When Holi arrives, the first impression we hold in our minds are the bonfires at the previous night followed by the glory of colours the next day.
Holi, the festival of colours, is just round the corner and be it children or the child within us, we just can’t resist the temptation of playing with colours. Adults and kids alike, love to make the most of it. Unfortunately, organic colours have been slowly but readily replaced by synthetic colours and it’s very difficult to avoid its usage by others while playing holi.
There are some simple precautions which we ladies can take to play a safe holi and even though they are simple measures, they go a long way in keeping you safe
Precautions to be taken in playing holi
Rub a thin layer of non- stick oil (preferably sunflower flowers oil as it has less density) around the exposed surfaces such as neck, face, hands and legs at least half an hour before rushing off to play.
Have your head covered in a bandana. Preferable apply a layer of oil on the head or some sticky hair gel in order to repel the colour.
Protect your eyes from colours. Remove your contact lens before you head of to playing holi.
Close your eyes when someone tries to splash colours. By doing these simple things you would be able to protect your pupils from any damage.
Also avoid clothing which absorbs water, you don’t want to be soaked for long in colours. Primarily because you want to avoid skin allergies.
After playing holi
Make it a point to wash your selves thoroughly after playing holi.
You can use a nail polish remover to help remove stubborn colour stains.
Avoid scrubbing your skin too hard, our skin gets sensitized when colour(synthetic colour) makes contact. Scrubbing your skin too hard will only aggravate the skin condition making it worse.
Avoid going out in the sun for the day after the shower.
Also, if you’re eyes get itchy and red, or if your skin were to develop a rash, visit a doctor as early as possible. Don’t hesitate to seek medical attention.
The precautions are simple. Yet holi can be enjoyed in its true sense, only when we play it safe.
Smita Diwan a Television Journalist and Communication Specialist with an experience of 10 years in media and leading satellite channels started whatshelikes.in as a digital hub for women in India. Smita specialises in Lifestyle, Home Decor, Health, Food and Product reviews. When she is not working,she is researching or practising yoga! @SmitaDiwan