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Six Subtle Hygiene Mistakes That Hazard Your Health


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To be healthy, we must not only observe hygiene, but also do it in accordance with all the rules. Otherwise, there will be no result. It may come as a surprise to many that they have been taking improper care of their health all their lives. Well, it's time to fix it. offers to take care of yourself in the most thorough way. To do this, check out common hygiene mistakes.

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1. Taking a shower or bath too often

This may sound strange, but washing too often is as bad as not having it. According to infectious disease experts at Columbia University, taking too much shower makes your skin dry and irritated. It cracks, which means that microbes can easily penetrate your body through these injuries. Experts recommend washing no more than 1 time per day.

2. Don't wash your hands before going to the toilet

The bacteria live not only in the toilet, but throughout the house. That is, if you don’t wash your hands for a long time, it is likely that bacteria are also present on them. When you go to the toilet, you touch the intimate parts of your body, for which germs are especially dangerous. Therefore, washing your hands before going to the toilet is even more important than after.

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3. Press the drain button with your fingertips

The toilet is by far the dirtiest place in the apartment. Observations show that even 90 minutes after flushing, dozens of droplets with bacteria are still on the surface of the toilet bowl. Therefore, try to press the toilet button not with your fingertip, but with your knuckle or the back of your finger. This will minimize the risk of bacteria spreading if you suddenly touch something with your finger before washing your hands.

4. Sleep on the same pillow for a long time

Feather and down pillows are a haven for dust mites and mildew. Over time, they can spread to a person's face and cause skin problems such as demodicosis. Research confirms that dust mites can cause allergies, causing nasal congestion, swelling and irritation of the upper respiratory tract. It is also recommended to wash the pillow every week at a temperature of at least 50 ° C.

5. Let the animals sleep with us

It turns out that even at night we must observe the rules of hygiene. For example, it is not advisable to let cats and dogs sleep in the same bed with us. Even the most well-groomed animals carry many bacteria on their fur.

Believe it or not, some of them can even cause bubonic plague. And we are not talking about the Middle Ages, but about the present time! Statistics say that between 1977 and 1998, there were 23 cases of this deadly disease from domestic cats.

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6. Wash my face with soap

Some people mistakenly believe that if you wash your face with soap 2 times a day, it will be very clean and you can forget about acne forever. In fact, soap clogs pores and provokes inflammation.

Dermatologists emphasize that the soap was not originally intended for the face. When you use it, you break down the protective barrier and upset the natural pH level of your skin.

Are there any of these rules that you know, but you just can't bring yourself to follow them? What recommendations in the article surprised you?

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