About all

Hygiene routines: A Guide to Good Personal Hygiene – Healthy Living Center


a Guide to Creating a Healthy Routine

  • Personal hygiene is important, as maintaining a healthy routine will reduce your chance of falling sick with a bacterial or viral infection. 
  • The different types of personal hygiene include hand and nail hygiene, dental hygiene, body hygiene, and sexual hygiene. 
  • For the best results, you should stick to a daily personal hygiene routine, and teach your kids how to incorporate hygienic behaviors into their life at a young age. 
  • This article was medically reviewed by Jason R. McKnight, MD, MS, a family medicine physician and clinical assistant professor at Texas A&M College of Medicine. 
  • Visit Insider’s Health Reference library for more advice.

LoadingSomething is loading.

Personal hygiene is the process of promoting your health by washing and caring for your body. Maintaining strong personal hygiene is especially important for disease prevention, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

If you have poor personal hygiene, it can impact your physical, mental, and emotional health. Here’s how you can build a healthy personal hygiene routine for yourself and your loved ones.  

Types of personal hygiene 

By practicing good hygiene, you improve your cleanliness, which can keep disease-causing bacteria and viruses at bay, reducing your likelihood of getting sick. 

Here are some of the most important types of personal hygiene:  

Hand and nail hygiene


How to kill germs: Everything you need to know to protect you and your loved ones from infection

According to the CDC, washing your hands regularly is one of the most effective ways to stop the spread of viruses and infection. If your hands have germs on them, the germs can enter your body when you touch your face, which we all do frequently. 

Because of this, the CDC recommends washing your hands regularly, and particularly:

  • Before eating
  • After being in a public place
  • After using the bathroom or changing a diaper
  • After touching a wound, garbage, or an animal 


How to wash your hands and how long it takes to get clean

Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds, and use hand sanitizer only when soap isn’t available. That’s because hand sanitizer kills germs, but does not remove germs and dirt from your hands. Make sure that the area under your fingernails is clean from dirt and debris. 

Dental hygiene

Caring for your mouth and teeth is also important. This can prevent bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay. Since tooth decay may be linked to other diseases, including heart disease, having strong dental or oral hygiene can contribute to overall health. 

“Poor dental hygiene can lead to oral infection that can ultimately lead to infection of the heart valves (endocarditis) or brain (brain abscess), either of which can be fatal,” says Charles Bailey, MD, medical director for infection prevention at St. Joseph Hospital and Mission Hospital in California. 


The best toothpaste you can buy

The American Dental Association recommends brushing your teeth twice a day for two minutes, using a toothpaste that contains fluoride. You should also floss once a day and see a dentist every six months. 

Body hygiene

Overall, it’s important to keep your body clean to prevent skin conditions and infections, Bailey says. He recommends that adults shower daily and wash their hair at least once a week. Pay particularly close attention to cleansing your face with soap and water, and washing near your eyes and ears. Another part of keeping your body hygienic is ensuring that your clothes are clean. 

“Chronic skin conditions can arise from infrequent bathing or failure to change clothes when soiled or worn for extended periods,” Bailey says. Most people with adequate access to clean water and washing facilities should change their clothes daily and wash them before re-wearing, he recommends. 

Sexual hygiene 

Bailey also deems practicing safe sex an important part of personal hygiene. Using a barrier method like a condom or dental dam (for oral sex), and getting tested for STIs regularly is part of good overall hygiene, he says. Without practicing safe sex, you can be exposed to STIs that can have a lasting impact on your general health.  

How to create a healthy personal hygiene routine 

It’s never too late to develop healthy habits, and strengthening your personal hygiene routine can make a big difference when it comes to your physical and mental health. 

“These practices reduce the risk of disease spread or preventable physical decline or impairment,” Bailey says. “They promote social acceptance, thus positively impacting mental health.”

Use lists or ask a trusted loved one to make sure that you:

  • Shower daily
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss once per day
  • Have appropriate personal toiletries including soap, shampoo, deodorant, and a fluoride toothpaste

Personal hygiene for kids 

Ideally, Bailey says having a good personal hygiene routine will start in childhood. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics has stressed the need to teach kids about personal hygiene as a way to curb the spread of infectious diseases.  

