The festival of colours is at the doorstep again and this year we suggest you take extra care in protecting your body from harmful elements that may be lurking in the corners.
While Holi is undoubtedly a day full of partying, bhaang and gujiyas, the colours we happily throw to stain the traditional white attires may cause allergies or infection to the skin. As synthetic chemicals are commonly in use these days, we are bringing you some highly recommended to-do and not-to-do tips this Holi:
1.Coconut Oil, the traditional saviour
Our mothers and grandmothers have always told us to apply coconut oil for sensitive skin but being lazy, we had casually ignored it. It’s time to take out the bottle from the stash and pre-heat the oil before applying it to the skin. What is more exciting is the coconut oil is not only good for your skin but also your hair. Applying coconut oil on your hair will prevent dryness and fizziness post hair wash.
2. Deep moisturization for skin
While coconut oil is good for protection against allergies, it might not provide enough moisture for your skin to prevent it from dryness. A good remedy is applying good quality moisturizer on your skin. Petroleum jelly is a good moisturizing agent for skin and lips as it forms a thick layer preventing the skin from outside forces. Brands like Vaseline, Nivea and Lotus has a wide range of affordable and readily available body moisturizers in the market.
3. Add sunglasses to your swag
Eyes are the most sensitive part of the human body and yet we forget to keep them protected during Holi. Adding Sunglasses will not only increase your swag but also provide protection for your eyes from direct contact with colours.
4. Say no to bleach and facials
Bleaching is a common salon practice and women happily spend extra money without knowing it’s harmful effects. It becomes extra dangerous around Holi as salon procedures opted for the skin within a week before Holi can cause more irritation and deeper saturation of colours. Hence it is advised to stay clear of skin procedures around this festival.
5. An All-natural hair conditioner
Post Holi we often get dry and dreaded hair. Experts say either a citric based solution or oil-based solution would be highly beneficial to bring back that silkiness to your hair, post-Holi. A list of hair-friendly home items is:
- Lemon juice
- Egg yolk
- Jojoba Oil and Avocado Oil.
6. Go desi for your colour choice
Herbal and organic colours are increasing in sales every year due to their eco-friendly and non-allergic properties. Still, no one can prove how organic or natural these products actually are and therefore, in order to be 100% sure, one can use home-made colours derived from turmeric, amla, sandalwood and flowers like rose and hibiscus.
A last tip for all our avid readers out there is to go full out and enjoy yourselves. Spread love and joy but do take note of others’ feelings while doing so.
The Healthclaw family wishes you a very Happy and Healthy Holi!