The festival of Holi brings along merriment and laughter and be it whatever playing Dhulandi takes a toll on our skin and body. Because no matter how much we try the Holi colors we use are not very skin friendly. Thus, here are some points that need to be followed if you want to protect your skin from Holi colors.
You can also check out the article on How to remove Holi colors from your face, nails and clothes for more help.
Wear a swimsuit beneath
If it is possible for you, try wearing a swimsuit beneath your dress as it will save the color from getting absorbed from your clothes to your body. You can buy it from Amazon within a price range between Rs. 1275 and Rs. 1499.
Try the Varnish
Look Pretty as a well as protected by trying on this beautiful nail color varnish by Loreal. If you do not want to color up, you can also opt for the transparent one. This will prevent the Holi color from sitting on your nails. Apply it a couple of hours before playing. Buy from Rs.224.
Parachute to the Rescue
This oil is a savior when it comes to protecting yourself from the color. Just put a thick layer all over your body or on the exposed areas and you are done. Buy it from Amazon for Rs.151.
Trust the Sunscreen
The lotus Herbal sunscreen is really an awesome drugstore buy and effective as well. We are obviously going to play Holi out in the sunshine and thus it is very important to protect your skin from the harmful rays. Put a layer of the Lotus Herbal Sunscreen on your face and body 20 minutes before. Buy from Amazon for Rs.265.
If you are awry of applying a thick layer of Coconut Oil on your skin then you can always turn up to the Himalaya Cocoa Butter Lotion for your skin and face. Apply it 10-15 minutes before playing Holi to prevent colors and harmful chemicals from penetrating in your skin. Buy from Amazon for Rs. 205.
Protect your teeth
If you are concerned about staining your teeth with all the Holi colors, you can consider wearing a dental cap onto them.
Use Diluted colors
Instead of using dry colors straight from the packet, you can consider diluting them with water and then applying on each other. This way they become easy to get rid of.
Here are some things that you should not do if you want to protect your skin from Holi colors.
Do not leave any scratch or wound open
If you have been injured in your recent past, then please do not keep the wound open as the colors can penetrate in the skin and cause a lot of harm. Your best bet is to cover it with a bandage.
Do not get waxing or any treatment done
No matter, how bad you need it, please do not get waxing done on your body before playing Holi as the skin is already sensitive and eventually colors might cause reactions and irritation on your skin.
Here are some things that you can do immediately after Holi to protect your skin.
Use cleansing cream
After playing Holi and removing the colors from your hand, you can take a swab of cotton and dip into a cleansing milk like that of the Ayur Herbals as it is made up natural ingredients such as cucumber, aloe vera and rose extracts.
Mix Aloe Vera and Lemon Juice
Just mix some amount of Aloe Vera and lemon juice and with the help of a swab, apply it onto your skin lightly. It will remove dry colors from your face.