holi: How to clean your face and hair after playing Holi

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Finally, after two years of low-key, uncomfortable, zero celebration, things are looking up, and we’re all ready to go there, and celebrate this beautiful festival full of color and joy. Holi is one of the most beloved festivals in India, and for good reason. So, isn’t it fair that we’re going to use it the most this year?

It is important to take precautionary measures due to the epidemic and the exposure to Holi colors, because sometimes the colors themselves may not be the easiest to remove!

Although you can prepare your skin and hair before you go out to play Holi, and use some simple tips like applying moisturizer and sunscreen to your face and body, and oiling your hair, and tying it in a bun, even wearing a hat. . Cover your hair, the color still penetrates over you. And removing that color can be a daunting task, especially since removing the holly colors can be both stubborn and can even damage your skin.

Dr. Mansi Shirolikar, Consulting Dermatologist, MBBS, DDVL shares how to clean your face and hair after playing Holi

1. Have you come in contact with oil based holi color? It is best if you use cleansing balm or cleansing oil to remove the color from your face (and body too). Double cleansing is a great way to remove color from you, without irritating or damaging your skin. Follow it with your face wash and mild body cleanser. To remove these colors from your hair, use a deep cleansing, clarifying shampoo and follow it immediately with deep conditioning.

2. If you are playing Holi with only dry colors, or are lucky enough to be covered only in dry colors, first gently dust the colors from your hair, face and body. Following this, at least for your face, use a face wash without using soap. For your hair, choose a mild cleansing shampoo to remove the color and for your body, use a mild, pH balanced soap that will not cause any irritation.

3. You may be tempted to use a scrub, a peel, or even remove your skin color – please do not do that. This can be an annoying reaction, which can lead to a rash. Use a mild cleanser instead and avoid scrubbing at any cost.

4. Holly colors tend to dry out the hair, so it is very important to use a hydrating hair mask after shampooing your hair. In fact, keep doing it at least twice a week, until your hair is back to its normal texture.

5. Although the internet is full of options, do not try to use a DIY or quick solution to remove color from your hair, face or skin, because you can do more harm than good – it can react with the color, thus leading to more damage. Manages. Continue to use your regular facewash moisturizer and sunscreen but avoid active ones for a few days before and after Holi.

6. After your bath, apply a nice thick layer of moisturizer to your face and skin and a leave-in conditioner, treatment or serum to hydrate your hair.

7. To soothe your skin, use sedatives such as Centella asiatica, aloe vera, calendula, niacinamide or ceramide, and make it comfortable after exposure to some harsh colors.

If you follow these tips, you will be able to easily wash away any Holi color from yourself without any damage. However, if the irritation persists – see your nearest dermatologist!

So go ahead, go there, celebrate the best Holi of all time, as well as protect your face, skin and hair from all kinds of damage.




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