Here’s What Really Happens When You Don’t Wash Your Hands

Washing your hands should be something you do several times a day. However, not everyone is as conscious of germs as they should be. If you’re one who doesn’t always wash your hands after using the bathroom or touching raw meat, you may want to read on. Here’s everything that can happen if you don’t wash your hands.

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Hand washing is extremely important. | monkeybusinessimages/iStock/Getty Images

You’ll get sick more often

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You’ll get sick more often. | BartekSzewczyk/iStock/Getty Images

This one is a no brainer. The less you wash your hands, the greater the opportunity for bacteria to pile up on them. As a result, you’re exposing yourself to more illnesses, which means one is bound to weasel its way into your body and make you sick. Spending a whole 20 seconds properly washing your hands might not seem exciting, but it can do a lot to protect your body in the long run.

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