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How to remove colours after playing Holi
Holi, the festival of colours, heralds the arrival of spring. However, there is a downside to this excitement for the festival of colours. The colours that flood our markets can wreak havoc one one's skin - so try to remove the colours with care.

HOLI IS a festival of colours, and symbolizes the onset of spring. This vibrant festival is particularly popular in Northern India where people smear each other with loads of colours and throw coloured water at each other. There's a lot of excitement and good humour.

However, there is a downside to this excitement to the festival. The synthetic dyes and colours that flood our markets have a very harsh and toxic effect. Children are particularly vulnerable to these inferior quality colours that contain dangerous toxins such as lead and mercury. Using these toxic colours and industrial dyes can lead to severe skin allergies and eye problems.

Hence for that case there are several precautionary measures that should be taken care of. First, there is an alternative that is available to the colours containing toxins. The alternative is to play Holi with natural colours or natural substances. For instance there are herbal colours available in the market at same cost of as compared to other colours. It is a lot safe playing with it.

The other alternative is to play it with regular colours but try to remove them with precaution or with utmost care. As mentioned on websites babycenter and facenfacts, this can be done in the following manner.

1. To soothe eyes if they itch due to colour apply rose water and relax for a few minutes.

2. Wash eyes again and again by using clean water is advisable after playing with colours.

3. On Holi, if a colour is applied by rubbing, use a face wash instead of soap to remove it. Remember to remove the colour gently from the skin. Rubbing and then washing can harm your skin. Use a light hand, as this way the colour on body will come off.

5. To keep your skin safe from colours, try wearing clothes that cover whole of your body. This way, less part of body will come in contact with colours.

6. If you apply cold cream, Vaseline, olive oil or coconut oil on body, half an hour before playing Holi, then the hold of colour on skin becomes weak.

7. To protect your skin from the adverse effects of colours, you can apply sunscreen lotion on your body. This can possibly decrease the chemical effect of colour.

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