We learned about the basic principles of self-care in childhood. Everyone understands how important it is to wash your hands and brush your teeth regularly. But many times we don’t even think about hygiene habits that can be harmful to us. Even the way we dry our bodies after a shower and cut our nails is important.

We made a list of common hygiene mistakes that many of us make.

We always start to brush our teeth in the same place.

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When we start brushing our teeth constantly in the same place, we pay more attention to which teeth are brushed first. The last few teeth we brush don’t get much attention because we tend to get bored when we get to them.

Therefore, dentists advise against getting used to the same brushing pattern and always starting with different teeth to clean them more evenly.

We wash our face after engaging in physical activity, not before.

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Experts believe that it is most important to wash before engaging in physical activity. It’s best to wash off any makeup or dirt beforehand and you won’t have to worry about cleaning your skin after your workout.

If you do not do this, it is better not to wipe your face with sweat after training; otherwise, you risk clogging your pores. Just gently rub the skin with a cotton towel.

We cut wet nails.

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Wet nails are softer than dry nails, so cutting them may seem easier. But in fact, this method is fraught with more inconvenience, since the nails bend, and the cut turns into a tear.

The ragged edges of the nails can stick to clothing, which can damage both. That is why it is better to cut your nails dry.

We rely on the effectiveness of wet wipes.

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Antibacterial wipes kill germs, but only with clean hands. If the skin is covered in dirt or oil, the alcohol from the wipes will not be able to penetrate the skin. Regular hand washing will be more reliable in this case.

Baby wipes don’t contain enough alcohol to remove viruses and bacteria at all.

We dry our bodies too much after showering.

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Experts do not advise drying off after a shower. With a towel, we remove the dead cells that protect the skin. Instead, it’s better to wait for the skin to dry on its own or gently pat it dry with a towel instead of rubbing it.

We use scented pads and tampons.

Scented feminine hygiene products can upset the skin’s pH balance and cause irritation. It is worth choosing hygiene products that do not contain additional chemicals, such as fragrances.

Which of these habits do you have? What else would you add to the list?

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