Holi isn’t Holi without wet colours, water balloons, colour bombs, and colour shooters. If you want to celebrate Holi in a proper way, it’s a must to come out of your comfort zone and embrace all the important aspects of the festivity.
And it’s fun too. Whether you want to get colours on yourself a little bit here and there or want to go full-on, nothing’s wrong when it comes to celebrating Holi, the festival of colours. However, there are a couple of important factors to consider that your Holi celebration is safe. Want to know what they are? Check out the pointers below:
Buy high-quality colours
One of the most important factors to consider is to buy high-quality Holi colours. Whether you are buying powder or liquid Holi colours, make sure to buy ones that adhere to safety standards. Cheap, low-quality Holi colours contain a lot of harmful chemicals and other additives that raise the risk of skin allergies and infections.
Also, low-quality Holi colours stay longer on the skin. If you are a student or a working professional, Holi colours that don’t go off easily can be a major concern post festivity.
Avoid sensitive body areas
When celebrating Holi with dry and/or wet colours, make sure to avoid sensitive/important body areas such as the eyes, ears mouth, and hair. Getting Holi colours on these body parts can be concerning.
Also, it’s equally important to make sure that get a thorough skin checkup done by a dermatologist. Doing this will help you make sure that you aren’t at the risk of skin allergies. If so, it’s best to avoid getting dry and wet Holi colours on your skin. You can visit a dermatologist near to your location.
Avoid wearing your treasured wears
If there’s one thing you’ve got to avoid during Holi celebrations, it’s wearing your best clothes. Knowing the fact that you are going to get your clothes dirty, it’s a no-brainer to wear spare clothes and keep your favourite ones safe from getting ruined.
The best option is to buy a pair of simple t-shirts and jeans or kurta (if you prefer them). You can dedicate the pair to wearing only for celebrating the festivity.
Prepare your skin with protection
Your skin may have a lot to take in during the Holi celebrations. As such, it’s best to prepare yourself the right way. The best way to get started is to moisturise your entire body by applying a moisturising lotion in a generous amount.
If you have plans to celebrate Holi out in the sun, it’s best to apply sunscreen on your arms, legs, neck, face, and other exposed skin parts. Doing this will help you make sure that spending a long time out in the sun doesn’t take a toll on your skin.
Use a foaming facewash to entirely wash off Holi colours
After Holi, you may find that the colours aren’t getting off entirely. In this case, using a foaming facewash works. Visit a pharmacy or a skin care store located in your area and buy a foaming facewash that suits your skin type.
For better results, you can combine foaming facewash with facemasks. Another simple yet effective solution is to dip a cotton ball in natural coconut oil and apply gently on your face. For washing Holi colours from your hair, it’s best to shampoo your hair and use a good conditioner and hair serum to maintain the quality.