12 Common Bathroom Habits That Could Be Endangering Your Health

9Flushing the toilet while the lid is up

When you flush the toilet, the small particles of waste get mixed with the swirling water and are then sprayed into the air. This can be prevented if the lid is down closing off the exit. Therefore you should always keep the lid down to prevent the germs from getting into your sink, toothbrush, and towel.

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What to do instead:

Remember to close the lid when you are done using the toilet, and if you have trouble remembering, put a sticker on the wall or on the mirror in your bathroom to remind yourself about it.

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10Putting your hair on top of your head when you shampoo

When you comb your hair and it gets tangled even though you used a conditioner, then it is because you are not washing your hair properly. This can easily be fixed if you pay attention to when you pile your wet hair on top of your head after shampooing.

What to do instead:

When you shampoo your hair leave it in whatever way it naturally falls, and massage your scalp but not the rest of your hair.

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11Not washing your hands after urinating

If you do not wash your hands after urinating, it can lead to bacteria and toxins which were flushed out of your body to re-enter your body again via your hands. This can result in sickness and disease.

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What to do:

Always wash your hands after urinating because this helps in washing off the microscopic viruses, germs, and bacteria which could affect your health.

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12Not cleaning your shower curtain

Letting your shower curtain get mildew and gross with a literally millions of black spots which could be mold spores is extremely unhygienic and could be passed off as a fungal infestation. These can form on your shower curtain if you leave it damp and scrunched up on one side.

What to do:

Always draw the curtain across and let it dry when you are done using the shower. Clean it out once in a while or when you notice it’s getting dirty. If it gets to dirty either bleach it or replace it.

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