Apply These 4 Tips to Improve Your Beauty Hygiene
Bacteria and other contaminants can limit the shelf life of your favorite beauty products. Keep reading to learn important tips to limit your risk and improve your beauty hygiene.
Wash Your Hands
Before you begin your skin routine ALWAYS wash your hands. Washing your hands is one of the most important things you can do to minimize the spread of germs and sickness. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) germs from sneezing, coughing, handling raw meats, and using the bathroom are easily transferrable. You should wash your hands either before, during, or after each of these activities to ensure your hands are free of contaminants. Before you even apply your YELLE Awakening Milk & Honey Cleanser to you skin, wash and dry your hands to ensure that they are free from bacteria. The CDC also recommends only using hand sanitizer when you can’t use soap and water.
Practice Proper Washcloth Hygiene
Make sure you use clean washcloths to cleanse your skin. Washcloths can be a breeding ground for bacteria and mold. Make sure you have two separate wash cloths on hand one for the face and one for the body to avoid the transfer of bacteria. Some dermatologist suggests replacing face towels after every use to avoid reintroducing bacteria into the pores. If you ever notice a musty smell in you washcloths, was them immediately, and try to avoid that from happening again. If you find it difficult to keep up with all that laundry try disposable cotton squares and sponges to curb your laundry load and to keep the bacteria away.
Use applicators such as cotton swabs and spatulas to dispense lotions and creams packaged in jars. If you place contaminated fingertips into products, they can introduce harmful bacteria into your products. Limit your risk by using cotton swab or spatulas to dispense product. Remember not to reuse the same cotton swab or spatula when applying your skincare products. You should reach for a new one each time and discard after each use.
Discard Old Products
Discard old or rancid skincare products. Products that have changed color or that have an odor for example should be immediately tossed, they could be contaminated. Using expired products on your skin can cause problem and lead to possible reactions. It is helpful to perform a periodic review of all your beauty products and get rid of those with an expired shelf life.
Skincare is not just about the products you use to keep your skin healthy it’s about engaging in daily habits to support your overall skin health. Please stay connected with us on the blog to learn more tips on caring for your skin.