Good hygiene is essential for our overall health and well-being. It helps to keep us clean, free of germs, and looking and feeling our best. But there are some hygiene habits that many people overlook, even though they’re important for our health.
Here are 12 hygiene habits you’re missing out on that you should be doing:
1. Clean your belly button.
Your belly button is a prime spot for bacteria to grow, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Use a washcloth and soap to gently clean the inside and outside of your belly button.
2. Wash your feet properly.
Many people forget to wash their feet properly, or they don’t wash them at all. But your feet are exposed to a lot of dirt and bacteria, so it’s important to wash them thoroughly with soap and water every day. Be sure to pay special attention to the areas between your toes.
3. Clean your tongue.
Your tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s important to brush it twice a day, just like your teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and gently brush the top of your tongue for 30 seconds.
4. Clean your toothbrush regularly.
Your toothbrush can also collect bacteria, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Rinse your toothbrush thoroughly after each use, and soak it in a glass of mouthwash or hydrogen peroxide once a week.
5. Replace your toothbrush regularly.
Even if you clean your toothbrush regularly, you should still replace it every three to four months. The bristles of your toothbrush can wear down over time, and this can make it less effective at cleaning your teeth.
6. Clean your kitchen regularly.
Your kitchen is another place where bacteria can thrive, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Be sure to clean all surfaces of the kitchen counter, stove, and refrigerator. You should also clean the floor and walls of your kitchen.
7. Change your socks and underwear daily.
Socks and underwear absorb sweat and bacteria, so it’s important to change them daily, even if they don’t look or smell dirty.
8. Clean your cutting boards regularly.
Cutting boards can harbor harmful bacteria, so it’s important to clean them regularly. Wash them with hot, soapy water after each use and disinfect them with a bleach solution once a week.
9. Wash your pillowcases regularly.
Your pillowcases can collect a lot of dirt, sweat, and oils, so it’s important to wash them regularly. Wash your pillowcases at least once a week or more often if you sweat a lot at night.
10. Clean your bathroom regularly.
Your bathroom is a breeding ground for bacteria, so it’s important to clean it regularly. Be sure to clean all surfaces of the toilet, sink, bathtub, and shower. You should also clean the floor and walls of your bathroom.
11. Wash your hands after using the bathroom.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but many people forget to wash their hands after using the bathroom. Be sure to wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
12. Wash your hands before eating.
It’s also important to wash your hands before eating. This will help to prevent the spread of germs.
These are just a few hygiene habits that you may be missing out on. By following these simple tips, you can improve your overall health and well-being.
Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,