We are celebrating the festival of vibrant colours, today and excitement are in the air. We mark the festivity by bringing home a spectrum of colours, preparing scrumptious delicacies, decorating the house and inviting our near and dear one’s home. Traditionally Holi was celebrated with dry gulal powders and buckets of water, but today it is all about splashes of synthetic hues that may cause a lot of discomfort to your skin, hair, eyes and also dangerous to overall health. These synthetic dyes and chemicals after some time can take a toll on your skin and hair making it dry and rash.

People with sensitive skin suffer from skin allergies, irritation leading to eczema, amyloidosis and other skin owes. Along with the fun and frolic of Holi, it is also important to take necessary precautions to shield your skin and hair from the harsh effects of artificial hues. Moreover, you may also tend to cause damage to your skin while showering to get rid of the colours away by excessive scrubbing. Perhaps a little precaution can go a long way in nourishing and preserving your skin health.

Also Read: Holi 2020: This Is How You Can Play Safe With Colours & Prevent Coronavirus

Effective Rules To Follow

  • Wear a simple and light-coloured dress that can cover yourself and averts any direct contact with harsh chemicals.
  • Maintain your hair safe, by shampooing and conditioning your hair prior to playing Holi, then massage the hair with oil and tied them in a bun. For men apply hair gel that will assure your hair is not disturbed.
  • To preserve your body from harmful chemicals apply coconut oil or a thick layer of sunscreen.
  • Wear waterproof makeup while celebrating Holi, thus ensuring the colours would not stay to the stick.
  • Don’t stay in the sun for a longer time if you have applied makeup, as you enjoy sunlight the colours may get deeply absorbed in the skin making it hard to scrub them off later.
  • Covering your hair with a scarf is the best way to shield the hair from synthetic hues.
  • Don’t stay in wet clothes for long hours, as it can cause rashes on your skin and make it difficult for you to remove the colours post celebration.
  • Stay well hydrated to prevent dehydration, lower the risk of skin tan and boost your energy levels.

Remember coronavirus cases are still at the peak in some parts of the country, so, it is not safe in playing Holi in large groups, however, you can still enjoy it in your home with your family or small groups if there are no risk or positive cases.

Here we bring you simple tips to safeguard your skin from the harmful effects of artificial colours. Foray this infographic for more details.

5 natural ways to protect yourself from holi

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