Holi is a festival of fun with colors but all of us face the trouble of removing the stubborn color off of our body, which, if not removed properly could affect the skin.
And the colors are so obstinate that they actually take weeks to go and some colors give rashes if you don’t remove them properly. Here are a few tips to freeing your body of artificial colors after playing holi.
You can also rub sliced lemon with oil and wheat flour mixture over the skin to remove the stains. Calamine with honey and rosewater can also be used to remove the colors. You could use mustard or coconut oil before soap to remove oil paint. Make a paste of besan with milk or yoghurt, sweet oil, and rose water, and apply it on your skin before washing it with soap and water.
For your hair, applying egg yolk or curd and leaving it for about 45 minutes before using a mild shampoo will help remove the color. If you’re not comfortable with egg yolk, replace it with fenugreek (methi). A boiled mixture of fenugreek seeds, shikakai powder, amla powder and water can be used as shampoo for your hair. After this procedure, apply henna to your hair. You can also apply a mixture of honey and olive oil for deep conditioning.
To take the color off your body, you should use a mixture of wheat bran, sandalwood powder, rice flour, along with some poppy seeds, honey and mashed tomato/papaya. Combine this with Multani mitti and you get the perfect scrub. You can also use curd, gram flour (besan), olive oil, orange-peel powder, turmeric and lemon to make a paste for the body. Don’t use hot water as it will strengthen the color. Slide off the colors gently while washing your skin with cold water.