Who would have thought that the little details that we don’t pay attention to could prevent us from ideal health and complete happiness? You’ll be surprised to see the results of no longer making these common mistakes!

We are happy to share with you the habits that you should stop following. Grab a piece of paper and a pen!

Hygiene Practices That Are Actually Disgusting

10. Biting Your Nails As A Way To Cope With Stress

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Sometimes nail-biting can be caused by emotional or mental stress and used as a way to overcome these feelings. You can also bite your nails without even thinking about it.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t work well for your appearance and health. This habit is not a reason to be proud, but giving it up is.

9. Cotton Swabs As A Way To Clean Your Ears

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Most of us believe that cotton buds help clean our ears. However, what people do when using them is the exact opposite; excess wax is pushed in, doing more damage than good.

As a result, cotton buds can be one of the main reasons for damaging the eardrum, hearing loss, etc. Medical experts advise you to see a doctor if you really have a problem.

8. Not Washing Your Hands After Using A Restroom

According to this survey, people tend not to wash their hands after using the restroom. Most of these people believe that this is not important and is just a waste of time.

However, washing your hands is the best and easiest way to avoid getting sick.

7. Not Changing Your Toothbrush For A Long Time

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Wet toothbrushes can pick up various bacteria in just a month, which can be harmful to your health.

Dentists recommend changing the toothbrush every 2-3 months, since using it for more than 3 months can have serious health problems, which can lead, among other things, to heart disease.

6. The Way You Brush Your Teeth

If you just brush your teeth, you’ll still have some tartar left. Heart problems can start by increasing blood flow in the mouth.

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth for 2 minutes. Make sure you are not too lazy when doing an excellent brushing technique!

5. Forgetting To Floss Your Teeth

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It doesn’t matter how well you brush your teeth to keep germs away. Without dental floss, you can barely keep your gums in good condition.

Flossing reduces the risk of bacteria inside the mouth and prevents gingivitis.

4. Exfoliating Your Face Every Day

Over-exfoliating causes acne and wrinkles and can make you look older. Dermatologists advise exfoliating your face twice a week. Otherwise, it can be more harmful than good.

3. Not Cleaning Things That You Use Every Day

How often do you think a lot about the objects you touch, but don’t take it seriously? In fact, things like door handles, keyboards, switches, and smartphones (among many others) are places where most bacteria are gathered.

2. Having A Fluoride-filled Toothpaste In Your House

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This kind of toothpaste is especially dangerous for children, as it leads to incorrect tooth development and white spots on the teeth.

A fluoride-filled toothpaste can cause teeth to disintegrate and even increase the level of aluminum absorption in our brain, contributing to Alzheimer’s disease.

1. Covering Your Pillow With A Cotton Pillowcase

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This fabric makes you look older by adding wrinkles to your face, drying your skin, and damaging your hair. The best choice for the pillowcase material is silk. It’ll give you back what the cotton case took away.

All of these tips are easy to follow. The main point is to stop being lazy and start taking care of your health with more intensity. Maybe you have your own secrets? Share them with us in the comments.