Holi, the festival of colours is just around the corner and as expected the excitement for this day is palpable, to say the least. One of the most auspicious of days, Holi, celebrated with untamed excitement and is marked with vibrant colours and a slew of delicacies. 

However, just because unshackled fun is the call of the hour, there’s still the persistent need to look after your health, from head to toe, i.e. hair, skin, digestion, and even your mental health.

Today, we’ll touch upon various health aspects that need your attention, especially after a strenuous day of Holi festivities and binge munching, 

To begin with, Holi colours have a direct impact on the skin and are known to cause serious skin issues, especially for those with sensitive skin or pre-existing skin conditions. 

Next up, is hair, on which you spend countless hours washing, grooming, and taking care to enhance and maintain your presentability. Holi colours, especially synthetic gulal are known to cause serious hair and scalp damage.  

Holi is not all about colours, it’s a festival like any that brings forth a variety of eclectic dishes that though mouthwatering, can cause a variety of digestive problems.

So, let’s begin.

Skincare tips for Holi

  • Preparing your skin for the Holi by oiling it is a must. To avoid damage you should not only oil the skin but also the hair. For oiling the skin, you can use any organic essential oil that will aid in the prevention of skin texture. Essential oils can also be used to cure acne and protect the skin from the harm caused by colours.
  • It is always better to use petroleum jelly instead of lip balm in order to protect the lips from harmful chemicals. While you are enjoying the celebrations, petroleum jelly will keep your lips hydrated and protected.
  • The removal of colours from your face can sometimes be difficult with soap or face wash. It is always better to use oil when removing colours from the face. The soap and face wash containing chemicals can sometimes weaken the alkaline nature of your skin.
  • After washing off the colours, it is vital to moisturise your face. Keeping your moisturiser on hand will keep your skin plump and hydrated. This will moisturise your skin and keep outbreaks at bay.
  • Always remember to paint your nails before participating in Holi. Colours settle the most on the nails, and it is also one of the most difficult places to remove the colour from.  You can also get those chemical colours into your stomach and digestive system through your nails, which can cause health problems. After Holi, you may remove the polish and reapply a fresh layer. Also, be sure to trim your nails before Holi, since this will prevent the colour from settling in.

Haircare tips for Holi

  • Before you prepare your hair for Holi, snip off the split ends. Synthetic colours might cause your hair to become drier and more prone to break ends. As a result, it’s best to get rid of the split ends before you begin the festivities.
  • Before you oil your hair on the morning of Holi celebrations, make sure you wash and condition it the night before. You may even use a leave-in conditioner before going outside to play.
  • Oiling your hair prevents Holi colour from accessing the hair shaft and also hair breakage when washing the colours out. Massage your scalp well with coconut or olive oil to build a protective layer for your hair.
  • Post-Holi, your hair requires more hydration. After two to three days, apply a hair mask to repair the damage caused by the colours. Lemon, eggs, yoghurt, and amla are some components you may use in your hair mask. You may also opt for a home hair spa treatment to restore moisture to your hair.
  • Colours might harm your hair’s development. You have the option of trimming to get rid of the ends for better growth or getting a new haircut. This, however, is optional and is dependent on your hair type.

Tips to keep your digestion in check

  • Apple cider vinegar has been established as one of the most powerful natural digestive aids. Because it is acidic, apple cider vinegar aids digestion by increasing the amount of acid in the stomach. Furthermore, it is antibacterial, which means it aids in the killing of germs that cause bloating.
  • Ginger has long been used as a home treatment for a variety of stomach issues. This ubiquitous component is thought to aid in the passage of food through the digestive tract. Bloating, gas, and cramps can be relieved by drinking ginger tea or eating dried ginger.
  • Curd is another easy to get food that may be quite beneficial in the treatment of digestive issues. It is high in probiotics, which are living microorganisms that are basically friendly bacteria. These bacteria keep the digestive system running smoothly and prevent problems like bloating and constipation.
  • If you’re having digestive issues as a result of eating too much junk food, a banana is the simplest solution. It also helps with diarrhoea and vomiting, and doctors recommend eating bananas if you have any other gastrointestinal problems.
  • Mint or pudina leaves are said to be a wonderful appetiser since they stimulate digestive enzymes in the body. Furthermore, mint oil contains antibacterial and antiseptic characteristics that help with indigestion and stomach infections. Mint can also be ingested if a person has irritable bowel syndrome, which causes constipation, bloating, and diarrhoea. 

Final thoughts

On that note, we wish you a happy and safe Holi! Play hard but safe and above all keep an eye on your health to avoid any post-Holi complications. 

Moreover, you should also frequently opt for preventive health screening. It provides you with vital insights into your health, allowing you to take necessary measures to improve it.

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