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8 Important Safety Tips For Holi

Countdown till holi has begun. Holi is a festival of colours and happiness and on this joyous occasion, people smear colour onto each other's faces and throw coloured water, playfully. While playing with colours is the best part of the festival, it can be at times very dangerous, in case you do not take precautions. There are some simple precautions that can be taken to play a safe holi which will go a long way in keeping you safe. Here is a list that will help you with it.
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Use eco-friendly colours

Use eco-friendly colours
Synthetic colours have adverse effect on on your skin. the chemicals are harsh especially to those who have skin allergies! Luckily there are tons of herbal colours that we can find in the mark today. Be sure you switch form using harsh chemical filled colours to skin sensitive herbal colours.
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Skin care

Skin care
Skin care is utmost important step you need to take before going out to play holi. Rub a thick layer of non- stick oil or petroleum jelly around the exposed surfaces such as neck, face, hands and legs at least half an hour before rushing off to play. This will protect the harmful colours from damaging your skin which may result in prolems like abrasion, irritation, itching, dryness, pruritus and burning sensation.
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Hair care

Hair care
Have your head covered in a bandana or make use of hat or caps to protect your hair from being coloured with hard-to-rinse dyes. Apply good quantity of coconut oil on your hair or some sticky hair gel in order to repel the colour.
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Eye care

Eye care
Eyes are extremely vulnerable on Holi because of the use of harmful chemicals in colors these days. Protect your eyes from colours. Remove your contact lens before you head of to playing holi. Close your eyes when someone tries to splash colours. Use a sunglass to protect your eyes from a colour filled darts or water jets. By doing these simple things you would be able to protect your pupils from any damage.
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Skin care after playing holi

Skin care after playing holi
While washing off the colour from your face, use lukewarm water and keep your eyes and lips tightly closed.
Avoid scrubbing your skin too hard, synthetic colours make our skin extra sensitive. Scrubbing your skin too hard will only aggravate the skin condition making it worse.
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Hair care after playing holi

Hair care after playing holi
Do not use far too much shampoo/conditioner while washing your hair. make sure you wash off as much colour as u can just by water and then use shampoo. Doing so might reduce dryness of hair.
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Eye care after playing holi

Eye care after playing holi
After you are done playing holi, make sure you close your eyes tight shut while washing your hair. Make sure no colour seeps in your eyes or it may cause irritation. Once you are done taking a bath, apply fewdrops of rose water in your eyes to get rid of any extra colour that may reside in your eyes.
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Clean your nails

Clean your nails
Before you leave your place to go and play holi make sure you apply a thick layer of nail polish to protect your nails from absorbing the colours. After playing holi make sure you clean your nails thoroughly while bathing and get rid of any residue of colour in you nails and toes.