Precautions to protect skin, hair, eyes from Holi colors and its effects

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Happiness, love, excitement and zeal among the people have reached a height because the festival of colours Holi is around the corner. Most people enjoy Holi with colours and sweets. Even though due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people may stay away from playing colors in public, but still even if you decided to have some fun with your friends and family, here are some precautions to take during Holi to prevent any damage, infection or injury from the harsh colours and other chemicals.

precautions to take during Holi

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These are some of the precautions to take during Holi:

  • Wear glasses or sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun as well as the colours. You can even wear zero number glasses to protect the eyes. 
  • Do not wear contact lenses as on coming in contact with colors they can create irritation in the eyes and there are chances that you may rub your eyes.
  • Avoid clothes that absorb water. Wearing wet clothes for long can cause skin allergies like rashes, itching and also increase your chances of catching a cold. Cotton clothes are best for the occasion.
  • Cover your head with a bandana or scarf. Apply a layer of oil on your head in order to repel the colours.
  • You can also make Holi colours at home with natural henna, neem leaves, mint, hibiscus flowers, marigold petals, turmeric powder and rose petals.
  • It is very important for you to stay hydrated while you are busy playing Holi. So drink clean water throughout to keep your energy levels high. Do drink enough water or liquids before going out.

precautions to take during Holi

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Precautions to take during Holi – how to protect eyes, skin and hair in holi

  • The official drink of Holi, bhang, when consumed in large quantities can result in increased blood pressure and an increase in the heart rate. Drink it in limit and avoid mixing it with alcohol and other toxic substances.
  • Avoid playing with water balloons. Throwing water balloons at a person with force can cause serious injuries to eyes, ears and skin.

precautions to take during Holi

Precautions to take during Holi – how to protect eyes, skin and hair in holi

  • To protect your teeth from color stains you can use a dental cap. Do not forget to brush your teeth after playing Holi. You can even use a little baking soda to get rid of stains.
  • Try to avoid the usage of Grease colors and play with light red and pink colours as they are easy to remove. Dark colours like purple, silver and black contain more chemicals and can damage your skin.
  • If you hurt yourself while playing Holi, wash that particular area and put ice on it. Clean the affected area with an antibacterial lotion to avoid infection. Get a tetanus injection in case you haven’t taken one in the last 5-6 months.

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