7 Hygiene Tips: How To Make Your Routine More Sanitary



It’s never too late to start making your daily routine more hygienic. As you already know, hygiene is essential for your overall health and for preventing infections and diseases. When we wake up, we automatically follow our personal hygiene and concentrate on it, especially after the pandemic. More than ever, it has become even more important to be as sanitary and hygienic as possible, particularly when it comes to skin and face hygiene. Let’s dive into the 7 best hygiene tips that you need to follow for the best hygiene practices. 

1. Wash Hands Thoroughly

We know that this may seem very obvious, but many people don’t know how to wash their hands properly. Did you know that thorough hand washing should take you about one minute? Each finger and all areas of your hand, including between fingers, under nails, and backs of the hand must be scrubbed and cleaned thoroughly and properly with water and soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. You can find all details on how to wash your hands the right way in the World Health Organization video. 

Keep in mind that regular hand washing is crucial for your skincare and beauty routine, particularly before you touch your face with your hands.

You need to use gentle cleansers, as harsh ones deplete the nutrients in the protective skin barrier, making it weak and unable to perform its function. So, whenever you shop for hygiene products, ensure to purchase the best ones for hand hygiene.  

2. Wash Your Pillowcases Weekly

It’s time to get started if you haven’t already. Consider this: your skin continues to produce oil while you sleep, and you’re continuously tossing and turning, distributing that and other pollutants from your face to your pillowcase. Cleaning these surfaces weekly will destroy acne-causing germs and other debris, preventing them from transferring to your face when you sleep. 

3. Follow Oral Hygiene 

When brushing your teeth, take a pea-sized dab of toothpaste and rub it around the bristles of the toothbrush. As a rule of thumb, you need to brush your teeth twice a day. Don’t forget about the importance of flossing as well, which needs to be done once a day. Brushing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth, which can lead to gum disease and tooth decay. Also, flossing aids in the maintenance of strong and healthy gums. Unhealthy gums can make teeth loosen, which can cause difficulty in chewing and consuming food properly. You should visit the dentist every six months, even when you feel that your teeth are in good condition.  

4. Consider Body Hygiene

Bathing and showering are key steps in maintaining proper body hygiene. You can prevent the spread of different diseases and illnesses through regular bathing with soap and warm water. Through proper body hygiene, you can remove dirt and bacteria that cause odor and sickness. Did you know that our sweat doesn’t smell? The odor comes when the sweat touches the bacteria on our skin. So, taking a regular bath to wash your whole body, such as underarms, feet, belly, face, and more is essential for maintaining good hygiene. Every day wash your face, particularly paying extra attention to the cleanliness of your ears and eyes. 

5. Trim Nails

You can avoid infected nail beds and hangnails by trimming your nails and keeping them short. Short and well-kept nails are attractive and are less likely to build dirt and bacteria, preventing infections. So, if you want to avoid transferring germs with long nails, you can keep your nails short or clean underneath them properly when you wash your hands. 

6. Clean the Bathroom and Store Skincare Products Properly

Since your skincare products are constantly in contact with the various surfaces in your bathroom, it’s critical to wipe down not only your goods but also your bathroom surfaces. This will prevent bacteria from being transferred from your sink to your product, and then onto your face. Although modern makeup and lotions contain preservatives to prevent yeast and germs from developing, they can still become contaminated over time. To help limit the danger of bacteria collecting, store your goods in a dry and cool place rather than on your bathroom countertop.

7. Keep Towels Separate

Viruses can be transmitted by your mouth, eyes, and nose, and germs are spread through your hands. So it’s best to keep your towels separate. The length of time bacteria remains on towels is unknown, but they are undoubtedly present when you use them to wash your hands and face throughout your daily or nightly routine. The virus spreads in minutes and not in days or weeks. 

So, don’t dry your face and body with the same towel — have separate ones for each area. Also, don’t share your towels with your family members so as not to spread bacteria. Each member of your family should have a separate one. 

These were some of the basic hygiene tips that we’ve separated for you for your daily routine. Check them once more and stay healthy!


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