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We look forward to the festival of colours but celebrating Holi also means using chemical-based colours that can cause extreme harm to the skin. They make your skin rough, prone to acne, and other allergies. At times, you might even come in contact with colours that make your skin burn. Hence, you must take preventive measures to keep your skin safe and enjoy the colourful festival without any worries!
You may wonder how you can take precautions to keep dermal issues at bay this Holi and that’s why we talked to the celebrity dermatologist, Dr Ajay Rana, for some advice.
1. Guard your skin with products that will help you reduce the damage caused by synthetic colours. Protect your skin using sunscreen, oil and other skincare products that suit you.
2. “Before playing Holi, apply body lotion. Apply vaseline to protect the area around the eyes and rub a dash of baby oil on the eyelashes and nails,” suggests dermatologist, Dr Ajay Rana.
3. Always wear full-sleeved clothing to avoid direct exposure to synthetic colours.
4. When you play Holi, your skin will be exposed to colours, sun, heat, and dust. To prevent damage, add a layer of protection. Wash your face and then apply a moisturizing lotion with SPF 50. Massage a few drops of olive oil on the face and neck.
5. Wear comfortable clothes that are made of breathable fabric like cotton because they allow the skin to breathe. Synthetic and tight clothes can lead to rashes and allergic reactions on the skin when they come in contact with synthetic colours.
6. Hydrate your skin by drinking water, juice, and glucose mix throughout the day. When the skin gets dehydrated, it can become dry.
7. If somebody is dealing with a skin condition or problem, then it is best to consult your dermatologist before you step out to play Holi.
“Holi, the most vibrant and colourful festival in the world is around the corner. Unfortunately, these days, synthetic colours are used widely to celebrate the festival. These can not only cause discomfort to our skin, hair, and eyes but also can be hazardous for our health. Synthetic colours on the skin, along with exposure to the sun and intermittent water splashes, can make it look dull and damaged. You need to protect your skin so that it does not get damaged from being in the sun for long hours and prep it so that the colours come off easily after playing Holi,” concluded Dr Rana.
So, make sure you’re protected before you step out to play Holi this time around!