The festival of Holi in India is one of the much-awaited days in a year. Though the vaccine for Covid-19 is out, the best measure towards its prevention as specified by WHO is good hygiene, particularly hand hygiene & avoiding crowded places.
Celebrating Holi, moderation with caution is the key word.
Skin Care Ritual to Follow
After playing Holi and having a fun time with all under the sun, these skin care rituals are a must.
Exfoliate your skin
Clean your face and body thoroughly after playing Holi. Use a natural scrub which is not harsh on the skin and remove all the stains from your body. Be gentle as your skin has already had a tough day. Investing in a tan-removal scrub is a good idea, as your skin has been exposed to the harmful UV rays for quite some time. Rinse with cold water and pat dry.
For oily skin: Grind dried up orange peel and red lentils (masoor dal) into powder and add lemon juice and rose water to it to make a fine paste. Rub the mixture on your face gently and wash off with water.
As for dry skin, you need a pack that removes the stains plus moisturizes your skin. Try a moisturising face pack by mashing 1 ripe banana and adding milk and honey in equal proportion to it. Apply on face and let it dry. Rinse with cold water and moisturise.
For combination skin, try a face pack that targets both issues. While aloe vera is a natural moisturiser and good for oily skin, lemon has cleansing properties that gets every last bit of colour off from face. Blend aloe vera extract with some lemon juice to make a smooth paste. Apply on face and neck and wash after 10-15 minutes.
Soothen your skin
Post-Holi skin care should focus on soothening your irritated skin. The best and most organic way to do so is by applying aloe vera gel all over your face and body. Keep it on for some time, sit back and relax. If you do not want to use aloe vera then a cooling cucumber mask is also an ideal choice.
Rejuvenate your skin
The goodness of rose water is something we all are aware of. It not only helps in refreshing the skin but deeply penetrates into the skin and give you a natural pinkish glow. This post-Holi skin care ritual is a must-do. Apply rose water with the help or a cotton pad or spray it directly on your face. Keep it for 15-20 minutes then rinse with icy cold water.
Things to Remember While You Play Holi 2021
- Avoid large Holi gatherings
- Play Holi in a closed family group and ensure no one displays symptoms of cough, cold or flu
- Play with dry colours and not water
- Practice frequent washing of hands
- Ensure you have foods that boost your immune system
- Ensure that you have a face mask on, before stepping out.
Have a Safe Holi 2021.