Gross Things Hiding in Your Movember Mustache
If you've been growing a mustache for Movember, you might wanna shave that sucker off as soon as December starts tomorrow.
Here are some gross things that could be hiding in your 'stache:
- Fecal matter. If you touch your mustache a lot and don't wash your face, it's probably covered in bacteria. Guys who just started growing a mustache tend to touch it more than guys who are used to having one.
- Food particles. They're not always big enough to see, and one study found that facial hair can absorb about 20% of its own weight in liquid. So if you're drinking a beer, some of it ends up in your mustache, which attracts more bacteria.
- Lice. Unless your mustache is really itchy, you're probably fine. But lice and crabs do sometimes set up shop in there.
- Germs. You breathe out warm, moist air through your nostrils, which is exactly what germs need to survive. So your mustache can be a breeding ground for germs if you don't wash it enough.