Maintaining good personal hygiene will help to increase self-esteem and confidence, while lowering the chances of developing infections. Many people would rather alienate themselves from someone who has bad personal hygiene than to tell them how they could improve
Bullies may use bad personal hygiene as a way of abusing people, using social embarrassment as a weapon.
Wash your hair at least once a week using soap or mild shampoo. (More frequently for active people!) Conditioner can make hair softer but NOT necessary. Hair Poor personal hygiene can lead to dandruff
Daily bathing with soap Under arm deodorant Skin Lotion to keep skin moist and smooth Daily changing of clothes (specifically UNDIES!) Poor personal hygiene can lead to body odor
Brush & floss 2x daily with fluoride toothpaste Soft bristled toothbrush (easier on gums) Teeth Brush inside & on chewing surfaces Brush tongue Rinse after meals
skin condition that causes pimples or "zits." tiny holes on the surface of the skin called pores become clogged. Acne
Why do I get acne? 1. Hormones 2. Make-up, dirt, greasy skin 3. Touching your face with fingers or hair 4. Sweat How do I get rid of and prevent acne? 1. Wash face twice a day and after exercise 2. Remove all dirt or make-up. 3. Shampoo oily hair more often 4. Keep your hair pulled back off of your face 5. Over the counter Acne medications 6. Prescription medications
Brush for approx 2 minutes Replace toothbrush every 3 – 4 months or after being sick Teeth (continued) Poor personal hygiene can lead to cavities and bad breath
Multiple times daily with soap and water After using restroom, before cooking, before eating Hand Washing Wash for 15 – 20 seconds Scrub all surfaces including back of hands, wrists, between fingers and under nails
Hand sanitizers are NOT a better alternative! Poor personal hygiene can lead to illness & disease Hand Washing (continued)
Wash with soap daily If wearing socks, change daily (multiple times daily for active people) Feet Do NOT walk around barefoot in public areas Clean sneakers weekly – use powder Poor personal hygiene can lead to athletes foot
How should you sneeze/cough? Sneeze/cough in to your elbow so that germs dont go flying all over, then make sure to go wash your hands. Germs are passed when you sneeze in to the air.