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How to have perfect hygiene — according to science

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When it comes to your daily hygiene routine — from your flossing habits to your nightly shower — you might think you've got everything down pat.

But we're here to shake things up.

Heeding advice from medical associations and professionals, we compiled the optimal ways to keep yourself clean, healthy. and looking sharp.

 

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1. How often should I wash my hair?

The short answer? Nobody needs to wash their hair everyday. Beyond that, it depends on your skin type: if you have normal or dry skin, once or twice a week should do the trick.



2. How often should I brush my teeth?

The American Dental Association recommends you brush twice a day for two minutes, although they don’t specify what time of day these brushing should happen. So long as you do a good brushing before bed, you should be set. While you sleep, your mouth salivates less, which can lead to cavities.



3. When's the best time to put on antiperspirant or deodorant?

The ideal time is right before you go to sleep. That way, if you’re using an antiperspirant, it has time to close your armpit’s sweat ducts before they have a chance to get sweating in the morning. Most last at least 24 hours, so no worries about not making it to the end of the workday.



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