Make use of all herbal colours like tea leaves, henna, turmeric, marigold flowers etc as they are eco and skin friendly. If natural colours are not available, then ensure better quality colours.
Use mild soaps and shampoos; adopt natural remedies like applying lemon, non-boiled milk, gram flour, turmeric, oil etc to wash out colours after Holi.
Drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated as your skin tends to dehydrate with the use of chemicals.
Carry, Dettol or Savlon as there are chances to get hurt while playing Holi.
Try to wear apparels that cover maximum exposure of skin to protect from colours. Ex: full sleeves tee, 3/4th sleeve kameez, mandarin collar kurta… and more. Put on the old clothes that feasible to wash immediately.
Protect your peepers from harsh chemicals; own a pair of sunglasses that helps to refrain from dust and harmful colours.
If any irritation occurs due to colours, gently clean the area with cold water and apply moisturizing lotion.
Use colours in diluted forms instead of raw powdered form. Colours like red and pink will not only looks good but also easy take off.
Post Holi going for a skin facial is a very good idea. Opt for a mini-facial, which is bleach and steam free. Avoids chemicals in any form for after 48 hours of playing Holi.
If you are already allergic to chemicals try to avoid playing Holi. It may cause skin irritation or another problem.
Do not use permanent dyes, metallic tints and gaudy colours like purple, green, yellow-orange that will have more harmful chemicals. Stay away from these especially if you are prone to skin allergies and asthma.
Do not rub the face with soap immediately in order to get rid of colours, especially when it is wet.
Pets and animals are sensitive to colours. Avoid putting colour on street animals, which is extremely harmful. Respect all forms of life.
Avoid dancing and running on wet floors, as there are chances of slipping and get injured.
Do not take frequent baths as washing the face again and again will ruin your skin. Take a bath after the entire Holi celebration is over.
I own a car, then keep all windows shut even if you don’t have AC
Always use sidewalks on roads or footpath lane especially during these festive occasions.
Don’t be rude and avoid fights to have a safe Holi.
Avoid using bath salts and exfoliates for 48 hours as skin become very sensitive after playing Holi.
The traditional drink of Holi- bhang, when consumed in large quantities can lead to health complications. Drink in moderation and avoid mixing it with alcohol.