You know what I love most about the holidays? When they're over; and no, it's not because I'm a scrooge and dislike the festivities that come with Christmas, it's because of the after-Christmas-blow-out sales. Everyone on my Christmas list knows that their gift will be just a little late because well, I'm frugal; even when it comes to spending money on myself.

But there's something I often don't think about as I'm sifting through rack after rack of discounted active wear and rummaging through bins and barrells of half-off lacey's that it's kind of gross.

Let me ask you a question, how many times have you gone to Target or Victoria Secret and taken advantage of their 5 for $20 panties deal? Probably a thousand. Now let me ask you another question, how many times did you straight up just throw those new pink hipsters right on without throwing them in the wash first? Every.single.time. Am I right?

Don't freak, because you're not alone, but when you're thinking about all the money you're saving, you're not exactly thinking about the hundreds of other pairs of hands who've reached in the same bin, looked at the same thongs and decided to go with the bikinis instead.

That's just one of the reasons a professor of dermatology says you should always always wash your new clothes before putting them on. According to You Magazine, not only are your brand new spanking spanks not clean, they could also be bad for your skin. Human skin can easily become vulnerable to harsh chemicals and others dyes that are used during the manufacturing process and cause you to itch or break out in hives, or even worse, you could get lice or..gulp...scabies. Ewww.

No one wants any of that, so do yourself a favor- before you put on that new outfit you got for Christmas or the one you plan on buying to ring in the new year, please wash it first.