“I only wore that shirt once, I can definitely wear it again!” Most of us are guilty of trying on our clothes and wearing them day after day. But even if your clothes smell good, they are covered in sweat and bacteria, and if you don’t change them daily, it can have some unpleasant consequences.
We decided to find out what happens if you wear your seemingly new clothes again for a few days at a time.
It May Cause Body Acne
Doing laundry every day seems exhausting, but if you have a problem with pimples on your back or chest, you may want to consider changing your clothes on a daily basis.
Dirty clothes collect sweat and bacteria that are transferred to any hairy area of the body, clogging the pores.
Sweat combined with dead skin cells can irritate and cause acne on virtually any part of the body, including the back, thighs, and even the buttocks.
It Might Lead To Unpleasant Body Odor
If you want to postpone laundry day as long as possible, we understand perfectly. But your clothes come in contact with non-fresh odors, like armpit sweat.
Germs and bacteria love to sweat, and the combination of the two produces an unpleasant body odor.
You Might Be Exposing Yourself To Other People’s Germs
It’s one thing to be exposed to your own body’s oils and bacteria all day, but it’s a completely different thing to be surrounded by other people’s bacteria.
We all have bacteria on our skin, and most of the germs that end up on our clothes come from our own bodies.
But it’s also possible to get other people’s germs on your clothes, and while they are generally harmless, some of them can cause infections, especially if you have skin problems.
It May Give You A Rash
If you’ve ever noticed an itchy rash, this can give you the motivation to change your clothes more often. Clothing is in direct contact with the skin, and if dirty clothing rubs against it, oil and bacteria trapped in the fabric can cause skin irritation.
Although any type of fiber can irritate the skin, clothing made with synthetics is harsher on the skin because it does not breathe as well as natural fibers.
How often do you change your clothes? How long have you not washed your clothes?
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