Recently, our website published an article about parts of the body that should not be washed frequently. First of all, scientists, hairdressers and other experts do not recommend washing your hair every day. With a strong desire, you can rinse with water, but the shampoo should be used as little as possible, because it washes away the natural fat of the hair and over time they become dry and brittle. If you missed this article, here is a link – it tells about a few more parts of the body, regular washing of which is harmful to health. And now we invite you to talk about areas of the human body, which, on the contrary, require daily washing. Check yourself – do you follow the recommendations of experts?
According to Health Digest, there are only three parts of the body that need to be washed every day: armpits, legs, and groin. Sandy Skotnicki, MD, says that keeping these areas clean can prevent itchiness and a range of skin conditions. This seems to be true – we checked several other sources, and they also talk about these areas.
Let’s find out why experts single out these particular areas and what will happen if you do not monitor their purity.
How to wash your armpits and what is the danger of their pollution
First of all, daily care requires armpits. This part of the body is exposed to friction and poorly ventilated, which is why germs multiply there. According to scientists, especially a lot of bacteria in the human armpits Staphylococcus hominis, which process sweat and form thiol hydrocarbon radicals – they are the cause of an unpleasant odor. In addition to bacteria, dirt, dead skin cells and deodorant residue accumulate in the armpits, which must be removed in a timely manner.
You need to wash your armpits with soap – it removes accumulated sweat and deodorant. This should be done with light massaging movements for about a minute. After that, soap and dirt must be washed off with a stream of water, and the armpits should be wiped with a dry towel.
Some may have a question: do I need to shave my armpits? On the one hand, hair is not a source of unpleasant odor. On the other hand, they clearly trap dirt and can contribute to the deterioration of the stench. Therefore, everyone is advised to shave their armpits, even men.
If you do not monitor the frequency of armpits, the consequences are obvious – the person will stink. Due to the accumulation of dirt, the armpits can itch, the skin may itch, and so on.
Разумеется, также каждый день нужно мыть руки. Вот как правильно это делать.
How to wash your feet and with what means
Another very dirty part of the body is the feet. If a person is used to walking barefoot, dirt sticks to his sole: dust, leftover food, animal hair and much more. But even if a person wears socks, slippers and other shoes every day, his feet constantly sweat and bacteria multiply on them.
If you do not wash your feet regularly, they start to smell unpleasantly of cheese – we have a separate article about this. It is believed that the unpleasant smell of the feet is associated with the activity of four types of bacteria: corynebacteria, micrococci, propionic acid bacteria and staphylococci. In general, they are not dangerous, but rather help to maintain healthy skin. But if you do not wash your feet daily, over time, the smell can take on sour shades – this is a reason to be wary, because a fungus can develop on your feet.
As in the case of underarms, the legs should be cleaned with soap. You can make it a little harder using a washcloth. Especially a lot of attention should be paid to the areas between the fingers – there the most dirt accumulates. After washing, the feet should be wiped dry.
If you do not wash your feet every day, a person can start to repel others with their unpleasant smell, as well as suffer from a fungus that is difficult to get rid of.
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Finally, experts strongly recommend daily monitoring of genital hygiene. In both women and men, various bacteria can multiply in the intimate areas of the body – this can lead not only to skin irritation, but also cause many diseases.
In no case should women use soap during washing – this can cause the growth of pathogenic bacteria. OB/GYN Tami Rowen compared it to rinsing your mouth with soap, meaning the consequences would be dire.
Particular attention should be paid to the hygiene of the genital organs for men. The fact is that the area of \u200b\u200bthe mucous membrane of the genital organs in males is several times smaller, which is why they neglect washing. But you need to take a light shower daily, and instead of regular soap, it is better to use a baby, more gentle option.
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Finally, it is worth noting that we have another similar article: “What happens if you stop washing forever?”. There are also many interesting facts, highly recommended reading!