10 Tips To Have A Safe Holi This Year

Share this on :

Total Shares

Holi is one of the most jubilant and colorful festivals of India, from all the delicacies served on the platter bhaangthandai and gujiyas to the mischief of shooting water balloons and being camouflaged in varied colors! This festival has it all, but the aftermath can be equally vexing with dry hair, skin rashes such as dermatitis, burning eyes. It is of utmost importance to follow certain safety measures during the festival of colors to make it a memorable (and less troublesome) occasion!

2016-03-18-1458289357-2170499-HoliMadrid1Image Source

  1. Ensure kids are at a safe distance from bonfire.
Image Source

Just before Holi eve, the ceremony of bonfire happens in every society and the huge gathering may confound the kids, or they may run around the fire and trip over it. So, it is essential for the responsible to keep an eye on the children.

ALSO READ :  My Dad Died 3 Years Ago And My Mom Kept The Promise She Made To Him, To Follow Through On Her Dream

2. Cover your body as much as possible to protect from synthetic colors.

Image Source

Holi colors include harmful synthetic chemicals such as lead oxide in black colour, mercury sulfide in red, aluminium bromide in silver and copper sulfate in green. It can lead to skin rashes and thus it is very important to cover your body with as much clothing as possible.

3. Make your own colors at home!

Image Source

Yup! You can shun those harmful chemicals and prepare your own safe and homemade colors! Turmeric, marigold flowers, red sandalwood, berries of indigo, henna powder can be used. You can also buy herbal formulations to help you prepare the same.

4. Apply moisturizer / sunscreen to protect the skin.

Image Source

Apply moisturizing lotion or oil on your arms, face, legs and any exposed part of skin. Use a waterproof sunscreen to protect your skin from sun damage.

ALSO READ :  Someone Pointed Out These Pants Look Like Fried Chicken And Now We Can’t Unsee It

5. Wear a cap to avoid a frizzy hair.

Image Source

Hair is the most affected part, as the colors not only damage the scalp with rashes, but also make the hair frizzy and dry. So, it is best to cover with a hat or a traditional cap (that also ups the style quotient!)

6. Wear sunglasses to shield the eyes.

Image Source

A sudden gush of water color aimed at your face and your eyes may have to bear the brunt! So, it is better to be safe in shades than to be sorry otherwise.

7. Immediately wash off colors after-Holi.

Image Source

More often than not, our Holi fun is long over and we aimlessly roam around with our friends, drenched in harmful colors. So, it is of paramount importance to do away with them and wash the skin under clean water.

ALSO READ :  These 10 Handcrafted Masks Will Make You Invent Any Reason To Wear One

8. Limit that bhaang intake.

Image Source

Holi is synonymous with Bhaang, but if consumed in large and uncontrollable quantities, can lead to high blood pressure and risk of heart attack. So, curb your enthusiasm!

9. Do not target any animals.

Image Source

Targeting helpless and clueless stray or pet animals shows the cruel side of human nature. Holi is supposed to be fun, but not at the cost of harming others. Hence, avoid this offensive act.

10. Stay hydrated!

Image Source

Water keeps the harmful chemicals from being absorbed into the skin and also helps get rid of excess toxins. So, drink water throughout Holi and keep all the problems at bay! Happy Holi!

Feature Image Source 

Share this on :

Total Shares

Let’s block ads! (Why?)