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Happy Holi! Don’t let this coulourful festival lead to colourless consequences

There are a number of cases where after the celebration's pack up, individuals are left suffering from skin rashes, eye allergies and discoloration of hair. Colours were traditionally made from herbs and spring flowers. However, chemicals and industrial dyes, some of them toxic, slowly replaced flowers and herbs which cause serious reactions. Here are some tips to have a safe Holi.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 20 March 2019 10:41 AM GMT

Happy Holi! Don’t let this coulourful festival lead to colourless consequences
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Lucknow: One of the most awaited festival, ‘Holi’, is round the corner and everyone is eagerly waiting to drench in those colours, feast on ‘ghujiya’s’ and ‘bhang’ while singing and dancing. But this colourful festival can lead to colourless consequence and the aftermath can be disturbing.

There are a number of cases where after the celebration's pack up, individuals are left suffering from skin rashes, eye allergies and discoloration of hair. Colours were traditionally made from herbs and spring flowers. However, chemicals and industrial dyes, some of them toxic, slowly replaced flowers and herbs which cause serious reactions. Here are some tips to have a safe Holi.

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-The best option would be to play with natural homemade colours. Your skin and hair will feel tampered with the use of skin friendly natural products.

-If natural colours are not possible, then ensure a better quality of colours. Buy colours from a reputed shop or vendor. Try making colours at home using turmeric, marigold flowers or herbal colours; else buy herbal formulations.

-Bring into use more of red or pink colours which looks good and can easily be taken off. Purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.

-Make sure to apply a moisturizer on your face and body before and after the play.

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-Apply thick coating of paint on your nails- both in fingers and toes so that they remain protected.

-Oil your hair well, so that colour doesn't stick on your hair and can be washed off easily later.

-Cover your hair by using hat or caps to protect it from being coloured with hard-to-rinse dyes.

-Make sure that powder or any other product does not get inside your eyes. Please ensure that your eyes remain protected at all times.

-Use dental caps to save your teeth from any unwanted stains.

-Put on your worst clothes so that you won't have to take on the struggles of an immediate washing.

-The official Holi drink, bhang, when consumed in large quantities can lead to increased blood pressure and a hike in heart rate. Drink in moderation and avoid mixing it with alcohol.

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Saima Siddiqui

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