Start with the king of oils, coconut oil. It has always been the oil of choice for daily skin and hair care, so how can we forget about it during Holi. The best thing about coconut oil is that it’s not thick but it creates a shield on the skin that doesn’t let the colors in, all thanks to the large molecule of the oil.
The second oil you can try is olive oil, the lightest oil you apply to your skin, doesn’t make your face oily and provides full sun protection.
You can also use almond oil on your skin, some think the oil has a very strong smell, so you can mix it with a few drops of lavender or sandalwood oil. This does not let the color stick to the skin and can be easily removed.
Many people complain of skin irritation after playing Holi, this is when you should coat your skin with oils and moisturizers. Apply a lighter oil first, you don’t need a heavy oil because a heavy oil wipes off 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 carefully all over, don’t forget your neck, then apply a layer of moisturizer on it.
These oils will surely protect your skin from all harsh colors and chemicals so that you can celebrate the festival of colors with all vigor and joy!
- How do Holi colors harm the skin?
Both dry and wet colors can damage the skin and cause skin allergies, rashes, redness due to their toxic content. They can also trigger existing allergies.
- How to protect your skin from damage during Holi?
To protect the skin on your body from the colors, wear clothes that cover most parts of the body. Apply oil liberally all over your body before color exposure as it will form a protective barrier between skin and color. You can use almond or coconut oil as their texture is thick. Thus the damage will be reduced. Apply sunscreen liberally to all exposed areas of your body to further protect your skin from color damage.