Your Worst Hygiene Habit, Based on Your Zodiac Sign
Whether it's because we're lazy, broke or simply just don't think it matters, there are many hygiene habits we tend to follow poorly.
But rest assured that even if you think you have the worst hygiene, every single sign of the zodiac has at least one poor habit to their name.
But are we right about yours? Scroll below to find out!
Aries (March 21 – April 19): You Don't Floss Your Teeth Enough
Aries, you are the busiest, most hustling sign of the zodiac. You never miss a beat—which is great for your work ethic and life goals, not so great for your sleep schedule (and overall nighttime routine). By the time your day is capped, you can barely muster the effort to put a makeup wipe to your face, let alone crack open the dental floss container, slip off some string and slide between each tooth for a good three minutes. It's true, flossing is probably the most commonly skipped step in anyone's nighttime routine, but avoiding it will only make your breath smell worse in the morning—and pile up all that dental plaque in the long run.
Taurus (April 20 – May 20): You Use Products After They Expire
Fancy Taurus, you love a good splurge. But you are also very practical when it comes to your purchases. You don't believe in wasting, which is a very good thing—except when it comes to your hygiene and beauty products. Granted, sure, using a tube of mascara a couple months after it's "best used by" date passes isn't quite the same thing as filling up your cereal bowl with spoiled milk, but there's an expiration date on these products for a reason. Bacteria accumulates over time, and not only that, but products lose their potency as more time goes by.
Gemini (May 21 – June 20): You Can't Commit to a Self-Care Routine
Ah, Gemini. With the twins as your symbol, your moods are ever-changing. One minute, you're excitedly plowing through the CVS aisles, grabbing every product that you just know will change your life—only to get home an hour later and lose interest or insist you purchased something wrong. While you can't control your inherent indecisiveness, you need to buckle down and commit to a routine. Talk to an expert or doctor about what products and practices are absolutely necessary for morning and night, and force yourself to adhere to a daily regimen.
Cancer (June 21 – July 22): You're a Bit Messy
Oh, lovable Cancer. You're a bit messy, but that's part of your charm. When it comes to food, your dishes are washed and your delivery boxes are tossed—but when it comes to everything else, well…
Being the most sensitive, sentimental sign of the zodiac, it's very hard for you to let go of things. Whether it's a completely destroyed pair of cleats that reminds you of your first year of softball, or a slew of empty (but expensive) makeup palettes that you just don't have the ability to part with much, holding onto these relatively insignificant items makes your living space (and therefore your life) quite cluttered. The more junk, the more likely you are to attract bugs and a musky odor. Plus, don't you want people to hang out in your room?
Leo (July 23 – Aug. 22): You Sleep With Your Makeup On
Leo, you are the Queen Bee of the zodiac. A lover of all things fun and flashy, you are attract others with your beauty, style and charisma. Let's face it, lively Leo: You're used to being waited on, hand and foot. People are just drawn to you, plain and simple—which means you're not really used to taking care of small tasks solo. So when it comes to taking off your makeup at the end of the day, it's the last thing on your mind. Why spend those extra three mins cleansing, when you could be catching some beauty sleep, amirite? Not to mention, it always feels great waking up in the morning still looking fly from the night before. But tsk, tsk, Leo. This poor habit can clog your pores and attract acne. Beware!
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Virgo (Aug. 23 – Sept 22): You're Never Satisfied With Your Self-Care Products
Virgo, there's something to be said about a sign who works as hard as you do. You put studying and your future above all else, and you're highly analytical. You read every product label down to the most hard-to-pronounce ingredient (and you know the meaning of each term). Based on your wealth of knowledge, there are certain ingredients you just can't see pairing well—not to mention, you've tried many of them and give up quickly, convincing yourself they're not working. Known to be overly critical of yourself, you want to see changes overnight, and when they don't happen, your patience for these products disappears.
Libra (Sept. 23 – Oct. 22): You Refuse to Return Products You Don't Like
Libra, you are the ultimate social butterfly, who keep things harmonious at all times. This is why your heart breaks at the thought of going back to Sephora to inform the sweet salesperson who spent an hour with you that your new $45 cleanser actually made you break out. While your mom insists it's imperative that the woman knows the product messed you up, you refuse to bring it back. You can't stand any sort of (even mild) confrontation, and you're super indecisive anyway, so maybe it's not the product's fault that you broke out. It could have been the air or around the time of your period. Welp, at least you love to share, which means your slumber party pals have a nice heaping of goods to choose from next time they sleep over.
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Scorpio (Oct. 23 – Nov. 21): You're a Germaphobe
Okay, okay, Type-A Scorpio—before you attack us for suggesting there's something wrong with you caring so much about your hygiene, remember that being obsessive about anything is never healthy. While it's important in your day-to-day life that you follow a strict self-care regimen and you keep things clean and tidy, being obsessed with germs can become an issue when you go to someone else's home. Does sleeping in someone else's bed gross you out no matter what? Do you refuse to put your toothbrush near someone else's open tube of toothpaste? Does drinking out of someone else's clean glassware give you anxiety? Being a Scorpio, you want things a very particular way, but if you live your life in fear of germs, it will prevent you from enjoying all it has to offer (and will probably offend some people along the way).
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 – Dec. 21): You Use All-Natural Deodorant
Now let's get one thing clear, Earthy Sag: Using all-natural deodorant is harmless in the grand scheme of things. It's not like it causes any diseases or will hurt you in a way by using it. But, you'd essentially be better off wearing no deodorant at all. We know that you connect with the environment in a way that no other sign does, and you look down upon people who use (gasp!) regular deodorants like Dove and Secret, but the majority of the time, when you use all-natural deodorant, all we smell is sweat. Isn't it better that we tell you than your crush?!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 – Jan. 19): You Stick to the Cheapest Self-Care Products
Capricorn, you're highly respected, due to your responsible and disciplined nature, but when it comes to your wellness, your inability to splurge every now and then keeps you using products that aren't necessarily just cheap in costs, but also in quality. Don't get us wrong, there are plenty of instances when saving a buck is totally worth it and makes a lot of sense. But there are other times when it's absolutely necessary to spend a little more than you normally would. Using all-natural products that tend to be a bit more costly is so much better for you than cheaper artificial items packed with chemicals. We know you pride yourself on having understated wealth, but when it comes to your self-care, this is where it's okay to be a little more frivolous.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 – Feb. 18): You'll Use Products That Aren't FDA-Approved
Aquarius, you are inventive and imaginative. You're always brainstorming and trying out new things to help lead you to the next big thing. This is why you're never opposed to trying all kinds of products—even if they aren't FDA-approved. While it's not like every non-FDA-approved product will kill you, it's also pretty risky to use them because you just never know the repercussions. But the progressive, independent person in you just doesn't seem to mind. To you, these products could end up being the best on the market, and you'll be able to say you tried 'em first!
Pisces (Feb. 19 – March 20): You Share Your Personal Care Products With Everyone
Well, here's a no-no if we've ever heard one! Pisces, you are so beloved based on your ability to put everyone else's needs before your own. You're incredibly generous and get a genuine thrill from helping others. This is great and all, but not when it comes to your personal care products. Whether it's your hairbrush, your deodorant or your mascara (heck, we wouldn't be surprised if you lent out your toothbrush!), letting your pals use your items puts you at risk of getting lice or attracting other various bacteria. We know it's hard for you to say no, but it'll be much easier doing that than having to take days off from school to have mom pick bug eggs out of your hair!
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