“These personal hygiene practices can be adopted as one would any new desired behavior: by repetition and constant reminders of the importance of the desired new habit,” Bailey says. 

Bailey recommends parents take the following steps to teach kids about personal hygiene:

  • Model proper hygiene yourself. If you don’t do it, your kids probably won’t do it. 
  • Explain why hygiene is important. You can talk about why you take time to brush your teeth, shower and change clothes.
  • Repeat and remind your kids as needed. Try using sticky notes or a reward system. 

It’s also important to practice and teach hygiene etiquette in order to stop the spread of diseases. For example, teaching your kids to cover their coughs and sneezes, and modeling it yourself, is a basic form of hygiene etiquette and can go a long way to curb illness. 


Having good personal hygiene is important for physical and mental health, and it is one major factor towards helping you live your best life.  

“Along with other decisions like nutrition, exercise, and avoidance of tobacco and alcohol products, they encompass the non-heritable factors that will determine your lifelong health and ultimately your longevity,” Bailey says. 

5 Personal Hygiene and Wellness Routines Every Man Should Follow

Too many guys bend the basic hygiene rules.

According to a 2010 study by the American Cleaning Institute, most men don’t wash their hands even after handling arduous tasks like petting an animal or handling food. Poor personal hygiene habits can have far-reaching consequences.

For instance, studies have shown that many foodborne disease outbreaks are spread by contaminated hands. Habits like washing hands, brushing, and bathing may look monotonous and boring but can help keep you free from bacteria, viruses, and illnesses. In this article, we’ll share the five golden hygiene routines that every man should follow.

1. Oral Hygiene Routines

When it comes to men’s health, oral hygiene may seem like the easy part of the equation. However, as most men will tell you, the most basic tasks are often the hardest to do.

Between sleeping late watching football and waking up late for work, morning routines like brushing and flossing can become very irregular. Oral hygiene is critical because disease-causing pathogens usually enter our bodies through the mouth.

So, how do you ensure proper oral hygiene?

Spend at least 5 minutes each day taking care of your dental hygiene. Brush twice a day (in the morning and evening), floss once, and brush your tongue. Make sure to use a decent electric toothbrush, and if possible, invest in a tongue scraper as well.

2. Beard Hygiene Routines

Growing a beard is manly and makes one look sexy.

But with a great beard comes great responsibility. You have to trim your beard regularly and keep it clean and well-maintained. Why? The oil and sweat build up around the beard can become a residence for unwanted germs and bacteria.

For better hygiene, make sure you’re washing your beard with a beard shampoo.
If your beard is longer than a ½ inch, wash it with a beard conditioner. Doing so will give your beard extra softness while preventing it from getting too wiry. If your beard is well-groomed, you’re going to grab a lot of eyeballs.

3. Intimate Hygiene Routines

Your intimate regions are no exception to the personal hygiene rules. Nether regions are usually dark, moist, and warm—all great for bacteria to breed.

The presence of bacteria down there can cause skin infection and foul odor. So, make a habit of trimming and washing the area regularly. Many intimate hygiene products exist that you use to keep it clean and dry down there.

From flushable wet pipes to antifungal dusting powder, there are many products you can use to groom the intimate region. For example, using flushable DUDE Wipes can make it easy for you to stay clean and dry down there, even when on the road.

4. Nail Hygiene Routines

Unless you’re a rock guitarist, keep your nails short. Don’t chew them, as nail-biting can damage the skin around the nail and increase the risk of infection. Besides, gnawed nails are not attractive and give some people the heebie-jeebies.

Trim your nails once a week, and with the right tool—a simple nail clipper can do the job. Trimming your nails is an important step in preventing painful ingrown toenails. Moreover, short and well-manicured nails are less likely to harbor dirt and bacteria.

5. Overall Body Hygiene

Men usually have those occasional days when they are too busy to take a shower. Don’t let your shower-less-ness go on for more than three days.

