This year, as opposed to the previous two years, which were a bit bleak Holi celebrations due to the flu epidemic, people are all excited to color with their family and friends. Although you might be planning to go to Holi celebrations or get together with your fellow classmates It is crucial to take care of your hair, skin, and nails, which are prone to damage during the festival. From moisturizing your skin, and oiling hair to securing it, experts in beauty offer tips to apply this year.
Skincare; Moisturize and remember to apply sunscreen
Experts say it’s essential to shield your skin from sun damage especially when celebrating Holi. “Holi could be challenging on your skin. Chemicals can cause irritation to the skin that can leave it dry and sunburned. The effects lasting for weeks following the celebration. Before you head out, ensure that your skin is moisturized and well-protected. Put on sunscreen about 30 minutes prior to going outside in the sunlight. Also, make sure to protect your lips by applying a moisturizing as well as nourishing balm for your lips.” advises Hinaa Khan, the Head of Education, Dermalogica India.
Although applying sunscreen is essential but both petroleum jelly as well as oil can play a significant role for protecting the skin during Holi. “Petroleum jelly, or oil, is thick and sticky and therefore creates an emulsion and serves as a protection of your face. It can be applied on your legs, arms as well as your ears and other areas of your skin. It’ll also make it simpler to take off the colors after the party,” advises Aashmeen Munjaal from Star Makeup & Hair Academy. “Don’t forget to take care of your earlobes as well as your nails. Coconut oil and almond oils to shield your skin and prevent Holi colors. Also, apply sunscreen that has SPF 25 after massage you body in oil.” says Shahnaz Husain, Founder, Chairperson, and Managing Director of Shahnaz Husain Group.
- Haircare; Cover your hair with either a cap or scarf
It is essential to moisturize your hair prior to playing with colors that can cause dry hair. “Massage your hair with a mixture of rosemary and jojoba oil or coconut oil prior to Holi to form a barrier of protection. For those suffering from dandruff, be aware of the harmful chemicals that are present in the colour can deprive you of your natural shine which can cause hair to become dry and brittle. Also, make sure to cover your locks with caps” Shahnaz Husain advises.
Pooja Singh National Creative Director Hair, Lakme Salon, adds “Coconut oil is a fantastic option for a daytime. To prevent your hair from becoming stained, wrap it in a bun, or wrap it in an afghan. To prevent your hair from becoming dried, use a hair serum prior to playing Holi to safeguard your hair. The vibrant colors drain the water from your scalp, making your hair damaged and dry.”
Haircare post-Holi The best way to treat your hair post-holi is to deep condition it.
Hair recovery post-holi is also crucial, according to experts. Pooja Singh advises us when playing with colour it is important to wash the hair using cold water. “Using an intense cleansing shampoo can help you retain the moisture in your hair and guard it against outside enemies. Apply a hair mask that is nourishing designed for hair with colour. Wrap a towel with a hot iron around your head to deeply cleanse your hair. Let your hair be naturally dry,” she advises.
Shahnaz Husain adds “Wash your hair using herbal shampoo and then apply a good conditioner. Allowing the conditioner to rest on your hair’s for 10 minutes could aid in their recovery. The color will remain on your scalp. In these instances, you should be sure to avoid washing your hair two times in the same day as it could cause your hair to dry out.”
Post-holi skincare Hydrate your skin, apply face Masks as well as oils
After the festivities Don’t forget to wash and tone your skin. “Not only your face, but apply this method to your entire body. Cleanse your body with the body wash and after drying, apply an astringent like rose water. This will allow your skin to breathe and also close pores. Then, moisturize your skin, then let it lay down,” shares Aashmeen Munjaal. When you are at home, you can shower since it’s better to wash off the colours when they’re still wet. “Use an easy cleanser for your body and face to get rid of the colour, and gently exfoliate your skin using the loofah. If you rub your skin with force while you remove colors, you could cause more damage. Instead, you should use oil to take off colours slowly,” points out Shahnaz Husain. It is also possible to use sheets masks as well as rose gold oils to nourish your skin and offer nutrients for your skin. “It’s essential to hydrate your skin properly after exposure to the sun and other colours,” adds Aashmeen.