How to Get Rid of Stubborn Holi Colors

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.

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Holi Colors

How to Get Rid of Stubborn Holi Colors

Listed below are a few natural ways to clean the stubborn tints after Holi:

Multani Mitti

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. [Read more…]

Holi- A Testament to India’s Diversity

Holi, the festival of colors, is just round the corner and its essence already marks the aura of Indian cities. Roadside vendors selling pichkaris and colors, chips and snacks of all shapes and sizes, the smell of Gujiya emanating from the sweet shops and the children’s ultimate shopping spree- all point towards the celebration of this amazing fun-filled festival. As vibrant the color of Holi are, so is the Indian culture. And Holi, in its true essence, celebrates the diversity of India. There are a number of reasons to celebrate Holi in India and its significance differs from mythological to biological.

Holi- A Testament to India’s Diversity

Holi- A Testament to India’s Diversity

Let us take a closer look:

Mythological Importance

You must have heard the legend of Prahlad and Hiranyakashyap. The latter believed that he was God and wanted everyone to worship him. However, Prahlad started worshiping Vishnu. This agitated him and he asked his sister Holika (who could never be burnt) to sit in the fire with Prahlad in her lap. But Prahlad was saved due to his true devotion and Holika died. This gave rise to ‘Holika Dahan’ ritual. [Read more…]