Prep up your Skin for Holi

Posted on Mar 5 2015 - 10:00am by poonam

Prep up your Skin for Holi

Hello Girlz,

Are you are geared up to drench in the colors of “Holi“.. don’t tell me you don’t like to play holi because of all that cosmetic color issues that you think might damage your skin. The organic colors are so easily available nowadays and even a little bit of “cosmetic colors” wont be that harmful or you can take soem precautions to minimize the skin damage.

Well, I am a big big supporter of holi and love this festival to the core.. I enjoy myself getting all colorful and being shot by water balloons and water canons.. It like a war that wont do any damage and you can play it everyday!!

Skin Care Tips For Holi

Don’t refrain your self from being an active part in the play of colors because of the harsh chemicals in the colors that cause skin problems. because today I will sharing some easy-peasy tip to prep up your skin for Holi.

so, here are some skin care tips that will surely help in protecting any skin damage while you enjoy colors of Holi.

Skin Care Tips for Holi:

  • Stay Hydrated: Keep drinking as much as water you can,both  before leaving the house and after coming indoors. You should always keep in mind that the colors contain chemicals which snatch away moisture from the skin, so it becomes very important to keep re hydrating your skin and what better way to do I than drinking plenty of water at regular intervals.
  • Layer of Oils: I swear by this skincare tip. Since, childhood days I am religiously following this regime to cover up every part of my body with a good layer of any the oils like Olive Oil, almond oil or even mustard oil. Apply it heavily on hair and give your self a good massage covering back, neck, feet, ears, face, legs, arms.. everything. So that color doesn’t come in direct contact with your skin and it will help in easy removal of the color as well! 🙂
  • Paint Nails: Apply a dark colored nail polish on your nails and also use Vaseline on your nails. Apply it beneath the nails and also over it. This prevents permanent staining of your nails and adjacent area.
  • Protect Eyes: Eyes are extremely vulnerable to harmful chemicals in colors. Make sure that colors do not get inside your eyes. If a color comes in contact with the yes, one should immediately wash it with large amounts of water and case of irritation persists, medical aid should be sought immediately.
  • Cover up: Wear clothes that can cover maximum part of the body. A swimsuit or waterproof tights under your clothes would protect your body from the harmful effects of chemicals in the colors
  • Play Safe: Avoid running and jumping on wet floors as you can slip and injure yourself and with so many chemicals all around it can cause infection in the wound if you’re hurt

Skin Care Tips after Holi Celebration:

This is I am sure the most tiring part of the Holi celebration… Getting rid of the color from the skin. But make sure to be gentle to your skin and don’t harm it by rubbing it too hard because it might cause excessive dryness or lead to skin issues.

  • Skip Soaps: It is best to give those soaps a complete miss and use the simple homemade cleanser to cleanse your skin. Make a paste of Besan and Milk and apply it all over your body to remove the color residue from the skin. Or you can first apply a curd or Milk to dissolve that color from the skin which will make the removal easier.
  • Clense Gently: Cleaning the skin and hair after playing with colors is very important. Do not rub the skin vigorously with soaps to wipe the face of gulal, instead opt for a gentle creamy cleanser.  You can also go for a mix of Glycerine and Olive Oil to take the color off your face.
  • Use lemon to remove: Wash the colors off from your skin with lemon wedges. Apply lots of moisturizer. Also, in bathing water add a few lemon drops and use mild scrub. Rub the skin gently to be off the colors.
  • Homemade Hair cleanser: Hairs I would say are the worst affected part after holi celebrations because while trying to remove the color, we generally do over-shampooing like 3-5 times which strips off all the oil and nourishment from hair and they are left dull, dry and frizzy. Its best to apply a pack of Oil, lemon and curd on hair and leave it for 20-30 minutes. And after rinsing the pack follow with a gentle hair cleanser only once.

So, while you are dancing in the clouds of Gulal and getting soaked in the showers of colored water, these simple skin care tips for Holi will let you enjoy Holi in full form without worrying about any skin problems later as you will look as glamorous as you do before.  🙂

Have a Colorful and Safe Holi!

16 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. anubhutiMarch 5, 2015 at 12:11 PM - Reply

    great tips..even i slather oil before going out on holi.. 🙂 besan pack is best to remove colors 🙂

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 6:43 PM - Reply

      Yeah.. oil saves skin from absorbing color and hence you can get color free skin with a single wash :D..

      Besan does all the good things to your skin while removing the color 🙂

  2. MeghaMarch 5, 2015 at 12:16 PM - Reply

    These are really awesome tips Poo. I usually stay indoors in Holi 🙂

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 6:35 PM - Reply

      Ohh Is it.. give me your address I gonna color you all up in Holi 😉 … hhahha.. btw you can celebrate it in a better way with makeup 😀

  3. Shailja@BeABrideEverydayMarch 5, 2015 at 12:52 PM - Reply

    Perfectly useful tips… I always prefer oiling my face before jumping into the splash of colors 🙂 Anyway happy holi, may you have the best one!

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 6:45 PM - Reply

      Thanks Shailja.. Hope you had a great one too.. 😉 ..

      Yup after oiling my skin and hair i get asbolutely carefree while drenching myself in colors 😉

  4. crazyforcosmeticsMarch 5, 2015 at 2:11 PM - Reply

    Happy Holi to you Poo.. Great tips.. In Chennai, only in particular areas, Holi is celebrated, rest of the city is just normal.. So till now I have not had an experience of getting drenched in colors and water..

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 6:47 PM - Reply

      Hey Hairne.. you goota be here in Delhi for a holi celebration and see how mad the city gets in the colors 😉 .. We are just a little overboard with such festivals .. you know !!

      HHeheh.. I will get you experience the holi in its full form 😉

  5. milyMarch 5, 2015 at 2:42 PM - Reply

    i love to play holi!! but yeah oil my hair and moisturize my skin before playing!

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 5:59 PM - Reply

      yeyy.. so I have finally found someone who loves Holi too 😉 ..

      Yeahh that really helps in easy removal of color and less damage to skin n hair 🙂

  6. MeghanaMarch 5, 2015 at 3:14 PM - Reply

    good tips 🙂 skin care is must before playing with harsh colurs.

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 5:51 PM - Reply

      True that.. and proper skincare helps you recover form holi mess pretty soon and look as vibrant as you do before 🙂

  7. nausheenMarch 5, 2015 at 11:50 PM - Reply

    Nice tips hun 🙂

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 4:57 PM - Reply

      Thanks dear.. hope these helped!! 🙂

  8. krithiMarch 6, 2015 at 8:50 PM - Reply

    nice post and very useful for those who like holi 🙂

    • poonamMarch 11, 2015 at 5:50 PM - Reply

      I am big big fam of Holi celebrations.. 😛 .. and would color everyone who comes close to me that day 😉

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