It’s not enough to rub that bar of soap across your body as you have to do a whole better if your intention is to keep your body sparkling clean. These are the parts that you should be lathering up regularly to keep them clean, fresh, and free of potentially harmful bacteria.
Behind Your Ears
The warm and recessed area of your ears is full of sebaceous glands which secrete sebum that provides an ideal hiding place for Staph aureus and Tinea capitis. If not cleaned daily, may start to produce a musty odor.
Belly buttons are warm, with nooks and crevices, which make them a great place for bacteria to hide. Swab your belly button daily with a cotton swab soaked in warm, soapy water or alcohol.
If you have a pierced belly button, it’s even more important to wash it regularly to prevent infections.
A lot of the time, people only think of their teeth and gums when talking about dental hygiene and do not provide enough attention to the tongue, or they think that by using mouthwash, they can get it clean enough.
However, the tongue has lots of little ridges and bumps that can hide bacteria, resulting in bad breath and even tooth damage if not cleaned regularly.
Brush your tongue with your toothbrush while you are brushing your teeth or use a tongue scraper.
While you may wash your hair regularly, how much attention are you paying to your scalp? While it’s not necessary to wash your hair daily, it is important to scrub and massage your scalp daily to avoid buildup of dead skin cells, that body mites and bacteria feast on.
Massaging your scalp daily with warm water not only increases blood flow but helps to manually remove the dead cells which can lead to dandruff
Although your back gets wet while you’re standing in the shower, it needs to get much mor attention. You can buy a back scrubber or have your partner wash it for you with an exfoliating bath sponge, loofah, or washcloth at least two to three times a week to reduce the risk of developing skin and soft-tissue infections.
Under Your Fingernails
While you most likely wash your hands after using the restroom, but if you’re not scrubbing under your nails, you’re only doing half the job.
Faecal bacteria can set up shop and colonize in the area under your nails, and it is best to soak a cotton swab with warm, soapy water and swabbing it under your nails to gently remove bacteria and debris. Keeping nails short can also help prevent bacteria from thriving.