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Odour: 6 body parts you forget to wash when bathing

Maintaining good hygiene is essential for keeping body odour at bay and feeling fresh throughout the day. However, there are some body parts you forget to wash while bathing which can lead to unpleasant odours and potential hygiene issues....CONTINUE.THE.FULL.READING OF THE ARTICLE>>>

To ensure cleanliness and prevent body odour, it’s crucial to pay attention to these commonly forgotten body parts while bathing.
1. Behind the Ears

The creases behind the ears are prime spots for sweat and bacteria buildup, making them susceptible to unpleasant odours.

Be sure to lather up this area with soap and gently cleanse behind your ears to remove any accumulated dirt and oils.
2. Navel (Belly Button)

The navel is often overlooked during bathing, yet it can harbour bacteria and dead skin cells if not cleaned properly.

Use a washcloth or your fingers to gently scrub the inside of your navel while showering to prevent odour-causing buildup.
3. Between Toes

Moisture and warmth between the toes create an ideal environment for fungal and bacterial growth, leading to foot odour and infections.

Thoroughly wash and dry between each toe, paying close attention to this often neglected area to maintain foot hygiene.
4. Underarms

While the underarms are commonly washed during bathing, many people may not clean them thoroughly enough, leading to body odour.

Use a gentle soap or antiperspirant and ensure complete coverage of the underarm area to neutralize odour-causing bacteria.
5. Back of Knees

The back of the knees is another area prone to sweat and bacteria buildup, especially during hot and humid weather.

Take the time to cleanse this area thoroughly, ensuring all traces of sweat and dirt are removed to prevent body odour.
6. Feet

Feet are often neglected during bathing, yet they can harbour bacteria and fungi that contribute to foot odour and infections.

Use a washcloth or brush to scrub your feet, paying special attention to the soles and in between toes to maintain foot hygiene.

By incorporating these often overlooked body parts into your bathing routine, you can ensure thorough cleanliness and reduce the risk of body odour.

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JOLOWO BUNALAYEFA PIUS is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for BUNADY NEWSLITE GLOBAL ENTERPRISE ( He started his Blogging/Journalism career at God's Own Wireless Company 2012. He's a graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko Ondo State, with a major in History And International Studies. You can contact him for press events, advertisement promotions on Email:

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