Just like food and water, personal hygiene is a basic need of our lives. It keeps you at bay from infectious diseases and it is as important as staying fit and healthy. While we were kids and we messed around playing in dirt and soil, our mothers used to run after us, nagging us all the time to take bath and to wash our hands. Our hygiene was kept in check by our parents then, so now that we have grown older, why not be aware of personal cleanliness and avoid spreading contagious infection? Let us all dwell in a healthy environment and find out how to embellish our appearance and manage our personal hygiene in the below-mentioned ways:
Ways to Stay Hygienic
10. Catch Up With The Doctor
Regular checkups in a clinic will help in the prior detection of ailments and infections and can be treated and cured at a fast pace. Also, there is no point in delaying your treatment, be it a simple acne problem or cough and cold, all the diseases need to be dealt with proper care and under high supervision.
9. Caring Is NOT Sharing!
Well we cannot go according to the famous saying, ‘Sharing brings joy and happiness’ because all that sharing brings is infection and diseases. Sharing of personal items such as towels, razor, comb,soap, loofah and makeup items can lead to skin diseases and infections. So it is advised not to use other personal items else you have high chances of catching the Staph infections.
8. Keep Your Home And Surroundings Clean
Using Eco-friendly products at home is a great idea. Also, regular cleaning of dining tables, washroom accessories such as shower and taps is also a great step to ensure personal hygiene. You must also place doormats in front of the bathrooms and the main entrance to ensure that you do not carry contagious infections in your residence.
7. Use Hand Wash Religiously
In order to maintain personal hygiene, it is very important to frequently wash your hands since that is the main carrier of unwanted germs carrying diseases and infection. You must always wash your hands before and after meal, before and after cooking food, after coming home from outside and make it a point that you inculcate this habit among your children too. If you have a pet at your home, you need to be extra cautious about washing your hands before meals since animals are the carrier of many diseases. It is advisable that you keep a sanitizer with you while visiting restaurants and other places to eat.
6. Yes, You NAILED It!
You definitely love your pedicures and manicures which is the best way to ensure that you have beautiful hands and legs. It is of utmost importance that you regularly clip your fingernails since they trap a lot of dirt which make way to your stomach while you eat food. Trimming finger and toenails regularly will also make them strong and you will get rid of the unwanted snapping of nails on your newly done nail art. You must always clean your nails from beneath in order to avoid bacterial infection.
5. HAIR You Go!
Are you trying to grow your hair so you are totally avoiding the scissors? Well, you are not right in doing so! You must get your hair trimmed every 4-8 weeks in order to avoid split ends. This will make your hair look naturally lustrous and healthy.
4. Do Your Laundry
Well, are you lazy enough to wash that pile of clothes every week? It’s high time that you start doing it since dirty stinky clothes are a storehouse of many bacteria and diseases! You should never wear clothes that you have already one for an entire day since bacteria dwell in sweat that the clothes soak. In order to look presentable, you must always iron your clothes and then wear them. After all, first impression is the last impression!
3. Smile BRIGHT!
Smile is the best makeup that one could ever wear and the first thing that comes in our minds when we talk about smiles is our teeth. To maintain our personal hygiene we must take proper care of our teeth. We should brush our teeth properly every morning and every night to avoid cavities and bad breath. You should also use a mouthwash after every meal and floss them in order to avoid many gum diseases too.
2. Switch To A Face Scrub And A Face Cleanser
Your skin is exposed to a lot of dust and pollution which clogs the pored and does not let your skin breathe. It is important that you cleanse and scrub your face in order to avoid skin infections and keep proper hygiene. You must know your skin type and then select your face cleanser accordingly. One thing you must always keep in mind is to remove your makeup before going to bed.
1. Shower Daily
The first and foremost step in ensuring personal hygiene is to daily take a bath. Bathing daily will keep you at bay from bacterial infections since all the dirt and bacteria carrying germs will be washed away. On top of it, you will feel fresh and smell really good so you can avoid using antiperspirants too. It is important that you do not share your loofah and soap with others and regularly change them. You should also make it a point to wash your hair at least twice a week.
Follow the above-mentioned steps to a more hygienic and healthy living!