After a fantastic Holi session, including bhaang, rain dance, and gulaal, it’s time to pamper yourself so that your skin can glow at the Holi after party. The best part is that you don’t even need to spend a single rupee on the ingredients as there is a hundred per cent chance that you’ll find them stocked already in your kitchen. Skincare never felt simpler, right?
1. Stir up the goodness
After Holi, your skin tends to feel dry and sensitive because of all the toxic chemicals in the colors. Hence, it should be your number one priority to restore the moisture into your skin, and the best way to do that would be to use a natural homemade face pack. The most beneficial ingredient would be curd, as it not only provides a cooling sensation to your skin but also acts as a bleaching agent. You could add a pinch of turmeric into it for a golden glow or a tablespoon of breadcrumbs to make a gentle scrub. You could also make ubtan from gram flour, raw milk, and turmeric. It will also act as a scrub and will remove the colors from your skin very gently. You could also apply curd on your hair to condition them and make them ultra-smooth and glossy.
If you notice a few cuts and rashes on your skin after Holi, fret not. Run straight to your kitchen garden and cut an aloe vera leaf. Keep it in the fridge for some time to let it cool and then apply the gel directly to the affected area. Aloe Vera not only soothes the pain but also kills germs because of its anti-bacterial properties. If you don’t have an Aloe-vera plant at home, use a natural and organic over-the-counter gel. You could also add a few drops of lemon juice in the gel and leave it on for 15 minutes to get that beautiful festive glow. Aloe Vera is a great way to provide moisture to your skin and is the cheapest solution for any cosmetic problem.
3. Ice-Ice Baby
If you notice some redness and irritation on your skin, grab an ice-cube from the refrigerator and wrap it in a clean cotton cloth and dab it all over your skin. It will also reverse the effects of sunburn and will help in shrinking the zits if any. You could also customize the ice cubes by adding a few drops of rose water or essential oil to it for that added benefit and fragrance.
4. H2O will solve A-Z
As your post-Holi skin tends to be a little sensitive, you must pamper it like a new-born baby. Try to drink 7-8 glasses of water every day to flush out the toxins from your body and avoid the chances of getting acne. Hydrating yourself will also result in softer skin and shinier mane. Water gives the much-needed moisture to the body and keeps and glowing and toxin-free.
Following the hacks mentioned above will make sure your skin and hair revive back to normal in a week. In addition to these, you can try to follow these quick hacks.
- Avoid waxing, shaving, and bleaching for a few weeks after the festival as your skin will still be healing, and chemical treatments might result in breakouts.
- Do not scrub your skin too hard in attempts to remove the color. It will fade away with time, and excess pressure will only damage it further.
- Similarly, do not shampoo your hair more than twice. Make sure you use a mild shampoo and massage the scalp thoroughly with your fingertips and not nails. Apply a generous dollop of conditioner to your hair to restore the moisture back and then top it up with a leave-in serum.
- Follow the Cleansing-Toning-Moisturising routine for a few weeks after Holi. Although, it is a great habit to adopt for your everyday skincare routine as well.
- Do not second think in consulting a skin specialist if your skin feels too irritated and sensitive. In that case, home remedies might do more harm than good, and it would be best to consult a doctor first.