How to avoid bringing outside contaminants into the house?

It’s been a long wait, but the holidays are finally here. It’s the ideal moment to take a deep breath, relax, forget about everything, and pamper yourself. Or almost. If you want everything to be perfect, you can't forget hygiene. You may not always realise it, but you can be inviting outside contaminants inside without even knowing it. And it should be noted that these undesirable guests really know how to hide.

In summer, you usually go out with little else than a bathing suit, a towel, and...splash! But be careful: salt and sand are not always gentle on your beachwear and towels, and they may harbour bacteria as well. So what do you do, cancel your holiday and spend it in a bubble? Don’t panic! Taking a few simple steps can change everything so you don’t have to spend your entire holiday with a fabric disinfectant in your pocket.
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Tip No. 1

give your bathing suit a bath

The habit you need to drop? Getting out of the water, hand-wringing your bathing suit, and carrying it around in a plastic bag until you can throw it in the washing machine. The correct thing to do? After bathing, immediately rinse your bathing suit to remove the salt and iodine, which damage the fibres. To keep bacteria from proliferating, roll your bathing suit up in your towel, which will absorb most of the water. As soon as you get back from the beach, wash your bathing suit with a gentle detergent and do not put it in the dryer under any circumstances!
Tip No. 2

don't forget your towel (or beach sheet)

Are you content to just shake out your towel (or beach sheet) before leaving? And then use it the next day, the day after that, and even for the rest of the week? Your towel can quickly show indications of wear from rubbing against the sand.
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To keep your towel soft and eliminate bacteria, you should wash it regularly and use Dry Microfine Steam (DMS). It's exclusive to Laurastar. How does it work? Steam is diffused 15 times faster than the steam of a standard iron. The expansion and power of the steam as it leaves the iron allows it to penetrate textiles uniformly and effectively, leaving them uniquely plumped. But that’s not all. Laurastar Dry Microfine Steam (DMS) does not leave your clothing damp, and it fixes fibres in place so that your clothes are perfectly ironed and thoroughly cleaned. The result: 99.999% of bacteria and dust mites are effectively eliminated. And odours along with them.
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Tip No. 3

remove your footwear before going inside

In summer, you're usually much more relaxed. You may prefer flip-flops or espadrilles, and others just bare feet. But when you get back to your amazing rental or country house, leave your footwear at the door. Contaminants love to hitch a ride on their soles. And when it's hot out, walking barefoot around the house is a true pleasure.
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Tip No. 4

air out your interior everyday

The air inside is sometimes more contaminated than the air outside. The solution is quite simple. It's sunny out, so open the windows wide and let the sun shine in. And creating a current of air can also cool the interior. That's it? That's it.