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A few tips to avoid post Holi skin and hair damage

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 February 2018, 14:44 IST

Before you go out to play Holi, make sure that you are wearing clothes that cover most your skin parts, and try not to sit in the sun if you’re full of color as suggested by our experts.

So, with Holi around the corner, people are gearing in to celebrate the festival with full zeal. Here are some tips which will help prepare yourself before and after Holi.

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Apply Sunscreen 20 minutes before playing Holi

As we know Holi is an outdoor flurry and customarily sunny, the first thing of uttermost importance is your face that is at the risk of getting blemished. To avoid the unwanted skin tanning and skin problems from your end, it's best to apply a sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out of your house. It is advisable to use a sunscreen that contains an SPF higher than SPF 20. These days sunscreens have built-in moisturizers so you can follow up with them on the arms and other exposed areas as well. This will protect your skin from the sun as well as the colors.

Remember fingernails as well

Fingernails are as important as your face especially on the day of Holi where the sensitivity of your cuticles and nails are quite evident. So it is best to pay attention to areas like your fingernails and apply transparent nail varnish, polish or a petroleum jelly as a protective coating. This helps to protect the nails from absorbing Holi colors and to keep stains off.

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Protect hair with the Goodness of oil

Holi colors can presumably damage your Hair to a great extent. Applying Coconut or even a normal hair oil, half an hour before stomping out can cut back the damage scope to a nominal level. The oil with its natural ingredients will make a shield on your hair to reduce the ill effect of harmful colors and will make it easy for you to get rid of it later. Also, it's best to tie your hair down rather than leaving them open for all the obvious reasons.

Lip Balm always helps

Don't miss to apply lots of lip balm on lips as just like your fingernails your lips too occupy a small but sensitive area of your skin. As there's always a risk of color entering into your mouth through lips, it would be nice to apply a thick layer of lip balm jelly generously over them so that the Holi color does not get stick to them. It will also help them to stay softer and maintain the moisture without turning them dry and pale.

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After Holi

Cleansing the right way

Once all the celebration gets over, comes the real problem of removing the colors from your face. First, rinse the face with plain water and then apply a cleansing cream or face lotion over it so that it gets clean from deep within. It is important that all the impurity and toxic substances release out of your skin-pores. So it is suitable to use a cleanser containing less of chemical elements and more of natural ingredients like Tea Tree. It will also help you to get rid of blemishes.

Hair Shampoo + Conditioner

Wash off the impurities and colors with a good hair Shampoo having natural vitality to wash away the noxious substances from your hair. Also once you are done with the washing part, don't forget to apply conditioner as your hair needs to have the nourishment, shine and strength that a good conditioner offers to give.



Eye Cream

After all the exposing to Sun and harmful hues and toxic elements flying in the air all throughout the day, our eyes become really stressful. It is important to apply a good and efficient eye cream full of vitamin E before dozing off to sleep. This will make you feel fresh in the next morning and will clear your dark circles and patches overnight.

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First published: 27 February 2018, 14:44 IST