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Most Of Us Don't Wash Our Eyebrows, But We Really Should

There are certain aspects of personal hygiene that the majority of us practice on a daily basis. Things like brushing our teeth, washing our hair, and showering on the regular.

But did you know that one of the most commonly neglected areas of personal hygiene stares us in the face every time we look in the mirror? And while the majority of us don't wash our eyebrows — we really should.

Proper hygiene is an essential aspect to maintaining good health.

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Now more than ever before, it's important to be mindful of proper hygiene practices. These include things like brushing your teeth, washing your hands, and regularly bathing with soap and water.

When our personal hygiene begins to slip, that's when people can get into trouble.

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You don't have to be a dentist to understand the correlation between not brushing one's teeth and tooth decay. However, there are certain lesser-known elements of personal hygiene that the majority of people neglect or disregard entirely.

For example, when's the last time you gave your eyebrows a thorough washing?

If you're anything like me, the answer is more than likely "never." But now, thanks to a viral TikTok video courtesy of @elissa.davies, our brows are finally starting to receive the attention they so sorely need.

To give you some context, a recent trend that has exploded on TikTok is women showing their natural eyebrows.

However, Elissa misunderstood the assignment and mistakenly assumed that the trend was about showing eyebrow dandruff. "I can't join this trend because I religiously shampoo and condition my eyebrows," her caption reads.

Most people watching Elissa's video had no idea that eyebrow dandruff was even something to worry about.

According to an article published by Healthline, eyebrow dandruff is a common chronic condition. For the most part, it's nothing to worry about and there are several at-home remedies you can use to combat the issue.

In a follow-up video, Elissa revealed that her tried and true method for irradicating eyebrow dandruff is baby shampoo.

Johnson's Baby Shampoo is soft and mild enough so as to not cause irritation. The best part is that it can be easily purchased at your local drug store or on Amazon for less than $5 USD.

Elissa also claims that shampooing and conditioning your eyebrows will leave them feeling soft as silk.

A revelation that has floored the majority of her friends and followers. "I feel dirty for not doing this now,” a fellow TikTok user replied.

“I just realized that I've never put shampoo and conditioner on my eyebrows,” another remarked.

A small majority of users said Elissa had validated their own hygiene practices.

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“I got called weird by my entire family for this. I wash my hair and give my eyebrows a lil scrub scrub whilst I’m there,” said TikTok user @kayleighx.

Along with eyebrow washing, there are a few other lesser-known hygiene practices that you shouldn't neglect.

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One of the most commonly neglected practices is washing your feet. Simply standing in the shower as the soap runs down your legs isn't enough, and by abstaining from scrubbing your tootsies you could be inviting all kinds of fungal issues into your home.

Another big area of concern for most people is flossing their teeth.

The majority of us at least manage to put a toothbrush in our mouths twice a day. But if you aren't flossing along with it, you're going to be putting your dentist's kids through college.

So the next time you're about to take a shower, treat your brows to an experience they'll never forget.

A new year is right around the corner, so why not test out a resolution that you can actually keep for a change? Let 2022 be the year where you take your brow game to an entirely new level!