With wide spread concern over the well-heated topic of the Wuhan Corona virus that is taking the global world by storm. This epidemic could last for months and maybe more. As the saying goes, “Prevention is better than cure”. Let’s do our part in this movement by practicing good personal hygiene and having social responsibility. Thus, from us here in SGPomades, here’s a few recommendations of cleansing product from face to your hands and even body!
To begin, our hands which are in constant contact with our surroundings. It is essential to wash one’s hand occasionally, and even more so during this period. Furthermore, hand washing can prevent about 30% of diarrhea-related sicknesses and about 20% of respiratory infections
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Moving on, would be our body which is by far the largest portion of exposed skin to the outside environment. Dirt, bodily secretions, food particles, and even germs can accumulate on our bodies if we don't clean ourselves regularly. The implementation of habits that help us stay clean not only prevents this accumulation, but also provides added personal and social benefits.
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Lastly, our face which likewise is constantly exposed, furthermore the notion where we touched our face would lead to a higher risk of exposure. Throughout the day the skin on your face is continually covered with bacteria, pollutants, viruses, dirt, and old (dead) skin cells. Daily facial washing would help removes these impurities to give the skin a fresh look.
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Here are some hygiene tips that is good to keep in mind:
- Washing your hands is the best thing you can do
If you’re unable to wash your hands, say when you’re outside, the best alternative is to use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with an alcohol concentration between 70 to 95%.
- Do not touch your eyes and nose
The average person touches their face two or three thousand times a day. Three to five times every waking minute. In between, we are constantly touching everyday stuff which is laced with bacteria.
- Sanitize your electronic devices
We touch them once we wake up, when we go to the bathroom, when we eat, and before we sleep. An extension of ourselves, so sanitize them as well!
- If sick, please do wear a mask
It’s believed that corona viruses are mainly transmitted through respiratory droplets. Those produced when a person coughs or sneezes usually measure around 0.4 microns. A three-ply surgical mask can effectively filter out particles larger than 0.3 microns.
With a plethora of products to utilize in our arsenal to combat the Wuhan Corona virus. It is also crucial to also have the right knowledge on the proper hand wash steps
Here’s how to wash your hands properly, as advised by the WHO, made easier with real-life demonstrations
1. Wet your hands with water.
2. Apply enough soap to cover both hands.
3. Rub palms together.
4. Rub back of one hand with palm of the other. Switch sides.
5. Rub palm to palm with fingers interlaced.
6. Rub back of fingers, interlocking fingers of both hands.
7. Rub back of thumbs.
8. Rub fingernails of one hand against palm of the other. Switch sides.
9. Rinse with water.
10. Dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
11. Use paper towel to turn off the tap.
The whole hand washing process should take you about 15 to 30 seconds, or the duration it takes to sing Happy Birthday twice.
Remind your loved ones to practice hand washing if they haven’t made it a habit yet!