Personal hygiene is extremely important for maintaining well-being.
However, even if you shower regularly there is a body part that can contain up to 67 types of bacteria daily.
Read on about which is the dirtiest body part of our body and how can we clean it.
Taking showers regularly is an important part of personal hygiene. During the day we carry lots of microorganisms on our clothes, hair and skin which can be potentially harmful for our health.
However, if you’ve showered and washed your hair there is still a dirtier body part that contains filth even after taking a shower. It’s about the belly button which is least accessible and it can become a real home for bacteria.
The normal belly button is tucked in and due to its shape it’s easier for sweat, clothes’ hair dead skin cells, lotion and soap to settle in there.
Such combination is the perfect place for microorganism’s development, and therefore if you don’t clean it properly it can become the source of terrible smells and even lead to health problems like an infection.
Studies have shown that an inner belly button (in its folds) can contain even 67 different types of bacteria regardless of whether you showered or not. If you want to keep that area squeaky clean, use q-tips.
How to properly wash your belly button?
Inner (innie belly button):
- Before taking a shower dip the q-tip in a medicinal alcohol and clean thoroughly that area.
- During your shower, dip the q-tip in a shower gel and do the same as before, clean that area completely.
- Then, wash the belly button with lukewarm water and dry it well with a cotton cloth or a towel.
Outer (outie belly button):
- Moisten the top of the cotton cloth and add some shower gel.
- Clean the belly button, then wash it with lukewarm water and dry it with a towel.