Hey people..!                                                                                                                                                                            The most awaited festival of colors, “HOLI” is around the corner which by the way is one of the most beautiful, colorful, joyful and extremely loved festivals of India.                                                      But most of us avoid the very essential part of precautions to be taken for our skin and hair before playing with these harmful colors. The best option is to use herbal colors which are skin friendly and if you are not using them then here are some of the useful tips which will help you to prevent any kind of allergy or skin/scalp damage.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           HOW TO PREVENT SKIN DAMAGE :                                                                                                                       Image result for applying oil to skin                                                                                                               (Courtesy: realasianbeauty.com)                      

  • First and foremost never leave your skin dry as the dry skin is more prone to the absorption of color, instead apply olive oil, coconut oil or any vitamin E oil to your whole body properly covering all the parts, 30mins before you start.                       
  • Don’t miss out those little areas behind your ears, between the fingers of your hand and feet and around the edges of your nails.                                                                                                            
  • Use a lip balm (SPF 15) for your lips.                                                             
  • Apply a double coat of dark nail paint so that the nails don’t absorb the colors.    
  • Use of Sunscreen (SPF 30) is a must whenever you are stepping out in the sun, so don’t forget to apply a coat just 20 mins. before you start.
  • Try to play with dry colors only but if you are playing with water then remember don’t wear wet clothes more than 2 hours as that can cause itchiness and rashes to the skin resulting in red patches or allergies.                                                                                                                                      
  • Choose cotton clothes, avoid heavy fabrics like denims as they don’t dry easily and try to cover your body as much as possible.                                                                                                                        
  • Those wearing contact lenses should avoid them and instead wear glasses as contact lenses may absorb color.
  • Don’t expose much to the sun, keep your self hydrated by drinking lots of water or juices and keep cleaning your eyes and face in between.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          HOW TO PREVENT HAIR DAMAGE:                                                                                                                         Image result for applying oil in hair
  • Give a hot oil (mustard, olive or coconut oil) massage to your scalp and hair from root to tip half an hour before so that the oil gets nicely absorbed into the hair.
  • Avoid open hair instead tie a ponytail or bandhana so as to keep your hair safe from harmful chemicals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     POST HOLI SKIN AND HAIR CARE:                                                                                                                   
  • Never ever harshly rub your skin with the soap as it is hard and alkaline, always use mild face and body wash.                                                                                                                                                    
  • Prepare a natural scrub of rice flour, honey and curd mixed in equal quantities , mix it well until it forms a thick paste.  Massage this paste in circular motion on your body , it will make the color come off easily resulting in a soft, smooth and glowing skin.                                              
  • Give hot oil massage therapy thrice a week to condition the scalp and improve the texture of the hair in order to treat the damage caused by colors.                                                                            
  • Don’t wax, shave or bleach for at least a week.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Hope this piece of information will be helpful for you..have a very happy holi and please please please save water.                                                                                                                        Will be back soon until then bubyee, tcr and stay tuned with Stylesrtuk for more…!!!!!!                    Priyanka                                                                             
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