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By Siddharth Singh . 28th February 2018 10:30pm

With Holi around the corner, people are gearing in to celebrate the festival with full zeal. ANI brings to us some pre-Holi rituals that one should follow to avoid damage to skin and hair:


1. Apply Sunscreen 20 minutes before leaving the house: As we know Holi is an outdoor flurry and customarily sunny, the first thing of uttermost importance is your face that is at the risk of getting blemished. To avoid the unwanted skin tanning and skin problems from your end, it's best to apply a sunscreen 20 minutes before stepping out of your house. This will protect your skin from the sun as well as the colors. 2. Don't Ignore Fingernails: Fingernails are as important as your face especially on the day of Holi where the sensitivity of your cuticles and nails are quite evident. So it is best to pay attention to areas like your fingernails and apply transparent nail varnish, polish or a petroleum jelly as a protective coating. This helps to protect the nails from absorbing Holi colors and to keep stains off. 3. Protect your Hair with the Goodness of Oil: Holi colors can presumably damage your Hair to a great extent. Applying Coconut or even a normal hair oil, half an hour before stomping out can cut back the damage scope to a nominal level. The oil with its natural ingredients will make a shield on your hair to reduce the ill effect of harmful colors and will make it easy for you to get rid of it later. 4. Lip Balm: Don't miss to apply lots of lip balm on lips as just like your fingernails your lips too occupy a small but sensitive area of your skin. As there's always a risk of color entering into your mouth through lips, it would be nice to apply a thick layer of lip balm jelly generously over them so that the Holi color does not get stick to them. It will also help them to stay softer and maintain the moisture without turning them dry and pale.


5. Cleansing the right way: Once all the celebration gets over, comes the real problem of removing the colors from your face. First, rinse the face with plain water and then apply a cleansing cream or face lotion over it so that it gets clean from deep within. It is important that all the impurity and toxic substances release out of your skin-pores. 6. Hair Shampoo + Conditioner: Wash off the impurities and colors with a good hair Shampoo having the natural vitality to wash away the noxious substances from your hair. Also once you are done with the washing part, don't forget to apply conditioner as your hair needs to have the nourishment, shine, and strength that a good conditioner offers to give. 7. Eye Cream: After all the exposing to Sun and harmful hues and toxic elements flying in the air all throughout the day, our eyes become really stressful. It is important to apply a good and efficient eye cream full of vitamin E before dozing off to sleep. This will make you feel fresh in the next morning and will clear your dark circles and patches overnight.

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