20 Hygiene Mistakes People Make Every Day

Over bathing

Under bathing, over bathing, it sometimes seems you can never win! The issue with bathing too regularly is that it strips the skin of natural oils that are essential to regulate your skins wellbeing and being overly sterile can be a detriment to the immune system. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology published a study in 2014 that shows that early exposure to bacteria and allergens may help build up a strong immunity. The study reports that having an overly clean environment increases the risk of developing eczema and asthma in childhood. A quick wash daily and more thorough bathe every other day is advised to keep optimal pH levels for the skin.