Monday December 10, 2018

Before going out to play Holi, here is what you have to do!

Before rushing out for the colourful affair, apply mustard, coconut or castor oil on your face and body

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New Delhi, Feb 25, 2017:  Holi colours can sometime cause irritation, itching, rashes and serious bruises to the skin. Before going out to play Holi, apply a good amount of oil on your body and wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, says an expert.

Tamanna Singh, Cosmetologist, Master Franchise — F Salon of Fashion TV has shared skincare tips for Holi.
* Keep yourself hydrated: Drink lots and lots of water before playing Holi. It keeps you hydrated and also you can feel energetic and refreshed. Dehydration causes your skin to dry and combined with harsh chemicals of the colour.

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* Oiling: Before rushing out for the colourful affair, apply mustard, coconut or castor oil on your face and body. The grease and slipperiness of the oil will not let the colour settle deep into your skin. Apply oil in your hair too, so that the harshness of the colours doesn’t damage your hair.

* Clothing: Wear dark full sleeves cotton clothes which will cover your whole body and can protect you from direct harm of colours, unless organic. Synthetic would seem to be sticky on your skin when you will get wet and denims would be heavy once you have bucket full of water splashed on you. The rule you have to follow during playing holi that the more you cover your body, the higher are the chances of saving your skin from colour harm directly.

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*Opt for organic colours: Nowadays, colours comprise of harmful content like engine oil, grease, diesel, acid, glass powder and alkalis which can damage your skin badly. This can result in serious skin conditions like eczema, redness, and flaking of skin. But herbal colours can easily be prepared at home by the extracts of the flowers and food colours. These are eco-friendly and have no side-effects on your skin. It is recommended to use herbal colours to avoid any kind of skin allergies.

*Avoid sitting in the hot sun with the colours still on your body or face. This makes the colours even more difficult to wash off later. Try to use mild colours like yellow, pink or red which can be easily washed off. Gaudy colours like purple, green, blue have more harmful chemicals and should not be used as far as possible.*Use bandanas: If you want to protect your hair from every bit of colour, wearing a bandana would be a great option. It is very much in trend and enhance your look for the occasion. Hold your hair together and make a low bun then tie a bandana covering your complete head. This way you can protect your hair and can play safe Holi with your love ones. Suggest this to your near and dear ones because are the most precious thing. It enhances your beauty.

* Apply nail paint: In order to safe with your nails apply dark colour nail polish on nails to avoid colours. Keep your nails small and finely cut so that colour cannot stick on it. (IANS)

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Opt For Masking To Get Flawless Skin

There are various masks that can be used according to the skin type: -

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Opt for masking for flawless skin. Pixabay

As much as the holiday season is all about fun and joy accompanied by overindulgence, it also means an adverse impact on the skin via the combination of alcohol, sugar and little sleep. Therefore no matter what the skin type is, it needs to be pampered and taken care of and a great fix in our busy lives is the facemask.

Neha Rawla, Brand Communication for Forest Essentials elaborates that just as the origins of most beauty rituals can be traced back to the Indian subcontinent, so can be the origin of the application of face masks, also known as Lepana in Sanskrit.

“Different Lepas or masks for maintaining ageless skin, increasing hydration levels, smoothing skin’s imperfections as well as toning and firming skin are mentioned under the ancient art of Lepana in Ayurveda,” said Rawla.

Sangeeta Velaskar, Vice President and Head, Medical Services & R & D from Kaya Limited added that “The facial sheet masks particularly are great for everyday use for instant glow and freshness. It is not a substitute for your everyday skin care regime, but it surely adds to the effect”.

There are various masks that can be used according to the skin type: –

* Cream masks: They are suitable for normal to dry skin types and provide them the required moisture, hydration and softness. This in turn makes the skin healthier, plumper, smoother, tighter and firm.

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Use a tea tree extract night mask to keep your skin hydrated even at night. Pixabay

* Clay masks: Best suited for oily or acne prone skin, these masks naturally detoxify the skin as they hydrate without oil. They are the best to treat clogged pores and congestion as they remove impurities while mattifying the texture and minimizing the pores. These masks balance the oil levels and regulate the oil secretion on the skins surface, along with smoothening and softening the skin by removing the dust build up on it.

* Gel masks: Ideal for sensitive and dehydrated skin types, these masks are gentle and lightweight. Along with calming and hydrating they also play a role in firming and tightening the skin.

* Sheet masks: The most popular amongst the lot and definitely a rage these days. These masks are easy to use and are extremely convenient to handle. These suit almost every skin type and are available in many variants; thus the user needs to select accordingly. Made popular by the K Beauty trend, these masks are essentially used to hydrate the skin and reduce puffiness.

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* Exfoliating masks: Exfoliation is an important part of the skin care routine and is done once in a while to get rid of the dead skin cells, blackheads etc. These masks along with exfoliation also contain natural skin brightening agents. These are also suitable for all skin types, however those with sensitive skin should opt for the less abrasive ones.

Peel off masks: These provide an instant glow as they physically remove any dirt/dust or blackheads settled on the top layer of the skin. These masks are suitable for all skin types. (IANS)