According to a recent Harvard Medical School article, showering every day might not be that good for your health. But if you experience yellow sweat spots on your clothes or a strong sweat odor that keeps your friends away, make a habit of showering every day.

It’s also recommended to wear a deodorant after a shower to eliminate the odor caused by sweating. To get more health benefits from your shower, switch to a cold shower.


An Adult’s Guide to Hygiene (for Those Who Weren’t Taught Growing Up)

There are no classrooms that teach you basic hygiene growing up. Your parents may do what they can, but a surprising number of people make it to adulthood with gaps in their knowledge. We’re here to help fill those gaps.

Last week, we asked our readers what necessary skills they weren’t taught growing up. While we got a huge response, personal hygiene skills were the top of several of our commenters lists. And it’s understandable. Most people don’t get outside input on these essential, everyday routines until much later in life. For that reason, we’re going back to basics.

Start by Forming Solid Habits

Of all the skill involved in personal hygiene, making it a habit is the skill that underlies them all. It doesn’t matter if you know how to properly brush your teeth if you only do it once a week. It may seem tangential, but it’s essential. If you don’t already have solid hygiene habits, start by identifying the areas where you do have solid habits and build on those.

G/O Media may get a commission

As we’ve talked about before, if you need to create a new habit, piggybacking on an old one is the best way to do it. If you already have a routine for brushing your teeth, tack on flossing (or, if that doesn’t work, floss in the shower!). Be open to adjusting the order you do things in, but keep it as close to your existing routine as possible. Slowly build up over time, if necessary. While it’s generally expected that everyone has a full hygiene regimen by the time their an adult, but that may not always the case, depending on how you were raised.

How to Shave Effectively

Learning how to shave is a rite of passage for some families. Others, however, may not get in-depth lessons. Of all the things you might’ve missed growing up, there are few that could actually draw blood if you do it wrong, but shaving is one of them. There are many different ways of shaving, so there’s no one correct set of instructions—not to mention that men and women need dramatically different strategies. However, there are some basics that cover everyone.

The first thing you’ll need to do is pick how you’re going to shave. Electric razors are cheaper over the long run, but they often don’t provide the closest shave—which means your skin will feel rougher and you’ll need to shave more often. Disposable razors, on the other hand, can be much less irritating and have better results, but you’ll need to buy replacements over time. You can read more about the different types of razors with respect to men here and for women here. There’s overlap between both, but each has their own unique challenges.

Once you’ve decided what you’re going to shave, you need to learn how. For women, this video can show you the basics of how to shave your legs. Men have to decide whether they’ll shave their beards or keep them trimmed and neat. For the latter, we’ve previously covered a video that explains how to keep a beard tidy. If you’d rather go clean shaven, About.com has a handy step-by-step here.

Of course, sliding a blade over your body isn’t the only thing that matters when shaving. How and when you do it matters as well. As WikiHow suggests, if you’re shaving in the shower, use warm water and shave last. The warm water will reduce skin irritation.

How to Shower Properly

Showers are ubiquitous because they are essential to both cleanliness and health. They’re also fairly straightforward: acquire soap, rub it on yourself under running water. Simple, right? Well, there are still a few other things to keep in mind. For starters, the order in which you wash yourself in can matter a lot. Start by allowing water to run over you for a couple minutes. Warm water can make it easier to remove dirt and residue. Make sure it isn’t super hot, which can dry out your skin.

As we established earlier, you should do any shaving towards the end of your shower. Washing your face should also come towards the end, as this is the area that most benefits from being run under warm water. Of course, all this waiting around may start to feel comfortable, but don’t dawdle too long. As our sister site Jezebel learned when discussing showering with Dr. Sanjay Jain, spending more than 10 to 15 minutes or so in the shower can start to strip away healthy oils and damage your skin more than it helps.

