Festival of colours is set to usher in and you are all set to get drenched in a riot of colours and let your hair down to enjoy rain dance party. But you must be afraid thinking about aftermath and adverse effects of colours that are laden with harsh chemicals. Coupled with pollution, harsh effects of UV rays and a direct splash of water toxic colours can expose your skin to severe harmful after effects and excessive damage.
Get soaked in the spirit of festivity and get drenched. But make sure that fun ride doesn’t turn into a nightmare for your skin because of breakouts, rashes, allergy, and reactions.
Taking forward our queries to the beauty expert we got some really handy tips and DIY beauty methods and techniques to create organic colours that could help us celebrate this festive season without a sigh of worry.
By following few small yet significant measures you can smear colours and get soaked in the spirit of festivity. After speaking to Fab Info magazine Beauty expert Mallika Gambhir, Persona Salon & makeovers shared these DIY tips that will not only protect your skin and scalp against any harmful effects of Holi colours but would also enhance the beauty of your skin during festivity and make Holi extravaganza more vibrant.
DIY Beauty tips for Holi:
- Apply a good base of organic makeup on your skin after sunscreen and moisturizer. This is the day when you can even apply a thick layer of makeup on your face to prep your skin against direct colour attack. This shall reduce skin irritation and save your skin from the unnecessary hazard. For makeup base use organic products.
- Applying sunscreen before applying makeup is important as this will provide a shield of protection against the harsh impact of UV rays on your skin.
- You must trim your nails and apply any dark nail paint so that residue of any stubborn colour is not left on your nails.
- Oil and moisturize your skin well to protect make a mixture of 1 tablespoon each of coconut oil and olive oil and add to it a teaspoon of castor oil. Apply this mixture all over your skin before playing Holi. Ensure to apply it on the ears and the area behind the ears.
- If you don’t like to apply oil you can replace the same with vitamin e enriched cream or aloe vera based cream. Oiling and moisturizing will give your skin protective shield. Colours won’t be in direct contact with skin.
- Don’t overlook lips and apply lip balm to your lips to keep them protected and moisturized.
- You must not ignore your scalp as well. Apply oil on scalp and hair strands to protect them from damage. Tie your hair in a bun to minimize harsh effects.
- Let Holi fun and frolic be continued with a splash of organic and natural colours. Colours would not only smell soothing but would also accentuate the beauty of your skin. Play healthy and safe Holi this year with organic colours as they don’t contain harmful toxic components and are safe.
Here is DIY ORGANIC HOLI COLOURS shared by Beauty Expert, MALLIKA GAMBHIR.
Recipe to make your own Organic Holi Colours:
- You can make your own organic Holi colours at home that will accentuate the beauty of your skin. Also you can soak petals of natural flowers overnight and make watercolour. You can add rose water, lavender, sandalwood essence for fragrance.
- If you want organic gulal you can simply sun dry seasonal flowers for few days, grind them, your natural gulal is ready. Make a mixture of Besan, Chandan powder, crushed rose petals, turmeric and grind them all to make a soft powder. Use as much as you wish to.
Post Holi care:
- Use lukewarm water for washing off colours, You can add drops of lemon and olive oil in bathing water.
- Prefer to use homemade face cleansers made with a mixture of oats, lemon juice and milk to wash off colours. You can also prepare cleanser with milk, few drops of lemon, pinch of besan and apply it all over your face gently and wash off. If your skin is very dry you can replace milk with malai.
- You can use a mixture of aloe vera gel with lemon drops as well to wash off colour and keep your skin moisturized and hydrated.
- Apply cucumber juice if your skin is allergic to colours.
- To wash scalp off the colours use a mixture made with curd and lemon juice, rinse off with shampoo and apply a copious amount of conditioner.
- If your hair becomes too dry, then a apply oil on your scalp, leave it for the night and then wash it in the morning with a mild shampoo.
- As you try to wash off colours you must not be doing it harshly and hastily as this can cause rashes and skin allergy. Be soft and gentle to your skin.
So do yourself a favour and play safe and organic Holi with senseiteve.