Holi can be extremely enjoyable, until you realize that you have to turn up for work, school or office looking like a character from Avatar.
Although taking all precautionary measures before the festival is all-good, there are certain colors that manage to penetrate their way even through all that oil and petroleum jelly. Resort to these 5 tricks to rid your skin of all those dogged tints.
Curd & Gram Flour
Make a paste of cold curd and some gram flour and apply on your face and body. Leave on for about 2 minutes and wash off using cold water. Refrain from using warm water, as it isn’t half as effective.
Whip up a mixture of egg and apply as a mask on your hair and scalp before hitting the shower. Leave on for about 30 minutes (and bury your nose in some attar) and wash off with regular shampoo. This regime helps washing away the ink and blues from your hair and scalp without sucking out all the natural oil.
Honey & Tomato
Mix together honey, mashed tomato (or papaya) to make a scrub. This au naturale scrub is e great way of ridding your body of all the harsh colors.
Not only is a pack made of multani mitti and rosewater excellent for your skin, it also helps cleansing away the “vibrant marks” from your face. Apply a layer over your face and neck and wash off with cold water after 10-15 minutes.
Banana, Milk & Honey
Mash together some banana and honey and mix it with cold milk to make a semi-liquid paste. Apply evenly over your scalp and hair and allow it to dry. Wash off with cold water and shampoo.
Remember to moisturize your skin well after this “mission” and refrain from washing your face repeatedly as it will make it rough and dry.
Bring it on!