The festival of Holi marks the descent of Spring and the onset of the Summer season. While everyone is getting ready to bathe in the hues of reds and blues, the shift in seasons can cause our bodies to be susceptible to sickness and flus. The long hours spent out under the sun along with the chemicalized colors on our skin can severely damage our skin and hair health. Here is your Five Step Guide to Getting Holi-Ready with Amrutam!
Hydrate & Nourish
One of the most important steps that most of us tend to overlook iis keeping your body hydrated and nourished before stepping out to play Holi. Starting your day with a light breakfast followed by ayurvedic sharbats made from seasonal fruits like Amla, Anar or Falsa ensures you are all set to sail through the morning hours. Amrutam Ayurvedic Sharbats are packed with the goodness of antioxidants that boost your energy levels and keep you fresh!
Also read: Sharbats – History & Modern Interpretations
Shield Your Hair & Body
A traditional ritual to oil your hair and skin has been followed in Indian households since time immemorial. In Ayurveda, this ritual of oiling our body is called Abhyanga which holds a sacred place in our Dinacharya (daily regimen). We recommend that you start prepping your hair and skin at least a week in advance with copious amounts of Amrutam Poshak Key Oil. It is non-greasy and super light, infused with herbs that moisturize your skin deeply. For your hair health, Amrutam Neem Oil is a perfect blend of ingredients that will not only protect your hair against infections but also accelerate your hair growth. But if you are someone who isn’t really onboard with rigorous oiling, then Amrutam Kuntal Care DIY Hair Spa is the ideal recipe for you that will shield and nourish it simultaneously!
When playing Holi, it is important to be mindful of the nature of colors that touch your hair and skin. Chemicalized colors penetrate your pores and hair follicles and cause long-term damage. Similarly, intermittent water splashes amid cool Spring breezes can cause colds and flues further affecting your immune system. So, try to indulge as naturally as possible and be watchful of your actions. Short-term fun shouldn’t cause long-term problems!
Also read: Holi – The Role of Ayurveda in the Festival of Colours
Cleanse & Pamper
After you are done playing and the adrenaline subsides, it is natural for the post-play fatigue to strike in. Relax for a while before jumping into your bath and use an ayurvedic cleanser to get rid of all the stains. Amrutam’s Chandan & Kesar infused Body Wash is a cult-favorite when it comes to deep herbal cleansing and nourishment that leaves your skin soft and dewy. Amrutam Face Clean Up is a herbal recipe packed with cleansing and healing agents like Rakta Chandan and Rose Water and helps deep clean the pores effectively.
Detox the System
Every Indian festival calls for traditional mithais and family recipes with numerous rounds of thandai! These sweet indulgences are what makes most of us look forward to these festivities. But it is also important to detox your body once we’re back to our routine life. Amrutam Detox Key Herbs is a natural blend of ingredients that flush out the Ama (toxins) from your body, detoxifying the system!
We hope you have a safe and happy Holi!