Yoga is a fashionable fitness exercise, but yoga mat cleaning, has become a corner of yoga lovers easy to forget. To ensure hygiene, it’s best to clean your yoga mat every other week, Yang Hongyun, director of the dermatology department at the People’s Hospital, warned.
Wash your yoga mat more often for better health
Common yoga MATS are made of PVC foam, a material known chemically as polyvinyl chloride, which has a rubber-like odor. If the yoga mat is not cleaned for a long time, it is likely to contain bacteria, fungi and dust mites, among which the fine bacteria will lead to folliculitis, fungus can easily cause ringworm and beriberi, and the biggest threat of dust mites to people with allergic physicles is to induce allergic dermatitis and asthma. Especially for a long time to do yoga or just beginners and accustomed to the use of public mat, the most easy to infect and infect a variety of skin diseases.
The best way to prevent contagion, experts suggest, is to bring your own yoga mat. Common simple cleaning, you can use two cups of water and a few drops of dishwashing liquid into the sprayer, spray yoga mat, and then dry with a dry cloth. If the mat is dirty, fill the bathtub with cold water and add washing powder, then scrub the mat with a damp cloth and rinse. Finally roll up the yoga mat with a large dry towel, blot the excess water, spread out to dry.
In addition, what need to remind is, after finishing yoga movement, had better choose to contain the bath dew of antibacterial component to bathe, fitness clothes should be soaked with disinfecter, or after cleaning, air is basked in for a long time below the sun.
Post time: Jan-12-2021