You also need to take care of your out-of-the-shower habits. As Women’s Health Magazine points out, you could be making things worse if you don’t clean your washcloth or loofah regularly:

Washcloths and loofahs can harbor bacteria, mold, and yeast, says dermatologist Joel Schlessinger, M.D. If you use a loofah, make sure you replace it at least once a month. Schlessinger says the best way to keep loofahs clean is to dry them completely between uses—even if that means storing it outside of the moisture-filled shower. If you prefer washcloths, grab a fresh one every day, and avoid using it on your face. This is very irritating to the skin and ends up causing dry areas, breakouts, and even sores, says Schlessinger, who recommends washing your face with your hands instead.

Your towels should get cleaned fairly regularly as well. In addition, try to experiment with different soaps, shampoos and conditioners to find the right ones for you. We’ve discussed before how to find the right hair product, and Everyday Health has some information regarding the choice between body wash, shower gel, or bar soap here.

How to Brush Your Teeth Correctly

Your teeth are more complex to clean than most parts of your body, and more painful if you don’t. Decaying teeth can be agonizing. It doesn’t take much time, but it’s easy to get it wrong. Just sliding a toothbrush over the outside of your teeth for ten seconds won’t help you much. As the video above demonstrates, brushing for two minutes two to three times a day is recommended. You can divide your mouth into four sections (bottom left-right, and top left-right), and spend about 30 seconds on each.

You also need to follow up brushing your teeth with flossing. Flossing is the process of placing dental string between your teeth and dislodging any bits of food or gunk that may be stuck, as well as sliding it across your teeth to remove any residue on the surfaces. Toothcare company Oral B also has a simple four-step process for how to floss:

  1. Wind: Wind 18 inches of floss around middle fingers of each hand. Pinch floss between thumbs and index fingers, leaving a one- to two-inch length in between. Use thumbs to direct floss between upper teeth.
  2. Guide: Keep a one- to two-inch length of floss taut between fingers. Use index fingers to guide floss between contacts of the lower teeth.
  3. Glide: Gently guide floss between the teeth by using a zig-zag motion. DO NOT SNAP FLOSS BETWEEN YOUR TEETH. Contour floss around the side of the tooth.
  4. Slide: Slide floss up and down against the tooth surface and under the gum line. Floss each tooth thoroughly with a clean section of floss.

Flossing isn’t just for those popcorn kernels between your teeth, either. In fact, it’s one of the best things you can do to fight bad breath (if that isn’t a motivator, I don’t know what is). While you’re at it, pay attention to your tongue too. The tongue is an often-neglected part of oral care, but your tongue houses bacteria that causes bad breath. Tongue scrapers can scrub the bacteria hiding on your tongue away and help reduce bad breath. Many cheap toothbrushes include tongue scrapers on the backs of their heads that you can use if you don’t want to buy yet another accessory.

The Miscellaneous Essentials

There’s almost no limit to the amount of extra stuff you can use on your body to keep it clean, smelling nice, or squeeze out that extra little bit of beauty. Some things are necessary, others are superfluous. Here are some of the things you should consider adding to your repertoire:

  • Deodorant: The basic function of deodorant is to combat the funk that your body starts to emit when too much bacteria builds up on your skin. As we’ve covered before, which brand you buy doesn’t matter much and they mostly only differ by scent. Though you may want to consider unscented deodorant, as your personal scent can actually be an important part in your romantic endeavors. For best effect, apply the antiperspirant at night.
  • Mouth wash: If you practice proper oral care, mouth wash shouldn’t totally be a necessity, but it can’t hurt. It helps to eliminate extra bacteria and can help fight cavities. Just make sure you don’t use it as a replacement for brushing or to mask bad breath. Only solving the underlying problems will actually help.
  • Perfume/cologne: Using an artificial scent is largely a matter of personal preference. For some it can be attractive, others can use too much and make it off putting. If you want to try experimenting with perfumes and colognes, start by learning how much is too much.

You can find all manner of ways to improve your appearance and hygiene if you look hard enough, but don’t let yourself get overwhelmed by fancy products or claims of super, scientifically-advanced chemicals that will make you more attractive. The basics are still the most important: clean yourself regularly, groom your hair neatly, and if you decide to augment your natural scent, do so lightly and with restraint.

Photos by Juhan Sonin, Steven Dopolo, Gregg O’Connell.

