12 Common Bathroom Habits That Could Be Endangering Your Health

A toilet bowl in an ordinary bathroom, alone contains 3.2 million bacteria and if we aren’t careful with our actions these germs can spread everywhere without us even realizing it. This can cause us to get an infection, acne, or even an upset stomach. A bathroom is always taken for granted and because of that, fungus, mold and even slime builds up in corners and places we least expect. Because of such habits concerning bathroom hygiene, we also endanger our health. So, here are 12 bathroom habits which could be dangerous for our health:

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1 Shaving your bikini area

Having hair in our bikini area is natural. These hairs contain pheromones which attract the opposite gender and they even protect you from foreign bacteria. Shaving that area can damage your skin a lot too.

What to do instead:

Use special shaving equipment which is exclusively for women if you prefer to have your body totally clean down there. For example, a women’s razor and shaving cream for intimate hygiene. However, you shouldn’t use soap as it will not be suitable for your sensitive skin.

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Waxing is another better option for removing your hair from down there. If you opt to wax down there, then have a specialist do it for you as you shouldn’t do it yourself.

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2Using a loofah

Using a loofah when it is new is alright because it helps in scrubbing your dead skin cells off. But, the skin cells get stuck in the sponge and remain there. You normally leave the loofah in bathroom after using it for your bath, which is when bacteria tend to cultivate.

Bacteria continues to grow each time you leave the loofah after washing, and the next time you use it, the germs and dirt gets back on your body.

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What to do instead:

Don’t leave it in the bathroom and let it dry out. Either use reusable items like washcloths or keep replacing them frequently. Instead of using the loofah to remove your dead skin cells, you can exfoliate your skin twice a week.

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3Missing some spots when washing your body in the shower

When your body is clean it is protected from bacteria and acne. But, your entire body should be clean, and that includes your back which is often skipped while washing in the shower. Other areas that are skipped include the bottom of your feet, behind your ears and the scalp.

What to do instead:

Get special brushes to help with cleaning these parts so that you don’t skip out on them anymore.

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4Leaving your toothbrush on the counter

At home, the cleanest area is not the bathroom because of the amount of bacteria present there. While nobody would like their toothbrushes attacked by germs, there are many counters which are located close to a toilet. This in itself is a risk zone.

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What to do instead:

Keep your toothbrush at a safe distance away from the toilet and change your toothbrush every three months.

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