King of oil, start with coconut oil. It has always been a go-to oil for everyday skin and hair care so how can we forget it during Holi. The best thing about coconut oil is that even though it is not thick it creates a shield on the skin which does not allow dyes to enter, thanks to the large molecules of the oil.
The second oil you can try is olive oil, the lightest oil you can apply on your skin, it will not make your face greasy and will provide complete protection from the sun.
You can also use almond oil on your skin, some people think that the oil has a very strong smell, so you can mix a few drops with lavender or sandalwood oil. It does not leave color on the skin and can be easily removed.
Many people complain of skin irritation after playing Holi, at which time your skin should be layered with oil and moisturizer. Apply a light oil first, you don’t need heavy oil because a heavy oil cleans a protective layer but at this point you want an oil that can penetrate your skin and hydrate it. So use lavender, neroli or sensitive skin oil on your face. Apply it well everywhere, don’t forget your neck and then apply a layer of moisturizer on top of it.
These oils will definitely protect your skin from all harsh colors and chemicals so that you can celebrate the color festival with all your energy and joy!
- How does the color of Holi damage the skin?
Dyes, dry and wet, can damage the skin and can cause skin allergies, rashes, and redness due to the toxic ingredients in them. They can also spread existing allergies.
- How to protect your skin from damage in Holi?
To protect your body skin from color, wear clothing that covers most of the body. Apply the oil liberally all over your body before coming in contact with the dye as it will create a protective barrier between the skin and the dye. You can use almond or coconut oil because they are thick in texture. So the damage will be less. Use more sunscreen generously on all exposed areas of your body to further protect your skin from damage caused by color.