11 essential personal hygiene tips, courtesy of Reddit

But it turns out some of the best things you can do to avoid being smelly or unhygienic are small, simple things. And even more surprisingly, it turns out a whole lot of people are forgetting them.

Luckily, we have Reddit to remind us just how to improve our hygiene routines. According to AskReddit, the bar is pretty low for what exactly qualifies as overall good hygiene.

Here's exactly what you might be forgetting in your own daily routine – though we hope you're remembering MOST of them.

"The number of people that don't wash their ass is astounding. Yes people can tell, yes it's really that bad.

Here's the super simple fix:

WASH YOUR DAMN ASS." -youallsuck6

"I work with some adults who think that deodorant = deodorizer. They think they can slather it on in place of taking a shower when they smell bad. Then, one of us has to take them aside and explain that if you stink it’s already too late." -Nightmare_Gerbil

"Not brushing their tongue. Brush your tongue to break up the smelly microflora there, especially near the back just short of making yourself gag." -Tbone139

"Clean your ears. I've noticed that a lot of people tend to neglect their ears. Take a wet wash rag and run it around and behind your ears. Don't stick anything inside of your ear canal, but make sure you wipe up the dirt/wax that's around/on your ears." -Rayvenwolf13

"Change your towel regularly, at least once a week. If your towel smells, and you use it, you will smell too. You may not be able to tell the difference, but others will." -CaptainCalamari

"Wash your hands, even if you don't think they are dirty. They are." -Logicbeforeemotion

"Look into your hair type and how much you should wash it and how else it needs to be taken care of. My hair used to be terrible because I didn’t read into what I needed for the kind of hair I have." -ViCarly

"Girl here, boys... wash your damn dick... I'm not going to tell you how, look it up" -Aussie_Red

"Floss BEFORE brushing not after (rinse first if there's a lot of particulate). That way you get rid of all the gunk that comes out of your teeth when you floss." -Neetz512

"Moisturize your skin.... If you wanna look 30 at 40 instead of 60 at 40, take care of your skin." -marksoutherntwain

"Trim the f-----g nose and ear hairs!!!! This is more of an issue for older men but I’d find it challenging to come up with something that’s more of an instant turn off." -Joolz802

"Wash your freaking bum guys! I can't believe how many guys NEVER wash between their butt cheeks, that's where all the nasty stuff is! No one finds your stale crusty poop and TP residues attractive." -brasil-e-portugal

Uh, ok. I think we can all agree that these are simple enough to take care of. In fact, the bar is pretty low here. Just remember one thing: wash your ass. You're welcome!


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