As you may already know, personal hygiene is pivotal for an optimal health. This is because the microorganisms we usually have contact with throughout the day have a tendency to stick to our clothes, hair, and skin and when not removed properly, these microbes can have a negative effect on our overall health and well-being.
Even though by regular showering you do eliminate most of the bad germs and bacteria on our bodies, there is a specific part which we tend to forget and it piles up dirt even after we shower, i.e. the navel.
Why Is the Navel so Dirty?
Since most people have an indrawn navel, this area, as explained on Healthy Food Team, often collects a lot of dirt from clothes, sweat, lotions, soaps, creams, etc. It is the ideal environment for microorganisms to grow and spread and therefore, when you shower, you need to dedicate time to cleaning the navel adequately with the goal to avert unpleasant odor and potential infections.
As seen on Healthy Food Team, having an indrawn navel can collect up to 67 distinct types of bacteria, regardless of whether you shower or not. But, do not worry, we will show you how to thoroughly cleanse your navel and prevent health complications and foul odor.
How to Thoroughly Clean the Navel (Indrawn Type)
First, soak a cotton swab in a bit of rubbing alcohol and prior to showering, clean the navel part gently. Then, with a new swab, while showering, apply a bit of showering gel onto the navel and rub it gently with the swab. Then, rinse it off with warm water. When you come out of the shower, do not forget to dry the navel.
Cleaning a Protruding Navel Properly
Wet a small cotton towel and put some showering gel onto it and use it to gently rub the navel area with it and then wash it off with lukewarm water and dry it.
If you want to learn more on this topic, do not forget to check out the video shown below: