01/8Holi skincare and hair care tips for men
Spread in rich and dynamic shades, Holi brings color, over the top delight, a guarantee loaded with warm days and fresh starts. Be that as it may, it additionally carries with itself issues – a great deal of skin related issues. While you dig out your wardrobe in search of what to wear on the upcoming festival of colors, time to put in some efforts in finding the right cosmetics and hacks to minimize the ill effect of Holi colors on your skin, hair, and nails.
If you still haven’t figured out, we are there to help, these skin and hair care tips are sure to ease out your task of cleaning the colors after the madness is over.
If you have been one of those researchers, reading a lot about pre-Holi skin care tips, then this one needs no introduction. Applying oil to your entire body including on your hair is a wise move before stepping out and join the Holi madness. Oil retains the moisture loss during the entire day-out activity and also acts as a shield between your skin and the harmful colors. Thus, this one is a big YES. No matter how much you hate it.
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Now since you’d be playing outside, in the bright sunny day, sunscreen is something you simply cannot miss on. A sunscreen with a higher SPF is recommended as you are going to return with a lot of tans! Trust on us. So, apply sunscreen before you venture out to your Holi gang and just one step is sure to prevent your skin from getting tanned.
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The harmful chemicals present in the Holi colors can cause serious damages to your skin and thus, to prevent the colors from penetrating deep inside your skin is something you should look forward to. A moisturizer thus comes to your rescue. It not only acts as a protectant from the colors but also nourishes your skin.
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Of course, being a man, you might simply not want to take out those lip balms and start applying. But that’s nothing shorter than a wise move. The skin on your lips is the most delicate and would also bear the brunt of the harmful chemicals. Thus, you need to moisturize your lips as well. Apply a lip balm (without color) of course or simply dab some petroleum jelly on your lip to prevent them from cracking due to the Holi colors.
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It is advisable not to clean off your shave two to three days prior to Holi as your skin then becomes supple and open up the pores. Hence, in the case as its almost time now, you probably have not got time to trim off your beard or do not want to, planning to do later, then invest in a good beard oil. A beard oil would make the hair of your beard softer and will help in shedding the colors easily.
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Your hair is at equal risk to colors as is your skin and thus, you must take some action in protecting your hair from getting damaged as well. If possible, wear a cap or a bandanna before venturing out to play, however, to be on a safer side, apply a leave-in conditioner or a hair serum in your hair. The hair serum will not only add moisture to your hair but will also prevent the colors penetrating deep within. In addition, after the madness is over, it will be easy to take off the colors with serum on.
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08/8Transparent nail paint
This might sound weird! But is fruitful. Your hand and of course your nails that carry and applies color on your friends would be at a greater risk of absorbing colors. Moreover, you will definitely not like the stained nails post-Holi. So, it’s always advisable to apply a coat of a transparent nail enamel that will not only add shine but will also act as a protectant from the colors to stay put on your nails. Also, after the celebration, you can simply get rid of the colors and nail paint with nail paint remover.