Keeping clean: a women’s issue?

Are you a hygiene machine? Do you lather on more body wash than a Nivea packing plant, shampoo like it was going out of fashion and cleanse your digits at every possible occasion?

If you’re a member of the fairer sex, statistically the answer is no.

According to a recent survey, four out of five women don’t shower every day.

In this poll of 2,021 women, more than two-thirds also said they never removed makeup before going to bed, while one in eight owned up to not brushing their teeth before they head for their night-time kip.

Skin care company Flint + Flint, which carried out the survey, claimed to be shocked by the findings. Flint + Flint owner Maxine Flint said, “I understand the appeal of a lie-in but skipping a morning wash is both anti-social for the people around us and unhealthy.

“We are talking about routines that literally take minutes out of your day. It’s true that today’s pace of life is fast but surely as a nation we haven’t become too busy to wash.

“We were alarmed to hear about the number of women not looking after their skin by following basic skin care regimes.

“It is so important to clean your face daily and moisturise to slow down the ageing process.

“Furthermore, the majority of women know the importance of following a skin care routine but they still aren’t doing it.”

Changing the hygiene crisis

It’s a concerning set of statistics, and one that needs to be altered rapidly.

Not only is it “anti-social” – it’s spreading germs unnecessarily.

While busy lifestyles can make hygiene a chore, there should always be time to freshen yourself up. And yet the cry for better hygiene simply isn’t heeded by some.

Your business can help by installing a washroom that will welcome staff and coax them into a healthy routine. And for ladies toilets, install sanitary bin to meet specific needs.

There are few excuses to be filthy in this day and age – so don’t let yourself become a negative statistic.

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