Holi, the festival of colours, is finally here and the joy of being drenched in hues of pink, yellow, purple and blue is above all. However, with Holi comes its own share of skin problems as most Holi colours these days are prepared using chemicals that have the potential to damage the skin to a great extent. While playing Holi, our skin, mouth and eyes are quite exposed to these harmful colours. Hence, it is of utmost importance to protect them in order to avoid serious injuries. Here are few kitchen ingredients that can come to your rescue while playing Holi. Read on to know more about them.
For The Skin: Colours in the form of pastes and sprays have toxic compounds in them which can cause itching, skin allergies and rashes. If you happen to experience any of them, then wash the affected area with normal plain water and apply coconut or almond oil over it. However, if you feel that the itchiness is creating a burning sensation, then take some cold milk and a cotton ball. Dab cotton ball into the milk and massage it over the affected area. Also, if any of your wounds get affected while playing Holi, then wash it with normal plain water and clean it. Take a pinch of turmeric, apply it all over your wound and cover it with a clean cloth.
Colours in the form of pastes and sprays have toxic compounds in them which can cause itching, skin allergies and rashes.For The Eyes: While playing with dry Holi colours, make sure that they don't enter your eyes as they can pose a great danger to the vision. If by any chance, such a thing happens, the very first step that you should do is to wash your eyes with cold plain water. Wash your eyes until you feel that the irritation has gone. Try not to rub the eyes because the chemical-based colours can possibly worsen the condition.
While playing with dry Holi colours, make sure that they don't enter your eyes as they can pose a great danger to the vision
For The Mouth: While playing Holi, the chances of ingesting Holi colours increase. If such a thing happens with you, the very first step should be to gargle with lukewarm water and a pinch of salt.
So if you end up experiencing any of the above, make sure you take immediate steps. Have a happy and safe Holi!
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