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We'd better forget these 10 not-so-healthy bathing habits

by liam willi 2 months ago in health
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We'd better forget these 10 not-so-healthy bathing habits
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You're probably thinking about what could go wrong when you take a shower, right? The problem is that when you take a shower, you put your entire body underwater, and use different types of soaps and scrubs, which can damage your skin. Because bathing is considered a very simple and personal thing, we are rarely told what things are harmful and what habits are good.

We have found some mistakes that many people make in their daily lives and would like to share them with you.


Washing your face


It may seem convenient to wash your face when you take a shower, but it's really bad for your face. Most people shower in hot water, and the temperature of the hot water is usually much hotter than the temperature of washing your face. Facial skin is very sensitive, so it's best to use lukewarm water to avoid hurting your face.


Not washing your feet

It may seem that washing your feet is completely unnecessary because you happen to be standing in the water when you take a shower. The problem with this misconception is that wet doesn't mean clean. When we walk, our feet come in contact with all sorts of things and they sweat. They've done a great job for us, so bend over and give them a good bath - they deserve it.


Not changing regularly

It's a well-known fact that mold likes warm, humid conditions, and that's exactly what we see in the shower. So if you've been using the same loofah for months or years, there's a good chance you've been sharing it with mold. If you don't see it, it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. The loofah should be washed after each use, hung where it can air dry, and replaced once a month.


Use the soap dish

If you use soap, check where you put it after each use. A built-in soap dish is not the best choice for the same reason that bacteria and fungi like it. A corded soap dish or a soap dish with spikes is a better choice. Plus, your soap won't get wet, which is a huge plus.


Use liquid soap

Sure, it may smell nice, but if you have sensitive skin, liquid soap may not be your friend. Some of the chemicals in liquid soap can irritate, especially with perfumes. If your skin is dry and sensitive, using unscented liquid soap can make a big difference. Another option is to use soap without fragrance, coloring, or other harmful ingredients.


Use an old razor

Another bad habit that many of us have is using a razor until it's completely useless. Remember those plates and loofahs from the bar? The razors aren't much different. What's worse is that if the razor isn't sharp enough, it can give you a lot of little cuts that you might not even notice. They may be too small for your eyes, but they're big enough for the mold growing between your razor blades.


Keeping your razor in the bathroom

You shouldn't leave your razor in the bathroom for the same reason as above - mold likes any warm, humid environment. If you do want to leave your razor in the bathroom, find a place to hang it up so that it will dry completely soon after each use.


Wash your hair every day

Washing your hair every day is not a good idea because washing your hair a lot will dry out your scalp and compensate for the dryness it will start producing more oil. Guess what happens next? Oily hair. If you already have this habit, try washing your hair with dry shampoo and wash your hair every other day.


Not showering after exercise

Did we mention that bacteria prefer a warm, humid environment? Sweat provides both, and bacteria just love it. It's great that you're staying strong and healthy, but it's certainly not impossible to find a few minutes to shower after your workout. You'll feel better and smell better.


Skip the moisturizer

Okay, guys, you can pretend that you'll never use moisturizer because it's "only for girls". But that's not the case. It's not just for girls, it's also for skin so that it doesn't get too dry. It's a good idea to use moisturizer immediately after a shower because it absorbs slightly better when your skin is warm. Plus, it replenishes the moisture your skin lost while you were in the shower.


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liam willi

Everyone is the moon, there is always a dark side, never let people see.

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