10 Body Parts You’re Not Washing Enough

1 Elbows and creases

Beauty and Body care. Female elbow and health care concept.

“Your elbows and the creases are not only hidden to you in your daily life, but you often place them on dirty surfaces (think countertops, desks, restaurant tables) without realizing it,” says Dr. Glatter. “You can develop dry and scaly skin on your elbows that may be prone to micro skin breaks that can serve as portals of entry for bacteria, leading to skin and soft-tissue infections from Staph aureus and MRSA.” Cleanse them daily with a washcloth or bath pouf—but avoid these parts of your body you should never touch.

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