4 BEN­E­FITS OF US­ING NAT­U­RAL HOLI COLOURS

THIS YEAR STAY SAFE AND SAY NO TO HARM­FUL CHEM­I­CALS THAT WREAK HAVOC ON YOUR SKIN AND HAIR

India Today - - BEAUTY -

THEY PRE­VENT A CHEMICAL IN­VA­SION

Lead ox­ide, cop­per sul­phate, alu­minium bro­mide and mer­cury sul­phite are all harm­ful chem­i­cals present in syn­thetic holi colours. A re­cent study by In­dus­trial Tox­i­col­ogy Re­search Cen­tre in Luc­know has re­vealed that the pop­u­lar scar­let colour used dur­ing holi con­tains a dye called Rho­damine B which has been banned in many coun­tries for use in cos­met­ics and food colour­ing due to its car­cino­genic prop­er­ties. In con­trast, nat­u­ral colours de­rive their hue from turmeric (yel­low), plant leaves (green), an­natto (or­ange) and black car­rots (pink).

THEY PRO­TECT THE HAIR AND SKIN

Acute nail fold in­flam­ma­tion, ag­gra­va­tion of pre-ex­ist­ing der­matoses, abra­sion, dis­col­oration, and con­tact der­mati­tis are just some of the skin dis­or­ders caused by syn­thetic holi colours. They also cause hair prob­lems like ex­treme hair loss and dry­ness. Nat­u­ral colours make sure you have noth­ing to worry about on holi ex­cept get­ting drenched head to toe in colour.

THEY ARE EASY ON YOUR CLOTHES

On holi, it is com­mon prac­tice to wear old clothes which have reached their ex­piry date. This is be­cause of the harsh colours of holi which are dif­fi­cult if not im­pos­si­ble to wash off. If you don’t want to re­tire an out­fit for­ever then nat­u­ral colours are the easy so­lu­tion. These colours are as easy on clothes as they are on the skin and dis­ap­pear af­ter a sim­ple wash­ing.

THEY ARE EN­VI­RON­MENT FRIENDLY

Syn­thetic colours have a neg­a­tive im­pact on air, wa­ter, soil, bio­di­ver­sity and the en­vi­ron­ment as a whole. On the other hand nat­u­ral colours are eco-friendly which means you can splash around as much colour as you want with­out suf­fer­ing any sort of (green) guilt.

with in­puts by Ran­jit Ra­machan­dran, CEO, Trop­i­cal Flavours Pvt. Ltd

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