Yesterday, we gave you some tips on essential pre-Holi rituals for self preservation and now that we’re sure everyone has turned various shades of pink, blue, green or a horrible murky spruce, we have for you a list of 5 things to do after you’re done playing colours! Read on.
1. Get the colour off. If bathing for an hour, working up rigorous lather doesn’t get the colour off your skin, try out this simpler (and kinder on your skin) trick. Mix together gram flour (besan) and milk cream (malai) to form a paste. Swap in the soap or body wash for this ubtan and the colour will come off much more easily, while also leaving your skin hydrated.
2. Pamper your tresses back to shine! The colour shouldn’t take more than a thorough wash to slide right out your scalp, if you did follow our advice of a coconut oil champi the previous night. But chances are, all those chemicals will rob your hair of its natural shine. In order to get that back, we have for you the recipe of a super-hydrating hair mask, the ingredients for which you will easily find in your kitchen. Mix together 1 egg yolk, 1 tablespoon honey and 2 tablespoons olive oil and apply the mixture from your scalp to tips after you’ve shampooed out the colour. Keep for 10-15 minutes and rinse with room temperature water.
3. Moisturize. This step is essentially “non-skippable” for your skin after all those harsh chemical attacks it has been through. So grab your favorite lotion and get moisturizing!
4. Detox. Post all the gujiya-hogging, cleansing with a juice fast seems appropriate.
5. Get glowing with a hydrating face pack. Make a winner of a face pack by mixing a paste of gram flour, honey, turmeric and olive oil and leave it on for about 20 minutes before washing it off. Then, using a cotton ball, apply your regular cleansing milk or toner and finish off with some moisturizer. The face needs some post-Holi love too, after all!
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