Self-care, however, goes beyond minding our mental and emotional wellness. It’s also important for us to take physical hygiene into account! Cleanliness is key when it comes to preventing the spread of disease; maintaining properly sanitized surroundings can help reduce the risk of contamination and potential infection.
We’re all about that hygiene life at Ellana, so we’ve listed the top 3 things you need to pay special attention to when sanitizing your space!
You’ve heard this a million times, but it still stands: WASH YOUR HANDS. The more you come in contact with surfaces that other people use (doorknobs, light switches, et cetera), the higher the risk of infection… and it’s impossible not to touch anything, even if you’re mostly staying in!
Your makeup brushes and sponges touch your face almost every single day. While you probably already have a cleaning schedule in place (the most common being once a week deep-cleaning with soap and water, and spot-cleaning every other day), present circumstances mean it’s more important than ever to sanitize regularly, even if you’re not stepping out the door.
• Spot-clean your brushes with a sanitizing makeup brush spray before and after every use. • Make sure your brush storage is clean, too. Acrylic brush stands can be rinsed with soap and water, while washable cloth makeup kits can be laundered along with your clothes.
• Maintain your weekly makeup brush deep-cleaning schedule.
Now, about those surfaces we mentioned! It’s not just doorknobs that need to be cleaned; there’s your makeup vanity, bathroom counter, shoe rack, clothes hamper, closet… Pretty much anything you’ve absentmindedly come into contact with over the past few weeks should get sanitized.
• High-touch hard surfaces should be cleaned with soap and water or a suitable household disinfectant
• Soft surfaces need to be laundered (if appropriate) or disinfected. Clothing and other soft items should be laundered well and dried completely.
What are some other ways you've kept your space clean and comfortable while in self-quarantine? There's no place like home, after all, and we'd love to know how you're keeping yours cozy!