“Hot water coming straight onto your face from the shower head can strip away your natural oils and leave your skin barrier weak and cracked."
Most people remember to lather up the important parts of their bodies: faces, nether regions, armpits — but what about your belly button? A 2012 study published in PLOS One suggests that the bacteria found in belly buttons are highly diverse, with more than 2,300 species of bacteria burrowed in the navel — 1,458 of which may be new to science.“It’s an area that’s warm and moist so it can grow yeast as well,” says Dr. Lisa Kellett, a principal dermatologist at DLK Cosmetic Dermatology and Laser Clinic. She tells Yahoo Canada that people who are larger in particular need to clean underneath the folds in their bodies to help prevent bacteria buildup.“After (cleaning), I get people to often use a cornstarch-based powder in that area just to keep it dry,” Kellett adds. “Because areas that are warm and moist are more prone to growing candida, which is a type of yeast.”In addition to the belly button, click through the gallery to see other body areas Dr. Kellett suggests people should wash (but are likely missing) when they shower.Let us know what you think by commenting below and tweeting @YahooStyleCA! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram! ALSO SEE: The biggest hair care myths debunked!
The Environmental Protection Agency says that 1.6 gallons of water are wasted every time we flush the toilet. If the average adult urinates around seven times daily, this means that 42 litres of water are being used to flush the urine away.