What Hygiene Tips Should Everyone Know? People Shared Their Thoughts.

People…I implore you…please floss your teeth!

I’m not saying you have to do it every single day, but at least try to do it a few times a week.

You’ll thank me later!

What hygiene tips do you think everyone should know?

Here’s how AskReddit users responded to that question.

1. Better than nothing.

“If something is worth doing, it’s worth half-a**ing it.

Say you’re running late and need to be out the door 10 minutes ago, it’s still worth giving your teeth a 10 second scrub rather than skipping it.”

2. Nobody wants that.

“Make sure your clothes get completely dry.

You’ll smell like mildew otherwise.”

3. FYI.

“Deodorant is not meant to go on top of bad smells!!

The bad smells come from bacteria.

Shower first, then put deodorant on. It works by making your skin uninhabitable for bacteria. The nice scent is the cherry on top, the main benefit is preventing the bad smell from growing.”

4. Keep ’em clean.

“Keep your nails clean.

Tidying your nails helps you prevent spreading germs into your mouth.”


“Clean every obscure surface in your house that your hands continually come into contact with.

Scrub the underside of your toilet seat and lid.”

6. Yowza!

“Clean your bellybutton.


The amount of bellybutton grime I have seen while prepping people for abdominal surgery is astounding.”

7. For sure.

“Wash behind your ears.

It’s not an old wives tale that grandmas scold kids with. There are lots of oil producing sebaceous glands there.

You can get a nasty smell, and you can even get flaky skin or “cheese” build up behind there if you don’t wash with soap.”

8. They were right.

“My dentist told us you brush in the morning to keep your friends and you brush at night to keep your teeth.”

9. Now you know.

“It’s a good idea to bathe regularly and wear clean clothes even if you’re at a Magic: The Gathering tournament.”

10. Clean that baby out!

“Clean the inside of your fridge every month.

Forgotten food, opened cans I bottles can grow up an insane amount of bacteria and fungus that could be dangerous.”

11. Nasty glasses.

“If you wear glasses, be sure to also clean the arms of your glasses, especially the parts that sit behind your ears and picks up all that oil!

I’ve seen some nasty glasses arms that could use a good clean.”

12. Ugh!

“Ear cheese.

All piercings will get this stuff, it’s a collection of dead skin cells, sebum, sweat etc.

Even if you have piercing holes that you don’t wear jewellery in, you might find that every so often if you squeeze the holes that a little bit of stuff will come out and it will have a smell to it.”

What hygiene tips do you think everyone should know?

Tell us what you think in the comments!

Thanks in advance!