August 2, 2012 9:10am CST
We want to be healthy and clean. That's why do something extra to make sure that germs don't get into our body. But there are some habits that can do more harm than good. 1. Using too much hand sanitizer. When possible,opt for soap and water instead. The DFA in the United States has already confirmed that triclosan, an antibacterial found in most soaps and hand sanitizers, doesn't make your hands any "cleaner" compared to using regular soap and water. It may even make you skin dry. 2. Brushing after every meal. Try to wait at least half an hour before picking up your toothbrush. Studies have shown that brushing your teeth within 20min of having a meal could damage your teeth. That's because acids in food soften your tooth's enamel, making it vulnerable. 3. Over-washing your hair. Washing your hair everyday can strip it of natural oils that help keep your tresses conditioned. Without these oils, your hair becomes more prone to breakage.