Last winter we got struck down with a seemingly endless run of colds, tummy bugs and even the flu. Frustrating because as a family of five if one of us gets ill we usually all get ill too. Plans had to be changed, and looking after my poorly family was hard work. So, despite a general attitude that germs are good for developing the immune system, I started using antibacterial hand gel when we were out and about and couldn’t wash our hands. I also made hand washing at home more of a priority, all of which did seem to result in fewer illnesses.
However hand gels and regular hand washes are drying for the skin so I also had to in hand cream. Carex must have also noticed this problem because they have brought out a range of antibacterial hand creams. Moisturising whilst also getting rid of unwanted bacteria they strike the perfect balance between protection and pampering. They sent me the two varieties, nourish and protect with extra vitamin E and hydrate and protect with aloe vera, to test.
I’ve found the creams really useful. They’re handbag sized so I always have one with me when I need it. They’re not greasy, absorb easily and smell nice, which is what I’m looking for in a hand cream.
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Wash your hands over & over again in Carex hand soap then apply this lovely Carex hand cream.
hydrate as much as if its summer. flush all the germs away
Thick socks and vitamin supplements!
My homemade chicken and vegetable broth, very low fat, healthy and filling.
Getting out for a brisk walk in the fresh air
Dress warmly, take exercise regular and eat healthy
Daily cod liver oil
Walk the dog 3 times a day!
Shop online as much as possible to avoid those people who cough and sneeze all over you!
Have a walk every day
I always find it really hard to find teh motivation to cook nice healthy meals from scratch and have a tendency to reach for the take away menus this time of year! …So I spend my Sunday batch cooking and freezing lovely dinners for the week ahead! It’s better for me, and saves me money too!
hat and coat and scarf, brisk walk, followed by hot drink and a large orange
In the cold months I always air the bedrooms for half an hour in the morning. I also keep warm by wearing layers, wear gloves when out and take vitamins.
Get out everyday even if it’s just to walk round you garden and keep yourself well hydrated and warm.
Keep wrapped up warm and make sure you always wash your hands
Most germs are spread by touching things that have germs on and then putting your hand to your face or mouth, I would use the Carex anti bacterial soap and hand cream to keep my hands really clean but also soft
Drink lots of water and eat plenty fruit!
dont go near anyone that is sick or ill
Get plenty of exercise, fresh air and sensible eating
Making sure i have antibac gel in handbag.
exercise regularly to get fresh air
Keep your feet warm
drink plenty of orange juice xx
wrap up warm 🙂
keep warm, and stay dry
Lots of moisturiser! And many layers!
PLENTY OF SUNLIGHT FOR THAT FEELGOOD FACTOR
Keep warm and drink plenty
Brisk walks out in the fresh air
Plenty or fresh air.
Exercise if you can
Plenty of home made veg soup and lots of fluids
Drink lots of water
Drink pure orange juice and moisturize everyday to keep skin in good condition
Wrap up warm when you go outside – and don’t forget your gloves to further protect against the elements.
Stay warm, wrap up tight when you go out. x
Keep warm and eat!
don’t get cold – research has shown cold wet feet really do increase likelihood of infection
lots of vitamin c
Always cover your mouth when sneezing/coughing
Wash your hands and take vitamin C
eat plenty of fruit and drink lots of mulled wine!
Eat a well balanced diet with regular exercise, eat lots of foods containing vitamin c to ward of colds
Lovely warm soup!
Make sure you wrap up warm when you’re out and about
Take care of yourself and try not to over indulge
Carry around a hand sanitiser 🙂
eat lots of vegetables and fruit – this boosts your immune system and makes you stay healthy!
Lots of Vitamin C
Multivitamins and a positive attitude!
lots of walks!
Apply lots of face cream, hand cream and body butter
Eat healthy, plenty of warm drinks, get fresh air, sleep well
Drink lots of tea
Keep warm and take vitamin c
Keep warm and drink plenty of fluids
Try and get some fresh air everyday
join the gym
Keep warm, get regular exercise and wash your hands regularly.
Keep warm and dry!
A Vit C everyday and a nice bit of fresh air at lunchtime
after washing your hands make sure you put moisturiser on
hydrate as much as if its summer
Lots of sleep
Wrapping up warm!xx
Get lots of fresh air, but make sure you are wrapped up warm. I never leave the house in winter without a scarf on!
Make sure you’re still eating lots of fruit and vegetables and keep comfort food to a minimum 🙂
Exercise, plenty of veg & home cooked hearty meals, moisturise 🙂
Vaseline for your lips and moisturise well as your skin is always drier in winter.
Keep nice and warm. Take vitamins. And use antibacterial hand cream frequently to stop the spread of germs
Wrap up warm and stay dry
EAT WELL AND KEEP WARM
washing hands, and getting fresh air
Stay hydrated. Central heating can be very drying
Anti-bacterial hand gel on your desk at work
i get exposed to all sorts working in a pharmacy with the general public (who can i say are quite disgusting at times!!!)
my top tips are
vitamin suppliment with a high dose of vit c
exercise is a good health boose
frequently washing hands and use of a anti bac hand gel when handwashing is not available (do not replace hand washing with gels!)
keep warm, wear warm clothes and eat healthy food
Keep warm. Eat healthily. Wash your hands!
Lots of water, exercise and fruit and veg
Half a lemon and a teaspoon of manuka honey in a mug of hot water…perfect!
try and keep warm despite the BILLS!
Vitamin C, lemons in your tea 🙂
vitamins and warm coats
Drink lots, especially water, eat healthy, wholesome foods so your body is being given energy to help keep warm in the cold, try and get full nights sleep, keep warm (yes I know its hard to heat the home, but lots of layers, fleeces and blankets on the bed, and more to sit under when on the sofa, and warm showers,) and most importantly, wash your hands regularly, before eating, and using antibacterial hand gel to help kill all those pesky bugs and viruses. I’ve found the washing hands bit is what makes a difference the most.
Get plenty of exercise and eat well.
Wear layers when you go out so you can strip them off when you go into somewhere warm, moisturise you face and eat lots of oranges