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Saturday, April 18, 2020

Your ultimate guide to healthier skin

April 18, 2020 0 Comments
Hi everyone!

Whether you call them pimples, zits, or blemishes, there are different types of acne that affect teens as well as adults.  Knowing which type you have is essential to help you determine the right treatment. 

When it comes to acne lesions, there are two main types.  There are non-inflammatory and inflammatory lesions.  Blackheads and whiteheads are great examples of non-inflammatory lesions.  Below are the subtypes of acne under these two categories:

  • Blackheads: Open comedones; top of the pore stays open.
  • Whiteheads: Closed comedones protruding from the skin; top of the pore closes up.
  • Papules: Bright red or pink bumps that are tender to the touch.
  • Pustules: Often filled with pus and have yellow or whiteheads on top of a red bump.
  • Nodules: Hard pimples that are deep underneath the skin.
  • Cysts: The largest form of acne that looks like red or white bumps, where the clog is further below the skin than nodules; painful to the touch.

Note: It is possible to get multiple types of acne at once. 

Check out the infographic below to find out more about acne and how to treat it.

Friday, April 17, 2020

The importance of handwashing 💧

April 17, 2020 1 Comments
Hi everyone!

I hope you’re all doing well in these crazy times...

As we all know, our hands come into contact with millions of germs every day.  Regular handwashing is one of the best ways to remove germs, avoid getting sick, and prevent the spread of germs to others.  

soap bubbles on hands

Note: Antibacterial soap is unnecessary and does not offer an advantage over regular soap.

Frequently touching your face can transfer dirt, oil, and bacteria from your hands, leading to clogged pores and breakouts.  Getting into the habit of not touching your face is one of the most effective ways to control oily skin.  It is also a skincare no-no if you have acne-prone skin.

Handwashing is only one part of hand hygiene.  Looking after your skin is important, as your skin is your most effective barrier against infection.  Washing your hands a lot throughout the day can lead to dryness and cracking.  This is because each time you wash your hands; you are stripping away natural oils from your skin. 

You can help to look after your hands if you:

  • Apply a hand cream three to four times a day.
  • Use gloves to wash dishes.
  • Use gloves when gardening to prevent a build-up of ingrained soil or scratches.
  • Use warm (not hot) water when washing your hands.

If you are interested in learning more about how to clean your hands properly, then you should read through the below infographic from The Cleaning Services Group.  This infographic includes a step-by-step guide on how to wash your hands.

Stay safe!