Keeping clean is very essential for our overall wellbeing, because without proper hygiene we would be sick and unfit to perform our daily task. No one can have good health without proper hygiene practice. Everyday, we encounter different types of viruses, germs, bacterias and other pollutants, that can cause us to have ill health, but with proper hygiene practices, we can stay hale and hearty.
In order to advance as a person, and to maintain your status in society, you must learn how to incorporate personal hygiene habits into your daily routine. Here are some tips on how to maintain personal hygiene from head to toe.
(1) Your hair is your crown, wash it
Whether you are a man or a woman, it is mandatory that you wash your hair more often. For women once a week, and for men at least twice a week or more. It all begins with a clean scalp, if you want tohave healthier hair free from lice and dandruff. Use organicshampoos and conditioners when washing your hair. For finishing touches, use a nice organic hair oil or hair cream to massage ur scalp and shin your hair.
Always brush your hair properly to get rid of dust and dirt when you come home from your daily activities. Do not expose your hair too long in the sun, as this can damage it. Consume lots of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids rich foods for healthy hair.
(2) Wash your face at least twice a day
Your face is a very important part of your body and should be treated with love, whether you are a woman or a man. Always choose the right face wash for your skin type, as a wrong face wash can cause your face to breakout and dry out. Wash your face everyday, first thing in the morning when you wake up and at night before bed time. Always use organic face soaps, creams, scrubs, moisturizers and masks to keep your face acne-free, healthy, soft and smooth.
For women, do not share your makeup or makeup brushes with others, as this can cause irritation to your skin. Avoid using expired makeup products.
Moreso, clean your nose, eyes and ears with baby wipes. Please avoid using cotton buds to clean your ears, as they can get stuck inside your ears. Do not touch your face when your hands are unclean.
(3) Brush your teeth at least twice a day
As kids, we were all taught oral hygiene, and this practice has stuck with us as adults. As an adult, you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, when you wake up in the morning and at night before bedtime. To get rid of stuck food, use floss. For quick cleansing, use a mouth wash to rinse your mouth. To avoid cavities, reduce your intake of soft drinks, candies and chocolates.
(4) Wash your hands always
Clean hands are everything. Always wash your hands with soap after touching dirty surfaces, coughing, sneezing, after using the toilet, after handling garbage and touching animals. Moisturize with a hand cream. If you do not have access to water, always use a hand sanitizer. Do not forget to trim your nails and clean the corners every week too.
(5) Take a bath at least twice a day
When you maintain a healthy body hygiene every day, you do not have to visit the spa often. Use organic soaps, scrubs, oils, creams and lotions for your body. Wear exfoliating gloves to scrub your body thoroughly, at least twice a week. It helps to get rid of excess dirt from the skin. Do not forget to shave your armpit hairs, beards and other body hairs when necessary. Always use gentle shaving creams when shaving.
This personal hygiene routine may sound overwhelming, but it is not difficult at all. They are simple personal hygiene habits that you can incorporate in your daily life. So please do not neglect this side of yourself, whether you are a man or a woman.
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Daniella Obuwan Oshiame is an experienced freelance Health & Nutrition Writer/ Vegan-Health Consultant, with 4 certifications in Health & Nutrition related fields, and over 3 years experience in Vegan-Health Consultancy. She writes well researched articles, for both Nigerian and International blogs.
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