If you think you’re washing your body properly then you probably need to watch this video. According to this doctor, you’re actually not doing a good job on this.
Family Physician Dr Jen Caudle has shared five body parts a lot of people are either forgetting to wash completely, or not cleaning correctly.
The health expert uploaded a video to TikTok, where she went through various body parts she thinks are being neglected, and pleaded that people start washing them properly.
She started off by saying: “I need you to wash your bottom properly. I need you to get a wash towel or wash rag and some soap and I need you to wash your bottom.”
According to the content creator, a lot of people wash their front, and neglect their backside. She added: “It’s not enough, in my opinion, to shampoo your hair in the shower and just let that shampoo or soap run all over your body and call it a day.”
Another mistake many people make in the shower, according to Dr Caudle, is not lifting “folds”, “extra skin” or “big boobs” to wash under them. She added: “Infections and things can develop if they’re not washed properly”.
It’s also very important to dry under these areas properly when you get out the shower.
Thirdly, the doctor spoke about the “importance of washing your belly button,” which some people don’t do. She said: “You’d be surprised how many people do not clean their belly button. Guys, it gets gross. Please wash your belly button.”
Next, you should remember to wash your ears properly, and you shouldn’t be using Q tips, says Dr Caudle.
The health expert said: “What you do is get a wash rag. Wash that canal and make sure there’s no ear wax coming out of your ear.”
Nothing smaller than your elbow should be going inside your ear, according to the health expert.
Lastly, Dr Caudle says you must remember to clean the back of your knees and neck with a wash cloth and soap. These are areas people often forget to focus on in the shower.
Some people were shocked to find out people hadn’t been washing these places properly.
One person said: “We had a work conversation where I found out some people don’t use a washcloth, just the soap and a hand. I’m sorry what?”.
Another person added: “I am baffled that some people don’t use wash cloths.”
“Amazing that adults don’t know this,” said one person, and Dr Caudle replied: “Astounding, right?”.