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  • What Hygiene Habits Are You Embarrassed to Admit?

  • Posted by Anna on July 7, 2011 at 01:17PM
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  • I am not a clean freak, but I can get super intense over certain bad bathroom behaviors. In the kitchen, I seem to be laid back -- I'll do the occasional double dip, drink out of the carton, prescribe to the ten-second rule, etc. But when it comes to the bathroom, my switch flips.

  • The bathroom in general freaks me out. It's a warzone really. Think about it: A small enclosed space where you poo just a foot or two away from where you brush your teeth (*shakes*).

  • If you've ever shared a bathroom with a roommate (someone you aren't intimately involved with, or love, for that matter), any clean freak thoughts you had before probably took a turn for the more intense. "Is that my hair in the sink?" "Do they pee in the shower?" "Did they use this towel to dry … down there!?"

  • These questions I believe to be inevitable, which is why I love companies making hygienic health and beauty products for people like me.

  • For instance: The "True Clean Towel", $19, which has a graphic design of a body on the towel, designating a specific portion of the towel for certain parts of the body. A.K.A., you will never wipe your freshly washed face with the part of the towel that wiped your ass, or someone else's, a day earlier.

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  • And the VIOLight ZapiPOP Za-Za Zapi Toothbrush Sanitizer, $29.95, which kills 99.9 percent of germs that come in contact with a toothbrush, including strep, staph, H1N1, e.coli, salmonella, and others. Essentially, this contraption makes it so that you never have to worry about who is pooping next to your toothbrush again.

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  • Am I the only one thinking about these things? What personal hygiene habits freak you out?

  • Member Comments

    Your Comment:

    • I am grossed out when people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom in public.

      by beautybody Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:49PM Report as inappropriate

    • those two products seems great! need to get those :)

      by queenofthegreen Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 09:26AM Report as inappropriate

    • I'm kind of a germaphobe, and have many of the same concerns as the other totalbeauty readers! I always carry around hand sanitizer, and use it after using a public restroom, even after I've washed my hands with soap and water.

      by LipglossandSpandex Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 10:59PM Report as inappropriate

    • I agree bathrooms and what people tend to do in them are nasty. I use a towel for my head and one for my body. So I always have two towels. If I go to a public bathroom I use my elbow and my hand covered with either a paper towel or my sweatshirt of t-shirt.

      by amy_garcia Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 08:25AM Report as inappropriate

    • It grosses (and stresses) me out when people don't wash their hands after using the bathroom!!! I have OCD, so any amount of dirt/dust/snot/filth of ANY sort freaks me out, lol! I wash my hands waaay too much, and I make my hubby wash his often, too (I make him do my compulsions, not good). I just don't see how anyone can feel okay with peepee or poopoo hands, blech!!!

      by Charziparzi Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 04:09PM Report as inappropriate

    • pet things freak me out the most, like cat food or filling the water dish.

      by KelseaT Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 01:11PM Report as inappropriate

    • I don't like magazines or books brought into the bathroom. And, I like to wash my hands a lot. Really like the toothbrush gadget, and think it would make a cute gift for a person who appreciates that type of item.

      by evet Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:48AM Report as inappropriate

    • I know people who will take their cell phones into the bathroom to answer emails. YUCK!

      by emptypostcard Monday, July 11, 2011 at 03:07PM Report as inappropriate

    • Who brings into the bathroom food or drink? EWW! There are some people at my work that bring in their drinks and such. That's filthy. I agree bathrooms are yucky!

      by Only1KimmieD Monday, July 11, 2011 at 12:31PM Report as inappropriate

    • My biggest problem is also the whole towel thing..it really grosses me out! Bathrooms are just plain nasty :/

      by lanigaga Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11:23AM Report as inappropriate

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