15 Dirtiest Parts of Your Body That Should Be Cleaned Often

Ian Anglin December 3rd 2017 Lifestyle
Today's article is going to be about checking out all of the different dirty areas of your body. Due to the way all animals, including humans, work, a lot of different types of germs and bacteria are attracted to our bodies. From the mouth to the armpits, and the scalp (especially if you have dandruff), there are a lot of different areas of your body that are germ magnets. Hopefully, this article is going to shed some insight and help you further improve your hygienic routine.
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The Mouth
According to a lot of different statistics, the mouth is one of the dirties parts of the human body. At any given moment, there are more than 600 different bacteria living in the average person's mouth, so remember to brush your teeth daily.
The Armpits
If you thought that the mouth is dirty, wait until you learn about the armpits. Due to the sweat glands located in your armpits, this means that the skin in this area is always moist - making it the perfect breeding ground for more than 80,000 different bacteria.
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The Scalp
An area of the body people rarely think about is the scalp. Just because most people don't think about it, doesn't mean that this area is even remotely clean. Everyone has bacteria living on their scalp, but people with dandruff have several times more germs on their head.
The Ears
If you know anything about bacteria and germs, then you are going to know that moisture is essential for the spread of different species of bacteria. Because the ears produce a wax-like substance, that makes them another great area for different germs to grow.
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The Tongue
The mouth was mentioned in an earlier paragraph, but that part was about the general area. More specifically speaking, the tongue is actually several times dirtier than the gum and other areas of your mouth. That's why you should always brush your tongue after you are done brushing your teeth,
The Anus
The anus is probably one of the most known dirty areas of the body. Luckily, since most people have a general idea of why this area is dirty, you don't need to know the specifics of why this area is such a great breeding ground for all kinds of different germs.
The Nasal Cavity
All of the different cavities in your body are full of germs - meaning that the nasal cavity is no different. The nose gets especially dirty at times when you have a cold and there is more mucus flowing through the canals.
The Fingernails
The fingernails by themselves are not such a dirty area, as they are just a formation of dead cells (kind of similar to how hair grows). Anyway, the reason fingernails get dirty is that they trap dirt, dust and other nasty stuff on a daily basis.
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The Belly Button
If at any time you have forgotten to bath for a few days, you have probably noticed how nasty your belly button can smell. That's because the belly button is just another body cavity, meaning like the other cavities, it's the perfect breeding ground for 1,000's of different bacteria.
The Colon
The colon is a part of the large intestine, meaning it is one of the last areas of the body to come in contact with your waste before it gets excreted outside the body. Due to the colon's contact with feces, it can harbor hundreds of different bacteria.
The Small Intestine
The small intestine is the area of the body that connects your stomach to your colon and large intestine. Due to its location, the small intestine is going to be cleaner than the colon, but due to the length of time food can stay in the small intestine, it can still harbor some types of bacteria.
The Stomach
Another area of the body that is famous for its bacteria content is the stomach. The good thing about the stomach is that most of the bacteria found inside of it are of the "good kind," meaning it is helpful in digesting food.
The Hands
Your hands are in a kind of similar position to your fingernails. They are not dirty by themselves, but due to how we use them on a daily basis, there are literally thousands of different kinds of germs and bacteria that come in contact with our hands.
The Feet
Another area that is similar to the hands and fingernails are the feet. The feet are not moist on their own, meaning they can't harbor a lot of bacteria, but because we keep our feet in socks and shoes, that means that moisture (and bacteria) do actually spread.
Any Area with Acne
If you have been reading acne, you will know that a lot of the different kinds of acne are caused by a formation of different kinds of germs and bacteria. That means that any area of the body that you have acne growing is going to have a lot of germs in proximity.

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