Holi - the festival of colours and love - is one of the important festivals in India. The festival celebrates the arrival of spring and teaches us to forgive and forget and to value relationships. Hindus celebrate Holi with great enthusiasm and happiness. Although the festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the true meaning of Holi has almost lost its significance. Besides, celebrations can turn nasty and violent, and you need to be cautious while playing Holi.
We list some safety tips to help you enjoy the festival of colours.
Use natural and eco-friendly colours. Various colours are available in the market; however, not all colours are good for the skin and hair. Choose your colours only after research and advice from your elders. Do not use rigid colours which do not come off easily and damage your skin.
Oil Your Body
To protect your skin from harmful colours, apply oil or lotion on your body, oil your hair and paint your nails before you step out to play Holi.
Wear Old Clothes
Dress in old cotton clothes so that you do not have to worry about your clothes and can enjoy the festival.
Bathe at the End
Take a bath only at the end of the colourful festivities. Bathing frequently can make your skin dry. Cleanse Your Skin and HairUse a proper cleanser to clean your skin. Apply a gentle conditioner after washing your hair.
Remember to protect your face at all times. Avoid a direct attack of colour or water to your face. Close your eyes while your friends apply colours on you.
Use Red and Pink
The colours red and pink look beautiful and are easy to remove as compared to colours like green and purple.