Good personal hygiene is essential to promoting good health. Personal hygiene habits such as washing your hands and brushing and flossing your teeth will help keep bacteria, viruses, and illnesses at bay.
Good personal hygiene habits include:
Washing the body often. If possible, everybody should have a shower or a bath every day.
Cleaning the teeth at least once a day. Brushing the teeth after each meal is the best way of making sure that gum disease and tooth decay are avoided. It is very important to clean teeth after breakfast and immediately before going to bed
Washing the hair with soap or shampoo at least once a week
Washing hands with soap after going to the toilet
Washing hands with soap before preparing and/or eating food. During normal daily activities, such as working and playing, disease causing germs may get onto the hands and under the nails. If the germs are not washed off before preparing food or eating, they may get onto the food.
File or trim nails and clean under them weekly.
Changing into clean clothes. Dirty clothes should be washed with laundry soap before wearing them again. Clean socks every day is especially important. Change underwear as often as possible
Turning away from other people and covering the nose and mouth with a tissue or the hand when coughing or sneezing. If this is not done, droplets of liquid containing germs from the nose and mouth will be spread in the air and other people can breathe them in, or the droplets can get onto food.
You need to keep yourselves clean to remain healthy and to feel good about yourselves. Good personal hygiene will help boost your self-esteem and confidence.