Begin with the king of oils, Coconut oil. This has always been the go-to oil for everyday skin and hair care so how can we forget it during Holi. The best thing about coconut oil is that it’s not thick yet it creates a shield on the skin that doesn’t let the colours penetrate , all thanks to the oil’s big molecule.
The second oil which you can try is olive oil, the lightest oil which you apply on your skin, won’t make your face greasy and provide complete protection from sun.
You can also use almond oil on your skin, some feel that the oil has a very strong smell, so you can mix it with a few drops of Lavender or sandalwood oil. This doesn’t let the colour stick onto the skin and can be easily removed.
Many people complain about skin irritation after playing Holi, that’s the time you should layer your skin with oils and moisturizers. First apply a lighter oil, you don’t need a heavy oil because a heavy oil clears a protective layer but at this point you want an oil that can seep into your skin and hydrate it. So, use lavender, neroli or sensitive skin oil on your face. Apply it thoroughly all over, don’t forget your neck and then apply a layer of moisturizer over it.
These oils will surely protect your skin from all the harsh colours and chemicals so that you can celebrate the festival of colours with all vigor and joy!
- How do Holi colours harm the skin?
Colours, dry as well as wet, can harm the skin and can cause skin allergies, rashes, redness due to the toxic content in them. They can also flare up existing allergies.
- How to protect your skin from damage on Holi?
To protect your body skin from colour, wear clothes that cover most body parts. Apply oil liberally all over your body prior to exposure to the colours as it will form a protective barrier between the skin and the colour. You can use almond or coconut oil as they are thick in texture. Thus the damage will be lessened. Use sunscreen generously on all exposed areas of your body to further protect your skin from the damage caused by the colours.