04 Mar Tips To Celebrate Safe Holi This Year!
Holi is one of the biggest and most important festivals of India. It is incredible how people of different religion and backgrounds come together to celebrate this auspicious and super fun festival. Bright colors, loud music, sweets and so much laughter, that’s what Holi is all about. Having said that, just like all festivals, there can be a few hazards surrounding this popular and colorful festival too. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
This year, don’t stop your kids or yourself from celebrating this festival. Instead, use these simple and effective tips to celebrate a safe and healthy Holi with your loved ones.
1. Holi colors are beautiful, but they contain various harmful chemicals such as lead oxide, mercury sulfide, aluminium bromide and copper sulfate. So, wear thick clothing which covers all parts of your body.
2. As for the face, apply a generous amount of moisturizer or petroleum jelly to avoid getting colors into your pores.
3. Be sure to keep kids away from evening bonfire.
4. Holi colors can leave you dehydrated inside and out, so make sure to drink lots of water.
5. Avoid using store-bought colors and instead go for natural homemade colors made of turmeric, marigold flowers, pink flowers, tea leaves, henna etc.
6. Avoid rubbing your skin too harshly to remove colors. Be patient! They’ll naturally disappear in time.
7. Colors tend to seep into the scalp, damaging hair follicles making the hair too dry and brittle. Make sure to moisturize your hair and scalp with coconut or olive oil, both before and after playing Holi.
8. To avoid infection or irritation from colors, add one tablespoon pure lemon juice to your bath water and rinse your hair and scalp with it.
9. Do not wear contact lenses or glasses while playing Holi. Instead, avoid getting color into your eyes by wearing sunglasses.
10. And lastly, if the party includes bhang, drink in moderation as a higher dose can lead to increased blood pressure.
Hope these tips will aid you in celebrating a safe Holi this year. Happy Holi!