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Holi is the celebration of colours. It is a festival that brings out the child in us. However, the colours that we use during Holi contain a lot of harsh chemicals. These chemicals can cause many skin and hair problems. Hence, it’s advisable to play Holi with organic colours and follow certain things that can help ensure a safe Holi.

Pre-Holi Skin and Hair Care Tips

  1. Use oils for skin and hair

Before you go to play Holi, apply olive or castor oil to your hair. This will help protect your hairs from direct contact with harsh chemicals by forming an oily film on hairs.

Similarly, apply the same oils to your body.

  1. Moisturizer

Apply moisturizer on the face and other external parts of the body to form a thin film on the surface of the skin to prevent any loss of moisture.

  1. Cold cream

Cold cream has moisturizing properties that makes skin smooth. You can also apply cold cream on your body to protect your skin. Applying it before playing Holi can also help wash out colours quickly from your skin.

  1. Nail polish

If you are a woman, you may be more interested about proper nail care. Paint your nails with nail polish before playing Holi. This can help protect your nails from harmful colours.

  1. Aloe Vera gel

Aloe Vera is good for beauty of skin. Apply Aloe Vera gel on your body. It will help fight infections and harmful chemicals present in colours and provide overall skin care.

  1. Coconut oil

When you go out to play Holi, the sun and colour can make your lips and hair dry. Apply coconut oil on your lips and hair, as it has moisturizing property.

  1. Rose water

Put drops of rosewater in your eyes before you go to play Holi. It will help keep your eyes moist and protect them from harmful chemicals present in colours.

 

Post-Holi Skin and Hair care

  1. Water for facial skin care

If you leave colour to dry out on your face, it may take few days to be removed completely. Hence, wash out your face with water before the colours dry out.

  1. Hair care with curd

Apply a cup of curd in your hairs. After half an hour, rinse it with an Ayurvedic shampoo. Ayurvedic shampoo and curd can collectively help wash out colours safely and quickly.

  1. Cleanser

Use natural cleanser – such as Aloe Vera gel – to clean the colours from your body. You can also make ubatanby adding milk with besan and a pinch of turmeric powder. Rub it on your body to remove all the colours.

  1. Cucumber juice

Cucumber juice is one of the best things that can help soothe your skin. If you get allergy from colours, immediately apply it on your skin.

  1. Banana peel

Rub inner side of banana peel on your face or skin to get rid of colours quickly.

  1. Keep rosewater

Apply rosewater whenever you feel burning sensation on your skin.

  1. Nail care

Use the nail paint remover to remove colours from your nails.

 

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Ayurvedic Skin care treatment

According to Ayurveda, your skin can be classified into three main categories as follows.

1.Vatta

This type of skin is generally thin, delicate and cool to touch. It gets easily dehydrated and hence it is more prone to dry, rough sensation. It is more affected by dry, windy weather. Ageing is usually faster.

2.Pitta

This type of skin is of medium thickness. Unlike the Vatta skin, this type of skin is usually soft and warm. However, it is prone to problems like freckles, moles, acne, rashes or sunspots, when out of balance.

3.Kapha

This type of skin is thick. It is usually oily, soft, cool and more tolerant to the sun. It ages slower than other skin types due to the oil secretion and hence it wrinkles very less as well. As expected in case of oily skin, this type of skin is prone to acne, blackheads, oiliness and such skin ailments.

In addition to these basic skin types, there can also be combination skin types.

Vata Pitta skin is both dry and sensitive. It behaves like Pitta skin in summer and Vata skin in winters.
Kapha Pitta skin on the other hand is oily and sensitive. It behaves like Pitta in summer and Kapha in winters.
Vata Kapha skin is dry with some oily zones. It behaves like Vata but requires extra cleaning of oily zones.

Vata Skin Care:

The vata skin type needs a nourishing diet and hence more of whole grains, organic milk, and green leafy vegetables should be added to regular diet. Drinking lukewarm water and fruit juices everyday, which helps in flushing out the toxins apart from keeping the skin hydrated is another important step towards vata skin care.

Pitta Skin Care:

Cooling and nurturing is very important for Pitta Skin Care.

It is better for them to stay away from harsh, synthetic cosmetics as they can damage the sensitive skin and cause breakouts. They should definitely avoid excess of deep-fried foods as it acts like adding heat to an already fiery constitution.

Lots of sweet juicy fruits and some rose petal jam in cool milk every day will help Pitta skin types. Cooling oil like coconut oil can be used for the daily massage.

Kapha Skin Care:

Kapha skin is thick and oily therefore it is more prone to accumulate ama i.e. toxins under the skin.

The Kapha type skin should have a diet that is lighter, less oily and warmer. The diet should not contain heavy, hard to digest foods. This will help you cleanse your body from within. Scrubbing the skin with gentle exfoliating clay can help external cleansing. They may also need to take herbal formulations to cleanse the skin from within. Cooking with warm spices such as ginger and black pepper stokes the digestive fire and prevents the accumulation of ama inside the body.

 

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