7 Critical Parts of Our Bodies and How to Take Care of Them

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7 Critical Parts of Our Bodies and How to Take Care of Them

Neglecting to wash and take care of some parts of our body can lead to serious health problems. If we don’t wash our hands, we can end up with respiratory diseases and diarrhea. Besides that, there are other body parts that require better hygiene than we thought.

We, at Bright Side, respect human nature and want to present a compilation of important parts of our body that we may not be treating the right way.

1. Your belly button hides more bacteria than you think.

Try to analyze now how often you clean your belly button. In reality, it probably stays dirty even after showering. It may be a bit scary to hear this, but researchers say that there are 67 different types of bacteria in the average belly button.

How to take care of it:

  1. Try to clean it at least once a week.
  2. Use a cotton swab to clean your belly button. Dip it in rubbing alcohol and gently rub the surfaces inside. Use a fresh cotton pad dipped in water to rinse the alcohol out.

2. Your cuticles don’t need to be cut

It seems like a great idea to cut your cuticles and get the perfect manicure, but the main idea here is that your cuticles are there for a reason. They are a protection for your nails. If you don’t have them, you get white spots or white lines on your nails. And in addition, the more you cut them, the more they split off.

How to take care of them:

  1. Use a wooden orange stick and push your cuticles back gently to make your nails look longer.
  2. Moisturize your cuticles to keep them from looking dry.
  3. Ask your manicurist to be gentle with this part of your nails.

3. Your armpits have an odor because of a special bacteria.

Sometimes our armpits can betray us during our most exciting moments. There is a special type of bacteria that causes armpit odor. It is an interesting finding that the more you use deodorant, the more different bacteria increase in the armpit.

How to take care of it:

  1. If you do not have smelly armpits, don’t overuse deodorants.
  2. Don’t wear polyester clothes.
  3. Get special sportswear that helps your body to breathe.
  4. How you wash your clothes matters, because bacteria can still stick to your clothes during a wash at 30°C and with mild detergent.

4. Your tongue also needs to be cleaned to avoid health issues.

It’s not just your teeth, but also your tongue that needs some special treatment. Scientists say that cleaning it regularly can reduce plaque buildup and other oral health conditions.

How to take care of it:

  1. Tongue scrapers and cleaners are more effective than toothbrushes.
  2. Choose a soft-bristled toothbrush for your tongue.
  3. Clean your tongue as often as you brush your teeth.
  4. Brush forward and backward along your tongue.

5. Your nipples can say a lot about your health condition.

Both men and women can experience nipple issues because they are very sensitive. It is important to check them at least once a week to keep an eye on them and monitor if there are any changes in their appearance.

How to take care of them:

  1. Never ignore symptoms like discharge, changes in the skin, abnormal lumps and pain, smell, or itching.
  2. Go to the doctor immediately if you notice any warning signs.
  3. Moisturize them with lotion or nipple creams, like lanolin.

6. The back of your ear should not be neglected.

We clean our ears from earwax, but there is another part that is commonly missed — the back. If you don’t take care of this part, a bad smell and skin rash can appear right behind your ears.

How to take care of it:

  1. Just wash this area with soap and warm water.
  2. Take off your earrings before sleeping.

7. Your joints need some extra care too, so you don’t feel pain in the future.

About 15 million people report experiencing severe joint pain and women tend to have it more often than men. Joints can be very fragile and require special attention.

How to take care of them:

  1. Get enough collagen. It will help to reduce joint pain and prevent bone loss.
  2. Buy some compression stocking or socks. Nowadays they look just as stylish as the ordinary tights or socks and they will protect you from swelling as well.

Do you have any other tips that can help us maintain our bodies properly? Which body part do you think is the most important? Let us know in the comments!

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