Photo: AliExpress
Photo: AliExpress

We give so much attention to our skin and bodies, but more often than not, we neglect the largest bacteria-harbouring part of the body of all – the belly button.

Regular buildup of lint is normal, but did you know that these body holes are thriving breeding grounds for yeast and gunk? If not properly cleansed, it can develop an offensive smell, or worse, an infection.

And simply cleansing the belly button together with the rest of your body may not be sufficient. Instead of using Q-tips in your ears, which you are never supposed to do by the way, they can be used to swab your belly buttons everyday.

Carmen Chong
YouTube-obsessed and a beauty junkie at heart. Find her on Instagram: @carthemen