When an article tells me that I should or shouldn't be doing something, I like to take it at face value. Before I change any habits, you better believe I'm going to do my research. This is especially true when it comes to things you should be doing in the bathroom, because frankly, the bathroom is my sanctuary. I'm not going to switch up my morning routine just because someone with a blog said that exfoliation is dangerous.
That being said, I'm a big fan of science, and that's ultimately what pushed me to take classes in nutrition and holistic health. Much to my surprise, those classes covered hygiene and inedible products as much as they covered nutrition and edible ones. According to tons of new research about the dangers of antibacterials, it turns out that we might be headed in the wrong direction — in sanitizing everything from our skin to our underarms, we may be doing our bodies more harm than good.
This is the type of in-depth research that ultimately forced me to change my bathroom routine. I learned that there are safe ways to minimize germs and mildew, and there are some things that my body can take care of entirely on its own. Some products are wonderful advancements, and others need to be dialed back a bit. Check out these scientifically-backed things that you should be doing in the bathroom, and the products that can help.