The rapid change of pace in terms of work and lifestyle has resulted in an increase in various infectious skin disorders. Most well known skin conditions such as acne, chickenpox, and measles are caused due to environmental aspects and are temporary. However, permanent skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, and vitiligo are caused by certain genetic traits. These ailments predispose an individual to a disorder.

Irrespective of whether one may have a temporary or a permanent skin condition, it is extremely important to follow a healthy lifestyle and certain positive skincare habits. They can help reduce and even prevent the possibility of infectious skin disorders.

Infectious & Non-infectious skin disorders can often be prevented by:

  • Following proper hand hygiene
  • Avoiding contact with the infected skin of others
  • Avoiding contact with the mucus of individuals with a skin or other infection
  • Cleaning public spaces (like gym equipment or toilet seats) before use
  • Wearing protective clothing and shoes
  • Not sharing personal items such as blankets, hairbrushes, shoes, or swimsuits
  • Getting plenty of rest, staying hydrated, and avoiding excessive physical or emotional stress
  • Eating a nutritious diet
  • Getting vaccinations for infectious skin conditions like chickenpox

Regularly following the aforementioned steps can help you protect yourself from various skin conditions. However, it is also important that you visit your local dermatologist and learn about skin care. An understanding of skin conditions and the steps to prevent them can help you to maintain your glowing skin and healthy lifestyle.