Colds, winter, and your T-Zone. You ask, what is the T-zone? The T-zone is made up of the forehead, nose, chin, and area circling the mouth, and is commonly referred to in beauty magazines. This area has a higher amount of oil glands in the face and for many is prone to breakouts and pimples.
Facial cleansers and creams are targeted to directly influence the integrity of the T-Zone and to aid with the bacteria that can build up in this area. Proper skin care for this part of the face is important and its integrity can be influenced by different factors, such as: seasons, lifestyle, heredity, toxins, diet and sun exposure.
Your skin is the body’s largest organ, and should be well taken care of. These 5 facts will help keep the skin around your T-Zone optimized during cold & flu season.
- Cold and flu viruses enter your body through your eyes, nose, and mouth. (Exactly where your T-Zone is located)
- Touching your face (t-zone) with your hands can transfer harmful bacteria to your skin, leaving your more prone to sickness.
- Washing your face twice daily can keep help keep your pores from clogging with bacteria.
- Covering your face with your hands when you sneeze or cough will lead to the spread of germs. First, the germs spread to your hands, and second those germs can ricochet back to your t-zone causing more harm.
- Keep your hands clean by washing them often and avoid overuse of antibacterial hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer can dry out the skin and create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, so when you touch your face (inevitably it will happen) more germs may spread.