Homemade scrubs for removing Holi colors

Holi, the festival of colors and a very auspicious occasion for we Indians. But, the worst part about playing Holi is? The colors are stubborn and don’t wish to leave your skin soon. Plenty of colors all over your hair and skin. The colors on your skin makes you feel embarrassed and you feel too shy to get out of your house.

Already there are so many chemicals mixed with the colors and then there are scrubs that promise the best remedy but fail due to the chemicals present.

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Homemade remedies are the best for any problems. They help you get rid of your problems within very less time and give the best results.

Tip : Apply some coconut oil all over your body and hair to avoid the colors get stuck to your skin. Oil doesn’t allow the colors to take over your skin.

Let’s see what do we have in store as home remedies to remove the stubborn and chemical infused holi colors this Holi :

Masoor dal scrub

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This scrub is less known but works wonders for the skin. Consecutive application of this scrub can help you get rid of the colors within 2-3 days.

Ingredients :

Masoor dal – 1 tbsp

Lemon juice – 2 tbsp

Rose water – 1 tbsp

How to make and use :

  • Take the masoor dal and grind it in a mixer to coarse powder
  • Take the masoor dal powder in a bowl and add lemon juice and rose water to it.
  • Mix it well and make a smooth paste.
  • Add water if required.
  • Apply the paste all over your body wherever the color is there and scrub it with light hands.
  • Do not put much pressure otherwise the pores will open and will cause rashes.
  • Scrub well for 15-20 mins.
  • Wash it off with cold water.
  • Apply some moisturiser to keep the skin pores intact.
  • Continue the process for 2-3 consecutive days and your skin will get rid of colors within 2-3 days itself.

Besan and milk scrub

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This is one of the oldest remedies that our grandmoms and moms have been following. They use this secret formula for brides too. This has been the most effective scrub since ages. Besan and milk can help you get rid of colors within 1-2 days.

Ingredients :

Besan powder – 2 tsp

Milk – ½ cup

Rose water – 2 tsp

How to make and use :

  • In a bowl, take besan powder, milk and rose water and mix well.
  • Make a thick paste without adding water.
  • Now apply the paste all over your skin and scrub it with light hands.
  • Do not apply much pressure and keep on scrubbing for 15-20 mins
  • Wash the paste off with cold water.
  • Apply some moisturiser to keep the skin pores intact.
  • Repeat the process the next day and you can see all the colors coming off.

Instant Lemon and sugar scrub

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Lemon and sugar are natural exfoliators and help in instant skin lightening. This scrub shows instant results and if not, then colors will definitely go within 2 consecutive uses of this scrub.

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Ingredients :

Lemon – 2

Sugar – 2 tsp

Rose water – 1 tsp (optional)

How to make and use :

  • Cut the lemon into thin slices and sprinkle the rose water on it. Rose water is optional as rose water acts as the coolant.
  • Take the lemon slices and dip it in the sugar (not powdered, it has to be the coarse seeds).
  • Start scrubbing your skin with the sugar coated lemon slices with light hands.
  • For this scrub, you have to pay attention on not putting much pressure as the sugar can cause rashes to the skin.
  • Gently rub the skin wherever the color is there for 10-12 mins.
  • You can see the results instantly as the skin starts getting light and colors starts getting off the skin.
  • Wash the skin with cold water.
  • Apply some moisturiser to keep the skin pores intact.
  • If the color doesn’t get off instantly, repeat the process the next day. By next day it will be completely gone.

This Holi, don’t panic, go organic with these home remedies and enjoy your festival with lots of color.

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