Hygiene is basically the most important thing that any human should really take good care of it. Otherwise, they will be at risk of getting so many diseases. Not only that, your professional and social life will be also very affected.
But ironically, even those who take good care of their hygiene are most likely to make a few mistakes that keep them away from being completely clean and healthy.
Those mistakes are mostly inherited from past generations and were never corrected, but it is now the time to stop making them for good. So if you care about your hygiene as much as we do, then here are 5 of the worst hygiene mistakes you need to stop making immediately.
#1 – Wearing shoes without socks
Showing the ankles is one of nowadays fashion, and it honestly looks cute with the right jeans. But, it still has a downside. Regardless of what you do, your feet will sweat as soon as you walk a few blocks, and technically there are no socks to absorb it, which leads to smelly feet.
Moreover, wearing shoes without socks could also lead to developing fungal infections and blisters. So instead of going sockless, you can wear the “invisible” socks. Also, don’t forget to put dry tea bags inside your shoes at night and leave them there to absorb all the sweat.
#2 – Not cleaning your makeup brushes
Our faces are constantly changing their skins, and if you are used to wearing makeup every day, then chances are your brushes are filled with dead skin cells and bacteria. Unclean brushes could lead to many issues like infections, acne breakouts, blemishes, and more.
On the other hand, this problem could happen if you share your brushes with your friends. It could be a nice gesture but it is best to be avoided since it can lead to pink eye, staph infections, and many other issues.
#3 – Using Q-tips to remove ear wax
There is just no absolute use to insert cotton swabs or anything that is similar to it inside your ears. Q-tips can damage your eardrum or the canal, which will eventually lead to a permanent hearing loss (temporary, if you are lucky).
So how are we supposed to clean the ear wax then? Well, you can just leave it alone. According to experts, a normal amount of ear wax is actually very helpful to moisturize and prevent contaminants from reaching the inside of your ears.
#4 – Only brushing your teeth
Oral hygiene should never be missed on any day, and if your way to take care of it is only by brushing your teeth, then you have to change it. Most of the bacteria that cause gum diseases and decay are located in hard to reach places between the teeth, and the only way to remove them is by flossing.
Moreover, don’t ever skip scarping your tongue while brushing your teeth or you may develop bad breath due to the residing bacteria that develop sulfur compounds.
#5 – Not changing towels and sheets enough
Changing our bed sheets or towels could be the last thing to remember throughout our day due to our busy schedule, but our bodies are in constant contact with them shedding all the dead skin and bacteria at all times.
So changing them regularly must become a necessity from now on. Also, if there are more people or pets sleeping or laying down on those bed sheets, then basically you have to change them at least once a week.