The most vibrant and colorful festival in the world – ‘Holi’ is here. While traditionally it was celebrated with dry gulal and buckets of water, unfortunately today it comes with splashes of synthetic pigments.

After effects of which not only cause discomfort to our skin, hair,eyes but also can be hazardous to our health. 10 Quick tips for skin & hair care for Holi: 

1) Before going out to play Holi, do apply moisturizing lotion/ oil (coconut oil or olive oil) on your face, arms, legs and any exposed part of skin. It will prevent the colors from settling in deep.  

2) Try to wear full sleeved clothes to avoid direct exposure to colors. And, don’t forget to use a waterproof sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage. 

3) The chemical in the colors can damage your hair. So, it’s better to oil them. Use coconut or olive oil and keep your hair tied. Make a ponytail or twirl in to a hair bun and avoid leaving your hair open. You can also use a head scarf to protect your hair.  

4) Protect your eyes by wearing sunglasses and remove contact lenses before venturing outdoors. If color enters the eyes immediately rinse them with cold water. 

5) Cleansing milk is the best to remove hard colors. Apply it on your skin and leave it for 3-5 mins, then wash it off with lukewarm water. 

6) Don’t miss out on moisturizing your skin after a bath and help your skin heal. 

7) When washing your hair, first rinse it with plenty of water, then take a mild shampoo and mix it with equal quantity of water, then massage you scalp gently with it and then rinse it off.

8) Avoid running on jumping on wet floors, so that you don't slip and injure yourself. 

9) Immediately wash off color from any body part that experiences irritation or itching. Apply a soothing aloe gel and avoid sunlight as it increases irritation. 

10) Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated before, after and during the festivities. Water keeps the harmful chemicals from being absorbed into the skin and also helps get rid of excess toxins.