Wellness Tips for a Healthy Holi
The festival of colours is here. But as the cases of coronavirus are on the rise, it is advisable to enjoy the festival like a responsible citizen. Covid-19 has transformed the way we do everything, and what was once considered 'normal' now feels like an entirely different lifetime ago. Let’s enjoy the festival of colours with same fun but with little more caution and care.
Please strictly follow the safety measures:
Before playing with colours, apply good amount of oil to your hair, so that the colour can slip away from your hair and never settle on the scalp. The best way is to tie your hair and cover it with a scarf or cap. After celebration, make sure to clean it while the hair is wet.
The colours available in the market contain toxic chemicals like lead oxide, copper sulfate, heavy metals, acids, alkalis, mica, asbestos, talc, silica, tc. If these colour comes in contact with the eye, it can cause eye irritation and even serious vision complications. Dab on some eye cream or vaseline gel to keep the area surrounding the eyes moisturized. In the case of colours splashed on your eyes, flush your eye with lots of clean water. Use clean, lukewarm tap water for at least 20 minutes. It is important to try and remove as much of the color from the eye as is possible, immediately.
It is advisable to avoid unnecessary trips to malls, markets or any public spaces which are crowded. It is also advisable to play Holi with family or small groups of people but no outsiders or mass gatherings. Children and senior citizens should refrain from exchanging gifts / shaking hands. Overall, do not panic, keep a safe distance from the people who display signs of cold, fever or flu like symptoms.
Check local authority advisory in your area and follow them. Greet people with an open heart, avoid shaking hands and hugging. Wear masks and follow Covid-19 guidelines.