6 Hygiene Mistakes It’s High Time We Stopped Making


We should not only obey the hygiene rules in order to be safe, but we should do so in an utterly detailed way. Otherwise, the results are not going to be similar. It comes as a shock for many people that they have done wrong things for their entire lives, including the most normal ones.

1. All too often we take a shower and a bath.

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It may sound odd but it is just as bad to shower so much as not to shower at all. According to a team of Columbia University’s infectious disease experts, taking too many showers makes your skin dry and cracked which contributes to microbes being able to easily penetrate your body through these wounds. Experts suggest washing no more than once a day. There are some interesting details on how much you can take a shower here if you want to know more

2. We are not washing our hands until we head to the bathroom.

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Bacteria can be present not only in the toilet but across the building. It means that if you haven’t washed your hands for a long time, there’s probably bacteria on them too. If you use the toilet, you touch private parts which are especially unsafe for microbes. And it is much more important to wash your hands before going to the toilet than afterward.

3. We flush the toilet with our fingertips.

The toilet is probably the dirtiest spot in the apartment. Observations indicate that even 90 minutes after a wash, hundreds of droplets with bacteria are still on the water. So try flushing the toilet not with your fingers, but with your knuckle or your finger’s back. If you forget and touch something before washing your hands, that will help a lot— you won’t spread the bacteria around

4. We long sleep on the same pillow and pillow.

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Feather and down pillows are a haven for molds or dust mites. They can travel over time to the face of an individual and cause issues such as demodicosis. This is also another growing source of skin issues. One study says dust mites can cause allergies that cause nasal inflammation, swelling, and upper respiratory passage irritation. It also recommends washing your pillow with water which is at least 130 ° F each week

5. We let the pets go to sleep with us.

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It turns out that we have to follow the hygiene guidelines even at night. This one would not suggest you encourage cats and dogs to sleep with you in the same room. Only the most well-groomed bear a lot of bacteria on their skin. It’s difficult to believe, but some can also cause the bubonic plague. No, we are not thinking of the Middle Ages, but of modern times! Statistics say 23 cases of infection from the deadly disease borne by domestic cats occurred between 1977 and 1998.

6. We rub soap on our hands.

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Some people wrongly believe it’ll be really clear if they wash their face twice a day with soap, so they’ll stop breakouts. Soap actually clogs pores and triggers breakouts. Dermatologists stress the soap wasn’t initially meant for the nose. You break the protective barrier when you use it, and disturb your skin’s pH level.