With Holi approaching, the most essential here is to understand how to get rid of Holi colours. Dr Deepak Vohra, Sr Consultant, Dermatology, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj explains how to do it properly. The first step is to protect your scalp first. Use coconut oil, olive oil or mustard oil as the colours won’t stick to your hair and the impact will be less. Apply a thick moisturizing cream, or you use soft paraffin cream all over your body. Also, wearing full sleeve clothes can also help protect your skin, preferably cotton.
Playing Holi outdoors with exposure to the sun can damage your skin due to UV rays and the colours will cause an allergic reaction. So apply sunscreen 15 mins before stepping out, especially the ones with photosensitive problems. Apply sunscreen on the exposed area then apply vaseline, soft paraffin cream or oil to your skin. Sometimes the colour stays in your nails cuticles, apply thick nail paint or transparent nail paint to avoid any allergic reaction.
Ways to remove colour after Holi:
- Do not rub or scrub to remove the colour because that will damage your skin more. Instead, use a mild shampoo on your hair.
- If there is gulaal on your hair, then do not wash it immediately with water. Rub it off first and then wash.
- Use a mild soap to wash your body and moisturize.
- Consult a doctor in case of rashes, an eye infection or any other skin problems
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