With the fun-filled occasion of Holi being around the corner, we can already witness the streets of India filling up with joy. The fact that Holi is one of the most celebrated festivals in India is undeniable. Everybody around the country, from grownups to kids, looks forward to this festival of colours, happiness, and craziness. As the preparation of the festival begins with the purchase of Holi colours and delicious sweets, we must also begin to look forward to hacks for preventing our skin and eyes from the harmful effects of chemical-filled colours. These days, the colours that are used to play Holi with are often prepared with harmful chemicals. As a matter of fact, some of these strong colours are even made of dyes which are primarily used for industrial purposes. Hence, these chemicals contained in the colours are extremely dangerous for our eyes. Allowing these chemicals to enter our eyes can cause numerous problems. Redness in the eyes, irritation, inflammation, and puffy-swelled up eyes are some primary problems caused to the eye on coming in contact with the colours of Holi. Moreover, in some recorded cases, use of colours made with these chemicals have caused temporary or permanent blindness in people as well. Thus, it is evident that these bright and beautiful colours can cause great damage to our vision. However, because of this reason, we do not stop celebrating the festival. Rather, we can avoid or reduce the damage by taking protective measures. Here are certain precautionary measures we must follow to protect our eyes from damage and celebrate a healthy and safe Holi.
- Never keep the eyes exposed to the colours
- Do not wear contact Lenses
- Have coconut oil to rescue
- Clean the eyes and the skin around
- Use Eye drops to lubricate the eyes