March brings with itself, a whiff of Holi colours. It is that time of the year when we are bathed in a mishmash of colours. While some run away from them, others joyfully play and get dirty. But, there is no escaping it.
Well, if you are scared of what damage these colours will do to your skin and hair, we have something for you. Here are some tips to make the most of this festival, by letting your skin and hair look the best, despite the chemicals and colours in the air.
#1. Dress for fun
To enjoy the festival thoroughly, it is most important to dress right for it. Pick a loose salwar-kameez in light colours like white or beige. Covering your body completely will prevent any direct contact with colours or any chemicals in them. While the light colours will show off the vibrancy of Holi colours effectively, you must be careful that they do not get translucent after getting wet.
#2. Let your hair down
There is no way to prevent your hair from getting wet or coloured in this frenzy. So, shampoo and condition them well on the day of the festival. Then massage your hair well with oil and tie them up in a bun. This will ensure that the scalp and hair do not absorb colours too easily. In case you have short hair, apply hair gel.
#3. Love your body
Start the day with applying oil to your body in the morning with olive or coconut oil. Also, apply a thick layer of sunscreen on your face and body.
#4. Put on some makeup
Make special efforts to use waterproof makeup so that it stays until you finish celebrating. Apply a layer of waterproof base on your face and neck to ensure that the colours do not stick to the skin. For your lips, slather on a lip guard and a good quality long stay lipstick. If you do not like dark shades, go for a natural shade kiss-proof lip colour.
#5. Nail the celebrations
Drench your cuticles in olive oil so your nails do not soak up any colour. Then, use a thick coat of nail paint on the nails and put Vaseline under the nail edges.
So, follow these tips to save yourself from the onslaught of Holi colours around. With these tips, get ready to enjoy this Holi with a complete festive spirit!
By – Bharti Taneja