The festival of colours is here but to make the most of it, make sure your skin and hair are safe too.
The most colourful festival of the year is upon us and while it is the time to enjoy, do not forget that the colours can damage both your skin and hair.
Celebrating without being harsh on yourself should be the way to celebrate the festival of colours and you can do that by following some simple tips.
Organic holi colours may protect you from skin reactions, but they cause a lot of dryness and compromise the skin’s protective barrier function. To have a skin-safe holi, discontinue all active ingredients in your skin care routine at least two days before you intend to play with holi colours.
In Vedic tradition, Holi was a way to mark the end of winters and, thus, the commencement of harvest season.
On Holi day, apply aloevera gel to wet hair after washing with proper shampoo and conditioner.
• Keep your Hair and Skin moisturised.
• Apply Light hair oil before going out.
• Wear clothes that cover the maximum part of your body.
• Avoid waxing, bleaching, or using peels on your face one week before Holi.
• Try to play with dry Gulal and water.
Read the full story that first appeared in Deccan Chronicle dated March 16, 2022 here: