It's celebrations galore in India. With barely a few days left, the country is gearing up to celebrate Holi. It's a festival that signifies the victory of good over evil. The day is celebrated with popular Holi songs and people throwing colour on each other. Although the festival of Holi brings great joy, it is often accompanied by accidents, infections, skin damage and hair fall.
Dermatologists always advise people to be extra careful during this festival by playing with organic colours. Not just human beings, animals are also affected by the mindless application of colour on them, especially stray cats and dogs. Although festivals are meant to be enjoyed whole-heartedly, a few safety measures must be kept in mind while enjoying the day of colours.
To make the festival of spring more joyous and memorable, here are a few safety tips that you can follow:
- Apply oil or moisturizer on your body liberally, so that it is easier to get rid of the colours later. Oil your hair properly before playing Holi.
- Opt for organic and natural colours, instead of metallic chemicals, eggs, mud or other such things.
- Wear full sleeve clothes so that the colours do not stick to your body, increasing the chances of infection and hours of scrubbing the colours of.
- Keep children and pets safe during the festival. Colors, if they go inside the eyes or mouth, can be severely harmful.
- If possible, wear sunglasses and keep the water as well as eye-drops handy while playing with colours. Also, keep a first-aid kit ready in case of emergency.
- While bhang, an edible form of cannabis, is a big part of traditional Holi celebrations in India, avoid consuming too much of it as it might make you sick and ruin the fun
- Stay hydrated during the festivities by drinking an adequate amount of water. It will also help you get rid of the excess toxins quickly.