I don’t know about you, but everyone I know is sick. Even some of the Skincare.net writers have gotten sick, not good, I know! There are so many people getting sick and contracting the flu this season that it’s terrifying. If you didn’t know, I’m a super hypochondriac, that means I hate germs and I’m always worried about getting sick.
Some people look at this as being a positive, but it can really put a serious damper on your day to day life. Anyway, I’m not here to share my personal problems with you. Instead, I’m here to let you know what you should be doing if you want to avoid getting sick, aside from eating healthy of course.
If you’re hacking up a storm, sniffling like crazy, and doing anything of that nature, then you’re overdue for taking some action.
What the heck does that mean? Well, it means you’ve got to start sanitizing things. Keep in mind, the reason I’m sharing this information is that it can actually help improve your skin, not just keep you from getting sick.
Sanitize These Things And Stay Flu-Free (Better Skin Too)
The first thing I’m about to tell you to do is simple, yet overlooked too often. Start by cleaning your cell phone and more than just once a month. Think about how many times you touch your phone throughout the day. Then think of everything else you touch. Bathroom doorknobs, car doors, public elevator buttons and more. Thinking about all this makes me want to drop my phone in a bowl of rubbing alcohol. Don’t do that though! Instead, you’ll want to use an antimicrobial cloth and wipe your phone down daily. Doing this can help prevent the spreading of bacteria, which will help reduce the chances of developing pimples too.
The next thing you need to do is wipe down your keyboard and computer screen. Your keyboard is covered with germs like never before. Think of how many times you’ve sneezed and touched your face or other parts of your body. The best thing to do is to disinfect your keyboard by using both compressed air and disinfecting wipes.
The next thing you want to do is disinfect your sheets and pillowcases. If you’re using the same pillowcase every day, then you’re subjecting your skin and body to bacteria and viruses that can build up and live on there. If you’re not washing your sheets at least every day, then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Sleep is crucial, but sleeping on clean sheets is imperative.
I’d also like to add how important it is that you clean all the door knobs both inside and outside of your house. I also recommend that you do the same to your car door handles. Use disinfecting wipes that contain bleach to kill all the bacteria, germs, and viruses.
You also need to remember to wipe down the kitchen area, that includes the faucet and counter. The kitchen is where people spend most of their time during family gatherings. All those people socializing and hanging out in that one area, it quickly leads to germs being spread. If you’re willing to take action to keep your kitchen a bacteria-free environment, then you’ll be far better off than most people.
If you make a habit of doing these small things on a daily basis, your body will feel better and I’m almost positive that your skin complexion will be breakout as a result of doing so.