Being women isn’t easy. No offence to men but hey, women doesn’t look beautiful magically. It takes a lot of dedication , hard work and efforts to look good.  On top of all those necessary grooming habits that every civilized human being must follow like bathing and brushing their teeth, we have a million more complicated procedures to keep up with.

We must condition post-shampooing because- hello! – This length of hair can’t be tackled with any hairbrush created by man without help. And simply washing your face is never enough.  It must be followed by exfoliation, a toner, a sunscreen or a night cream / day cream and face serum. And let’s not forget what periods do to women. Through the years women have managed to build habits that produce the quickest and most effective results in allowing them to appear, well, like a human female.

However, some of these rituals and habits may be causing harm instead of good. So continue reading and know the things that you are preforming wrongly :-

Wearing The Same Menstrual Pad Through the Day

Sometimes you’re hit with a heavy flow that demands you change pads every 2-3 hours and then there are times where there’s light spotting and you think that your periods is going to say good bye. But well, surprise! it returns. And this is why women continue to wear their lightly spotted pad. According to experts, one must change their sanitary towels every 5 hours. This ensures the prevention of any potential infections or growth of microorganisms in the lush, warm environment of your used pad.

Washing The Vagina With Soap

Your lady bits need cleaning too; I get it. However, applying soap on your vaginal area isn’t the answer. Experts recommend simply cleansing with water or else douching. Our vaginas have a natural, delicate pH that the harsh chemicals from soap can upset causing it to become itchy and unnecessarily dry.

Also perversely, by cleansing with soap you actually destroy the population of good bacteria (aka evolutionary protection) residing in your vagina, thereby increasing your risk of contracting bacterial vaginosis.

Sleeping With A Bra On

Every women’s worst nightmare is getting their breasts saggy and the ultimate reason behind it is not wearing a bra. Well, this is what people say. In fact, quite the opposite is true.

According to a study conducted by the University of Besançon, France, which followed women for 15 years, it was found that bras were a false necessity. “Medically, physiologically, anatomically – breasts gain no benefit from being denied gravity. On the contrary, they get saggier with a bra.” Says Prof. Rouillon, one of the lead researchers. The study concluded that the “support” of a bra in the women, ages 18 to 35, who volunteered for the study, actually led to a weakening of their chest muscles, making their breasts droop over time. On the other hand, volunteers who forwent a bra showed a 7mm lesser sagging in comparison.

Spraying Deodorant Directly On Our Skin

Research indicates that this prevalent practice could potentially lead to breast cancer. Your deodorant is made up of several toxic chemicals like aluminum, parabens, phthalates, and triclosan, which once sprayed directly upon your skin can potentially enter your bloodstream. From there, really the world is their oyster. Nobody can fault you for wanting to smell clean and fragrant. However, it’s best to play it safe and spritz over your clothes in the future.

Braving The Sun Without Any Protection

In the course of our hectic schedules sometimes we skip the sunscreen and decide to brave the sun without any defense. But the horror stories of sun damage aren’t urban legends created by greedy skincare companies. The effects after sun burn are very scary. Not only does no sun protection put you at risk of skin cancer, but it also accelerates the process of premature aging.

There, now you know the 5 mistakes that you were unintentionally performing, anyways, it’s never too late to learn.

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