You won't believe American settlers did this

Why was keeping clean such a chore?

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08/02/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE History

Maintaining good personal hygiene is important for both physical and mental health. But 400 years ago, keeping clean wasn't such a big deal, and especially, it seems, in colonial America. Bathing regularly, for example, was rare. Looking after your teeth didn't matter, and going to the toilet... well that proved a new low in cleanliness techniques! But why was keeping clean such a chore, and was anything done about it?

Click through and discover disgusting hygiene habits practiced in colonial America.

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