“Bura Na Mano Holi Hai” – Tips to protect your skin and hair
Holi, the festival of colours is celebrated with lots of fervour to welcome the Spring in India, which roughly falls around the month of March. Holi is a celebration for the victory of good over evil dating back to the times of Lord Krishna. From Holika Dahan to smearing each other with gulal (dry-colours) and drenching with water colour – Holi has a special spot in the hearts of Indians. The feeling of joy and excitement is so prominent in people of all ages during the Holi festivities irrespective of their caste, creed, and colour. People are so engrossed in enjoying the festivities and gorging on sweet delicacies like ghujjias, laddoos, etc. that they rarely care about their skin and hair care. “Bura Na Mano Holi Hai” is what everyone shouts, but the amount of chemicals you are exposed to definitely forces you to take note of Holi safety precautions.
The wacky play of colours makes your hair frizzy, dry, damaged, and rough. Moreover, your skin and hair get stained with chemical colours that might be poisonous as not everyone is playing with organic Holi colours. So, for a safe and happier Holi in 2020ServicePik brings you these quick Holi skin and hair care tips!
Take a quick walk through these tips for a safer Holi in 2020!
Let’s talk about the skin first. Skin, being the first thing that comes in contact with be it through touch or air. Now that dangerous virus like Corona are out in the open – it’s better to stay away from being a part of the crowd. Still, if you can’t miss the colourful festivities, make sure to protect your precious skin. You look nothing, but a pink painted doll after you clean the colours. You won’t risk your face stained with colours for an important meeting the very next day. These patches of colours often give itchiness and might damage your skin.
So here are some of the pre and post Holi tips for skin.
- Rub ice-cubes for at least 5 to 7 minutes on your face before going out to play Holi to help closing the pores of your skin. It ensures that the harmful colours do not penetrate your skin and cause inflammations.
- Oiling your skin with essential oils like almond oil, and coconut oil, is a great way to restore the natural texture of your skin. It has a good effect on shielding your skin against acne and pimples.
- It is always advised to apply an ample amount of moisturizer or sunscreen to avoid any tanning and roughness on the skin before stepping out for the Holi party 2020. Moreover, t is tough to retain your natural skin tone post Holi celebration.
- Nails look awful when stained with the stubborn Holi colours. We’ll share a quick hack, which most of you are not aware of! Apply a coat of transparent nail paint on your nails over it, to protect your nails from ugly stains. You can alternatively book a nail spa service for the same from ServicePik.
- You can also protect your lips from the dampness, by applying petroleum jelly beforehand. It keeps your lips hydrated and protected throughout the festival!
- Post Holi, you can use natural face-masks that can restore the natural balance of your facial-skin. Also, cleaning with organic soaps will help in maintaining the PH balance of your skin.
- After taking a shower, you can apply moisturizers and oils to your skin to keep your skin moisturized. On top that – drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
After shielding your skin and taking care of your body, the next most-prone area is your hair. All of us love to have shiny and glossy hair! But after enjoying the “Rang Barse” festival, the dirt and fizziness in your hair, makes it a painful affair. Getting your hair drenched in water colours will leave it dry and dehydrated. We have got a fix for this as well!
Check out some pre and post Holi tips for Hair.
- Give your hair a relaxing oil massage. This will help your hair as well as scalp from hugging any colour. You can use the mixture of coconut and castor oil for the same.
- Bun up or tie your hair to avoid spreading of colour on the hair. You can also wear a cap to protect your natural hair colour and look fashionable.
- If your scalp is sensitive and your hair tends to have dandruff in it, try adding few drops of lemon juice to the oil you are massaging on your scalp and oil.
- If you are planning for a haircut, please do that after the festivities. If possible, take a hair spa and head massage to revive the smoothness, you can avail at-home beauty services for it.
We hope these tips will help you to enjoy the festival in full mood without worrying about your skin or hair damage due to the Holi colours. Holi is a festival that brings together forgetting our differences and greet each other with sinful colours. But we need to take adequate care before going out and play. We have listed some tips also, to play a safer Holi.
- Use Herbal or organic colours.
- Instead of playing Holi with chemical colours, give it a twist. Use natural flower petals or dry flowers, turmeric powder, etc.
- You can avail Home cleaning, Beauty services and Painting services after the festival is over.
- Use less of water and more of laughter.
- Cover your car before Holi to avoid any stain or discolouration of paint. If this happens, you can call our experts for Car wash, and get it done in just 2 hours!