Holi is a festival of merrymaking, fun, frolic, colors. It is, in fact, a celebration of everything that is lively and youthful. Nonetheless, health must never be compromised just for the sake of fun. Indian festivals are varied and it is a delight to involve yourself in every single custom and convention related to them. As this festival involves some foreign particles it is necessary to take good care of the health of the family and the individual. Let us talk about a few things you need to remember before setting out to enjoy your fullest.
Drink Plenty of Water
You might get dehydrated due to all the running around and chasing your friends. It is indispensable that you drink enough water.
You must Check Khoya for Purity
Adulterated khoya and mawa are regrettably common in the market during Holi time. Test these ingredients for purity before you use them in sweets.
Use Natural Homemade Colours
Try and make natural colours from flowers like marigold and kitchen ingredients like turmeric and sandalwood. Women should think about this because artificial colours hamper their hair and skin.
Prefer using Kitchen Ingredients to Remove Colour
Dodge using harsh chemical shampoos and soaps to get rid of colour from your skin. It is best to use elements like wheat flour powder and lemon.
Wash Your Hands Every Time You Touch Food
Colours can cause a lot of health problems. Therefore, make sure that you wash your hands properly.
Even for kids and grown-ups try to follow these :
Synthetic colours should be a big no-no. Organic, Non-toxic, natural or herbal colours are far better as they don't contain any chemicals. It is good for the kids too.
Playing with balloons is definitely fun, but if thrown at a person with force, especially at children, it can cause serious injuries to ears, eyes, and skin. You must teach your child about the dangers of using balloons, and inspire him to use the simple pichkaris instead.
Colours can eventually be very harsh on the eye. Get your child to wear funky goggles to keep the eye safe from damage or infection.
It is good to make your child wear full-sleeved shirts and long pants. The idea is to prevent exposing the skin to colours
Apply plentiful amounts of petroleum jelly or moisturizers on your child's skin. Apply coconut oil in the hair too.
Teach your child not to take aims with water guns at people's faces. Advise them to respect other's wishes. Ask them not to force anyone for colours.
Keep the contact number of your paediatrician and the adjacent hospital handy. You never know when you may need them,
Even natural colour powder, when swallowed can be unsafe for children. Intake of colours can cause a severe upsurge of reaction and food poisoning.
As a parent watching where your child plays is very vital. To avoid any kind of an untoward incident, keep a close eye on him. Even if your boy or girl is grown up, make sure they keep in contact with you every time.