Holi is a festival of spring season. Spring is the time when nature blooms with flowers. The surroundings look colourful and beautiful. There are religious legends too surrounding the use of colours on holi. One legend says, Lord Krishna used colours to smear Radha’s face as she was very fair and he was dark, he wanted to change her complexion temporarily. Lord Krishna played holi with Hibiscus flowers also known as flame of the forest (Tesu flower from Palash Tree).This flower is used in various modern day skin cream preparations.
To celebrate the richness of natures vibrant colors and the medicinal benefits of protecting and healing the skin from any cut, rash various coloured beautiful flowers were dried and made into powders for skin application. With the commercialisation of the festival, herbal color preparations have been replaced by synthetic and industrial chemical dyes.
These colour pigments contain high amount of oxides, mica, powdered glass for high sheen. These colours when applied on skin can have harmful side effects like skin allergies, rashes, itching and skin peeling. It is very important to play holy safely, protecting skin and hair. During holi it is advisable to follow skin protective safety measures.
Here are a few simple suggestions which can protect our sensitive skin from breakouts and hair from turning brittle and dry.
Follow these simple safety measures to have a happy safe Holi Day.
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