All of us come with a certain number of good or bad habits.
Quite obviously, we try to get rid of our bad habits eventually because we are aware of their impact our life and health.
However, what if you had a certain habit which you didn’t know was harmful in the first place?
So, if you have been experiencing some minor yet nagging health issues of late and have been wondering where they’re resulting from, let us give you a low down of 12 habits that women have which may be harmful to their health, but they are most probably unaware of:
1. Wearing Underwired Lingerie
Despite being appealing, wearing underwired lingerie too often can lead to poor blood circulation. It also causes severe skin irritation and itching around the breasts, especially if it is too tight.
2. Not Changing Sanitary Pads Quickly
And by that, we mean changing your pad within 4 to 6 hours in a day. Keeping your pad on for longer than that not only results in bad odor but also causes redness and vaginal infections.
3. Using Soap To Cleanse Private Parts
Your private parts down there are made up of a delicate pH balance. Never use a soap to cleanse your private parts as it is too harsh. Use a good quality or prescribed intimate wash if you really need one.
4. Using Deodorants Directly
As much as the fancy advertisements convince you, never use deodorants directly on the skin. They contain chemicals which may block our sweat glands. This may also lead to breast cancer.
5. Ignoring Sunscreen
Despite knowing the harmful effects of the UV rays, a lot of us do not use a sunscreen while stepping out in the sun, either due to ignorance or sheer laziness. However, such negligence can lead to skin tan, burns, and ages the skin quickly.
6. Irregular Or No Visits To Gynecologist
It is necessary for every woman to understand her body and what’s going on inside her. Keeping your private parts healthy is of equal importance, so a regular visit to a gynecologist should be as much a part of your monthly schedule as that of your salon visits.
7. Keeping Makeup On While Sleeping
No matter how many ‘natural’ ingredients your makeup may contain, it still contains certain amounts of chemicals and needs to be removed before sleeping to avoid premature aging, dark spots, and other skin related problems.
8. Overusing Weighing Scale
Agreed you wish to lose weight. But weighing yourself within short periods of time not only demotivates you but also affects your confidence. Instead, concentrate on your diet, exercise, and workouts to achieve your fitness goals.
9. Sleeping With Your Lingerie On
Another one of those innocent mistakes, sleeping with your lingerie on can cause damage to your breast tissues. They also constrict your chest muscles and can cause major health issues later.
10. Breaking Pimples
You might hate your zit, but always be patient with it. Never break your pimples as they’ll lead to scars on your face. Let them shrink naturally, or use an over-the-counter medication if you really want to get rid of it faster.
11. Washing Lingerie Frequently Or Rarely
Washing your lingerie too much causes residual detergent concentration in them that irritates skin. Washing them rarely leads to bacterial growth and results in infections. Ideally, wash your lingerie at least once after using two or three times.
12. Using Heavy Handbags
Have you been experiencing shoulder pain or difficulty sitting straight? Blame it on your heavy handbag as that excess weight causes postural issues and effects balance. Remove all unnecessary stuff from your bag, or try carrying a satchel to balance the weight equally if you have to carry loads of stuff.
Now that you know how harmful some of these ‘innocent’ habits are, trade them with a better and healthy lifestyle.
And share some of your own suggestions/experiences and enlighten the rest of us.