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Holy is a festival of colours. We all have a wonderful time playing Holi with our friends and family. But once we are done playing Holi, the big task is to get rid of those colours. Holi colours can be harmful for our skin. The chemicals present in Holi colours can lead to acne, breakouts, skin irritation, and allergies, which is why it is imperative that you get rid of those colours from your face. Here we will tell you how you can remove Holi colours from your skin, hair, and nails.
How to Remove Holi Colours from Your Face
Here are six ways to remove Holi colours from your face and skin naturally.
Take two tablespoons of lemon juice and blend it into a bowl of curd. Apply this on your face and rub gently. Later, wash your face with lukewarm water.
2. Glycerine and Sea Salt
Glycerine makes the skin moist and supple and eliminates fine lines and wrinkles. Sea salt is jam-packed with plenty of trace minerals. When you blend these two together along with a few drops of aromatic oil, you will get an instant solution to get rid of Holi colours from your face.
3. Lemon Juice
Take a few lemon wedges and gently rub them on your face for about 15 minutes. You can also mix honey and lemon juice, and apply it on your face. Once it dries, wash your face with lukewarm water. Follow up with a herbal moisturizer to prevent your skin from drying.
4. Multani Mitti for Oily Skin
If you have oily skin that is prone to acne, here’s a way you can fix it while also getting rid of Holi colours from your face. Take two tablespoons of multani mitti in a bowl, add orange juice to it, and mix well. Apply it on your face and other areas of your body and let it dry for 15 minutes. Rinse well and pat dry.
5. Glycerine and Rose Water
Sometimes, herbal Holi colours can also make your skin itchy. To tackle this problem and to get rid of those Holi colours from your face, mix glycerine and rose water in a bowl. Apply this mix on your face. Later, rinse with lukewarm water.
6. Papaya and Honey
Papaya and honey face pack hydrates and moisturises the skin and removes the colours instantly. To make a pack of honey and papaya, mix papaya chunks and 2 tablespoons of honey, and some multani mitti. Apply this on your face and rinse your face after some time.
How to Remove Holi Colours from Your Hair
Here are some ways to get rid of Holi colours from your hair.
1. Egg Yolk
By applying egg yolk on your hair and scalp, you can remove Holi colour from your hair. Apply egg yolk on your scalp; let it sit for 45 minutes, then wash your hair and scalp with cold water.
2. Castor Oil
Castor oil can work as a protective layer on your hair, giving you the added protection from the harmful chemicals in Holi colours. Apply some castor oil on your hair before you go for playing Holi, and take a shower once you are done playing. The colour will come off easily.
3. Herbal Shampoos
Sulfate-free herbal shampoos can also be used. If you don’t have one, you can make a herbal shampoo at home too. Soak shikakai powder, Indian gooseberry, and reetha in water before going to bed. When you wake up, boil this mixture, strain, and use it to wash your hair.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has nourishing properties that can help in protecting your hair and scalp from Holi colours. Take some coconut oil in your palm and apply on your hair and scalp before going out to play. Once you are done playing Holi, don’t immediately shower. Apply the oil again and let it sit for 45 minutes. Wash your hair afterwards and use a good shampoo for best results.
How to Clean Your Nails After Holi
You don’t have to give up enjoying your favourite festival just because your nails might get dirty. You can enjoy playing Holi with your friends and family and get rid of the colours too. You might clean your face and hair, but what about your nails? They need cleaning too. Try these simple home remedies to get rid of the stubborn colours settled on your nails.
1. Use Vinegar and Citrus
Immerse your nails in a bowl of vinegar for a few minutes. You can use fresh citrus fruit juices like lime or orange in place of vinegar to get rid of Holi colours on your nails.
2. Transparent Nail Polish Trick
A neat trick to remove Holi colours from your nails is by applying transparent nail polish. Apply a layer of transparent nail polish on your nails and dunk your fingers into a bowl of lukewarm water. Add some almond oil to it and you’ll see the colour coming off easily.
Additional Tips to Remember
The next time you play Holi, here’s what you need to remember. Try these tips and you’ll enjoy playing Holi even more –
- Take bath with cold water. Warm water makes the colours stick to your nails thus making it harder to come off. Apply coconut oil on your face and body before you go outside to play Holi, as coconut oil will help the colours come off easily.
- Wear loose, long, and comfortable clothing when going out to play.
- If you’ve worn white clothes and want to remove stains, just soak them in a bucket of water containing non-chlorine bleach.
- You can prevent tanning by adding a layer of water-resistant sunscreen on top of the oil on your skin.
- Exfoliate your skin the day after Holi. Don’t scrub too hard as it may irritate your skin. Give some time for the colours to fade. You can also use a face mask every alternate day to get rid of the Holi colours.
- Use shampoo on your hair as soon as you are done playing Holi. It’ll remove the colours from your hair easily. Don’t forget to follow up with a hair conditioner and hair serum, as these two products can hydrate the hair follicles and prevent your hair from drying.
We all want glowing or radiant skin, but at the same time we also want to play Holi, don’t we? After all, it comes once a year. But taking care of your skin is important too and you can! With these home remedies, you can get rid of Holi colours from your face, hair, and nails and enjoy the festival too. However, don’t just take our word for it – try them!