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Useless Bathroom Products
Useless Bathroom Products

Is your medicine cabinet a bit cluttered?

Do some “bathroom” Spring cleaning by chucking these products that do more HARM than good, according to

Acne cleansers.  The soaps and scrub pads marketed for acne problems will probably do more harm than good.  They’re too aggressive and they dry out your skin, which doesn’t necessarily help.  Your skin is irritated enough as it is.

A serious acne problem might need antibiotics.  But for normal acne, you just need to wash two or three times a day with warm water, or mild soap.

Mouthwash that contains alcohol.  The alcohol in mouthwash isn’t for killing bacteria.  It’s for keeping the menthol and eucalyptus oils mixed.  Otherwise, your mouth would smell best when you’re DRUNK.  And we all know THAT’S not true.

Alcohol leaves you with a dry mouth and you need saliva to fight bacteria.  A better strategy is to floss and brush regularly (including your tongue) and drink lots of water and use alcohol-free mouthwash if you have to.

Exfoliating creams.  They actually make you AGE FASTER.  When you peel off the top layer of skin, you might look better at first, because what’s underneath is fresh and shiny.  But it’s also more vulnerable.  Later on you’ll have MORE sun damage, and more wrinkles.

Cuticle trimmers.  Your cuticles protect your fingernail beds from infection.  So if you cut them regularly to make your fingers look better, they might end up looking worse in the long run, as in nail fungus or other nasty conditions.

Shampoo.  First off, you can’t do anything to ACTUALLY ‘revitalize’ your hair.  It’s made up of DEAD CELLS.  Shampooing removes your hair’s natural protection, making it dry and brittle.  Then you need the conditioner to replace the stuff you just stripped off.

You’re better off washing with water, and using shampoo as little as possible…or not at all.

Shampoo is a deal-breaker for Dave…but the others are going in the wastebasket!





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