The last several months have been complicated. Taking care of yourself and your family should be one area you can confidently maneuver. When it comes to “do-it-yourself healthcare,” Flents offers simple solutions that won’t cost you hours of extra online research or a thesaurus while reading the instructions.
We’re here to help you stay safe and healthy in 2021 with our line of personal protection equipment (PPE) and solutions to life’s little problems.
One major change to maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the last year has been the everyday need for PPE due to the spread of Covid-19. As the CDC began recommending universal use of face masks, Flents pivoted to provide more options to protect your family. In a sea of opportunistic manufacturers entering the health and wellness space, it’s reassuring to have a trusted resource that complies with manufacturing regulations and has been making you and your family a priority for almost two decades.
Face masks are now a way of life, and they will be for a while. Fortunately, there are a number of options to meet all needs. Disposable masks are a simple, effective option that don’t require ongoing maintenance (just be sure to dispose and grab a new one for each use). We offer several under our PROTECHS® label.
Cloth masks can be an effective and convenient solution, but only if used correctly. One recommendation from the CDC is to change your cloth mask when it becomes wet from breath, rain, or snow. A disposable mask liner can help combat the need to change masks multiple times per day (the CDC still encourages washing your cloth mask at least daily).
No matter what option you choose, Flents has you(r mouth and nose) covered!
Whether you’re warding yourself against Covid-19 or against the common cold, hygiene products help keep you healthy at home and around town. Our Lil’ Squirt hand sanitizers can help protect you against the spread of unwanted germs.
With so many hand sanitizer options on the market, it can be tempting to shop based solely on price, scent, or convenience (grabbing the first option you see so you don’t have to think about it too much). We agree that hand sanitizer shopping shouldn’t be over-complicated, and we’re big proponents of convenience healthcare products. But we want to make sure you’re getting value out of your purchase. It does you no good to save a few bucks on a product that doesn’t actually protect you or your loved ones. When shopping for hand sanitizer, make sure it contains at least 60% alcohol (ethanol or isopropanol), per Food and Drug Administration guidelines, and make sure it is intended for use on your hands (don’t substitute cleaning products!). For more tips on proper hand sanitizer use, check out this blog post.
Life’s Little Problems
Although the pandemic has taken over our lives in recent months, it’s not the only health and wellness concern you may have going into 2021. Whether you need help with eye care, ear care, mobility concerns, or sleep issues, Flents has solutions to help keep your family healthy in the new year.
Our Wipe ‘N Clear line keeps your eyewear clean. Not only can dirty glasses be annoying, but they can also cause eye strain and headaches and contribute to the spread of bacteria to your eyes and nose. Experts recommend daily lens cleaning, with a weekly focus on frames, to help prevent germ build-up.
Cleaning your glasses is also important when it comes to the spread of respiratory illnesses, as your nose is a prime entry point with quick access to your lungs. Allowing germs to linger so close to your face for too long could leave you more vulnerable to exposure.
Ear plugs are a versatile option to mitigate a number of ear care problems. Maybe you’re working from home with the rest of your family and need to block out distracting background noises. Maybe you’re regularly exposed to loud noises that can damage your hearing over time.
What constitutes “loud noises”? Consider this: Listening to your personal music device on its loudest setting or watching television at a loud volume can impact your hearing in less than five minutes. Attending a sporting event can cause damage in just 15 minutes, according to the CDC. Did you know hearing loss can happen that fast? See this list from the CDC for more examples of noises that can cause hearing loss and how quickly it can happen. You might rethink the importance of ear care.
Whether you’re looking for peace and quiet or protecting your hearing, Flents ear plugs are a simple, cost-effective solution to save your sanity and your overall ear health.
For mobility concerns, Strive compression wraps offer relief from pain and discomfort to help get you back to what moves you. The simple design provides an intuitive, easy-to-use experience. Unique features meant for active recovery support sore joints and muscles while promoting strength and healing. The no-slip wraps don’t require constant adjusting, which is the last thing you want to deal with when your wrist, arm, knee, ankle, etc. is out of commission. Not only that, but each compression wrap uses body heat to increase blood flow and accelerate your body's natural healing process.
Many people will admit they don’t get enough sleep, but do you consider the quality of your sleep? Studies have found that poor sleep can impact your focus and mood, and it has even been tied to an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Some signs that you’re not getting quality sleep, according to SleepFoundation.org, include taking more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, regularly waking up multiple times per night or lying awake for more than 20 minutes in the middle of the night, feeling tired despite getting what you think is enough sleep, and feeling hungry more often.
A dark, quiet environment can improve whatever sleep you get, and our Super Sleep Kit can help. Simply adding a lightweight eye mask and soft foam ear plugs can make a big difference!
No matter what healthcare you need to DIY in 2021, Flents has a simple – and trusted! – solution to help you out. We’ve had your back since 2003 and are ready to conquer whatever the new year throws at you, with you.
- New York Times: Here’s Why Vaccinated People Still Need to Wear a Mask https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/08/health/covid-vaccine-mask.html
- CDC: Considerations for Wearing Masks https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover-guidance.html
- MarthaStewart.com: Antibacterial Wipes or Hand Sanitizer: Which Is More Effective When Hand Washing Isn't an Option https://www.marthastewart.com/7986722/antibacterial-hand-wipes-vs-sanitizer-effectiveness-coronavirus-covid-19
Healthline: The Best Ways to Clean Your Eyeglasses
- CDC: What Noises Cause Hearing Loss?https://www.cdc.gov/nceh/hearing_loss/what_noises_cause_hearing_loss.html
Sleep Foundation: How to Determine Poor Sleep Quality