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Body Parts that Deserve more Cleaning than you Thought

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
May 18, 2015
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Quick Bites

  • Brush your teeth the right way.
  • Clean your tongue regularly.
  • Do not neglect your belly button.
  • Use fingertips to clean the area between toes.

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Hygiene has myriad definitions. And, as there is no calcified definition of hygiene, it can mean different things to different individuals. While for you it could mean taking a shower in the morning and rubbing your teeth with a toothpaste-loaded toothbrush, for someone else, being hygienic can be equivalent to getting rid of body odour only.

Unclean Body Parts

Despite looking and smelling fresh all day long, a pragmatic approach towards hygiene is much needed because there is a lot more to keeping yourself clean than just smelling nice. Following are a few areas on your body that do not receive the attention they deserve.
So, stop disregarding them and pick that loofah to clean and make your body germ-free.

Teeth

You probably do everything recommended by the dentist to maintain complete oral hygiene. But, keeping your teeth sparkly clean is not a cakewalk. To make your oral germs bite the dust, you must brush your teeth after every meal. No pun intended!

Tongue

If your oral hygiene rules are limited to cleaning your teeth, you must be following a truncated set of rules then. Your tongue also needs your attention so pick that scraper and start cleaning it.

Unclean Body Parts

Belly Button

When was the last time you observed this part of your body closely and took the pains to clean it? C’mon, admit it! Although you don’t have to clean it every day, it does not mean that you can skip the cleaning for eternity. Grab a cotton bud, apply a few drops of alcohol or soap and gently clean the navel.

Between the Toes

Pedicure is a monthly affair. Ain’t it? But, there are high probabilities that you have been neglecting the area between your toes. And now that you know your mistake, start scrubbing this area of the feet every time you take bath. No complicated tools are needed to clean this part, just fingertips would suffice.

Image source: Getty Images

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