Women have a daily routine of grooming and cleaning up, and most of them swear by it. These daily rituals, from brushing, shampooing, exfoliating, to wearing a sunscreen come naturally to them. And why not, they have been doing it since their adolescence. Habits that were formed years ago, and habits that are considered sacrosanct. Some of these daily rituals that we have been following unknowingly can cause us harm in the long term. There are some inherent medical dangers to some extremely common daily rituals that women practice.
Today we list eight daily rituals that can damage a woman’s health in the long run. You need to get rid of these habits to avoid unnecessary medical complications later in life.
1. WASHING YOUR VAGINA WITH SOAP
There is little doubt that hygiene is paramount, and every woman wants to keep her lady bits clean. But soaping your vagina may not be the ideal thing to do. Simply washing with water or douching is enough. The chemical in the soap if it enters the vulva can upset its natural pH balance and make it unnecessarily dry and itchy. Girls, you should know that vagina has a self-cleaning mechanism which it does by producing a white mucus to prevent growth of microbes.
2. WEARING THE SAME SANITARY NAPKIN THROUGH THE DAY
3. YOU WASH YOUR BRA ONCE A WEEK
You are very lax when it comes to washing your bra, and this somehow doesn’t end up becoming a daily ritual. Experts believe that a bra should be washed at best after three uses. Prolonged use can make it smell and stretch the cup fabric, making them loose and ill-fitting very soon. Let your bra not lose their shape.
4. YOU WEAR BLACK BRAS IN SUMMER
5. YOU WEAR YOUR BRA WHILE SLEEPING
6. YOU LOVE WEARING UNDERWIRE BRAS
7. YOU SPRAY THE DEODORANT ON YOUR SKIN
8. YOU DON’T USE A SCARF WHEN GOING OUT IN THE SUN
When stepping out in the sun, always cover your head and arms. The Ultra Violet rays can burn your skin or cause skin cancer in the worst case. Wear a sunscreen, keep your body covered. Never expose yourself to the direct, harsh sunlight.