precautions for holi
the festival of colours started out by people making the coloured powder and water out of flowers and other natural substances. The scenario as we all know has changed as companies sell colours that include harmful chemicals that can lead to a multitude of health problems, cancer being one such. A lot of people recommend that making one's own colours using natural substances like vegetables and indigo is the best option available, but then, how many of us actually have the time to make these dyes? The next best bet would be to ensure you buy your colours from a trusted company that uses natural products.
- Apply castor/olive/coconut/almond oil to your hair.
- Apply moisturiser/oil on the parts of your body that are bound to be exposed, like your hands and face.
- Use an under-eye gel that will help protect this very sensitive portion of your face.
- For women: Makeup is a good thing as it actually adds on more layers and hence keeps the colour that much further away from your skin. This is true provided you are using good makeup that is known to have no adverse effects on your skin. Powder makeup is better off avoided.
- Use Vaseline on your lips.
- Use Vaseline on your nails as well. Women can even opt for nail enamel.
- A source also suggests applying talcum powder over the existing moisturising lotion/oil on your skin is a good touch as well.