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Five Effective Skincare Tips For Holi

Are you someone who goes out with a “Only-Herbal-Colors” tag on Holi? Here are some effective tips to welcome it all yet stay safe.

Amidst all the fun and festivity of Holi, what bothers most people are the devastating after-effects of colors on skin and hair. And when the colorful festival brings a whiff of fun and frolic in a joyous weather, who wants to stay holed up in a room! Here are some skincare tips for an easy and colorful Holi:

- Dress right, dress fun

The best way to prevent any damage to your skin is to prevent exposure. Go for a loose cotton salwar-kameez or a loose-down kurta with cotton pants, the faster your clothes dry up, the better it is. Pick a quirky printed colorful scarf that adds fun to your attire as well can be used to wipe off colors from your face frequently. Use a stylish bandana to cover your hair, you can also go for a bright fluorescent socks to cover up your feet.

- Pre-treat your nails

Treat your nails and cuticle overnight in a rich olive/ coconut oil, so your nails do not soak up any color. Next morning, apply a thick coat of bright nail paint or a Holi nail art, put Vaseline under the nail edges. And you’re ready to play away!

- The best way to shield your face is to apply a very thick layer of moisturizer and sunscreen before you step out. The moisturizer will form a protective layer on skin and the SPF in sunscreen will protect you from damaging UV rays. On the day of Holi, avoid sitting in the sun with color on the skin as it will damage your skin and make it harder to get rid of the color later.

- After you get rid of the chemicals and colors from your skin and hair, add a dash of lemon juice to a mug of lukewarm water and use it as a last rinse. Alternatively, you can use beer to condition your hair. This will restore the acid-base balance of your skin and prevent excessive drying.

- Post-holi your skin is very sensitive and prone to damage. Make sure that you take in a good amount of fluids. Water, fresh juices and coconut water keep you energized and well hydrated. Give your skin some extra TLC with home-made face masks, nutritious diet and a proper nighttime beauty regime.

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