Holi is here! The festival of colours brings with it many skin and hair problems due to the rampant use of chemical colours these days. While it’s nice to enjoy the festivities, it is also essential to protect your skin from possible damage. It is best to use natural colours, but if that isn’t possible, we share with you a few must-dos before you step out to play Holi.
- Always cover your eyes whenever there is a chance of colour coming in contact with them. Sunglasses are useful for this.
- Try to dissuade people from applying colour all over your face with their hands. If you fail to do so, be extra careful in keeping your eyes and lips tightly shut. Always request the person not to smear the colours near the eyes.
- If you are travelling by car, keep the windows closed. The menace of water balloons can be tackled in this way. Water balloons can be damaging to your eyes as they can rupture the eyeball or even lead to retinal detachment.
- Don’t sit in sunlight after playing Holi. It makes it difficult to remove the colours and harms the skin as well. Sit in the shade even when playing outdoors.
- Don’t remove colours by scratching them off with your nails. Use a granular scrub on the body and face to get rid of the colours.
- People wearing contact lens should take them off before they begin to play with the colours. When somebody is spraying watercolours on your face, keep your eyes shut to prevent damage to the pupil, cornea and iris. Follow these tips to keep your child safe this Holi.
Wash the colour off your body at the earliest. Use your basic body wash and if the colours don’t go off after the wash, try this home remedy. Simply make a paste of gram flour (besan), lemon juice and milk cream and apply it on the stained area. Let it stay for few minutes and then remove it by taking it off with olive oil. Also, follow these tips for healthy and safe Holi.
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Published: March 8, 2017 4:41 pm