Hygiene 101: Your First Line of Defense Against Covid 19


The fight against the spread of Covid 19 has been going on for over a year now. But with the new strains and rising number of cases, the battle is far from over. Thus the need to be more vigilant in following health protocols and practicing good hygiene. Remember that preventing the virus from entering your body is your first line of defense and this is where your hygiene 101 comes into play. These are health basics that help you stay safe during a pandemic.

Physical Hygiene 101

Frequent Hand Washing. Wash, wash, wash, and wipe. Health experts have consistently stressed the importance of having clean and sanitized hands in the fight against Covid 19. This is because hands are contact points that are prone to spread germs and viruses. As such here are 3 hand washing musts that you should always remember.

1.       Wash hands with soap or Lifebuoy Antibacterial Handwash and water for at least 20 seconds then dry hands after washing.

2.       Always wash hands before and after eating, after using the toilet, after coughing or sneezing on your hands, after touching objects or surfaces outside the house, after handling dirty items like garbage etc.

3.       Use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content to clean your hands in the absence of running water. Follow the minimum of 20 second rule when sanitizing hands.

Bathing Regularly. A clean body is also your armor against the spread of Covid 19. As such, a daily bath may not be enough especially for those who go out for work or errands. We don’t know when or where the virus may strike so its better to rid our body of any germs or viruses whenever we return home from work or errands. Use Lifebuoy Antibacterial Bodywash Total 10 –  effective in removing germs and bacteria then give yourself a good scrub.

Oral Hygiene 101

Brush your teeth at least twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed. This hygiene basic doesn’t just keep cavities away. It also protects your mouth from becoming a breeding ground of germs and bacteria. Plus with Closeup All Around Fresh Cool Mint, you get clean and fresh breath too.

Environmental Hygiene 101

Viruses can remain dormant in objects and surfaces only to be activated when it finds a new host. This is why hygienic practices should also be applied to our surroundings and the tools we use everyday.

On house cleaning. Clean surfaces regularly especially areas that come into contact with things brought from outside the house. However, extra care should be given in cleaning food preparation and play areas because you also want your family to be safe from chemical residues. There are different tools for cleaning and disinfecting the house. The most practical one is a multi-purpose cleanser, like the Cif Multipurpose Disinfectant Wild Flowers , that is safe to use for different surfaces.

On washing clothes. Don’t wait for laundry day to wash clothes worn out in public. It should be washed immediately to remove germs or viruses that you may have come into contact with outdoors. You can soak clothes in water with Breeze Powder Detergent Anti-Bacterial  right after taking them off then put them in the machine after you’ve taken your bath.

At this time when Covid 19 cases are rising we must do everything we can to protect ourselves and our loved ones from viruses. Let’s go back to the hygiene basics that we observed at the onset of the pandemic and be vigilant about it. Cleanliness can help keep us safe so lets keep on practicing it. This shouldn’t be too hard with hygiene products made more accessible online. It is even made more affordable with shopping events like the Hygiene 101 Sale at Shopee.

You can start a “stay clean and safe from Covid 19” habit with an arsenal of must have hygiene products from Unilever. Get them from the Hygiene 101 Sale at Shopee on Mar 27 to 29 and enjoy up to 50% off, discount vouchers and bundles, free gifts, and more. It’s a convenient and very affordable way to keep a strong line of defense against Covid 19 for your home and family.


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Mommy Iris

I'm a lifestyle and mommy blogger from the Philippines. Pinay Ads was created to share bits and pieces of my life and my family. I have a wide array of interests that include entertainment, movies, music, gadgets, traveling, food, baking, and more. So, I hope you’ll stick around and enjoy reading!