All posts filed under: water


Originally posted on be beautiful.:
It may seem like a pretty straightforward concept – squirt some cleanser into your hands, scrub your face, rinse with water, and dry off. Most of us do this everyday (hopefully twice a day!) and don’t put too much thought or effort into it. But, there actually are a few face-washing mistakes that many of us do every time we begin our skin care routine. Keep reading to find out if you’re guilty of any! Mistake #1: Your hands are dirty. It may seem silly, but before you wash your face, you NEED to wash your hands. In fact, you shouldn’t even think about touching your face without freshly-cleansed hands ever. It’s so important to expose your face to as little bacteria as possible, and we all know how nasty our hands can be. Mistake #2: The water is too hot.  Since cooler weather is quickly approaching, it’s very tempting to use hot water when washing your face. Truth is, hot water washes away skin’s protective oils, leaving it dry, tight,…

Tech Tuesday: The Tippy Tap

Originally posted on globally aware millennial:
Every year, over 3.5 million children die from diarrhea or acute respiratory distress. The most poignant part of this figure is that these deaths are almost entirely preventable, simply by ensuring that each person in a community is practicing proper hygiene. Studies find that handwashing with soap before eating or cooking and after using the toilet can lower diarrhea induced deaths by more than 40% and acute respiratory infections by 23%. In developing countries, people are less likely to wash their hands at critical moments, thus spreading disease in a myriad of ways. The problem with practicing proper hygiene is generally due to an availability of fresh running water, awareness of handwashing benefits, a lack of understanding of how illness spreads, and uncultivated hygiene habits. But how do you convince entire groups of people to start washing their hands? Photo Credit: tippytap. Meet the Tippy Tap, a simple and innovative way to get people to wash their hands when it’s most crucial to do so. The technology is easy to…