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How to remove Holi color from face?

Our favorite festival is just around the corner. The sheer excitement and happiness is palpable. It can be witnessed from how everybody has started planning their Holi parties in a way that they don’t clash with one anyone else’s parties. They celebration part about Holi is that it can never become dull. All the colors, fun, music, dance and delish savories. No matter which part of our country you belong, you cannot celebrate Holi without colors and water splash. But let’s face the facts, these colors are not very friendly to your skin. They damage your skin in way you can’t imagine. Some of colors are very dangerous for skin and we can not remove them easily by only water. Below we are giving some tips on how to remove Holi pakka color from face?

Why Holi colors are so harmfull for face?

If we go back in the time, not many decades ago, we will find that these colors that we use in Holi were substituted by organically obtained colors. These colors were not available in a wide range and had to be processed in homes. These colors were used in limited amount as compared to today’s times but they were soft on skin.

With the advent of commercialization, factories were set up in order to produce colors for Holi. They are small in scale due to its seasonal nature but abundant colors are flushed in market. These colors are catchy and pocket friendly. They also claim to be herbal and skin friendly. They are also available in wide range of variety. So people are left with no other choice than to celebrate Holi with these colors. These colors are rich in chemicals such as lead oxide, chromium, diesel and copper sulphate. Aluminum bromide and mercury sulphite are also commonly found. These chemicals when comes into direct contact with skin and damage they severely harm it.

How to remove color from face after Holi?

AHoli colors might be a pretty stubborn when it comes to removing them. They might not vanish in the first attempt. You have to be pretty soft with them. You can try once or twice with soft scrub or body wash or soap but avoid attempting to remove the colors in an adamant manner. The color will eventually fade off after two or three wash. Your unnecessary rubbing your face can cause further damage with dark patches being formed or redness of skin. Increase in itchiness or flaky skin can also develop due to harshness. Make sure the face wash or face scrub you use is mild in nature. Our below tips will help you to remove permanant Holi colors very easily and quickly. you can get rid of Holi colors from your face easily and will get a glowing skin guranteed.

Home remedies for remove Holi color from face

  • Stay hydrated: Drink ample amount of water to keep your skin hydrated. The colors used in Holi make the skin dry which is why it is important to rejuvenate.
  • Moisturize your skin thoroughly and timely: The loss of moisture due to Holi colors is evident. The colors which are chemical in nature add on to worsen the damage. It is therefore, important to moisturize your skin with your trusted moisturizer. You should pay attention to the time your skin takes to absorb the moisture and moisturize accordingly.
  • Use coconut oil to remove the remaining colors It is very common to find the colors not being gone after the first wash. As stated earlier, you can wash once or twice but don’t be too harsh as it would worsen the skin damage. In such a situation, you can use coconut oil to clear the color. Soak cotton blobs into coconut oil and wipe the affected area with the coconut. Try this twice a day and wash your face to avoid the oily skin. Castor oil, olive oil or jojoba oil could be used instead of coconut oil.
  • Wheat flour paste After your first shower, if you still find patches of color remaining on your skin, you can apply wheat flower paste cum scrub. Mix some wheat flour, lemon and curd. Apply this paste on your body parts before going to shower. Chickpea flour can be used instead of wheat flour.
  • Facial detox Pour two tablespoons of lemon juice in a bowl of freshly prepared curd, and apply on the areas having color. Then next take a bath with normal or lukewarm water to take the color off.
  • Face maintenance: For this, you have to mix gram flour, almond oil and milk cream in rose water in a small container. Mix them well to make it into a thick paste and apply on the areas having patches of color. Do not wash your face until the mixture has been dried out completely after the drying process removes the face pack by gently rubbing your hands on your face. Remove it by rubbing it with your hands. Then after washing off the color with water, put some rose water in your eyes and rest. You are going to feel relaxed.

Pro tip to remove Holi color from face

Applying thick coat of oil or your everyday lotion can prevent the direct contact and minimize the damage. Applying hair serum or oil on the hair can prevent hair damage too. Direct exposure in the sun when playing Holi can also harm the skin. It would be recommended that you apply sunscreen with SPF above 20. If you have skin prone to pigmentation, you can go for a higher SPF.

How to remove Holi color from hair

Who doesn’t enjoy playing with colors celebrating Holi with all your loved once having some special sweets on that particular occasion? Well with that in mind you might also realize subconsciously that playing with colors will cause harm to your own hair and skin health, today we will talk only on How to remove Holi colors from hair and face!

Who doesn’t enjoy playing with colors celebrating Holi with all your loved once having some special sweets on that particular occasion? Well with that in mind you might also realize subconsciously that playing with colors will cause harm to your own hair and skin health, today we will talk only on How to remove Holi colors from hair

  • Castor or Olive oil: Apply either olive oil or castor oil to the hair before you leave to play Holi with the colors. The oil will form a layer over the hair for protection. This will make those colors wash off easily when you wash your hair. Coconut oil or almond oil can be used as an alternative in case you don’t have access to castor oil or olive oil. It is best if you massage the oil the night before as it will also help to protect your scalp.
  • Use egg yolk or curd: prevent yourself from immediately shampooing your hair after playing with colors. Apply egg yolk or curd on your hair for a minimum of 60 minutes before washing your hair with shampoo. This will help remove the colors and reduce the extent of damage greatly.
  • Mustard oil: Thoroughly massage your hair with mustard oil before playing with colors. After playing Holi, once you've got shampooed your hair, apply mustard oil on your hair and leave it roughly for an hour. this will help remove the remaining color and stop damage.
  • Coconut milk: Applying coconut milk on the hair and scalp is another good and most common way to make sure your hair is less damaged. It also helps with getting rid of colors easily. Similarly, apply coconut milk on your hair before you play. Also, apply it before shampooing and leave on for an hour. Clean off the remaining with a shampoo and condition well.

Now coming to the questions that arise like How to remove Holi color from highlighted/blond hair? Or How to remove Holi color from colored or dyed hair? The answer to that question would be the same as listed above as all the ingredients mentioned above are under the category of mild cleansers and not harsh cleansers, therefore, it is safe for all kinds of hair t use castor oil, olive oil, coconut oil, almond oil, mustard oil, coconut milk, curd and so on as these ingredients are chemical-free there as no such side effects, yet for blond hair, it is advised to oil your hair prior to the activity also tie them up and cover them with a head covering like an old cloth, etc.

Therefore, always try using natural substances for removing color from your hair which is of mild nature to prevent further deterioration of the quality of hair follicles as well as the sensitive skin of your face. Also Avoid going for skin or hair treatments like facial, bleach, hair color and the like just after Holi. At least wait for a week or two before you use chemicals or products on your skin and hair.

How to remove Holi color from nails?

The main reason why your nails are most likely hit is that most of the things involved while playing with colors are done by the virtue of our hands. So following are some ways in which you can protect your nails from this catastrophe

  • Everyone is familiar with that toothpaste jisme namak hai right? Well, that will work here too and its better if it contains whitening agents as well. Gently massage the toothpaste onto the stains and the edges of your nails, rinse with cold water after 20 minutes.
  • A citrus liquid heals in a great way, lemon juice can be used to get rid of that pakka color from your nails. All you have to do is soak your nails in a bowl of lemon juice.
  • An alternative to lemon juice is vinegar. Follow the same steps to get results, also fresh citrus juices can be used which does not just limit you to the usage of just lime and vinegar.
  • Another one of those truly useful Indian home remedies is to use Amchur powder (dry mango powder) to remove the colors from nails
  • I would like to call it a transparent nail polish trick! A neat trick to remove Holi colors from your nails is by applying transparent nail polish. Apply a layer of transparent nail polish on your nails and soak your fingers into a bowl of lukewarm water. Further, add some almond oil to it and you will notice/see the color coming off with ease.
  • This is a rather preventive measure than cure before you step out to play Holi, paint your nails with a dark polish. Using a lighter shade will absorb color, so avoid that. A darker shade won’t allow the color to stick to your nails and keep them clean all through the day without absorbing any of it. Afterward, you could just use a nail polish remover/acetone to remove the nail polish and all you are left with is your originally colored nails without any signs of coloring.