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Daily habits to safeguard your skin

Sometimes, all that is needed to notice positive developments in your skin is a simple change of daily habits. PHOTO| FILE

Sometimes, all that is needed to notice positive developments in your skin is a simple change of daily habits. PHOTO| FILE

In Summary

  • The hands are often a breeding ground for germs. When the face is touched constantly, all sorts of germs, fungi and viruses are transmitted to the face.
  • This is how colds spread. The skin is usually affected by the contact with these elements and the result is the manifestation of annoying spots and itching.
  • It is also imperative to avoid any type of squeezing or manhandling of pimples. It is best to leave them alone to heal without manipulation.

Sometimes, all that is needed to notice positive developments in your skin is a simple change of daily habits. Here are a few things to consider.

Change your pillowcase frequently:

The pillowcase often transmits oil and dirt to the skin if it is not changed often. The result is often an irritated face with rashes and inflammation.

Change your pillowcase at least twice weekly and always ensure you replace it with a clean, ironed one. . Do not wear synthetic hair over your face:

Synthetic hair is made of harsh fibres which can irritate sensitive skin. The frequent contact of oily hair causes itching and rashes on the forehead and sides of the face.

The problem automatically resolves itself once the hair is removed. Opt for styles which do not come into contact with your face.

Avoid touching your face and squeezing spots:

The hands are often a breeding ground for germs. When the face is touched constantly, all sorts of germs, fungi and viruses are transmitted to the face.

This is how colds spread. The skin is usually affected by the contact with these elements and the result is the manifestation of annoying spots and itching.

It is also imperative to avoid any type of squeezing or manhandling of pimples. It is best to leave them alone to heal without manipulation.

The author is the national director of the safe skin care initiative. E-mail:safeskincareafrica@gmail.com

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