Colour smeared faces, house parties, chemicals or just the sound of the vibrant festival of Holi, if you’ve enjoyed this festival by jumping into a pool of colours, GREAT! That’s how it’s meant to be. Going organic is the current trend, but just in case you decide to let loose and go with the flow, here are a few things you definitely need to know once you get back home from that crazy Holi party.
Don’t scrub your skin too hard – In the quest to get rid of every inch of colour that clings on to your skin, make sure you don’t damage it. Use lemon wedges to get rid of the colour from your skin. Gently rub it on all affected areas, leave it for 10 mins and wash it off with lukewarm water. Lemon contains natural acids that can help you get rid of not only the harsh colour but also the dust and dirt that it attracts. Alternatively, you can also get rid of the colours using glycerin.
Gentle homemade scrub – Gently scrub your skin with a mixture of gram flour and milk/rose water. Massage the pack on your skin , leave it for 10 mins and scrub it off slowly. This helps in getting rid of the stubborn colours from your skin.
Deep conditioning – Your hair craves all the post Holi care as much as your skin does. Make sure you wash the colours off your hair as soon as you get home from your party when the colours are still wet. Wash your hair with a moisturizing shampoo followed with deep conditioning. Repeat this step twice if need be. Make sure you get rid of all those chemicals from not only your scalp but also the shafts of your hair. Don’t forget to apply a leave in conditioner at the end of it.
Moisturize – After all the torture your skin goes through, it is extremely important to apply lots of moisturizer to your skin at the end of the ritual. This could be in the form of a nourishing body lotion, olive oil or even coconut oil. This makes sure your skin doesn’t lose it’s elasticity and remains supple.
Shower twice – Once you apply loads of moisturizer to your skin after your first shower, make sure you take a warm shower a couple of hours before going to bed. The moisturizer loosens the pores and gets into it allowing the residue of the colours that have penetrated into the deeper layers of your skin to come off.
Don’t hold yourself back from enjoying this lively festival with vigour out of concern for your skin & hair. With these step by step post Holi care techniques, be assured, we’ve got your back.
If you think you don’t have the time for this DIY regime, call us over on 1800 103 1516 and we’ll give you a much needed clean up and a Moroccon Oil hair spa that’ll help you replenish all the lost moisture from your skin and hair.
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