Post Holi care: Best home remedies to protect your skin, hair

Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up Expert, Oriflame India, shares some post-Holi hacks for your skin and hair.

Post Holi care: Best home remedies to protect your skin, hair

New Delhi: Now that Holi is over, but spraying of colours on your body during celebration can cause after-effects, making your skin and hair dull and dry.

However, turns out you don't have to stay away from those stubborn Holi colours for the fear of its after-effects. Because there are some amazing ways to get rid of those colours from your hair, face and body.

Aakriti Kochar, beauty and make-up Expert, Oriflame India, shares some post-Holi hacks for your skin and hair:

For your skin

  • After playing with the colours, remember not to use harsh soaps to get rid of colours from your skin. Do not wash your face with soap immediately, because soap is alkaline and causes further dryness. Instead, use a cleansing cream or lotion which soothes the skin while cleansing.
  • Massage on the skin and then wipe off with moist cotton wool. If you have sensitive skin, opt for essential oils like tea tree oil for oily/acne prone skin for treatment, lavender oil to treat cuts/ rashes on your face and body.
  • To get rid of colours and chemicals on your skin, use coconut oil. It is gentle and hydrating and one of the best alternative to make-up remover as well. Do not worry if your skin is as it is oily, coconut oil is useful for cleansing on all skin types. Make sure to rinse off coconut oil from your face, body with cold water or mild body wash. For your hair, use coconut oil to cleanser your scalp and hair, and wash off with your regular shampoo and condition.
  • Sesame seed oil can also be used to remove colours by massaging it on face and body. This not only helps to remove the colours, but gives added protection to the skin.

 

For your hair

  • Add the juice of a lemon to a mug of water and use it as a last rinse. This helps to restore the acid-alkaline balance of the scalp. Beer can also be used as a last rinse to soften and condition the hair. This is post hair and scalp treatment, remember to apply these once you have gotten ridden of colours and chemicals.
  • You can also apply a hair pack made of fenugreek seeds, amla powder, boiled shikakai powder and water. Another homemade recipe for hair pack that works is a mixt .
  • Apply on hair and wash after an hour. This helps to restore nourishment, make sure to apply 1-2 days post the celebration to ensure your scalp is clean from chemicals.

Make sure that you stock up on coconut oil, sesame seed oil and lemon for post-Holi skincare regime so that you do not suffer from any after-effects like skin allergies or irritation after the celebration!

(With IANS inputs)