Minimising bacteria on your skin
Bacteria on the skin can lead to spots, irritation, redness and dryness. So how can you help prevent this? Of course it is impossible to stop bacteria getting on the skin altogether (and not all bacteria is bad), but it is possible to decrease it considerably.
If you become aware of how much you touch your face during the day, you may be surprised. And by touching your face, you are transferring bacteria that may be on the hands straight to your complexion. So next time you go to touch your face needlessly, try to suppress the urge!
One of the main times you need to touch your face is when you are washing your face or when you are applying make-up. So make sure your hands are scrupulously clean before you do so, by washing them thoroughly first.
As well your hands, you need to ensure that the tools you use on your face are clean, too. This means using a clean wash cloth each time and also cleansing your make-up brushes and sponges regularly.
These simple changes can make a real difference to your skin in no time at all.
Claudia Louch is an internationally-renowned natural holistic skin specialist, nutritionist, pharmacologist and health scientist operating from her Claudia Louch Natural Skin Clinic in Harley Street, London.