour nail paint can give much protection to your nails and nail beds.
While you hunt for your Holi special clothes, be sure to choose the clothes which promise you maximum skin coverage. Jeans and white kurta would be a smart choice to go for. You can complete the Holi swagger look with colourful pom-pom and glares.
After you have had a tiring yet fun filled episode of playful Holi it’s time to get rid of those colours from your skin. The acidity in lemon acts as a bleaching agent hence rubbing it on areas like elbows, behind the ears, between the fingers helps getting rid of the colours. Apply a face mask of besan, aloe vera, lemon and rose water. It will not only remove those dark colour tinges but also moisturize your skin leaving it soft and supple.