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Self Care in Quarantine: Sanitizing Your Space

March 26, 2020 2 min read

Self Care in Quarantine: Sanitizing Your Space

With some actionable steps to keep your mental wellbeing in check, plus a little help from simple grounding habits for when the cabin fever hits, the lockdown life should be more or less smooth sailing.

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!


HANDS

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!

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics - Hand washing sanitation by Clay Banks from Unsplash


Keep pathogens at bay by washing your hands thoroughly with soap and water; to take the boredom out of this routine activity, here’s a groovy little playlist to wash your hands to!


TOOLS

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.

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics - Brush Quad with Cucumber Melon Instant-Dry Brush Cleaner

• 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.


PERSONAL SPACE

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.

Ellana Mineral Cosmetics - Cleaning your home by Daiga Ellaby on Unsplash

• 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.

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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!



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