11 Common Daily Life Habits That Can Be Harmful To Your Health And Needs To Be Changed ASAP

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There are some routine actions that are causing more harm to the human body than bring benefits. These habits in the disguise of healthy ones are having a negative impact on the body and once realized should be changed ASAP.

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#1 Wearing nylon tights very often

The frequent wearing of nylon tights and skinny jeans can promote the growth of ingrown hairs on legs and bikini area. This happens when tight material prevents the hair to grow out and resulting in ingrown hairs. In order to avoid this, you need to regularly scrub and moisturize the skin, and wear cotton or bamboo fiber tights, instead of nylon ones. Cosmetic items sold in special shops can also help fight ingrown hairs.

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#2 Using a sponge for washing dishes

Scientists found 1 cubic cm of the dirtiest sponges contains about 50 billion microorganisms. These hands when touching the face or any other part of the body causes rash and allergy. The solution to this is buying an inexpensive jute sponge or cleaning the regular one with warm water or alcohol.

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#3 Consuming soy products

Protein found in soy can be a complete replacement of animal protein. Soybean also has many vitamins that are good for a healthy body. When consumed sensibly, soy products help decrease the risk of developing oncological diseases, as well as Alzheimer’s disease.

However, anything consumed in excess is harmful to health. Consuming soy excessively can cause constipation, bloating, nausea, allergies, and a malfunction of the thyroid gland. If a mother overdoes it with the introduction of soy in her diet during pregnancy, she can harm the development of the child.

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#4 Wrapping head in towel after a shower

Using a towel to wrap hair after shower creates a sauna effect, that causes the scalp to be more oily and secret more fat. It can also cause overdry hair if wrapped on the head for long.

What to do? Replace the towel with a cotton piece of cloth or a T-shirt. Your hair will thank you for it.

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#5 Wiping face with a towel

Doctors now recommend replacing terry towel cloth with tissue paper especially if you have a habit of cleaning your face after washing.

It decreases the chances of traumatizing your freshly-steamed skin, which could cause wrinkles or micro-traumas.

Use tissues or an individual set of waffle towels by gently dabbing the water to dry your face.

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#6 Bathing with foams or bath bombs

Nothing seems better than taking a warm shower with bath bombs and fragrances after a long day. Well, we have a piece of bad news for you. These things often contain dyes and fragrances that can disrupt the body's acid-base balance. The best thing is to check the product before buying it. If the tag shows things like diethanolamine, triethanolamine, and ammonium laureth sulfate, it’s better to not buy and use these products.

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#7 Drinking bottled water

People often prefer to drink bottled water thinking it is purer. But that is really not the case. More than 50% of the water is still poured into the bottles from the tap, without additional cleaning, which can cause problems with your dental health.

That’s why it’s better to install a filter at home. It will help get rid of the unpleasant tastes and impurities that can get onto tap water due to the bad quality of water pipes.

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#8 Keeping cosmetics in a washroom

Washrooms are mostly closed-off spaces. So because of the fluctuation in humidity and moisture the expiry date of these products decreases. Also, their consistency changes too. The best thing is to keep cosmetic items in a dark place like a drawer, for example, at a temperature between 50°F and 70°F.

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#9 Wearing flip flops

Constantly wearing flip flops can lead to pain in the joints and tendons that can cause damage to tendons, pain, and arthritis of the ankle, knee, or thigh.

Some flip-flops can be made of plastic that contains bisphenol A, which causes cancer. That’s why it’s better to give preference to more comfortable, better-quality footwear.

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#10 Dying hair black

Black and brown hair dyes mostly contain paraphenylenediamine. This chemical is known for causing serious health issues that can even lead to a coma. So next time pick your color wisely.

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#11 Keeping long nails

There is a reason why waitresses and health professionals are forbidden to keep long nails. Scientists have found that pathogens often accumulate under long nails coated with gel polish. There are more bacteria living under extended nails than under natural ones.

The longer the nails, the more difficult it is to maintain personal hygiene.

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