Supposedly “Healthy” Hygiene Habits That You’ll Actually Want To Skip

As with diet trends, hygiene habits come and go out style. We all want to appear clean and lower our chances of getting sick. But some “healthy” hygiene habits can actually make you sick. They can even damage your skin, teeth, or hair!

From Q-Tips to exfoliating scrubs to hand dryers, hygiene products want to convince you that they will keep you germ-free. But dermatologists, dentists, and doctors are here to tell you otherwise. Don’t fall for these “healthy” hygiene habits.

Don’t Wash Your Hair Every Day

If you wash your hair every day, you’re doing it too often. “Washing your hair too often will strip the hair of its natural oils and can dull hair color,” says Philipp Haug, the Artistic Director of Toni & Guy International. Dermatologist Paradi Mirmirani adds that nobody needs to wash their hair every day.

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When people wash their hair daily, they dry out their scalp, says Mirmirani. Over time, this prompts your glands to produce more oil, which makes your hair feel dirtier. Aim to wash your hair two to three times per week instead.