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Holi is fun, but can have harmful effects on your skin and hair.
We all love Holi , it is finally that time of the year when there are colours everywhere, Thandai, Gujjiya, Water Blloons, Gulaal, Singing and dancing .
We all love to play with different Holi colours. But are we aware, that this happiness comes with its own set of issues like dry and frizzy hair, pimples and breakouts caused by the blatant use of artificial colours made with the help of chemical solvents and toxic agents.
They contain chemicals, shiny particles of mica and even lead, which not only irritates the skin but also collects on the scalp.
Since Holi is played outdoors, exposure to the sun can have a detrimental effect on the skin. Apart from harmful UV radiation, sun-exposure makes the skin dry by causing depletion of moisture and also tans the skin.
Take a look at some simple skin and hair care tips that can be used before, during and after playing holi:
Holi 2019: Simple Skin and Hair Care Tips
· Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going out to in the sun. Use a sunscreen of SPF 20 and above. For dry skin, first apply a sunscreen, wait for a few minutes and then apply a moisturizer
· Rub ice cubes on your face in order to close the pores
· Apply nail paint on nails before playing so that the colour can be easily removed later
· Cleanse the area around the eyes by using a cleansing gel
· Make natural homemade paste of Besan (Chickpea Flour) and raw milk and apply it to your body
· Apply coconut oil after bathing in order to avoid dryness
· If you have split ends then clear them before you start playing Holi
· Add the juice of a lemon to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse
Holi 2019: Things to Avoid
· Avoid using soap or face wash for removing the Holi colours. It may have ill-effects.
· Avoid hot water. Ignore the popular belief of using warm water to remove colours.
· Avoid facial and bleach treatments for a couple of days
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