Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Skin & hair care tips for Holi


Holi is the festivals of  color filled with loads of fun so do not let your skin/Hair concerns stop you from indulging in the Holi fun. Here are some  skin and hair care tips you would like to try to protect your skin and hair from the damage caused by chemicals.

Pre Holi Skin care:

1. Cleanse your face.

2. Tone your skin using a good toner  it will help close your pores and it prevents the color to go deep into your skin.

3. Dont forget to wear waterproof sunscreen at least 30 mins before you head out for playing Holi.

4.Apply a good amount of olive oil, coconut oil or non sticky baby oil on your face and all over the body were the colour tends to settle, the oil will act as a barrier between the colours and your skin.

5. Protect and hydrate your lips by applying some good lip guard with SPF.

6.Apply some oil behind your ears, ear lobes  as these are points were the colour really tends to settle. 

7.Do not wear your contact lenses as this will cause irritation to your eyes.

8. Apply 2 coats of any nail paint and some vaseline or oil on your nails to avoid settling of the colour.


Post Holi skin care :

1.After playing with colors, do not use face wash or soap to cleanse your skin. As they are mostly detergent based & makes the skin dehydrate, it imbalances the pH of skin. 

2. Using cotton, dab a little bit of baby oil to clean your eye and eye lashes.

3. Use a mild Body wash and use a loofah to gently take off the color from your body.

4. Use Gram Flour (Besan) + Milk to clean your face and neck.

5. Rubbing papaya on your Skin can also help you get rid of colors.

6. Apply cream based mask to soothe the skin. 

7. Do not go for any skin treatment like waxing, threading, facial or any other external medication on skin for two to three days after Holi. Your skin is very sensitive and these treatments may cause an adverse reaction.

8. Moisturize your skin well to keep your skin hydrated and supple.

Pre Holi Hair care

1. Massage your scalp with coconut oil/Olive oil and make sure your hair is covered with oil from root to tip.

2. Cover your hair with a towel squeezed out from hot water for 15 mins. this will help the oil penetrate into your scalp.

3. Before you head out for playing cover your hair with a scarf.

Post Holi Hair care:

1. Rinse your hair completely without using shampoo at first.

 2. Once all the color is  removed, then you can wash it with a mild shampoo and conditioner.

3. To revitalize your hair further, apply curd on the scalp and hair  and rinse off after 30 minutes. Curd is a very good natural hair conditioner.

Do not let the colours of Holi take a toll on your pretty skin and shiny hair. Care for them well and indulge in a HAPPY HOLI.

What are  your skin and hair care tips for Holi?

Lots of love,


  1. Very informative tips sweetie <3 thanks a lot :)

  2. Thank you for your encouraging words Jo Rashi :) <3