Personal care and hygiene
is important for a healthy life. From childhood, we started learning importance of personal hygiene from our
parents and at school. Some of good hygiene habits learned in the childhood are remembered and followed throughout
lifetime. In fact, even adults learn new personal care and hygiene through several awareness programs, floated by
government and private institutions. Discover below some important hygiene and personal care tips or kids as well
Personal Hygiene Tips
There is no
doubt that the most important personal hygiene is having a shower or a bath every day. This helps you prevent
bad body odor, and feel fresh and clean throughout the day. In addition to shower, keeping the hair clean is
also necessary to maintain them healthy and shiny. Visiting the cutting salon and getting your haircut from a
god barber is a good practice. Regular face washing is also a good habit that makes you look beautiful and
prevent facial problems. Washing the face before going to bed should not be neglected; it helps remove dirt
particles which get accumulated on face during the day.
Wearing clean clothes also contribute in keeping you healthy. It is essential that you wash your dirty clothes
before wearing them. Wear clothes that fit you well that are not too tight which can impair your blood circulation,
leading to cardiovascular disease. It is not recommended to wear very strong-smelling perfumes on your clothes
which can irritate you as well as the people around you.
nails is more than cosmetic; it is healthy. Keeping the nails of the hands and the feet in good clean and dry is
necessary to prevent fungal infection and other nail disease. But having long nails – either natural or
artificial – increase the chance of carriage of bacteria and pathogenic germs. Therefore, use a nail cutter to
cut your nails to the proper length to prevent the germs and bacteria entering your mouth, or pass them to other
people around. If you have the habit of biting your nails while having long nails, you should give it up
Do not neglect
oral hygiene which can cause serious oral problems and cardiovascular disease (see
Dental Cavities and Heart Disease
). Brushing the teeth after each meal
is the most important dental care. It has been observed that many people lack the knowledge of brushing the teeth
properly. You can visit your dentist and learn the proper techniques for your own benefit. You should also ensure
that your gums are in good health.
hands clean using an antiseptic soap or hand wash should be one of the most important personal hygiene tips for
kids and adults. Do not neglect to wash your hands before and after meal, after coming home from outside, after
having done work. This helps the hands stay free from disease-causing germs. Failure to do so can lead to
serious infections and diseases.
Common Hygiene Mistakes to Avoid
Here's a list
of many common hygiene mistakes people tend to make:
teeth brushing after meal or before going to bed - Cleaning your teeth after lunch and dinner is a crucial
hygiene habit that will keep you away from dental cavities and other dental problems.
of sharing combs, brushes, clips, napkins, towels, clothes and even water bottles - It is not recommended to share these items as they carry germs and dead
of washing hands before and after meal - You can use anti-bacterial soap to get rid of germs or kill bacteria
on our hands. But when used excessively, anti-bacterial soaps can kill normal skin cells and cause skin dryness
perfumes, deodorants and scents often which can cause skin allergies.
wearing long nails – cosmetically they look attractive, but this is bad hygiene habit. Whenever you eat, some
food particles get stuck up under the nails thus causing infections. In fact, even feces can be
carried under the nails.
to take a bath every day even when feel clean - Normally, as you evacuate in your daily activities, you sweat
which may go unnoticed. In addition, you tend to visit places which put you in contact with various bacteria
and dust particles. Only a good shower can help you get rid of those pathogens.
to wash face every day - Even if your facial skin seems to be clean it is important to wash it with clean water
before going to bed. If you have an oily skin, do not use soap every time you wash your face. Instead use a
moisturizer and keep your skin smooth.
to take care of the hair - wash your hair after every three days so that they stay away from dandruff and scalp
little water - you must drink at least 8 glasses of water every day to help your digestive system function
properly. It makes the toxins in your body drain away on a regular basis.
for two or three consecutive days - It is not clean to wear socks for many times without cleaning them. It’s
bad. Firstly, because it stinks and secondly, because it can cause infection between the
dirty clothes – it is a good habit to wash clothes at regular intervals. It is even more important when it
comes to underwear.
to clean ears regularly - Use ear swabs to clean the outer and inner parts of the ears. Do not use water.
with mouth uncovered - Cover your mouth and go away from people while sneezing or coughing. Use a handkerchief
for the purpose. Also, after sneezing, use a handkerchief r paper tissue to clean your nose.
the steering wheel - Clean the steering wheel when you are going for a drive. That is one of the most forgotten
places. Also, clean the mats inside your car on a regular basis. If the dirt inside the car is not cleaned
frequently, it may cause nasal allergies or nasal irritation.