Ditch These Bad Bathroom Habits For Better Health

The bathroom is a very important room in the house. While in it very important functions take place, bad habits practiced in the bathroom can be detrimental to one’s health. Consider ditching these bad bathroom habits for better health:

Taking very hot showers

A hot shower feels very nice, especially after a long day or during cold seasons. It can be very relaxing, reduce nasal congestion and even induce sleep. However, taking very hot showers is harmful to your skin. This is because it dries out the skin making it itchy and unsightly. Try cooling down the temperature of the water and reducing the time spent in the shower.

Failing to sanitize your bathroom utilities

Being wet and at times shared facility, the bathroom is prone to accumulate bacteria if not properly disinfected. Regularly clean up your bathroom tiles, toilets, sinks, and showerheads, etc. Also wash personal utilities such as towels, mats, loofas, toothbrushes, etc. often to avoid breeding bacteria.

Rubbing drying instead of pat drying

Rubbing a towel over your skin after a shower may seem to be the fastest way to dry your skin. However, this can cause irritation to the skin, wipe off much-needed moisture and loosen its elasticity over time. Gently pat your skin with a towel instead of rubbing a towel across it, for more moisturized and supple skin.

Storing damp items in the bathroom

Moisture is a haven for bacteria, fungi, and viruses. Therefore, the bathroom is not an ideal place to dry your toothbrush, underwear, and towels. Air dry your towels and underwear instead. Remember to open the bathroom windows often in order to allow in the fresh air.

Leaving or flushing with the toilet seat open

Each time the toilet is flushed, small droplets of water spritz into the air thus spreading bacteria. Always put the toilet seat down when flushing, and when the toilet and is not in use. This will help reduce the concentration of infection-causing microorganisms in the bathroom.  

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