People who are used to showering no more than 5 minutes in the morning and evening are likely to miss strategically important places while washing. What are these areas and what will happen if they are constantly forgotten? Serious answers to funny questions are provided by MedAboutMe.
Dentists do not forget to remind that the tongue needs to be cleaned every time a person brushes his teeth. And all because it is the best nutrient medium for the habitat and reproduction of bacteria. The tongue absorbs everything that touches it — from the first cup of coffee in the morning to the sandwich that was eaten before bed. It has protrusions and tubercles that help food move. And if leftover food is not removed from them, it can cause bacterial growth.
How to clean? Clean your tongue with a toothbrush and a small amount of toothpaste. Make sweeping movements with it from root to tip. It is also a guarantee of fresh breath.
Did you know?
Scientists have found that language prints are unique and no two people in the world have the same languages. Even twins will have different tongue prints.
2. Skin behind the ears
While most people pay a lot of attention to the skin of the face and cleanse it several times a day, not forgetting to pamper it with a fragrant moisturizer, the skin behind the ears can only dream of such care. And all because people underestimate the importance of timely cleansing there.
A person often sweats on the back of the neck, including behind the ears. If neglected to clean these areas, they become a colony for bacteria to live.
How to clean? Take a tissue paper and soak it in soapy water. Wipe the back of the neck and the area behind the ears well with a tissue. So you wash away all the pollution and do not allow bacteria to roam.
While taking a shower, water flowing from the body may not reach the navel. But if left without proper cleaning, it will become a secluded place for a colony of bacteria and the appearance of a fungus. Lack of care often leads to an unpleasant smell from the navel and the development of infection.
How to clean? While showering, take a cotton swab or pad and lather it with shower gel. Then treat the navel area with it, rinse under running water and be sure to wipe the navel with a dry towel. This tactic will help get rid of the unpleasant odor and prevent the development of infection.
Did you know?
From a medical point of view, the navel is a scar on the human skin. At the same time, a protruding navel is the most common variety. Only 4% of the world’s population has a navel «packed» inside.
4. Skin between the toes
Toes also need care and high-quality cleansing. No less it is required and the skin between the fingers. When walking in tight shoes, the toes shrink and move towards each other, and the place between them becomes an ideal environment for the development of infection. It’s damp, dark and no one disturbs. Insufficient cleansing of this area will lead to infection and bad smell from the feet.
How to clean? Make a healthy foot bath. To do this, add half a glass of sea salt and baking soda to a basin of warm water. Immerse your feet in the foot bath and hold for 10-15 minutes. Treat the feet with a pumice stone, then wash the skin of the feet with a washcloth and shower gel. Additionally, treat the skin between the fingers. Wipe dry with a towel.
It may seem strange, but some people only wash their hair, forgetting to wash their scalp. As a result, it remains foam from shampoo and the remnants of styling products that contribute to the appearance of rashes and infectious diseases.
And insufficient cleansing of the scalp often leads to dry or oily scalp, dandruff.
How to clean? Lather the shampoo with a little warm water in your hands and apply to the scalp. Gently work centimeter by centimeter of the scalp with the pads of your fingers. Massage the skin a little, then rinse the shampoo with running water. If your scalp is dry and sensitive, use a mild sulfate-free shampoo.
Did you know?
Have you ever wondered why men rarely grow really long hair? This is because women’s hair lives 5 years, after which it falls out, and men’s — only 2 years.
If people forget to clean other areas of the skin well, then many simply cannot reach their backs. As a result, due to the accumulation of contaminants in its individual areas, irritation and rashes appear.
The back needs to be cleansed at least every other day to prevent possible problems.
How to clean? To get to the most inaccessible places, get a brush with a long handle or use a wide bath washcloth with handles. It is convenient and pleasant to use such tools, and they also wash off any dirt perfectly.
7. Underbust crease
The larger the chest, the more problems can arise if you forget about cleansing this area. This is because during the day, due to a tight bra and increased sweating, the skin under the breasts can become red, blotchy or inflamed.
Sweating due to the content of salt and other impurities can provoke a rash, itching, and also contribute to infection.
How to clean? Wash the underbust crease with a soft washcloth and shower gel, then saturate with a towel to remove any remaining moisture. If irritation has already occurred under the breast, treat the affected area with an anti-inflammatory agent.
Did you know?
The breast gains full volume and fullness within 2-4 years after the start of the first menstruation in a girl.
Today, even schoolchildren know how important it is to clean the skin of the hands correctly and in a timely manner. But, unfortunately, only a few wash their hands correctly, according to scientists. Many people do not treat the areas between the fingers, while others wash off the soap with water immediately after application. These research findings have been published in Journal of Environmental Health.
How to clean? Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds to make sure you’re removing any impurities from your skin. While washing, clean each finger, the skin between the fingers, and carefully treat the nails. Do not forget to rinse your hands well, soap should not remain on them.
This is another part of the body, which is unnecessarily little attention. If a person sits a lot during the day, and sweats profusely when exercising in the gym, the skin of the buttocks may suffer and bacteria can develop their activity on it. Their colonies are one of the reasons why acne appears on the buttocks.
How to clean? Very simple! Use soap and a washcloth to wash off any impurities and prevent negative skin reactions.
Did you know?
The largest muscle in the human body is the gluteus maximus. It is she who helps maintain an even posture, jump, stand and run.
Surveys conducted by experts American Dental Association, showed that 30% of people do not brush their teeth enough, and 23% do it wrong. As a result — diseases of the teeth and gums, an increase in the risk of tooth loss.
How to clean? Some people do this by applying too much pressure to the brush, others too superficially, barely brushing the enamel in one or two strokes. To correct these problems and learn an effective technique for cleaning the oral cavity, you can read our article «Brushing your teeth correctly: how, when and with what?».