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How to heal your skin and hair after Holi

March 13, 2017 08:09 IST

Don't let the festival of colours dampen your skin's natural glow and shine.

IMAGE: Your skin may get dry post Holi. Use oil, milk, curd or aloe vera-based gels to moisturise your face.
Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

Playing with Holi colours can have an adverse affect on your skin and hair, depending on the amount of synthetic colours you have used. 

Once you are home, treat your skin and hair with natural ingredients to regain that glow and shine.

Dr Vandana Punjabi, consultant dermatologist, cosmetologist and trichologist shares some essential tips that will help your skin recover.

For your skin

Almond oil or coconut oil are best to remove post Holi skin problems.

Use cold milk on your face in a slow upward motion to moisturise and massage the skin. Cold milk is rich in lactic acid helps to exfoliate at the same time works as a soothing agent and a good cleanser

Curd, again, rich in lactic acid and natural alpha hydroxy acid, works a as a gentle exfoliant with cleansing and soothing properties.

Pumpkin puree can help it is rich in antioxidants vitamin A and C and zinc it soothes and moisturises the skin; it has a gentle alpha hydroxy action while the rich beta carotene anti oxidants nourish the skin.

If your skin is dry and itchy, then massage aloe vera gel before shower.

For arms and legs

Use a soap or body wash that is PH-balanced for your arms and legs.

For hair

You can use herbal shampoos; these shampoo should be paraben and SLS free.

First you have to wash your hair with warm water. Next, apply a deep conditioner mask prior to washing your hair.

You can make your own shampoo or hair mask at home.

You need to use 1/2 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp coconut oil, 1 tsp honey and 1 tsp yogurt. Mix them well and leave it for an hour.

After washing your hair with this homemade mask you will get soft and shiny hair.

If you're not getting good results even after following all the above ways then you need to consult your hair expert who can suggest you some medical treatments according to your hair type.

Avoid over experimenting with your skin and hair.

Dr Vandana Punjabi