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8 homemade face masks that can help you repair your skin post-Holi

Your kitchen is loaded with ingredients that can help repair your skin and remove colour post-Holi. Just make a homemade mask using them and you are good to go!
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Homemade face packs can leave your skin nourished. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
Nikita Bhardwaj Updated: 31 Mar 2021, 16:28 pm IST
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Most of us love playing Holi but the thought of skin damage makes us hesitate. The synthetic Holi colours have some really vicious effects on our skin and at times, these can last for days. But, you need to brush aside any hesitating thoughts and go out to play Holi because natural home remedies post the Holi session can help you keep your skin healthy.

When it comes to taking care of the skin post-Holi, staying natural is recommended because you don’t want to expose your skin to more chemicals in the form of soaps and exfoliants. So, we’ve brought you some effective home remedies to soothe your skin after a hearty session of Holi.

Here are 8 home hacks recommended by celebrated dermatologist that can help you post-holi
1. Lemon and curd mask to get rid of colour

Add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice to 1 tablespoon of curd. Apply this mix to the areas from where you want to remove the Holi colour. After a few minutes, take a bath with normal water.

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Curd can do wonders for your skin try it now! Image courtesy: Shutterstock
2. Orange peel and masoor dal mask

“Grind dried orange peel and masoor dal to make powder. Next, add lemon juice and rose water to this powder to make a fine paste. Gently rub this mix on your face and wash it off with water after a couple of minutes,” suggests Dr Nivedita Dadu, renowned dermatologist, and founder and chairman of Dadu Medical Centre.

3. Turmeric mask to remove harmful chemicals

Turmeric contains curcumin which helps in removing colours from the face and body. In addition, it has skin brightening properties. Mix 2 tablespoons of turmeric powder with 2 tablespoons of multani mitti in a bowl. Then, add some rosewater to this face pack to turn it into a paste. Apply the paste to the coloured areas and leave it on for about 15 to 20 minutes. Wash it off using cold water.

4. Banana and honey mask for moisturisation

Playing Holi out in the sun with synthetic colours can lead to dry skin but banana and honey can deeply moisturise it. Add a teaspoon of honey to mashed bananas. You can also add 1 teaspoon of milk to this mix to enhance its effects. Apply it to the face and neck region. Let it dry for a few minutes and then wash your face with lukewarm water.

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Give your face a kiss of honey. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
5. Almond and lemon mask for a natural glow

All that colour can cause the skin to look dull. To combat dullness, this almond face mask is perfect! Mix 1 tablespoon of almond powder, 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 drops of lemon juice and a bit of milk till these ingredients form a smooth paste. Apply this almond and lemon face pack on your face and let it dry. When it gets dry, remove the pack with wet hands to get soft and glowing skin.

6. Aloe vera mask for dryness

Aloe vera is a natural moisturiser and considered good for oily skin. Lemon has cleansing properties that help to remove the colour from the face. Mix aloe vera extract with some lemon juice to make a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your face and neck. Wash after 10 to 15 minutes.

7. Multani mitti mask for oily and acne-prone skin

Multani Mitti can be particularly helpful in removing colour from your face. In addition, its oil-absorbing properties will protect you against oily skin and acne. Mix multani mitti with cold water and apply this paste to the skin. Let it dry and rinse it off with lukewarm water.

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Multani mitti is here to be your exfoliant saviour. Image courtesy: Shutterstock
8. Amla, reetha, and shikakai body mask to remove colour

These ingredients are considered to be the best home remedy when it comes to removing Holi colours from the skin. Mix 1 tablespoon of amla powder, 1 tablespoon of reetha powder and 1 tablespoon of shikakai powder with water to form a paste. Apply the paste to the coloured areas of the skin and leave it on for about half an hour. Then, wash it off with normal water and pat it dry.

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So, ladies, don’t worry about post-Holi skincare because, with these homemade masks, your skin is going to stay super safe!

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