Holi Safety Tips: Essential Tips for Skin, Hair, and Eye Care on Holi
Here comes the festival that symbolizes the joy of colors, love, unity, and the victory of good over evil!
Are you excited to celebrate the vibrant festival of Holi?
Holi, the "Festival Of Colors And Love," is a time to mingle with family and friends and immerse yourself in joy, music, and, of course, lots of colors! The sweet aroma of gujiyas fills the air and echoes with the laughter of people gearing up to celebrate the colorful festival of Holi.
Whether you're a seasoned Holi-goer or a first-timer, it's important to prepare yourself for a safe and enjoyable celebration. As we gear up to celebrate Holi, viral fever hits the city, with many taking longer than usual to recover! However, let's not allow the current circumstances to dampen our spirits and enthusiasm. Instead, let's spread the colors of happiness and joy while being mindful of our safety and health.
In this article, we will provide helpful tips and advice to ensure that your Holi celebrations are both fun and safe. From choosing the right colors to protecting your skin and hair, know the top tips for having a fantastic Holi! So, get ready to celebrate Holi like a pro!
Choosing the Right Colors for Holi!
The right choice of colors can ensure a safe and enjoyable Holi experience for you and your loved ones. Know how to make a safe, natural powdered color:
Rose petals that have been dried and powdered are usually used to make pink powder; however roses are available in various colors.
A lovely magenta-red color can be made through beetroot powder.
Blue is rarely found in nature; however, various flowers in India can be used to make it. Jacaranda, aprajita, or blue hibiscus are good options
Green color can be made from dried and powdered leaves. Henna, coriander, and spinach are all good options.
Any powdered pulses will work, but turmeric is the best. It has the amazing ability to stain everything except the skin.
To make a dry version of these colors, grind the above-mentioned vegetables and flowers in a fine paste and let them dry in the sun. Once it dries, mix it with besan or maida and use. For the wet version of the same, boil some of the pieces and let them sit in the water for some time. You will have wet colors, too.
Tips for skin care before Holi
Holi is a colorful and fun festival, but it can be harsh on the skin. To avoid any unwanted skin concerns, it is critical to prepare the skin before the celebrations. Here are some essential tips for skin care before Holi:
Moisturize your skin
Apply a generous amount of moisturizer to the skin to keep it hydrated and nourished.
Protect your lips
Apply a lip balm with SPF protection to protect the lips from the harsh colors.
Trim your nails
Trim the nails and apply a coat of nail paint to prevent the colors from staining the nails.
Avoid waxing or threading
Avoid waxing or threading the skin a day before Holi as it may cause skin irritation due to the harsh colors.
Avoid exfoliating the skin a day before Holi as it may make the skin more sensitive and prone to damage.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to protect the skin from the sun's harmful UV rays.
Following these tips, you can protect your skin and hair from damage and enjoy a safe and fun-filled Holi celebration.
Hair Care tips during Holi
The harsh chemicals in the colors and prolonged exposure to the sun can make the hair dry, frizzy, and brittle. Here are some essential haircare tips for Holi to keep the hair healthy and beautiful:
Oil your hair
Apply coconut oil, olive oil, or any other hair oil before stepping out to celebrate. This will create a protective layer on the hair and prevent the colors from penetrating the hair shaft.
Tie your hair
Tie the hair in a bun, braid, or ponytail to minimize its exposure to the colors. This will also prevent the colors from tangling the hair.
Cover the hair
Wear a hat, scarf, or bandana to cover the hair completely. This will protect the hair from the colors and prevent them from getting entangled.
Rinse the hair
After celebrating, rinse the hair thoroughly with lukewarm water to remove the colors. Avoid using hot water as it can make the hair dry and brittle.
Use a mild shampoo
Use a mild shampoo to wash the hair and remove any remaining color. Avoid using shampoo that contains harsh chemicals as it can further damage the hair.
Condition your hair
Apply a deep-conditioning hair mask or conditioner to your hair after washing it. This will restore moisture and nourishment in the hair.
Eye care tips for Holi
The chemicals in the colors can cause irritation, redness, and infection. Here are some essential eye care tips for Holi:
- While playing Holi, you should always wear glasses. These will not only safeguard your vision but will also make a fashion statement for you at the party.
- Eye protection can also be given by wearing a hat, cap, or scarf.
- If you wear contact lenses, don't wear them while playing Holi. Contact lenses can absorb substances that can lead to various eye disorders.
- Due to extended exposure, the chemical-rich hues might accumulate in the eye corners and harm them. Apply enough oil or moisturizer to the eye corners to avoid this.
Celebrating Holi can be a fun and exciting experience, but it's important to prioritize your safety and health during the festivities. By implementing these tips and precautions, you can enjoy vibrant colors and joyful celebrations while keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.
May this Holi bring you lots of happiness, love, and joy!