Do we really clean your body parts properly? Are there parts of the body where we neglect mindlessly? This article will give you an insight of the dirtiest, most neglected body parts which you don’t realize you aren’t washing enough.
If you are one of us who have shorter showers then there are some areas of the body that you might not be cleaning enough. Wait that doesn’t mean taking long showers do the trick. There are really very hidden parts of the body we fail to getcleaned properly, the accumulation of dirt at this points may create a favourable environment for the bacteria.
So, the next time when you get into the shower, try cleaning these body parts with attention.
We are not talking about cleaning inside of the ears-no but behind the ears. That edge connecting your ear to other part of your face.While taking a shower, the back of the ear goes unnoticed which gives way to the accumulation of dirt as the sebaceous glands present there secrete sebum to keep your ear skin rather moist. Unfortunately,This oily sebum also attracts dirt and bacteria, which when not cleaned daily with water, will start smelling and bearing dark cluster of dirt.
Remember some us go ahead to drop oil perfumes or spray a generous amount of out perfumes there yet we fail to take those chemicals off by not washing them properly.When it comes to cleaning the inside of ears, one should clean the ear wax with cotton buds mindfully as it may cause ear injuries when handled recklessly.
Hello yes.. This is basically the most neglected when it comes to the body part. We barely reach inside the hole or carvings to wash them when washing our stomach .Most people overlook the navel while taking a shower. We are often forget that the on the hidden lines and the deeper part of the navel is hollow and if not cleaned properly, starts accumulating dirt –I mean real big truck of dirt and becomes the breeding ground for bacteria .
Once the bacteria start multiplying, it leads to foul odour and skin infection from inside out to the surrounding surface and then you get this dark pigmentation around it (you know we don’t want to wear that tainting our hot summer body) It is suggested to clean the navel with the help of a washcloth while taking a bath or with the help of a bud after bathing and from time to time if you do forget to do it while having your bath.Remember it is delicate.
We all get into the shower and allow the rush of water slide down our back but hey,Your back might be getting wet in the shower, but it might not be completely clean as you may think. The back is one of the major neglected body parts and one of the largest areas of the body. Recall, when you are resting your back in bed it is very easy for the pores and glands in your back to get clogged. So not cleaning your back thoroughly can lead to back acne and well in some a dirty pigmentation and that ain’t nice, at all.
4. The Breast
Talk about having these full blown bosoms and yet you don’t take your time to wash them especially the areas underneath the breast and of course the areola – not cool .The breast are flesh and contain sweat pores too so don’t think because they are always never exposed directly to the heat means that they are never dirty.The sweat can be trapped beneath the breast and then we neglect washing them after the day’s work, hence allowing accumulations. The entire breast should be cleaned meticulously with a wash cloth and dried well too after shower.
The butt is another body part which needs some extra extra care. We are always sitting on our butt so the butt skin undergoes a lot of stress. Sweating in the butt is very common and if the area is not cleaned it can lead to acne. Areas such as the intergluteal cleft –The crack between your ass , the gluteal fold – the part that joins your ass to your thighs and other areas too should be washed well.The dead skin cells can also lead to dry skin. So it is essential to clean your butt and moisturise it.
Not washing your hands properly will make you sick as the hands touch a lot of things throughout the day. According to a study published in the Journal of Environmental Health, 95 per cent of people do not know how to wash their hands properly.This means that washing your hands ain’t only by pouring water and using soap on your palm, wash the spaces between the fingers, wash the back of your palm too. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cleaning your hands for at least 20 seconds is necessary.
Mouth is one of the dirtiest places of the human body. There are over 700 million different types of bacteria living in an average person’s mouth- That’s a lot! These bacteria feed and multiply in your mouth, especially, the Streptococcus bacteria which feed on sugar and starchy carbohydrate foods that you consume mainly in daily basis.The areas of the mouth should be checked from the surface of the enamels.. beside them too, inner part of the teeth facing the tip of the tongue.
Even the tongue contains bacteria which is mostly present in the taste buds and other structures of the tongue . It is essential to clean your tongue with a tongue scraper or a toothbrush after every meal or better still rinse your mouth after every meal to reduce microbial activities in there.
We ladies are officially victims of this especially if you are in braids.Not washing of scalp and hair can cause certain increase in the number of dead skin cells which the bacteria and body mites might feed on. Washing the scalp can prevent dry, itchy and flaky skin. It also prevents the build-up of dandruff which attracts more germs and dirt on your head
9. Feet And Toes
Cleaning and scrubbing your toes and feet with a pumice stone is essential as this is one such area where dirt forms easily.Also cleaning in between and behind the toes as their prolific sites for Athletes foot caused by Tinea pedis and other fungal diseases arising from dirty toes and feet . So, wash and clean the area between your toes with soap and water and keep your feet dry as much as possible – avoid sticking your foot in dirty water too
People who have love to keep longer nails will often notice that black dirt usually accumulate under the fingernails. When you are sneezing, or cleaning raw meat , poke your nose or do other things with your fingers, the dirt and dust get trapped easily and faecal bacteria can easily multiply and breed in it.
Excessive sweating causes smelling armpits. Also not shaving your underarms make your armpits look dirty and unkempt as underarm hair holds moisture from sweat and attracts bacteria which causes your armpit to smell. You can prevent smelly armpits by washing with soap and water or using a good deodorant that will not irritate the skin.
We know how important the Bikini line is for this summer season right ? And that’s more reason you should keep it really clean .The groin has folds and creases and sweating is very common in these area. This leads to the development of bacteria around the skin of your genitals.In genders like the male, the perineum too should be cared for , skin around your scrotal sac can harbor a lot of dirt and germs too and This is why effective cleansing of the groin is important to prevent excessive sweat. Wear loose cotton undergarments to prevent sweat from occurring and getting trapped in the first place.