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Apocalypse Watch: Only Half of Young Men Brush Their Teeth Daily

Apocalypse Watch: Only Half of Young Men Brush Their Teeth Daily

If you’re a Gen Z or millennial man, there’s a good chance you need an intervention when it comes to your hygiene. According to a recent survey of 2,000 men ages 18-42, 73 percent admitted they could use some help in taking care of themselves.

But it gets grosser: a mere 54 percent of young men brush their teeth every day. That’s right — nearly half of all young adult men are walking around with stank breath.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of CeraVe, revealed that men’s overall hygiene is particularly lacking, with only 35 percent washing their face, 30 percent flossing, and a measly 19 percent moisturizing.

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According to the survey, half of men would rather go on a bad date (50 percent) or a doctor’s appointment (49 percent) than practice a facial skincare routine. Yes, you read that right: men would rather endure the awkward small talk of a terrible date or the discomfort of a doctor’s visit than take care of their skin.

But it’s not all bad news. The survey found that men are gradually starting to use more of their partner’s personal care products, including shampoo or conditioner (43 percent), moisturizer (41 percent) and cleanser (32 percent). And over three-fourths (76 percent) of men in relationships are borrowing their partner’s products, with 71 percent more likely to borrow than buy their own.

Let’s just hope they get their own toothbrush.

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