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10 of the Worst Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

10 of the Worst Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

10 of the Worst Personal Hygiene Mistakes You Need to Stop Making© Pinterest

Did you know that ignoring the little details of proper personal hygiene could prevent you from being perfectly healthy and happy?

Just try to stop making common personal hygiene mistakes, one by one if you’re making many (which is highly possible!) You won’t believe how much you’ll be pleased with the healthy results.

It’s time to quit these habits once for all. Take note and work on developing healthy habits instead.

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#1 – Biting your nails while stressing

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Biting your nails while stressing© Reader’s Digest

While nail biting can be just a bad habit that you do without even thinking about it, it can also be caused by stress where the emotionally or mentally stressed person starts biting their nails constantly as a means to cope with the nerve-racking feelings. Unfortunately, this bad habit can damage your health and appearance. Give it up now!

#2 – Using cotton swabs to clean your ears

Using cotton swabs to clean your ears© Meddy // 9Coach

Many people use Q-tips on a regular basis to clean their ears but, in fact, what they’re really doing is the exact opposite. Instead of cleaning the ears, the Q-tip pushes the excess wax in, causing more harm than good. Unfortunately, the results can be catastrophic for the ears.

Cotton swabs can actually damage the eardrum and might even lead to hearing loss. So stop “cleaning,” your ears will be grateful.

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#3 – Not washing your hands after using a restroom

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Not washing your hands after using a restroom© Reddit

According to a large-scale analysis of handwashing habits, 62 percent of men and 40 percent of women don’t bother washing their hands after using a restroom. Most of these men and women believe it’s not important and that it’s time-wasting.

Well, if they could only see the terrifying amount of bacteria they’re carrying around. Keep in mind that something as simple as washing hands is the best way to keep sickness at bay.

#4 – Exfoliating your face every day

Exfoliating your face every day© L’Oreal Paris

Exfoliating your face helps you get rid of dead skin cells and keep your skin healthy and glowing, yet, exfoliating on a daily basis can lead to acne and wrinkles, and can make you look much older than you actually are. Face exfoliation is recommended one to twice every week and no more than 2. Otherwise, it can harm your skin.

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#5 – Using the same toothbrush for too long

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Using the same toothbrush for too long© iStock

Bacteria strive on moisture, meaning that your wet toothbrush can easily accumulate multiple bacteria in only 1 month, which can have negative effects on your health.

According to dentists, you need to change your toothbrush once every two to three months. Using the same one for over three months can cause you some serious health problems, which may even result in heart disease.

#6 – Not cleaning the items you use every day

Not cleaning the items you use every day© Depositephotos

Can you count now how many objects you touch more than twice every day? In most cases, such things include light switches, keyboards, remote controls, doorknobs, keys, and of course, smartphones. These and many other items are the perfect places where most bacteria love to hang around and grow.

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#7 – Having a fluoride-filled toothpaste

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Having a fluoride-filled toothpaste© Oral Answers

Having toothpaste that contains fluoride in your bathroom might sound normal, but it’s actually particularly dangerous for kids because it results in improper teeth development and white spots on teeth. Not only that, fluoride-loaded toothpaste can cause teeth crumbling and can even boost the brain’s absorption level of aluminum, which results in Alzheimer’s.

#8 – Using a cotton pillowcase

Using a cotton pillowcase© Well+Good // Pinterest

Sleeping on a pillowcase that’s made of cotton is definitely not good for your health. This fabric damages your hair, dries your skin, and adds more wrinkles to your face, all of these factors combine to make you look older. It’s time to ditch that cotton pillowcase and replace it with silk, which is the best material for pillowcases as it will give you back your pretty skin and healthy hair.

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#9 – Vacuuming too often

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Vacuuming too often© iStock

If you think that vacuuming every day will help you stay healthy, think again because it can actually be damaging to your health. Moreover, if you don’t clean the vacuum, the dirt and dust particles can damage your floor and carpets. In case you vacuum less than once per week, you should make sure to change the filter once every three months.

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#10 – Over clipping your toenails

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Over clipping your toenails© Depositphotos

Cutting your nails too short will cause many problems, and the very first one is doing simple things like wearing socks and walking. Plus, walking painfully will mostly lead to ingrown toenails due to pressure, making it difficult to walk.

The next time you cut your toenails, be careful not to cut them too short to avoid unnecessary pain. Most importantly, make sure to take care of your health more intensively.

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