It’s Holi, and of course, there will be colors. Your skin, hair, and eyes are exposed to dry and wet colors of Holi. And we all know these colors are made for commercial purposes. Most of them are not skin and hair-friendly. Read all the potential after-effects of Holi below so that you can celebrate it with care.
Holi after-effects in 2020:
In the past, people used organic colors to celebrate Holi. They were extracted for flowers, leaves, and other parts of plants. Therefore, these colors were beneficial for the skin, hair, and overall health of people. But now, the organic pigments are replaced with commercialized toxic colors. Research says that people face the following effects when the Holi ends.
Side effects of Holi colors:
The harmful components used to make popular Holi colors include diesel, lead oxide, aluminum bromide, copper sulphate, mercury sulphate, and chromium iodine. Let’s discuss what each of them can cause.
- Aluminum iodine is the leading cause of cancer-causing germs. It can be found in silver color.
- Copper sulphate can cause eye irritation, impaired vision, and even temporary blindness. It is the part of green Holi color.
- Chromium iodine causes skin allergies and asthma. It is in purple color.
- Mercury sulphate can boost the chances of skin cancer, mental retardation, and paralysis. It is present in red color.
- Persian blue, which is the major part of blue color, boosts the chances of contact dermatitis.
On the day of Holi, you may not find any issue with the use of these colors. But it doesn’t mean you are safe. The symptoms can appear even after a few weeks.
Tips for a healthy Holi:
To avoid all the adverse effects of Holi given above, simply follow the tips below:
- Use organic Holi colors. They are expensive if you buy from the market, so try to make them at home.
- When you go to celebrate Holi, properly moisturize your skin and hair to prevent dryness due to sunlight and colors.
- Apply sunscreen on face, hands, feet, and every exposed area to sunlight 20 mints before you go out. If your skin is naturally dry, apply moisturizer after sunscreen too.
- When you return after Holi celebrations, use lukewarm water to wash your face.
- After rinsing with water, use a cleanser that is suitable for your skin type.
- Use cotton balls to clean the face. Also, clean the area around the eyes carefully.
- Must take a bath and add some anti-bacterial solution in the water you take a shower with.
- When you wash the clothes you wore on Holi, use anti-bacterial detergent.
- In case of irritation in the eyes or on the skin, immediately consult your physician and have a thorough medical examination.
If you follow the easy tips above, you will enjoy Holi without any fear of potential health problems. Stay safe and enjoy Holi to the fullest this 2020.