From a young age we were taught to take care of our personal hygiene. Remember turning into a teenager and being yelled at for not taking care of our personal hygiene? Us too! Having and maintaining a good personal hygiene is vital amongst humanity. Personal hygiene benefits us personally, socially, health wise and psychologically. Keeping a good standard of hygiene helps to prevent the development and spread of infections, illnesses and bad odors.

Why we were taught about personal hygiene:

  1. We were taught from a young age
  2. Being made fun of due to bad odor
  3. Personal hygiene is considered more attractive to who we find attractive
  4. Aware of health problems concerning poor hygiene

Body image:

We are all aware of the image we portray to society as it helps with self-esteem, confidence and motivation. This is seen in the media as magazines, fashion, TV and film all have a fashion model that is being accepted and attractive to society.

Social reasons:

Nobody liked to be talked about with regards to their personal hygiene. By ensuring that our body is clean and well presented, we are more assured of projecting a positive body image that reflects our personalities. This then makes us more appealing to the society.

Health reasons:

Poor hygiene can lead to poor health. Risks such as infections and pain can possibly amplify. This is why washing your hands is so very important.

Checklist for personal hygiene:

  • Brush your teeth. Always make sure that you brush your teeth after eating or smoking
  • Take care of your clothing
  • Trim your nails
  • Pluck your eyebrows
  • Wear deodorant
  • Wash your hands
  • Cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing.