Unless you want to turn up at office looking like a character from Avatar, scrubbing off the Holi colors from your skin should be the first thing on your mind after celebration. We take several precautionary measures to keep our skin safe such as applying petroleum jelly, oil or sunscreen before stepping out. However, some stubborn colors can still find their way deep into your skin and are really difficult to remove. Too much rubbing on your skin can give you rashes and other ailments.
Listed below are a few natural ways to clean the stubborn tints after Holi:
The vibrant marks left on your skin after Holi can be easily cleaned with the help of Multani Mitti. First scrub off as much color as you can mildly. After that apply a layer of Multani Mitti paste prepared with rosewater evenly throughout the skin. Let it dry and wash off with cold water after 10-15 minutes. It not only helps remove the colors but also leaves your skin smooth and clear.
Egg is helpful in rinsing out the color penetrated into your scalp. Whip up a mixture of eggs and apply it on your hair like a mask before taking shower. Leave it on for about 30 minutes; step into the shower and wash with mild shampoo. The smell can be nasty but the after effects will be worth it.
Curd and Besan
A mixture of curd and besan (gram flour) serves as a scrub for your skin. Make a paste and apply on your face and body. Leave it on for 2 minutes and wash off with normal to cold water. Do not use warm water.
Banana, Honey and Milk
Mash some banana, put some honey in it and then make a paste using milk. Apply on your hair, scalp and skin and allow it to dry. Wash the hair with regular shampoo and cold water. Do not wash your skin repeatedly as it will leave it dry. Apply some moisturizer afterwards.
Tomato/Papaya and Honey
This is a great way of removing stubborn colors from your skin. Make a thick paste of mashed tomato/papaya with honey and apply on to the skin. Wash off with cold water.Now that you know how to rid your skin off the dark stains, enjoy Holi to the fullest.
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