What are the hygiene hacks that you’re forgetting about?
We all know we should wash our hands, but what else should we be doing to keep ourselves, and our families, protected against germs?
1. You should sneeze into your elbow, right?
Well, sort of. Sneeing into your elbow is a much better alternative than sneezing into your hand (and then spreading all those germs!) but certain viruses could still be harmful, even in the nook of your arm. Rather sneeze into a tissue if you can and dispose of it immediately. Then wash your hands.
2. Remember to wash those reusable shopping bags!
We’re all for reusable shopping bags but how often are you washing yours? Remember to pop them in the wash next time you unpack your groceries – luckily most of them dry fairly quickly.
3. Take an extra wipe for checkout
You might already be in the good habit of wiping down your trolley as you enter the store but what about when the packer transfers your grocery bags into a new trolley? Take an extra wipe and keep it with you to wipe down the next trolley – it will also come in handy in case of spills in the store (if you’ve ever picked up a pack of meat that’s got a hole in you’ll know!)
4. Do this with your children
It’s nearly impossible to keep your children from putting their hands in their mouths. Along with telling them to stop touching their face, try a nail-biting solution that’s specifically designed to keep your child from nail-biting or thumb sucking. Try Prosana Bitter Nail.
5. Skip the hand dryer on your way out…
Automatic hand dryers can be a breeding guide for bacteria, however, not drying your hands is just as bad. The solution? Dry your hands with a paper towel (toilet paper if needed) and take an extra sheet to use to open the door on the way out. Discard in the nearest bin.