Corona virus prevention is at the forefront of the nation. We’ve all seen it. The mass exodus of hand sanitizers and antibacterial soap in our local grocery stores, convenience stores, and pharmacies. Coronavirus is now officially a pandemic, which basically means that it is rapidly spreading across the globe and people haven’t built up an immunity to COVID-19. Now before you go running to your underground bunker and buy a $200 bottle of hand sanitizer off of eBay, let’s take a step back to look at actual facts for corona virus prevention and how to actually take the correct precautions against the lethal virus.
Chances are, it’s going to continue sweeping across the states and we need to be doing whatever we can to stop the spread on our own accord. It’s simple, really. The lesson your parents taught you as a little kid, the judgment you gave that woman in the bathroom who did the old rinse-and-go, and the easiest and most efficient way to protect yourself from coronavirus: Wash. Your. Damn. Hands.
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FIGHT OFF GERMS AND MISINFORMATION
There’s a lot of misinformation that circulated once the world began to panic. Companies started pedaling out sanitizers and antibacterial soaps like there was no tomorrow, despite the fact the FDA has stated that there are no proven studies that show antibacterial products are better than normal soap. Although hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can work, the best thing you can do for yourself is lots of soap and water. Soap doesn’t just clean your hands of germs, it actually kills coronavirus. One scientist put it like this: “Soap dissolves the fat membrane, and the virus falls apart like a house of cards and “dies,” or rather, it becomes inactive as viruses aren’t really alive.” In 2014, the FDA told soap manufacturers that they had to prove that antibacterial soaps, made with triclosan, were actually more effective than normal soap and water. Antibacterial soaps have the potential to create antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which means that the bacteria is even harder to fight off. There is also little supporting evidence that it does more for you than simple soap, in fact, there’s evidence that it can actually be worse for you when protecting against viruses.
PROTECTING YOUR FIRST LAYER OF DEFENSE
Your skin has an acid mantle that is acidic in nature (a pH of 4.7) that is your first line of defense. When you strip that acid mantle your skin becomes more alkaline. (You can read more about your skin’s acid mantle here.) Guess what? Just like your gut, which is almost as acidic as battery acid, your skin also needs to maintain a specific acidic pH in order to kill germs, viruses, and bacteria. So, when you use these antibacterial soaps and wipes, you are actually stripping away and eliminating your first line of defense. So, what’s the best choice to protect your skin from bacteria and viruses like coronavirus?
BEST ANTIBACTERIAL SOAP
All of our products are crafted with naturally-occurring probiotics, vitamins, and minerals that protect the acid mantle and fight off viruses like coronavirus.
Our nourishing Goat Milk & Kefir Soaps are not only strong enough to kill bacteria, viruses, and germs but because they have naturally occurring probiotics found in goat milk and kefir, they protect your immune system by building up your skin's beneficial microbiome. Don’t fall for the panic with your wallet wide open. Check out this article from the FDA itself on antibacterial soaps and do your own research before running to clear out the closest Target.
Magnesium contains healing and therapeutic properties for the skin as a surface disinfectant and antimicrobial. When the acid mantle of the skin is within the proper pH of 4.7 to 5.0, it naturally kills or neutralizes germs, bacteria, viruses, and skin diseases. The more alkaline your skin is (5 or above) the more damaged the skin barrier becomes which inhibits its ability to defend you against these invaders. A certain level of acidity is needed to inhibit bacterial growth on the skin. It takes approximately two weeks for your acid mantle to heal. Bathing in a magnesium-rich solution, or using transdermal therapeutic skin care made with a magnesium-rich Dead Sea salt solution, like Magnesium Chloride, improves skin barrier function.
Our Vital Vortex Cream, Moon Masks, and Coffee Scrubs all have Goat Milk, Kefir, and Magnesium Chloride as the main ingredients. Our MOON MAGIC vegan cream and Supernova Extra Strength Magnesium Balm are crafted exclusively with Magnesium Chloride and don’t include Goat Milk and Kefir. Don't eliminate the power of your body's natural defenses against these super viruses.
About The Author
Alyssa Frost is a writer and data journalist located in Denver, Colorado. Alyssa received her Bachelor's in Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin and wrote for the Austin Chronicle and ORANGEMagazine during her time in Austin. Since then, Alyssa has managed brands and written copy for branding and marketing agencies, but currently works creating reports and briefings at Turbine Labs in Greenwood Village, Colorado. In her free time, you’ll find her playing with her pug Joni, hiking in the Rockies, having a glass of chardonnay, or freelancing for the fun of it.