Hygiene tips for the Holidays

The holidays are here again & that means that a lot of us will be traveling home to see our families & loved ones! Traveling can take a toll on the body & sometimes can leave you feeling & smelling unfresh. Nobody wants to feel uncomfortable while traveling around other people that you may be stuck with moving on a bus or plane. Nobody wants to go home to mom & dad not smelling their best either. AFC Urgent Care West Hartford is here to offer you some advice on how to stay nice & fresh while traveling for the holidays this year!

Make sure to wash your hands

When traveling on public transportation, your hands will be exposed to thousands of germs; unfortunately, that is the truth when it comes to public objects. This is the reason for you to wash your hands after you use public transportation. If you do not have access to a bathroom or a sink an excellent practice to start is to bring hand sanitizer with you! Hand Sanitizer comes in perfect travel sizes that can be delivered anywhere! You should also be aware of how you are washing your hands! Hand washing should take between 30 seconds to 1 minute anything shorter than that can leave you at the risk of not washing away most of the bacteria!

Face hygiene

Travel can leave a lot of stress on your face & can lead to some breakouts or rashes. It is essential if you have an all-day travel trip to set aside some-time to wash your face. Face washes can be put into small travel sized bottles that are approved by the TSA so you can even have some on the plane. Nobody wants to come home for holiday pictures & have some skin irritation!

Oral hygiene

A travel toothbrush & travel toothpaste is always a good idea to bring when you were traveling for a couple of hours. Having a meal on the go can leave you with leftover food in your teeth & can leave an odor in your mouth. Nobody wants to be self-conscious of their brother when around a large group of people so this is a good solution that will keep you feeling nice & fresh. We hope this tips will make your travels for the holidays much more relaxing & enjoyable! If you have any questions or concerns, you can always reach us at 860.986.6440!