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“Don’t touch your face”: Good habits for great skin and staying healthy

With the current Sars-Cov-2 pandemic, where the novel coronavirus spreads through droplets and contaminated surfaces, here’a a timely reminder to not touch your face.

Dirty hands on your lips, nose or eyes means a risk of contracting the coronavirus disease.

And guess what?

Dirty hands on your face also means more bacteria, dirt, pollutants and other gunk on the skin = pimples, and irritated, blotchy skin.

I don’t know about you. But everytime I get a pimple, it is most likely because I touched my face at mid-day with unwashed hands, at the exact same spot.

So here’re some basic rules:

1. Only apply skincare with washed hands on a clean face. Ideally, after a good shower with exfoliants. And only use a fresh towel to dry your clean face.

2. Apply makeup right skincare application with clean fingers and brushes. Don’t wear makeup while outdoors, if possible. This keeps your face as clean as can be with a protective layer of skincare, sunscreen, and foundation.

3. Once out of the house, do not touch your face. If it feels tickly, swipe/ dab with a clean tissue. If you need to touch-up, wash your hands with soap and water first. Then re-apply make-up.

4. Keep your on-the-go makeup pouch clean. I don’t leave my pouch on dirty toilet counters. And I don’t open it before I wash my hands. Launder the makeup pouch regularly, change or wash the sponges and brushes often, and throw out old and expired products.

Trust me, these are some of the most effective ways to keep your skin clean and clear; while staying healthy this flu season.


  1. Anonymous says

    Sars-Cov-2? Haven’t you been updated with current affairs to know it’s not SARS of any type, but a different strain of Coronavirus now named COVID-19?
    My point is, please use proper terms, or your misleading and miseducating your readers and the more ignorant others.

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