Five ways to nourish your skin post-Holi celebrations

Five ways to nourish your skin post-Holi celebrations

The festival of colours, Holi is celebrated with pomp all over the country. But with the increased use of synthetic colours, that are not only toxic but damages the skin causing skin problems, it is necessary to pay heed to your skin while dealing with the colours.

Here are some simple yet effective household solutions that will relieve your skin and nourish it:

1. Avoid soaps to wash colours

Instead of using soaps that consist of alkali, it is advisable to use homemade remedies such as a mixture of curd, turmeric and flour to get rid of colour stains with ease. After bathing, apply aloe vera gel or body lotion to nourish the skin.

2. Switch to cold water

Using cold water to wash the colours off your skin is a better way to protect skin. Using hot water leads to dry skin, so instead use lukewarm water to wash the colours. Also, wash your earlobes and nails thoroughly with water.

3. Don’t be too harsh on your skin

Do not scrub your skin to get rid of the colours instead sit under a running tap for 10 minutes. Scrubbing your skin damages the pores and further results to dry skin. So rather, it is a viable option to sit under a flowing tap and gently rub the skin.

4. Nourish your hair with oil

In order to take care of your hair, use a mild shampoo (baby shampoo) and rinse gently. Use conditioner for your hair and if necessary apply coconut or mustard oil.

5. Use oil on your skin to wash colours

If the colour doesn’t seem to be coming off, massage the area with oil for 5-10 mins and then wash it properly with lukewarm water. Do not use kerosene, spirit or petrol on the skin.