What is personal hygiene?
- Personal hygiene refers to practices that lead to cleanliness and health preservation.
- Personal hygiene is the basic concept of cleaning, grooming and caring for our bodies.
- Personal hygiene is taking care of you body! Such as taking showers, brushing your teeth, smelling clean, clipping your nails. Basically, taking care of yourself.
Personal hygiene tips
Here are some personal hygiene tips that can help any of us to be clean and preserve our health.
- Taking bath at least once in a week, changing clothes often
- Grooming regularly both hand and feet fingernails.
- Washing hands with soap and drying both before and after the meals
- Washing hands with soap and enough water after using restroom
- Washing feet and changing clothes before sleep
- Washing hands, feet and face when coming home from outside
- Brushing teeth at least twice a day
- Eating raw vegetables and fruits after washing them
How to maintain personal hygiene?
- Bathing and washing: Always wash hands regularly. Since we’re talking about hands, trim and clean your nails regularly. Wash your body and your hair often.
- Trim your nails: Keeping your finger and toenails trimmed and in good shape will prevent problems such as hang nails and infected nail beds. It lessen the likelihood to contract athlete’s foot.
- Brush and floss: Ideally, you should brush your teeth after every meal. At the very least, brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Flossing, too, helps maintain strong, healthy gums. To maintain a healthy smile, visit the dentist at six-month intervals for checkups and cleanings.
- Wash your hands: Handwashing is easy to do and it’s one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from your home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.