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18 Strange Hygiene Habits That People Are Too Embarrassed to Admit

Hygiene is important, and we are all judged by it to some extent. While most of us strive to be clean, some people have truly strange and unusual hygiene habits. If you are thinking of an answer to “What is the peculiar hygiene habit that you’ve developed?”, here are a few that will make you smile.

VASELINE IN THE NOSE

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“I put Vaseline up my nose before bed for about 75% of the year. I’m prone to nosebleeds and cauterizing didn’t work for me multiple times so this prevents my nostrils getting too dry in the fall and winter, but I extend it through the spring because of allergy season. I really recommend it if you suffer from nosebleeds!”

USE A SEPARATE TOWEL FOR MY FACE

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“I will use a separate towel for my face. If anyone touches it, it will immediately become my body towel and I’ll get a new face towel.”

ROTATING IN SHOWER

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“When I shower I slowly rotate in a circle like some type of vertical rotisserie chicken.”

“You are taking shawarma showers?!” 

WASHING HANDS IN THE SHOWER

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“I wash my hands in the shower before i touch my face.”

“Standard Operating Procedure my friend! Pointless to wash your face with dirty hands! I also have soft soap in there just for my face, and bar soap for the rest of my body.”

SCRUBBING TOENAILS WITH A TOOTHBRUSH

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“I see a lot of elderly people in the hospital. 99% have toenail fungus. I keep anti-fungal shampoo in the shower next to a toothbrush and scrub my nails and in-between my toes every morning.”

“It’s also fairly common for scuba divers. I put tea tree oil on my feet when I’m in a diving trip. It also helps avoid stinky diving boots.”

CREATING BUBBLES

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“When in the shower, and I’m lathering up my body with my soap/shower gel, I ensure a nice seal between my arm and body. Then I keep my fingertips against my hip and extend my elbow, creating a huge bubble in the gap between my arm and body.”

SQUEEZE ME

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“Squeezee me with my hands in the shower to get most of the water off before I towel dry”

“This is a big wilderness-shower tip, too. Wipe yourself decently with your hands and you can comfortably dry with a ~12×18in mini-towel, which can easily be hung off your backpack to dry as you walk.”

CLOSING TOILET SEAT BEFORE FLUSHING

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“I try to close the toilet seat lid before flushing because I saw a video once where green “bacteria” gets shot out of the toilet”

TIME MYSELF BRUSHING

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“My friends think it’s weird that I time myself brushing my teeth so that I brush for the full 2 minutes. Joke’s on them though, I have the nicest teeth in the friend group”

SHOWERING IN DARK

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“I like to shower in complete darkness. Turn off the lights, block the bottom of the bathroom door with a towel or my clothes if I have to, maybe put some music on if I’m in the mood, and just have a nice, long, hot shower. It’s incredibly relaxing, almost like a little nap with how warm it is and all the darkness.”

CHANGING MY UNDERWEAR

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“I love changing my underwear. Women leak fluids and I don’t like feeling the leaked fluids back on me. Working from home is amazing for changing undies as often as I want. My husband likes it since I spend a little more time a little more naked.”

“My daughter started changing her underwear 2 times a day as she started puberty. Annoyed me at first then realized it was better than not changing at all.”

USING KNUCKLES FOR PRESSING

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“When I pay with my card, I use my index finger knuckle to tap on the screen and if I can type the keys on the pad.”

USING PAPER TOWEL TO OPEN THE DOOR

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“At a public restroom, I use the paper towel to open the door to leave.”

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USING FLIP FLOPS TO TAKE SHOWERS

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“Taking a shower while using flip flops to avoid putting my feet on the ground (when not at home, say gym shower, for example)”

WIPING OFF SODA TOPS

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“I always wipe the top of a can of soda before opening it so there’s less germs on the lid part that goes into the drink”

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE CLOTHES

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“Outside clothes are changed out of when you get inside (outside clothes = dirty compared to inside clothes). Inside clothes are put on. Inside clothes are changed at bed time (indoor clothes = dirty compared to what you wear to bed inc. nude).”

WASH HANDS BEFORE PEE

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“Wash my hands before i go pee… Saw a comment on here a while ago that mentioned that your hands are disgusting and you have your thing in your pants all day… Usually, but either way, hands probably grosser than pp”

NOT USING HAND BLOW DRYER

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“I refuse to use a hand blow dryer in public bathrooms because I just imagine all the bathroom bacteria getting into it and blown on my clean hands. I’ll walk out of there with wet hands if there aren’t paper towels. No pee pee germs for me.”

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