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What’s Up with Warts?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV as we know it. While there are multiple ways to remove warts – like using liquid nitrogen to freeze them off – there are also ways to prevent them from appearing or spreading in the first place.

Here are some of our main tips on how to prevent warts!

Don’t Shave Over Your Warts
If you already have a wart, try not to shave over it. When you do, you could cause tiny rips in the skin that could spread the virus (and therefore the warts) to other parts of your skin.

Wash Your Hands Frequently
Great personal hygiene is a great way to prevent bacteria of any kind entering your body. Washing your hands frequently will reduce your chances of coming into contact with the virus that causes warts.

Keep Your Hands, Feet and Skin Dry
If you suffer from hyperhidrosis or excessive sweating, then you could be at risk of developing warts. This is because moist, warm conditions – like sweaty skin – are the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria, including HPV. Use an anti-perspirant spray or roll-on on the areas of your skin that are affected to keep them dry during the day.

Wear Sandals in Public Showers
Actually, you should wear shoes in general whenever you go out in public, but this is especially important when using communal or public showers. Because so many different people use these spaces, you could increase your odds of coming into contact with HPV and developing warts. So, shoe up!

And there you have them – our top three tips! If you have tips of your own to share, let us know! Check out Willow Wart in store for a solution to reduce your skin tags or Visit our shop now to start shopping for amazing products that can (and will) keep your skin dry and clean, all day long.