Removing Holi Colors

Holi colour removal- Easy tips by ZenParent

Everybody loves Holi, the Spring festival of colours! It has many stories attached to it including that of Hiranyakashipu, Holika and Lord Krishna. Fun, laughter and colours are the hallmarks of this festival as it is celebrated across the country with great fervour and unbridled enthusiasm. Check out 10 tips to keep your child’s delicate skin safe this Holi!

1. Apply coconut oil to their head generously and cream on the body so that the synthetic colours do not irritate the skin.

2. Use Vaseline to protect their lips.

3. Make them wear clothes that covers as much of the skin area as possible. Holi is the time for modest clothing!

4. Sun screen lotion with an SPF of at least 15 is a must.

5. Ideally, get vegetable based colours or organic colours- if you are adventurous enough, you can also make your own with turmeric, palak, Beetroot, kumkum etc.

6. After playing Holi, smear your child’s face again with coconut oil and gently massage it around to get all the colours into the oil which can be washed off easily.

7. Facial cleansers might also do a better job of getting the colour off without the harsh drying properties of soap.

8. For conditioning of hair after the onslaught of colour, apply a hair pack of mehndi, curd and lemon juice for one hour on your child’s head and soak for an hour before washing it off with regular shampoo and conditioner.

9. If your child has asthma or dust allergies, avoid the dry powders that might get into their lungs and irritate it.

10. After bath, apply a moisturizer, like Calamine Lotion, all over your child’s body. This helps soothe any irritation caused by chemicals in the colours used.

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