While playing Holi always wear full-sleeved t-shirt and wear leggings to cover your legs so that your sensitive skin is not exposed to harmful chemical colours. Since it is not possible to cover up your face, try to close your eyes and lips tight during a colour attack so that they don’t get into your eyes and mouth.
Try to use more natural colors available in the market or you can make them on your own at home by using dry flower petals and leaves.
Put lots of coconut oil in your hair, and vaseline petroleum jelly on face and body so that it prevents the colors to penetrate deep into your skin.
1.Use natural / herbal, skin friendly colours
2. Do not use chemical and grease colours
3. Wear clothes that cover maximum part of your body
4. Oil your hair & apply cream on exposed parts before playing Holi
I would like to mention some basic things, that can make us protect from the chemicals available in Holi colours, Enjoy Holi.. but, yes, keep skin safety also in mind…
1> If possible, play holi with natural home made colours.
2> If home made colours are not easily available, or, you can’t prepare it by yourself , then ensure a better quality of colours. Buy colours from a reputed shop .
3> Red or Pink colours are always good to play holi and can easily taken off. Avoid Green/Purple/Yellow/Orange colours, they have more harmful chemicals in them .
4> Use Nail-Paint on your nails- both in fingers and toes to keep them protected.
5> To protect your hair, use a lot of oil in your hair and cover it with a scarf/cap, as it will not be get coloured and easily rinsed off.
Play safe. Don’t get to boisterous and do not let others to be rude on you.
The best option would be to play with natural home made 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.
Use more of red or pink colours which looks good and can easily taken off. Gaudy purple, green, yellow, orange have more harmful chemicals in them and should be avoided.
Make sure that your face is well creamed before and after the play.
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. Make use of hat or caps to protect your hair from being coloured with hard-to-rinse dyes.
Make sure that powder or any other product does not get inside your eyes. Eyes are extremely vulnerable on Holi because of their strategic place in body and also because of the use of harmful chemicals in colors these days. Please ensure that your eyes remain protected at all times. Use a sunglass to protect your eyes from a misfire of colour filled darts or water jets.
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 hassles of an immediate washing.
Rags like tattered denims and bright shades like black, blue, green, purple are highly recommended.
Holi is a festival of colors, joy and fun. When i think about holi, i can’t stop myself to think about my childhood holi, the way we play and that was full of masti, but safety is our first priority. So some of the tips are mention below that should be follow by everyone.
1. The first choice should be to play holi with natural home made colours, if not possible then use good quality color(Gulal). Natural or good quality colors does not harm your skin much.
2. You can use oil (mustard oil, coconut oil, olive oil) or vaseline over your body as well as your hair in the morning of Holi. It will help to remove the color easily.
3. Cream your face before and after play holi or you can also use a good waterproof sunscreen or a thick moisturizer.
4. Nothing is good than covering maximum part of your body with full sleeved clothes.
5. Tie your hair to reduce the damage due to colors.
6. If any soreness develops after the uses of colors, Immediately wash the area with cold water and apply good moisturizer then go to the doctor.
7. Remove Gulal with dry hands rather than using water because it spreads even more after using the water.
8. Hair should be washed with a good mild shampoo it helps to prevent the dryness and it also takes care of any infection.
9. Women should avoid any beauty treatment for few days after Holi to avoid any skin problem/reaction.
First of all, wishing you and everyone a very Happy and Colorful Holi.
As far as safety tips are concerned, then we must try to avoid harmful and chemical rich colors and need to use skin-friendly and natural colors to enjoy this festival.
We should apply oils like mustard or coconut or other natural oil on our skin before and after playing Holi that is helpful to reduce harm from bad chemicals which is enriched in the colors. We should cover our body as much as possible in order to avoid the risk from chemicals. We should use authentic quality products (Gulal, Abir Etc.) only for enjoying this festival.
Secondly, this is a festival of joy and colournes. We try to spread this colorness in the form of respect, love, enthusiasm, humanity to everyone with whom we are playing Holi.
Have a Happy Colourful & safe Holi !
It’s celebration time with Holi, time to welcome spring and the burst the colours in nature.
A few simple tips to make this Holi a safer:
Rub coconut oil over your face and body before you step out to play Holi
Use organic home made colours or at least ensure the regular colours you use are good quality.
If colours comes in contact with your eyes wash immediately with water.
Avoid using gaudy colours like purple and green as these have harsher chemicals in item.