We all love to celebrate Holi, with our friends and family in style. And, it is impossible to think about celebrating Holi, without the use of colors. However, there are safety issues in all the three form of colors that are produced these days for Holi Celebrations – Pastel, Dry and Water Colors.
Holi Celebration: Colours with Chemicals
Earlier, blossoming tress and flowers used to supply colours for Holi Celebrations. But, nowadays, chemical colours have taken their places. Although, people nowadays use natural colors for Holi, but there are very few people doing so. A lot of people still use “chemical colours” that can affect your skin badly.
Skincare for Holi Celebration
It is very important to take care of your skin for Holi Celebrations. The following are the points that you must keep in mind for taking care of your skin for Holi Celebrations:
1. Take necessary precautions:
Before celebrating Holi, make sure to apply mustard oil all over your body and hair. The oil tends to absorb less colors, hence making it easy to clean the Holi colours.
2. Go for Homemade or Natural Colours:
There are a lot of natural colours available in the market. So, make sure to purchase only these colours for playing Holi with your friends, and relatives. However, to create your own home made colour, make use of haldi, flower extracts and beetroot extracts etc. These would not harm your skin.
3. Skin Types:
Chemical Colours can make your skin dry. So, if you have an oily skin, then using these colours can result in rashes and pimples on your skin. The best way to avoid this is by using natural or homemade colours.
Or, you can also apply fruit or vegetable face pack for better skin care.
4. Eye care:
It is very important to maintain necessary care, while celebrating Holi. The chemical colours, used for celebrating Holi, can badly affect your eyes resulting in serious damages. So, make sure to use natural or homemade colours.
After washing your Holi colours, make sure to add some rose water in your eyes. This will relax your eyes. If while playing Holi, some colour gets in your eyes then rinse it with clean, and cold, water.
5. Avoid all these:
Avoid dark colours such as Black, Red and Green, as they contain a lot of chemicals such as mercury sulphite, lead oxide, copper sulphate etc. These chemicals may result in allergies, temporary blindness, skin cancer, puffiness etc.
It is in our hands to take care of our skin, while celebrating Holi. A lot of people, these days, are also using just simple water to celebrate Holi with their friends. So, stay on the safe side this Holi, and concentrate more on the main aspect of this festival – enjoyment. Have a wonderful and safe Holi.