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Top 10 Bathroom Habits That Could Be Dangerous Your Health

In an ordinary bathroom, only the toilet contains 3.2 million bacteria. With bad habits, we can spread all these germs everywhere without even realizing what we are doing. As a result, we can have skin with acne or stomach ache.

In Craft Side, we are curious to know what mistakes we make every day in our bathroom and how we can escape them.

Bathroom Habits Around The World

#1. Shave the bikini area

Top 10 Bathroom Habits That Could Be Dangerous Your Health

It is natural to have hair in our bikini area. First, they contain pheromones that attract the opposite sex. Second, they protect you from strange bacteria.

Also, when we shave there, we can damage the skin a lot.

What we need to do:

  • If you want your body to be totally clean there, use special shaving equipment for women, such as a razor and a shaving cream for intimate hygiene. Soap is not the most appropriate solution because the skin is very sensitive.
  • There are better ways to get rid of hair, such as hair removal, for example. If you are interested in alternative methods such as waxing, do not do it yourself, find a specialist.

#2. Using a loofah

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Using a loofah is only good when it is new. Clean dead skin cells that enter the sponge and remain there. Usually, when you finish washing and scrubbing, leave the cap in the bathroom. This is the perfect time for bacteria to grow.

Each time you leave the bush after washing, the bacteria continue to grow. Then, when you use it next time, dirt will return to your body.

What you need to do:

  • Replace it more often.
  • Let it dry and do not leave it in the bathroom.
  • Use reusable items such as cloths.
  • Do not use a bushing, but exfoliate the skin twice a week.

#3. Lost points when washing the body in the shower

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Your body is protected against bacteria and acne only when it is clean. And it must be totally clean. The area that we often stop washing in the shower is the back, the scalp, the bottom of the feet and behind the ears.

What you need to do:

  • Get special brushes for these pieces that remind you that you can’t skip washing them.

#4. Leaving your toothbrush on the counter

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The bathroom is not the cleanest area of ​​the house and it is better not even to try to imagine how many bacteria live there. Nobody wants their toothbrushes to be attacked with germs, and many bathroom counters are located near a toilet, making it a risk zone.

What you need to do:

  • Find a safe place to keep your toothbrush away from the toilet.
  • Replace your toothbrush every 3 months.

#5. Bring gadgets to the bathroom

Top 10 Bathroom Habits That Could Be Dangerous Your Health
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Approximately 90% of people take their gadgets to the bathroom. Yes, we clean our hands, but we don’t clean the phone after a while in the bathroom. After that, we can take our phone with us during lunch and put it on a table.

What you need to do:

  • If you are bored in the bathroom, keep a game there. For example, it could be a Rubik’s cube, but still, don’t forget to wash it.

#6. Using a towel for your face

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Even if you have a special face towel, it can be very dangerous, especially for people with skin problems. Every time you use the same towel to dry your face and then let it get wet. This creates the perfect environment for the growth of bacteria.

What you need to do:

  • Use disposable towels. This will save your skin and you won’t have to wash any more towels.

#7. Leave wet towels hanging in the bathroom.

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Moisture and bacteria make the bathroom the worst place to store the towel. It is not a good idea to hang it thereafter showering and drying.

What you need to do:

  • Bring your damp towel and hang it in a cool dry place so that your next bath is not spoiled by the bad smell of a damp towel.
  • Always change your towel after bathing.

#8. Sitting in the bathroom for more than 15 minutes.

Top 10 Bathroom Habits That Could Be Dangerous Your Health
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Yes, sometimes we end up reading a book, playing or just sitting too much in the bathroom. According to the researchers, this is not healthy because the extra pressure in these veins causes hemorrhoids that can cause bleeding.

What you need to do:

  • You should use the bathroom only when there is a real need.
  • It is better not to bring gadgets or books to not forget the weather, especially if you have hemorrhoids.

#9. Flushing the pot while the lid is open

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When you wash the toilet with the lid open, the swirling water mixes with small debris particles and spreads in the air. Germs can get into your towel, sink and even your toothbrush.

What you need to do:

  • Get used to closing the lid. If you forget all the time, make a sticker to remember.

#10. Put the hair on your head while you wash

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If you look at the comb of your hair, you will be ashamed even after using a conditioner, and you may not be washing it properly. Pay attention if you stack wet hair on your head after shampooing.

What you need to do:

  • The best way to wash your hair is to let it fall naturally.
  • Massage the scalp, but not the rest of the hair.

Did you find any useful information for you? What other bad bathing habits could we practice without understanding that they are bad for us? Please share your comments below!

Illustrated by Igor Polushin for CrfatSides.me

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