The internet is arguing over whether you should wash your feet and eww
17 May 2019, 17:23 | Updated: 17 May 2019, 17:29
Because personal hygiene is one of the hottest topics on the internet right now.
Everyone's been discussing their shower routine recently and it's really had us looking at people a little differently.
Last week, there was a massive debate about if you need to wash your legs in the shower. Taylor Swift even joined the chat and admitted that, no, she doesn't exactly wash her legs because the shaving foam does the job for her? Yep, everyone's a little unsure on that one…
Now the latest hot topic is on washing the feet. It all started after news anchor Katie Alexander posed a question to her followers.
She tweeted: "Alright, this has already sparked a lot of talk here and brought up a follow up question: Do you wash your feet? I'll admit, I don't usually wash the bottoms of my feet because a)they're already in all the soapy water at the bottom & b) it makes it scary slippery! Your thoughts?"
Alright, this has already sparked a lot of talk here and brought up a follow up question: Do you wash your feet? I'll admit, I don't usually wash the bottoms of my feet because a)they're already in all the soapy water at the bottom & b) it makes it scary slippery! Your thoughts? https://t.co/CTAlAyjslD— Katie Alexander (@KatieNews4) May 16, 2019
And now people are sounding off – should you wash them or not?
wash your feet— Jenny🐊 (@JulienLynn) May 16, 2019
wash the top of your feet
wash the bottom of your feet
wash in between each toe
.... EVERY DAY!
what is going onnnnn omg https://t.co/nWNmb9cP5x
This is a joke, right?? Who doesn’t wash their feet?? Now, I am not speaking to disabled people here, but if ableds aren’t washing their feet, that’s just nasty. 🤮 https://t.co/3Nj5NbYgU9— A nurse has no name 🏹👑 (@heartRN13) May 16, 2019
I don't wash my feet unless they need to be washed.— Angie/Lucy (@hybridization) May 16, 2019
I know when they need to be washed, because they are my feet.
Your feet are the closest thing to the nasty ass ground. Especially in warm months. Wash them. https://t.co/POCruFEwE2— Defunct AAF Commish (@theNFLchick) May 16, 2019
I’m honestly confused how people wash the bottoms of their feet. I mean, I make the effort if they’re dirty, but is anybody really doing yoga in the shower every morning?— Elisabeth (@septembergrrl) May 16, 2019
What is going on with white people confessing on Twitter that they don’t wash their legs, feet, etc in the shower and just let the water flow do the work?— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) May 16, 2019
Is this is why most POC got my whole towel thing and white people were confused/thought I was crazy?
Can everyone, and I cannot stress EVERYONE enough, please stop admitting publicly that they don’t wash certain sections of their body. https://t.co/07VL0N7SAl— Bryce (@DJonBryce) May 16, 2019
Look. I'm tired of y'all. Wash your legs. Wash your fucking feet. Bathe regularly.— Auntieana (@thejournalista) May 17, 2019
And when you wash your hands, say your ABCs because that is how long you should be washing them.
In summation, stop being gross, you nasty bastards.
Some of you might think that splashing your tootsies in the water that has just fallen off of your body is enough, but unlike your legs, you 100% have to wash your feet. Your feet are a breeding ground for fungus and bacteria so a little splash of water just won't cut it.
According to the Institute For Preventative Foot Health, you're meant to wash your feet daily and give them a good ol' scrub with soap.
They advise: "Wash and thoroughly dry your feet every day. Use mild soap, and wash between the toes. Be sure to dry thoroughly, especially between the toes."