Sometimes we wonder how people survived without the Internet and its endless advice on how to take better care of ourselves. It seems that every day we find new advice on hygiene and we have no idea how we manage to survive without it.
If you’re the same, we have a new batch of tips that you can add to your routine today. We are always filling in the gaps in our habits, and this time around, we are exposing common hygiene mistakes you might actually be guilty of making.
Not Cleaning Your Hairbrush
Our hairbrushes are an excellent breeding ground for bacteria, so it is recommended to wash them every 1-2 weeks.
Considering that we normally use a hairbrush every day, it’s scary to think how long we sometimes go without cleaning it properly. The normal shampoo will work.
Storing Bath Towels In The Bathroom
Towels can get very easily contaminated in a bathroom. For example, flushing the toilet with the lid open, spraying aerosol, and general moisture can help bacteria settle on your fresh, fluffy towels.
We recommend that you take your bath towels from an outdoor linen closet, otherwise you could get sick.
Completely Removing Nose Hairs
We normally associate body hair with something unhygienic, but in the case of the nose, there is absolutely no health benefit to removing it.
They capture dust and other allergens as they enter the lungs, so unless the hair is coming out of your nose, leave them alone. Otherwise, lightly clean the surface.
Washing Your Hands With Hot Water
We grew up believing that hot water fights germs better, but there is no difference between high and low tap temperatures.
The water must be around 100 ° C (212 ° F) to be dangerous for bacteria.
Also, hot water can be aggressive on the skin, which can lead to dry hands. Just wash them for a longer period of time, rather than in warmer water.
Putting Deodorant On Right After Your Shower
Many of us rush to put on deodorant right after we shower to avoid sweating, but we’re actually doing a terrible job.
Unless your skin is perfectly dry, your deodorant won’t work well. Be patient and sweat-free as a result.
Washing Your Body With A Loofah
We’re sure you’ve heard that you have to change your loofah every couple of months because it’s more of a germ hub in your bathroom.
Still, how safe are you with your shower sponge? Better to switch to silicone cleaners. It has no porous surfaces, so it is easy to clean and does not accumulate bacteria.
In addition, it will last much longer and be softer on your skin due to its hypoallergenic properties.
Cleaning The Bathroom At Room Temperature
You will be amazed at the difference in cleanliness if you preheat the bathroom in advance. High temperatures will make your products more effective and general washing much easier.
Just run a hot shower and let the room steam up before giving it a wash.
Going Barefoot In A Public Shower
The floor is the dirtiest surface in the bathroom, even in your home. Now imagine what a gym or hotel looks like. We shudder just thinking of touching those tiles with a toe.
Medical experts warn that there can be a number of infections, so do yourself a favor and be sure to bring bathing shoes if you know you may need them.
Are any of these habits part of your routine? Do you know of any life-changing tips on how to keep yourself and your home completely clean?