The 10 Hygiene Mistakes You’ve Been Doing Your Whole Life

Original Reporting: CLEO Singapore

Having good personal hygiene isn’t as simple as brushing your teeth and showering every day. More often than not, we might be committing personal hygiene mistakes unknowingly because we might not realise that simple things such as taking hot showers and neglecting to clean our fingernails are harmful to our skin and health.

Read on to find out if you are guilty of committing any of these 10 common personal hygiene mistakes.

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Not replacing your bath sponge

Washcloths and loofahs can harbor bacteria, mold, and yeast, among other harmful things. Make sure you allow your loofah to dry completely each time and replace it frequently.

If you cleanse with a washcloth, grab a fresh one every day and don’t use it on your face. This is very irritating to the skin and ends up causing dry areas, breakouts, and even sores.

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