As spring nudges away the last vestiges of winter, Holi brings colour, unrestrained joy, and a promise full of warm days and new beginnings. But once you're done playing, it could also bring itchy skin, rashes, irritated eyes and straw-like hair. Fortunately, there are a few simple tricks that can help you sidestep all these problems associated with toxic colours and enjoy Holi fully.
Choose Colours Carefully
There’s no fun in celebrating Holi without colours, right? However, choose your colours wisely and avoid synthetic colours. These colours have harmful chemicals that may cause skin rashes & other skin problems. Organic colours are environment friendly & a safe alternative and have also been traditionally used to celebrate Holi in India.
Use each oil by itself or create a mixture and apply it all over your face and neck.
Applying at least two coats of oil all over your body, including your navel and the space between your fingers and toes, will help get the colour off easily when you're washing it off after. Additionally, it will prevent dryness.
After the celebrations are over, give your skin a little love
Make homemade face masks to rejuvenate your skin!
Wear contact lenses
Unless you don't want to make multiple trips to the eye doctor later, don't wear contacts. Wear an old pair of glasses instead.
Put some ice on your face
To avoid some skin problems and breakouts, rub ice cubes over your face for ten to fifteen minutes. This will tighten your skin and close the pores. Furthermore, it will keep colours from penetrating the skin.
Maintain good nail care
To prevent colour strains on your nail and cuticles, coat them with dark nail paint. This is the best technique to avoid stains because nails are the one area that is most frequently stained.
And that's it! Have a happy and safe Holi!