by Varun Swasthi
Did you know that every time you snot into a tissue, you are actually messing up with your nasal passage terribly? It’s something that we don’t even give a second thought to while doing on an everyday basis. Most of the times, we don’t realise we are doing our body great harm by committing these health flubs regularly.
You Rub Your Eyes
Thanks to the pollution and sometimes, old habits, we end up rubbing our peepers with a lot of pressure. The incessant rubbing can lead to nerve damage, causing tears in your cornea, and even harm your retina. If you wear contact lenses, you must be extra careful as to not use extreme pressure while removing them.
You Don’t Respond To Nature’s Call
A lot of times you don’t have an option but to hold your urine in. When you do that, there’s a pressure build-up in your bladder, kidneys and even the tubes that connect them to your penis. Not only are you in major discomfort, but these can also cause infections.
You Pick Your Nose
Other than grossing out every one around you, picking your nose could even lead to causing trouble to you as well. It can lead to cuts that result in infections, which can make you suffer pretty badly. Mining inside your nose can also result in tears of the nasal septum that separate the nostrils.
You Hold In Your Farts
In a closed space, where the chances of embarrassing yourself are umpteen, suppressing gas may seem like the only option. But holding in your farts increases the pressure in your colon that creates sacs called “diverticula”. This can result in stomach problems and even abdominal pain.
You Pop Your Zits
Men and skincare do not really go hand in hand. Hence, a lot of times we end up popping those pimples that are a result of dirt and bacteria accumulation on your skin. But popping it only makes it worse because it actually pushes back most of that dirt inside your skin. Forcefully popping zits is a bad idea; just let it rupture on its own. Popping zits also leave an ugly mark that are difficult to get rid of.
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