8 Things About Body Hygiene You Probably Do Wrong

2 years ago

We’ve had daily body hygiene routines since childhood, but sometimes we don’t realize that some things are done wrong. Even simple teeth brushing has more nuances than you expected. And if you don’t follow them, you can harm yourself even more.

We at Bright Side enjoy seeing healthy people and are sharing 8 more tips that can correct your routine for your overall well-being.

1. Wearing a panty liner all day long

Specialists don’t recommend wearing panty liners all day long. They should be changed every 3-5 hours. Additionally, menstrual pads should be changed every 4 hours, and in case it’s heavy, it’s better to change them every 2 hours. For menstrual cups, the recommended wearing time is 4-6 hours.

2. Using Q-tips, bobby pins, or sharp pointed objects to clean your ears

Doctors recommend being more careful with the ears and stopping cleaning them with Q-tips. Don’t clean your ears with anything smaller than a washcloth on your finger. Studies also don’t recommend using ear candles because they’re not effective and can even cause injury.

3. Exfoliating the skin every day

New skin renews every 6 weeks and aggressive exfoliation actually leads to dry and irritated skin. Using a loofah in the shower is actually a mechanical exfoliation. Stick to using a loofah only twice a week.

4. Changing insoles less than once a year

It’s better to replace your insoles between 6-12 months with regular use. First of all, old insoles stop supporting your arch. Second, they start to smell bad because of bacteria. That’s why it’s not healthy to wear shoes without socks.

5. Not scrubbing your underarms

Experts say that your underarms need exfoliation too, especially if you shave. Use a loofah to apply a body scrub and then exfoliate gently. If your underarm skin is sensitive, use your facial cleanser.
Exfoliate them twice a week.

6. Using antibacterial soap on the face

Stronger doesn’t mean better. It’s more healthy to avoid any cleansers that make your skin dry and irritated. So avoid harsh soaps, including antibacterial ones. The antibiotic agent in such soaps strips the skin of its hydrating oils.

7. Using antibacterial soap for the hands every day

It’s better to skip using antibacterial soap every day for your hands. The manufacturers haven’t proven that the ingredients are safe for daily use and for a long period of time. Also, there is no proof that plain soap is less effective.

8. Using pressure while brushing your teeth

study has shown that applying more than light pressure to your teeth or brushing longer than 2 minutes doesn’t make them cleaner. Moreover, it may increase the risk of oral health problems.

Which points were a surprise for you? How often do you use a loofah for washing?

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