The rules of hygiene and personal care are not that difficult, but we still tend to do some things wrong sometimes. Mistakes can cost us not only beauty but also health.
We will discuss 6 common self-care mistakes and how to avoid them.
Personal Hygiene Rules
6. Covering Your Mouth With Your Hand When Coughing Or Sneezing
When we cover our mouths with our hands when coughing or sneezing, we help germs to enter our face.
The results are rashes, redness, and other less pleasant consequences.
It is particularly dangerous in the case of infectious diseases because rubbing the eyes with the hand can cause inflammation of the eyelids.
How to do it right: You should cover your mouth with a tissue, preferably a disposable paper tissue. If you don’t have one, cover your mouth with your elbow crease.
5. Clipping Your Fingernails
The nail plate is made of flakes stacked on top of each other like tiles. The use of nail clippers deforms the structure of the nails: they begin to peel and break.
How to do it right: If you need to cut long nails, cut more than necessary and then shape them with a file. In all other cases, just file them away.
4. Lining Your Lower Lashes On The Inside
The tip of the pencil, and especially the brush of liquid eyeliner, contains bacteria that can cause an infection if they find their way to the eye mucosa.
Mixed with tears, the eyeliner creates favorable conditions for its multiplication.
How to do it right: If you want to accentuate your lower eyelid, use eye shadows – apply them some distance away from the growth line of your eyelashes.
3. Picking Your Nose
Your fingers are home to germs that may cause an infection if they get inside your nose.
This is especially dangerous if you have a stuffy nose because an infection can spread from the nasal cavity to the sinuses and cause sinusitis.
How to do it right: Wash your nose by drawing water from the palm of your hand with the left and right nostrils alternately. Or, better yet, use a special device.
2. Washing With Shower Gel Every Day
Our skin is inhabited by beneficial bacteria that protect it from infection and keep it hydrated naturally.
Daily use of shower gel destroys this barrier. The body is more susceptible to various diseases and the skin is drier, which can lead to eczema.
How to do it right: Daily use of soap and gel is only necessary for the hands, armpits, and below the waist. Other areas can survive using gel once every 2 days.
1. Use Excess Toothpaste
Too much toothpaste on the brush causes the bristles to glide over the teeth instead of cleaning them, greatly reducing the quality of brushing.
How to do it right: The recommended amount of toothpaste for adults is a pea-sized ball; for children: the size of a grain of rice.