The Essential Holi Beauty Prep
From an intensive oil massage to using your accessories to protect you, here’s a simple and effective prep routine to save your hair and skin from all the damage Holi can cause.
Let the hair grow!
Avoid shaving, tweezing, waxing or threading before playing Holi. Save the beauty treatments for 3-4 days after the festival!
The Oil Shield
Protect your skin and hair with coconut or virgin almond oil.It builds a protective layer that will allow the colour to wear off easily. If the strong aroma isn’t a concern, mustard oil should be your pick.
The Holi Manicure
Cut your nails short to avoid the colour from depositing. To protect the top layer, wear a dark nail paint. This will prevent the colour residue from settling on your nails.
Protect Your Face
Apply a coat of Lacto-Calamine on your face.It prevents the colour from settling in the facial pores and is especially good for acne-prone skin.If you’re using it for the first time, do check for allergies beforehand
Rub a generous amount of sunscreen 15 minutes before you step out. One with an SPF 15 to 30 is recommended. This will help avoid the additional sun damage to your skin.
Apply a good dose of lip balm or Vaseline on your lips to keep them from chapping from all the colour.
A Big NO to Lenses!
Keep your lenses away. If you have to, wear your specs and make sure you wash them from time to time. Sunglasses are your best bet for eye protection!
Dress up in light, airy clothes. Body hugging outfits can only make it worse with the heat and the water.
While playing, do keep spitting out the colour if it goes in.If possible splash your face with n every now and then. Avoid rubbing your eyes and carry a small tube of hand or face wash with you.
Say No to Synthetics!
There are plenty of organic colours available in the market that are extracted out of natural resources. Opt for these instead of the synthetic ones. After all, prevention is better than cure.