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Friday, March 18, 2011

3 health mistakes never to make (Happy and safe Holi)

Save your skin
How colours can harm: Synthetic colours can lead to itching, rashes, swelling and irritation. Those with thin, dry or sensitive skin beware!Help yourself: "Apply oil or moisturiser followed by a barrier cream 30 minutes before you go out to play with colours," suggests Mumbai-based dermatologist Dr Apratim Goel. "While washing the colours, soak your skin in mustard or coconut oil for at least an hour and then wipe off softly with a cotton cloth," Goel suggests.

Care for your hair
How colours can harm: They can make your hair dry, coarse or brittle. Your hair can also get discoloured. But fortunately no serious damage is done to the hair root or scalp.Help yourself: "Apply oil or serum liberally on your hair before and wash it with a shampoo like Sebastian Penetraitt for a deep and strengthening repair afterwards.

Protect your eyes
How colours can harm: They can lead to mild allergy, puffiness, or even severe chemical burn in your eyes. "The shining mica particles can damage the cornea while the water balloons can cause a retinal detachment," says Dr Anita Sethi, senior consultant, Ophthalmology, Artemis Health Institute, Gurgaon.Help yourself: Wash your eyes with clear water the moment any colour particle enters your eyes. "Don't rub your eyes with colours on your hand. You should also avoid wearing contact lenses while playing!



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