When many of us think about skin care we think about moisturizers, cleansing, facials and peels but we usually don’t stop to consider the other factors that play a role in what our skin looks like.
It is important that you remember to disinfect all the things that come into contact with your skin on a daily basis. By doing this you can help stop skin irritation, breakouts and unwanted blemishes and improve the overall appearance of your skin.
Some of the things that come in contact with your face are loaded with bacteria and germs that can make their way into your pores and cause all sorts of issues.
*Disinfect your cell phone!
Many of us hold our phones to our faces without realizing that they may be crawling with bacteria. If you notice that you are breaking out on one side of your face and in a certain area more than another clean your phone.
*Always wash and sanitize your hands.
Many of us don’t realize how often we touch our faces throughout the day.
*Clean your makeup brushes regularly
If you aren’t washing and disinfecting your makeup brushes on a regular basis chances are germs are multiplying. What I do is mix some rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle with some water and sprtiz my brushes between uses. I also wash them with warm water and shampoo every few weeks.
*Change your pillowcase often
Washing your sheets on a regular basis and changing your pillowcase is also important for the health of your skin. If you sleep on a pillowcase that hasn’t been changed in a while it can cause you to break out and have skin irritation.
*Do not use the same towel you use for your body on your face and always change your face towel regularly.
*Make sure to wash and disinfect any facial cleansing brushes you have such as the Clarisonic or similar devices.
*If you use any hair removal devices on your face make sure you disinfect and clean them regularly.