Holi is one of the most widely celebrated and popular festivals in the country. From coloured water balloon fights to seemly unrecognizable in an hour, this festival is downright fun and happiness.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW?
Skin experts have time and again been vocal about the damaging effects of the chemicals used in these shades. It is known to damage the skin, hair and eyes both temporarily or permanently. Several synthetic tints contain metals like mercury, lead oxide, aluminium bromide, mercury sulphide, copper sulphate that have been proven to have hazards.
If you are among those who believe celebrating the eve in a crazy way then these skin saver hacks are for you. Let’s get going:
USE NATURAL COLOURS :
They are safer than chemical colours. Henna, Turmeric, tomatoes, kumkum,beetroot, palak, red Hibiscus flowers, tea leaves, marigold flowers can be used with gram flour as the base materials. There are organic natural tones available in the market too.Try using home -made or herbal colours only as it's difficult to differentiate natural and dye colours or purchase from a reputable vendor.
APPLY OIL OR MOISTURIZER OR COLD CREAM BEFORE PLAYING :
Apply coconut or olive or vitamin E oil on the whole body. Applying oil behind the ear, nails and between finger tips are very important. Alternatively you can apply moisturizer on your face and body. It creates a thin film on the surface of the skin to moisture loss.You can also try applying cold cream to protect your skin as it has moisturizing properties. It will help to wash the tints quickly from the skin.
APPLY ALOE VERA GEL :
Apply it on your body prior to playing with hues. It gives overall care as well as combat related infections if any.
APPLY SUNSCREEN :
Since it is played during daytime, do use sunscreens before stepping out.
USE ROSE WATER :
Rose water is beneficial for skin and eyes. You can put drops of rosewater in your eyes before venturing out to play to keep them moist and protect from harmful substances.
WEAR GOGGLES :
Sport sun glasses or protective eye wear.
REMOVE CONTACT LENSES :
Remove them before you venture out as they easily absorb the hues. If you wish to wear lenses, wear the daily disposable lens that can be discarded immediately after playing.
OIL YOUR HAIR :
Oil your hair with coconut oil and wear a cap or bandana or scarf if possible to shield hair.
USE DARK SHADE NAIL POLISH :
Women can paint their nails with dark shades so that the colours cannot rather penetrate. It is a good solution to protect nails from harmful colours.
DRESS COMFORTABLY :
Wear loose fitting and comfortable clothes. Wear thick fabric clothes or those which you plan to throw away so that you can skip the pains of washing it. Thick clothes will not absorb the colour that fast. Fabrics which turn transparent on becoming wet should be a total no. See to it that the clothes you wear keep you covered maximum to lessen the effect of colours.
COMFY FOOTWEAR :
Footwear should be comfortable and have enough grip since surfaces will become slippery. Since you might not get balance while your feet is wet so choose the right pair for your feet. Wear rubber or bathroom slippers or canvas shoes as leather shoes will get spoiled with water.
You are likely to be planning for a perfect bash. Be aware of the hazards of chemically infused hues. Play it safe and in the right fervor! Happy Holi!