Skin Care Tips to Follow Before and After Holi Celebration @ Reward Me

Holi Skin Care Tips – Before & After

Holi is a fun festival but celebrating it can play havoc on the skin. Who really wants to walk in to work looking like a multi-coloured canvas? A few simple tips – before and after Holi - can help keep your skin looking less colourful and feeling less irritated.



10 Tips to Remember Before Holi:

  1. Apply a generous amount of coconut or mustard oil on the face, ears, neck, arms and legs. Doing this an hour before will make it easy to wash off colour. Cold creams also help by forming a thick, protective layer on the skin.
  2. If you have a sensitive scalp, rub a bit of lemon juice on.  This will prevent Holi colours from irritating it.
  3. Wearing long sleeved shirts and covering your legs minimizes exposure to gulal.
  4. If it is going to be a bright, sunny day, you increase your chances of getting tanned.  Apply sunscreen with a high SPF.  This will protect yourself from the sun as well as the colours. 
  5. Apply sunscreen around the eyes too.
  6. Drink lots of water before stepping out and also after you are done with the festivities. Chemicals in the colours can dehydrate the skin.
  7. Pay attention to areas like your fingernails and the back of the neck.  Applying oil or petroleum jelly helps to keep stains off.
  8. Rub olive oil on cuticles too.
  9. Warm up a little bit of petroleum jelly and rub onto teeth to ward of colour stains.
  10. Don’t wax or thread your face, arms or legs for 2-3 days before Holi.

Makeup Protects Skin too from Holi Colours

  1. Using make up is a good way to reduce irritation by colours, whether in powder form or mixed with water.
  2. Sunscreen is a must.
  3. Apply a neutral coloured lipstick to protect lips from staining.
  4. Nude eye shadow and a touch of blush will keep your face looking natural.
  5. Trim toe and finger nails and use bright nail polish so that they are protected from toxic colours.

How to Remove Holi Colour from Skin After Holi Celebrations

This is the time your skin needs a bit of TLC.  Here’s how.

  1. Add 2 tbsp. of lemon juice to a bowl of curd and apply on the areas with colour.  Then, take a bath with normal or lukewarm water to take the colour off.
  2. Alternatively, mix besan, almond oil and malai (milk cream) with rose water.  Mix the ingredients till they become a thick paste and apply on the coloured areas.  Let it dry and then rub off.  Take a bath with mild soap if necessary.  Put some cotton pads soaked in rose water or cucumber on eyes and rest.
  3. Mashed, ripe papaya applied to the face removes colour effectively.
  4. Make a paste with a few rose petals, malai and honey for the lips. This treatment will take the colour off and give you full, red lips.
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Great Homemade Face Packs To Use During Holi

Oily Skin:  2 tbsp. of multani mitti, 1 tsp. of glycerine and water should be mixed well together.  Apply and leave on for 15 minutes.  Rinse and gently pat dry.

Normal skin:  2 tbsp. of masoor dal powder, 1 tbsp. of rice flour and a pinch of haldi should be mixed well with rose water.  Apply and leave on for 10 minutes.  Wash off and pat skin dry.

Dry skin:  Mix 1 tbsp. soy flour and milk with a bit of glycerine and a dash of sea salt into a paste.  Scrub face for 10 minutes and wash off.

Don’t

  • Don’t scrub colour drenched skin with soap.  Use a mild cleanser and top off with moisturisers.
  • Don’t use kerosene oil, spirits or petrol to remove skin as they can harm already irritated skin and cause a rash.

Also, check out 5 sandalwood face pack recipes to soothe your skin post holi.

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