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Play Holi but don’t let Holi play havoc with your skin & hair.

Posted by Shabia Walia on

This Holi, do yourself a favour. Save your skin, hair and eyes from the onslaught of harsh chemicals. If you are someone who cannot resist the lure of drenching in Holi colours, here are a few tips to protect your skin and hair both during and after Holi.

For starters, do not get any chemical treatments, bleaching, peeling etc a week before Holi. The treatment could react with Holi colours and cause allergies, itching, burning etc.

Before you go out to play, apply coconut oil on your skin and hair. The layer of oil will protect your skin and hair from the harmful effects of the colours and not allow them to stick. They will also be easily washable later.

Cover your body as much as you can with scarves, full sleeves and cotton trousers or pants. This way you will keep your skin safe from colours. Cover your hair with a scarf, cap or a hat.

As much as possible, choose organic & natural colours to play Holi. Avoid using harsh and chemically laden strong colours.

Never let anyone throw or apply colour on your eyes. Do not do the same to others too. If you wear contact lenses, switch to spectacles on Holi day.

Keep yourself well hydrated.

After you have played Holi, have a shower with a gentle cleansing soap or body wash and hair cleanser. Do not scrub your hair or body too harshly.

If the colours do not come off, use soap a second time and rinse it off. Dry yourself and moisturise your body well with an intense moisturiser as colours and water dry out your skin. Use a leave in conditioner for your hair to keep it soft.

If the colour still does not come off from certain parts of your body, rub lemon wedges into those parts and rinse off. Moisturise well. A pack of besan and water or Multani mitti and water works well too.

If your eyes feel itchy or dry, use cooling eye drops. If irritation or itchiness persists, show it to a doctor immediately.

Lastly do not waste a lot of water on Holi and never put colours on animals. In fact, switch to dry and natural Holi this year.

We have a whole range of natural body products to take care of your skin while you enjoy a happy Holi. Check them out here.


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Top Secrets to look beautiful naturally!

Posted by Shabia Walia on

Going natural is good. Going natural is very healthy too. But what if I tell you, it could save you loads of money too? Is it possible to look great without breaking your bank? Yes, with a little patience, innovation and an open mind, it surely is.

Well consider this. A bottle of coconut oil can serve as a body moisturizer, hair oil, diaper rash cream, lip balm, a shaving cream, a body scrub when mixed with sugar or salt, a hand and foot cream or simply as a make up remover. Woah, that cuts out buying separate fancy cosmetic bottles for each of these things thus saving you quite a lot of your hard earned money.

Similarly eating the right fruits and vegetables, getting proper sleep, going for a walk in a nearby park, carrying a smile on your face are natural ways of looking great rather than slathering your face and body with expensive store bought, chemically laden cosmetics. A smile is really the best make up any face needs!

Raid your refrigerator and not the spa. Mix a small amount of tomato pulp and honey for an instant facelift. Use banana peels to whiten your teeth. For pigmentation of oily skin, mix papaya, honey, milk and milk powder, and apply onto your skin. Rinse off with lukewarm water.

Multani mitti mixed with rose water also helps give you lighter and smoother skin, especially for those who have oily skin. For dry skin, make a paste of milk and mashed banana and apply on your face to keep it smooth and moisturized. Mix curd with raw honey for dry skin and sweet potato puree for acne prone skin. Apply and let it sit for 15 minutes. Get a brighter, smoother complexion for less than the cost of a bar of chocolate.

Cold Tea bags and cucumber help revitalize tired eyes and bring back the sparkle. Sea Salt mixed with olive or coconut oil makes for a great foot scrub on a tired day. Scrub your feet, dip them in warm water, lather on some olive oil and wear socks to bed. Better than any foot spa or pedicure at an expensive salon.

Grind oats or almonds finely and mix it with a bit of honey and milk for dry skin. If you have oily skin, skip the milk and add lemon juice. Scrub your face with this paste twice a week to exfoliate your skin and bring the glow back.

If there was one beauty product you had to choose it has to be honey. Honey attracts and retains moisture to help keep skin hydrated and glowing, and may keep away early signs of aging, like wrinkles, by maintaining proper moisture.

As an anti-irritant, honey is a preferred ingredient for those with sensitive skin and acne, and can be used to help manage breakouts while keeping your skin moisturized. So invest in a jar of good quality organic honey. Couple this with a jar of good quality coconut oil and there is hardly anything else you would need really for your beauty regime.

And if you still miss your bottles of cosmetics, try sourcing the ones with all natural ingredients, the ones where you actually can read and understand all the ingredients on the labels and do not feel as if you need a chemistry professor to decode it. You can buy all natural body products here. And for making it this far, do use discount code WE10 at our store checkout to avail a 10% off on your next purchase.

Going natural doesn't have to be expensive. A little creativity, a positive attitude and a great smile is all that is required to look like a million bucks without spending a bomb.

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