Here are a few tips on how you can prevent skin problems this Diwali
Diwali is not only a festival of lights but also lighting firecrackers and diyas. And this is the reason, why you need to be cautious not only about the sweets but also firecrackers. We have experts spreading awareness about how to choose sweets and limit the intake of sweets and check for adulterated ones. However, pollution and the chemicals in firecrackers can not only put you at risk of lung problems but also increase your risk of skin allergy.
So we got Dr Rohit Batra Dermatologist at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Dermaworld Skin & Hair Clinic, New Delhi to share few tips on how to deal with it.
Most of the allergic problems that occur, especially during Diwali, are related to inhalation of polluted air and dust particles. Although the pollution related to firecrackers usually cause lung problems, in some cases it can also lead to skin problems. Harmful chemicals present in the firecrackers like ammonia and carbon can lead to irritation of the skin. If these chemicals get in close contact with the skin, it can give rise to skin irritation, redness and itching. And hence, it is a wise idea to be safe than sorry by taking precautions to prevent skin problems during Diwali. Here are few tips from Dr Batra on how to prevent skin allergy this festive season.
- Wear full sleeve clothes as it can protect you from getting in direct contact with the lit firecrackers and the chemicals present in it.
- After you are done with bursting firecrackers, make sure you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water to get rid of the strong chemicals.
- Once you pat dry your hands and legs, apply moisturiser to hydrate the skin and soothe dryness caused to heat. Do this without fail to let your skin breathe and prevent skin irritation.