It might be time to clean your phone if your skin is breaking out

Spring is here, which means ... let's talk Spring cleaning. More importantly-- let's talk tech hygiene.

Because what's more gross than your phone screen? As oil, dirt, makeup and germs build up on your phone throughout the day, it's important to clean your screen before you pick that phone back up to make a call.

It could even be what's causing that mysterious breakout, or what's keeping you from telling the difference between the taco emoji and the pizza emoji thanks to smudges. We wash and sanitize everything else we touch throughout the day, and now it's your phone's turn.

It's a gross fact that phones tend to have 10 times the bacteria that toilet seats do.

Here's a pro tip: No Windex! (unless you want to cause all sorts of damage to your device).

The gentlest way to clean it is to take distilled water and a microfiber cloth to wipe down the phone. Use Q-tips to clean around crevices.

Extra: Touch-screens can be cleaned with diluted vinegar or rubbing alcohol: Spray it on the microfiber cloth (not screen) and wipe carefully.

If you want a ready to clean solution... That's where Whoosh comes in! Whoosh is a screen cleaner specifically designed to clean all your smartphone & consumer electronic screens (all smartphones and tech device screens) and make them shine like new.

If your device has a screen protector on it, whether it's tempered glass or just thin plastic, get together some isopropyl alcohol, distilled water, a spray bottle and a microfiber cloth. Pour one part alcohol and one part water into the spray bottle and then spritz a lint-free cloth with the solution and wipe down the phone.

Cleaning your laptop

If we're being honest--  there's also probably crumbs and bacterium on your laptop too.

Here's what to do:

Turn your laptop upside down and (gently) shake out the keyboard to rid yourself of the dirt and crumbs.

To clean the screen on your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air, first shut down the computer and unplug the power adapter. Dampen a soft, lint-free cloth with water only, then use it to clean the computer's screen.

Pro tip:

Unplug all external power sources, devices, and cables. Do not use anything paper-based, like paper towel, Kleenex, or toilet paper, since it can scratch up your monitor.