Try these 8 easy home remedies for post Holi skin and hair care

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You can try these 8 home remedies for post Holi skin and hair care to get naturally glowing and clear skin and luscious hair

The festival of Holi is as much a festival of colours as it is of chemicals. As you gear up to celebrate this festival with an onslaught of chemicals, you must also prepare yourself for what comes next- the careful cleansing and nourishing of the skin.

We at theIndusparent spoke to Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, dermatologist, Skin Alive, Delhi, who listed the following home remedies for post Holi skin and hair care. Remember that you can use homemade remedies for children over the age of 12.

  • Try some homemade packs to help the skin regain its natural color and glow. A paste of papaya, lemon juice and milk powder works wonders for oily skin. Apply and leave it for 20 minutes. The next step is to wash and clean the face.
  • As far as dry skin is concerned, you can use a mixture of a teaspoon of honey and half mashed banana. Add some salt to the solution before scrubbing the skin with it. Wash thoroughly to take the colors off the body.
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A paste of gram flour, lemon and milk looks something like this

  • If colors are too stubborn, apply a paste of gram flour, lemon and milk all over face, neck and hands. Allow it to dry. Then massage the dried paste and then rinse. This serves the twin purpose of removing color and moisturising skin.
  • Use a moisturising cleanser or milk to wipe off color from all over your skin before heading to the shower. This helps cleanse the skin of color while minimising the trauma of excessive washing on it. Alternatively, you can use a soft cream-based bath gel to wash your skin; the skin is sensitive post the chemical laden Holi play, never rub with a loofa.
  • Mums can go in for soothing and healing skin treatments to get back that glowing skin. Skin circulation with oxy-infusion treatment and electroporation therapy are good options. In these treatments special healing applications with herbs are used which helps to moisturise, nourish and rejuvenate the skin and helps to reverse the damage caused by colors.
  • Mums should avoid bleaching and waxing for a week before and after Holi. These procedures leave the skin pores open which can prove to be harmful as the residue of colors can easily seep into these pores and make their way to inner layers of skin. If at all, you can use some almond oil on your face before you play. This will protect your face and is easy to wash off. You can apply a mixture of baby oil, haldi and besan or prepare an ubtan after the play, to clean your face.
  • You must avoid undergoing any cosmetic procedure for 7-10 days after Holi, if the color remains on the skin. You should also avoid facials; whether natural or chemical, since they eventually lose their glow in the colours.
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Natural shampoo can be made from shikakai, reetha and lemon peel

  • You should oil your hair before you go to play Holi, and apply amla or shikakai to wash your hair. You can also prepare your own shampoo using shikakai, reetha (soap nut) and orange or lemon peel. Alternatively, you can wash your hair immediately with a readymade moisturising shampoo and follow it up with deep conditioning.

Read: 10 easy ways to equip your child's skin to fight the Holi onslaught

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