Maintain good personal hygiene is the first step to maintain good health. Well-Maintained personal hygiene not only protects you from poor health but also works as a shield in protecting the ones around you from suffering illnesses that arise from poor personal habits. Read on to find out 10 tips on maintaining good personal hygiene that you must follow religiously.
In order to maintain your hygiene, don’t forget your foot. We generally tend to may very less attention to our foot. To maintain proper hygiene, it is advised to wash your feet properly while taking a bath. Keep in mind to wash in-between your fingers and wear a right sock which is washed. Alongside keep in mind to always wear shoes which are not too tight and most importantly keep switching shoes. We all have a go-to pair of shoes which we tend to wear every day, but to maintain proper hygiene, you should every alternate day switch your shoes. This will prevent the bacteria’s and viruses from breeding.
In order to have a good body odour, keep your underarms and groin area clean and dry to discourage bacteria’s. Bacteria’s also have a tendency of growing where they smell the sweat. So, to prevent that, always change sweaty clothes as soon as possible after exercising. Don’t keep those sweaty clothes on for long. Along with that, cut back on alcohol and foods that may contribute to body odour, including curry, spicy food, onion, and garlic.
It is true that we all tend to forget taking care of our ear during our day to day discourse. Always make sure to clean your ears with your fingers while taking a bath. The daily cleaning of all hearing devices is essential to remove germs that can be introduced into the ear. To all the girls out there, always keep your earrings clean, and remove them daily so that the piercing can be attended to.
Hair, the only crown you have!
Keep in mind to wash your hair at least every alternate day. it is important to keep your hair and scalp healthy and in good shape. If you are someone who suffers from lice or dandruff, then you must take some serious and necessary action at the earliest. Also, if your dandruff condition is critical, then you must get a haircut frequently to maintain those luscious locks. The longer you wait to get your hair cut, the frailer and brittle your hair can become, especially if it is longer.
Never forget to brush your teeth twice a day for at least 3 minutes. Make sure you do not put too much pressure as this can hurt your gums. For good oral hygiene, place the bristles of your toothbrush along the gum line at a 45-degree angle. Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3 teeth using a vibrating back and forth motion. Clean outer, inner and biting surfaces of teeth with a scrubbing motion. Studies show an essential oil based mouthwash reduces plaque by 70% and gum problems by 36% over brushing alone. Use an anti-microbial mouthwash to get complete protection from germs. To top it up, floss your teeth. Ease the floss gently between your teeth, pull the floss smoothly back and front. Additionally, using dental floss will help remove food debris that’s stuck in your teeth. When it comes to oral hygiene, we all tend to forget our tongue. To have better oral hygiene always clean and brush the surface of your tongue daily. The surface of your tongue is a place where bacteria’s are present, especially on the rougher top surface of the tongue. These can contribute to bad breath and negatively affect your dental health. Make sure to clean it timely and efficiently.
Office Pantry Etiquette.
If you are an office goer, you’d already know that office pantry is a very tricky place and you just can’t avoid it, nor can you live to agree to live with it. The best way to maintain your personal hygiene when you are in office is to always carry your own coffee and tea mugs and wash them at least twice a day.
We all love to put on makeup but we generally forget the aftermath of it. We all tend to use and reuse the same old and used makeup brushes and sponges. It is always advised to wash your makeup brush and powder puffs on a weekly basis with mild baby shampoo for best and safe usage. Also, never use your fingers to apply makeup, unless and until a professional artist does that for you. But, if you are someone who has this habit of using fingers, then make sure they’re clean and that you use just the ring finger as it has the lightest stroke.
When using loo, relax when you pee. If it is a natures call, never hold on to it and once done, Wipe from front to back. For men, always keep in mind to wash your genitals with fingers. Always stay hydrated, it prevents the itchiness that usually occurs when one pees.
A daily shower is a must whether you feel grungy or not. A regular bath helps in keeping you clean, fresh and odour free. Cleaning your body is also important to ensure your skin rejuvenates itself, as the scrubbing of your arms, legs, and torso will slough off dead, dry skin and help your skin stay healthy and refreshed, and will prevent acne, blemishes and other skin eruptions. Also, do not share your towel and wash them on a regular basis.
Wear Clean Clothes
Always wear a fresh set of clothing as often as possible. Dirty clothes are a source of contamination and can cause very serious skin disorders if worn over and over without washing them. Don’t forget to wash clothing and linens on a regular basis as the longer it takes you to clean them the smellier they become.