- Are you sharing water bottles?
- Are you using your hands to wipe sweat?
- Do you leave the yoga mat on the floor?
- Are you lazy to get out of your gym clothes?
- Do you forget to wash your face immediately?
Are you sharing water bottles?
Water bottles can be carriers of bacteria and germs. When you share water with your workout friends, there are high chances of catching infections. So it is advisable to always carry your own bottle to your exercise session.
Are you using your hands to wipe sweat?
It’s happens very involuntarily but it is extremely harmful to your skin. Gym equipment like treadmills and weights carry germs. Couple this with sweat and you have bacteria-ridden hands. When they come in contact with your face, they cause breakouts, blackheads, etc. So our suggestion is that you carry a hand towel at all times with you.
Do you leave the yoga mat on the floor?
Besides being a place that gives you your dream body, the gym is also a space that has moisture and bacteria all over. Your yoga mats are often left unclean after you’re done—something that can cause major infections. Make sure you clean your mat after you’re done.
Are you lazy to get out of your gym clothes?
This is one of the worst hygiene mistakes you can commit. Damp and sweaty clothes have the power to cause irritations on your skin and even yeast infections. Besides, it means spreading body odour as well. So it is advisable that you get out of your gym clothes as soon as you’re done.
Do you forget to wash your face immediately?
Sure, we love the glow on our face after a workout but the problem here is that sweat carries with it the grime from your pores and if you don’t wash your face immediately after a workout, it settles onto your skin. The result? Acne, rashes and irritated skin! Hence, as soon as you’re done, wash your face with a mild cleanser.