With March, comes the festival of colors: Holi! Widely celebrated in India, this festival not only brings your entire clan together but also engages everyone to have child-like fun with bright colors, splashes of water, and some very delicious sweets and thandai. It is that time of the year when we are bathed in a mishmash of colors, both dry and water mixed. While some run away from them, some joyfully play and get dirty. But, there is no escaping it. While traditionally it was celebrated with dry gulal and buckets of water, unfortunately, today it comes with splashes of synthetic pigments: lead oxide (black), copper sulfate (green), and mercury sulfide (red). All these are harmful to our skin and can invite skin allergies and adverse skin conditions.