A healthy body is a key to happiness and almost all of us know it by now. So we strive to follow a healthy schedule and habits in order to lead a healthy life. But no matter how hard we try to lead a healthy life. We often make certain mistakes, mostly unknowingly, that prove to be unhealthy. Thus, this is important in today’s age to have knowledge of certain unhealthy things that we have been thinking of as healthy.
And this is why we have listed about 4 such commonly known “healthy” things that are not so healthy in real.
1. Cotton swabs
Most of us like to clean our ears regularly, in order to stay clean and hygienic. But did we never tried to know what is hygienic indeed? Removing all the natural wax from your ear is certainly not advisable. When we put cotton swabs in our ears we actually push the wax even deeper. If we continue to do this it will reach near the eardrum and cause great damage to our ear.
Not just this, those who have a habit to rub ears with the swab, should quit this habit. Since it, future irritates the skin, and more you rub more the skin will release histamine and cause inflammation.
2. Nail cutter
How many of you wash or disinfect your nail cutter before cutting the nails? Not many rights? We often fail to understand that these personal cleaning tools can be infected by single-use, and are in desperate need to be disinfected when used next time. Not just nail cutter, but, pumice stone, etc., all have the potential to harbor germs with them. So make sure to disinfect them before using, from the next time.
3. Humidifiers or heaters
It is necessary to maintain your heaters and humidifies since they have the potential to emit toxic air which leads to many health problems. Also, they dry and hot air that they produce can lead to dry skin and cause itchiness to eyes.
4. Whitening toothpaste
We all desire bright and white teeth and for that matter, we use whitening toothpaste. Triclosan is present in some toothpaste actually causes great damage than benefit to our teeth. It can harm teeth enamel and make your teeth weak. Also watch out for lauryl sulfate, propylene glycol, fluoride in toothpaste, these also cause damage to your gums.