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21 Things You’re Doing Wrong In The Bathroom

30 January 2014 No Comment

THERE ARE GERMS EVERYWHERE. Once you can accept that fact, we can move on.

You're not cleaning your toothbrush.

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Why: A study found that the average toothbrush contained about 10 million germs, including E. Coli.

Try this instead: Once or twice a week, microwave your toothbrush for ten seconds.

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You’re flushing the toilet with the lid up.

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Why: When you flush the toilet bacteria sprays out up to 10 inches — covering everything in a fine layer of filth.

Try this instead: Put the toilet seat down before you flush. Seriously.

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You're wasting water trying to find the right temperature.

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Why: A 10-minute shower can waste up to 42 gallons of water.

Try this instead: Once you find your ideal water temperature, mark where the knob is with a bright nail polish.

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You're drying yourself off too vigorously.

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Why: Rubbing yourself dry with a towel can make dry skin worse, and exacerbate other skin issues.

Try this instead: Gently pat yourself down with your towel post-shower, and if you're going to moisturize, moisturize before your skin is completely dry to lock in added moisture.

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