Twitter Is Going Crazy: Most People Admitted To Not Washing Their Legs When Taking Shower
May 15, 2019 18:31 By Fabiosa
This question might seem completely inappropriate, but if you are asked whether you wash your feet, you'll say "yes" without a moment's hesitation. That's some basic hygiene rule we are taught when we're little. But what about the soles of your feet and toes?
The last few days, Twitter is going crazy because of people's admissions to not washing their legs. The reason for such discussions was a provocative poll on which, by the way, you probably can still vote.
Do you wash your legs when you take a shower?— Conor Arpwel (@Arpwel) May 9, 2019
This girl's response caused a storm of emotions in users.
i don't like use soap on my whole body when i shower? and i don't think i'm gross? i pretty much just wash my face and my armpits with soap. and i shower like once or twice a week lol. i think it's fine.— Sophie Weiner (@sophcw) May 10, 2019
Some people spoke "for" it:
Those of you who think not washing your legs in the shower is fine bc water/shampoo run down them and that equals “cleaning”: water and shampoo hit your neck and your arms and your butt and the bottom of your feet. Do you not purposely wash those areas either? What’s the diff?— Arnebya Avenger (@arnebya) May 10, 2019
Anyone else too lazy to wash their legs with soap in the shower and just let gravity kinda do its thing with the soap from your upper body?— Rashna Sanjana (@RashnaSanjana) May 7, 2019
Listen, I'm gonna come right out and say I definitely don't wash my legs in the shower. They aren't dirty. 💁— Laura Krabappel (@laurakrabappel) May 10, 2019
Others argued "against":
y'all really get in the shower and don't wash your legs? life is short but it ain't that short— 🏀 playoffs shrill 🏀 (@theshrillest) May 10, 2019
Seriously. My legs are like 40% of my body. What the hell would I be doing in the shower if I didn't wash them.— Dígame, Licenciado (@RSGAT) May 10, 2019
I have seen people sharing how they don’t wash their legs in the shower, how they don’t use soap except on their armpits and face, how they don’t bathe for 6 days at a time so long as they don’t work out....— Shantel Gabrieal Buggs, Ph.D. (@sgbuggs) May 10, 2019
I.... are y’all okay? do y’all leave your homes?
There were also those who were simply confused.
So it’s about 50% of y’all that don’t wash your legs in the shower pic.twitter.com/OLlxuC41qq— almondmilkpapi 🏁 (@ToneyJetson) May 10, 2019
There is much to discuss and for many people, this problem came as a surprise. But if there is a question, there must be an answer. How do doctors feel about leg hygiene? Dermatologists definitely don't recommend washing the top part of your legs overly thoroughly as soapy water does it for you. If you do that, you may damage the epidermis and through the cracks in it, you can get an infection, which will result in inflammation.
The soles of your feet are often covered by socks, so they sweat more and have a thicker skin with crevices, which becomes favorable for the development of fungal infection if not cleaned properly. Especially if you do sport or your feet are extremely sweaty, wash them.
How often do you take a shower? Will you start washing your legs more/less often after reading this article?