The truth is, simple habits like crazy hot showers, not wearing socks or not often changing your razor blades can lead to serious health problems and social consequences. And the fact that some people still have these habits knows that the risk is enough to disappoint anyone.
Happy Worthy Life has collected a few common personal hygiene errors that need to be stopped as soon as possible.
1. Flushing with your feet
Ok, we get it: public baths can be very dirty and full of bacteria. But washing the toilet with a vacuum is a solution to not having germs. In fact, this action actually pollutes even more since you use your feet to walk on the dirty bathroom floor. The solution would be to wash your hands with a toilet and then rinse afterwards.
2. Wearing shoes without socks
Wearing shoes without socks may look nice, but the smell it causes is not nice at all. Doctors actually prescribe socks to avoid foot odor because they can soak up sweat and reduce odors. But don’t worry, there are lots of invisible socks available online.
3. Only brushing your teeth
Brushing your teeth, as most people do, is not the best way to get a good breath. The correct way to protect yourself (and those around you) from bad breath is to brush your tongue and use dental floss or interdental detergent twice a day and wash your mouth with antibacterial mouthwash.
4. Confuse deodorant with antiperspirant
The deodorant and antiperspirant are not the same and confuse them can cause armpit odor. While deodorants control smells, antiperspirants prevent sweat. In fact, using both at the same time is the best way to prevent sweat and armpits.
5. Failing to clean the ears
We know that ear canal should not be cleaned, but some people take this advice very seriously and should not clean their ears any way – and nobody wants to see people getting dirty. To solve this problem, use Q-Tips on the outside of your ears or, even better, clean the area with a warm, damp washcloth.
6. Not having a regular shower schedule
There is nothing worse than walking into a public space with a serious body odor in the air. Although the number of suitable showers may vary from person to person, it is recommended to drink anywhere from 2 to 3 showers a week, even when it is winter. But if you sweat, work outside or expose to chemicals daily, it is recommended to increase to one shower a day.
7. Not cleaning a water bottle after using it
There is always someone who keeps using the same dirty water bottle, which is a disgusting and dangerous habit. Sure, we should all hold water, but we should also clean the water bottle every time we use them. In fact, drinking from a refillable water bottle can be many times worse than licking your chew toy dog. Ew!
8. Forgetting to clean under the nails
There is nothing worse than realizing how filthy some people are, especially when they offer to shake your hand. This happens because some people think that washing your hands is equivalent to washing your nails, but it doesn’t. According to experts, people should scrub the underside of their nails with soap and water (or nail brushes) every time they wash their hands to really remove dirt and germs.
9. Never replacing their razor blades
If you live with someone, this habit can drive you crazy (and disgust you). Disposable razor blades have this name for a reason. You don’t have to replace the razor after 3 uses, but use the same type for months and don’t use it. The correct way to use it is to use it by replacing it as soon as you see any signs of rust, dullness, jerky hair or if it starts to goose bumps.
10. Taking super hot showers
There, there’s nothing worse than having your towels soaked all the time, especially when it’s taking a bath because someone else takes a hot bath. Hot showers make everything in the bathroom wet (help mold and mildew). And even worse, it dries and irritates your skin, helping to raise blood pressure.
11. Not cleaning everyday objects
This personal hygiene mistake is largely responsible for the spread of germs and bacteria. No matter how often people clean their homes, the truth is that many people have never cleaned their cell phones, laptops, doorknobs or keys despite the objects. This is the breeding ground for germs and bacteria. The good news is that all of these items can easily be cleaned with a little rubbing alcohol.
12. Not covering your mouth when coughing or sneezing
Surprisingly, about 1 in 4 people cover their mouths when coughing or sneezing. The importance of this simple but neglected habit is to prevent germs from spreading everywhere and contaminating the air around you that you are breathing.
13. Disposing of feminine hygiene products the wrong way
The only thing that can flush toilets properly is toilet paper. Sanitary pads and pads, when flushed, can clog the drainage, often causing serious damage to your toilet. The recommended way to dispose of sanitary pads is to wrap them in toilet paper and put them in the trash.
14. Wearing outside shoes inside the house
Some people use outdoor shoes indoors but don’t know how dirty this habit is. Studies revealed that the shoe contained an average of 421,000 bacteria on the outside and 2,887 on the inside.
15. Not closing the toilet lid during flushing
Maybe people like watching their poop flush, but this habit can be really dangerous and disgusting. Millions of fecal particles are floating around during flushing, which means they can land anywhere including your toothbrush and handkerchief.
What are the bad habits you are doing or your loved ones? Let us know in the comments