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5 Men's Hygiene Facts You Won't Believe

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Although hand washing is known to prevent the spread of bacteria and all sorts of illness, 1 in 4 men doesn't lather up after a trip to the bathroom. See more men's health pictures.

Your hygiene may not be something you give much thought to, but it's something others will think about when they're forced to take notice. Nonetheless, good hygiene is simply a matter of developing good habits and practices.

Paying attention to your hygiene will ensure that others don't have to. Not only will it improve your physical appearance and odor (as well as both your professional and love lives), but it will also yield benefits to your overall health and life expectancy.

While you may think you know it all when it comes to personal hygiene, get ready for five men's hygiene facts you won't believe.

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