The sensation of standing under a warm shower after a long tiring day at work is simple bliss. The shower seems to evaporate all your fatigue and irritability and makes you feel revived. But did you know that the same shower you use to lift your mood up can actually be home to various skin related diseases?
How often do you clean your shower head? Do you know that a simple shower head that hasn’t been cleaned for a long time is a thriving ground for all kinds of bacteria and fungi? And having water oozing out from that same shower fall on your body, you are actually inviting many skin related problems.
But there is no need to be alarmed, just be careful. Just like you clean every other thing in the house regularly, the shower head also needs cleaning. Just because it remains in touch with water all the time doesn’t mean it cleans itself up. The presence of water inside is all the more reason to get it cleaned regularly. The moisture present in it because of the water makes it a breeding ground for bacteria.
In addition to this, if you live in an area where the water is hard then you must very well be acquainted with those white scaly deposits on your shower head. That is salt which solidified on your shower head with the passage of time and due to lack of cleaning. And if you are wondering where to get the chemicals and special detergents for this job, then stop fretting about. You don’t need any harsh chemicals or solutions for the job. What you need is something easily available at your home and it will do wonders for your shower head. These are three simple things:
- Apple cider vinegar
- A Ziploc bag
- Rubber band
How to use these three for cleaning the shower head?
It is the simplest of things you would come across. Just pour the apple cider vinegar in the Ziploc bag and place it over the shower head such that the shower head is immersed in the apple cider vinegar solution. So you need to pour a quantity which makes the shower head dip completely in the solution. Once it is done, you use the rubber band to tightly secure the Ziploc bag in its place. Leave the shower head (covered with the bag) overnight.