Many of you are probably thinking “this is basic knowledge that I should know by know I AM a high school student”. Often I believe common personal hygiene is overlooked and I believe it can help improve how you feel about yourself and your overall health. Some of you may feel “akward” around your parents to talk to them about good hygiene, so I will give you the important information you need to know.
These are some things you should be doing on a DAILY basis. Showering, many of you are involved in sports it is very important to yourself ( and others) to keep up with your showering, however some of who arent in sports should still shower, but it is not nesscassry to wash your hair with every shower but you should wash your hair every other day. Wearing deodorant, is very important your body odor is caused because of bacteria feeding off your sweat in your armpits, some of us may need prescription strength which is available at most stores. Washing your hands is so important , buy washing your hands you stop the spread of germs and sometimes diseases, wash your hands after going to the bathroom, after handling raw meat, after coughing or sneezing , or whatever else your judgment tells you. You don’t want to come to school looking like a bed head, so be sure to brush your hair so you can prevent tangles, snarls etc. And finally brush your teeth! Brushing your teeth prevents plaque, ginvgitis and cavities, also be sure to floss and rinse with mouth wash at least once a day to keep the bacteria in your mouth at bay and clean!
For boys to keep a neat appearance it is good for them to shave their faces as needed some will need to shave more than others, Daily showers are a must because teenage boys produce more sweat than girls they should be frugal about their showers and deodrant use(http://www.troubledteen.us/teen-hygiene.php)
For the girls hygiene can be a little more complicated, when girls are on their monthly cycle it is important to change your tampons your pad every couple of hours, and showering during these times. This may be embarrassing to some of you but, its always better to know. For girls it may be especially important to wash your face in the morning and before bed to get rid of any makeup they you may have put on during the day, makeup is known to clog pores and create pimples and black heads.
Some of you may think why do I care if I smell bad, or don’t wash my hands? According to the source livestrong.com “Washing your hands is one of the first lines of defense against disease and illness, and simply washing your hands properly is the best way to prevent the spread of illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. The CDC says you should wash your hands for 15 to 20 seconds with antibacterial soap” (http://www.livestrong.com/article/256600-the-effects-of-poor-personal-hygiene/). Lack of personal hygiene is one of the signs of depression, because it drops your self confidence and esteem (It could stem from a general feeling of low self-confidence and self-worth brought on by poor hygiene and not feeling good about yourself. A sudden change in your desire to care for your body and look presentable could be the sign of a serious mental illness” (It could stem from a general feeling of low self-confidence and self-worth brought on by poor hygiene and not feeling good about yourself. A sudden change in your desire to care for your body and look presentable could be the sign of a serious mental illness( http://www.livestrong.com/article/256600-the-effects-of-poor-personal-hygiene/#ixzz1ZBbCJ8CE).And by washing your hands constantly it is your defense againest bacteria and virus’s that can invade your body.Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/256600-the-effects-of-poor-personal-hygiene/#ixzz1ZBbCJ8CE
Here are some products that could help improve your hygiene. Products like proactive may help clear up blemishes and moderate to severe acne, and the deodorants to keep your body odor under control, tampax for the girls when they are on their monthly cycle, a brush for your hair, toe nail and nail clippers, and body and hand soap.
What is hygiene
What is Hygiene? <br />By: Alexis Sidell<br />http://www.drpbody.com/hygiene.html<br />http://ironmuffin.com/why-personal-hygiene-is-essential/<br />
Today we will learn:<br />What “ personal hygiene "is<br />What good habits to establish<br />How hygiene can improve your life<br />So what’s the deal with hygiene?<br />
Shower! <br />Wear Deodorant!<br />Wash your hands!<br />Wash your face<br />Brush your hair<br />Brush your teeth<br />Daily Rituals<br />http://newsdigitally.com/what-is-dental-hygiene.html<br />
Shave your face<br />Daily Showers<br />Deodorant is must!<br />For the Boys…<br />http://www.menseye.com/tips/tips-for-men-shaving.htm<br />
When its that time of the month..<br />Washing your face..<br />For the Girls…<br />http://www.bare-minerals-makeup.com/<br />
Depression<br />Social Problems<br />Illness<br />Why do I care ?<br />