The time you spend in your bathroom can be the most stress-free part of your day. There’s nothing that feels as good as the clean and fresh feeling that you get after taking a nice hot shower, right? But do you know there are a number of things that we may be doing wrong in this safe haven of ours, which might actually be detracting from our health rather than contributing to it.
Simple, everyday habits such as using a hard-bristled brush to brush your teeth, using your roommate’s hairbrush when you can’t find yours, shaving with a multi-blade razor — all these are pretty harmful to our health.
Unaware of the facts, we all make some common bathroom mistakes . Trust us, we are guilty too. Therefore, to help you look back at these mistakes and try to change your bathroom habits, we’ve put down a list. Go ahead, read and develop healthy bathroom hygiene now.
1. You Flush With The Toilet Lid Up
There’s physics to this. When you flush, the force with which the water pushes the fecal matter or the urine into the drain is also capable of flinging fecal matter, at least six feet outside the pot (1). Therefore, every time you flush, always remember to close the lid and then do it. You definitely do not want those gross particles in the air around you, do you?