Holi is a festival of colors. It is a festival of joy where people play, chase and color each other with colored powder and water. What bothers most is how to deal with skin and hair issues caused by rampant use of artificial colors. Here are a few tips:
- Apply oil to your hair and body. You might not want to look oily and end up applying shampoo on your hair, but please do not. It will be a blunder. The colors tend to make your skin dry. If your scalp is dry, the colors will not come out easily and will cause itchiness and dandruff. You can apply oil on face too. If you do not want to apply oil on face, at least apply a thick layer of moisturizer and sunscreen. Though if water is used, they tend to wash away leaving your wet face exposed to sun and harmful colors.
- Apply nail paint on you nails. It will act as a seal and protect your nails from getting colored. Apply oil and cream on the cuticle and the space between the nail and skin.
- Once you are back home after playing Holi, you can use a remover to remove the nail paint. Wash yourself from head to toe. You might need to wash your hair multiple times.
- Do not use nails to take off the colors from you skin. Try using a cloth to rub the surfaces. The colors might not go on day 1. The complete week might be required to wash off the colors completely. Wash the inside of your ears.
- Once you have bathed, apply moisturizer on your face and body. Clean the nails properly. For the complete week you might have to follow the routine to completely get rid of the colors.
- Even after following this routine you might find red patches on your skin. Your face might become flaky. Do not worry. You just have to keep moisturizing the skin. The tan will also fade.
Do not be afraid of colors. Enjoy and drench yourself. Just take the precautions. Holi comes once in a year. Happy Holi!!