What Is Sleep Hygiene? | Sleep Foundation

Paying attention to sleep hygiene is one of the most straightforward ways that you can set yourself up for better sleep.

Strong sleep hygiene means having both a bedroom environment and daily routines that promote consistent, uninterrupted sleep. Keeping a stable sleep schedule, making your bedroom comfortable and free of disruptions, following a relaxing pre-bed routine, and building healthy habits during the day can all contribute to ideal sleep hygiene.

Every sleeper can tailor their sleep hygiene practices to suit their needs. In the process, you can harness positive habits to make it easier to sleep soundly throughout the night and wake up well-rested.

Why Is Sleep Hygiene Important?

Obtaining healthy sleep is important for both physical and mental health, improving productivity and overall quality of life. Everyone, from children to older adults, can benefit from better sleep, and sleep hygiene can play a key part in achieving that goal.

Research has demonstrated that forming good habits is a central part of health. Crafting sustainable and beneficial routines makes healthy behaviors feel almost automatic, creating an ongoing process of positive reinforcement. On the flip side, bad habits can become engrained even as they cause negative consequences.

Thankfully, humans have an impressive ability to make our habits serve our long-term interests. Building an environment and set of routines that promote our goals can really pay off.

Sleep hygiene encompasses both environment and habits, and it can pave the way for higher-quality sleep and better overall health.

Improving sleep hygiene has little cost and virtually no risk, making it an important part of a public health strategy to counteract the serious problems of insufficient sleep and insomnia in America.

What Are Signs of Poor Sleep Hygiene?

Having a hard time falling asleep, experiencing frequent sleep disturbances, and suffering daytime sleepiness are the most telling signs of poor sleep hygiene. An overall lack of consistency in sleep quantity or quality can also be a symptom of poor sleep hygiene.

How Do You Practice Good Sleep Hygiene?

Good sleep hygiene is all about putting yourself in the best position to sleep well each and every night.

Optimizing your sleep schedule, pre-bed routine, and daily routines is part of harnessing habits to make quality sleep feel more automatic. At the same time, creating a pleasant bedroom environment can be an invitation to relax and doze off.

A handful of tips can help in each of these areas, they aren’t rigid requirements. You can adapt them to fit your circumstances and create your own sleep hygiene checklist to help get the best sleep possible.

Set Your Sleep Schedule

Having a set schedule normalizes sleep as an essential part of your day and gets your brain and body accustomed to getting the full amount of sleep that you need.

  • Have a Fixed Wake-Up Time: Regardless of whether it’s a weekday or weekend, try to wake up at the same time since a fluctuating schedule keeps you from getting into a rhythm of consistent sleep.
  • Prioritize Sleep: It might be tempting to skip sleep in order to work, study, socialize, or exercise, but it’s vital to treat sleep as a priority. Calculate a target bedtime based on your fixed wake-up time and do your best to be ready for bed around that time each night.
  • Make Gradual Adjustments: If you want to shift your sleep times, don’t try to do it all in one fell swoop because that can throw your schedule out of whack. Instead, make small, step-by-step adjustments of up to an hour or two so that you can get adjusted and settle into a new schedule.

Don’t Overdo It With Naps: Naps can be a handy way to regain energy during the day, but they can throw off sleep at night. To avoid this, try to keep naps relatively short and limited to the early afternoon.

Follow a Nightly Routine

How you prepare for bed can determine how easily you’ll be able to fall asleep. A pre-sleep playbook including some of these tips can put you at ease and make it easier to get to fall asleep when you want to.

  • Keep Your Routine Consistent: Following the same steps each night, including things like putting on your pajamas and brushing your teeth, can reinforce in your mind that it’s bedtime.
  • Budget 30 Minutes For Winding Down: Take advantage of whatever puts you in a state of calm such as soft music, light stretching, reading, and/or relaxation exercises.
  • Dim Your Lights: Try to keep away from bright lights because they can hinder the production of melatonin, a hormone that the body creates to facilitate sleep.
  • Unplug From Electronics: Build in a 30-60 minute pre-bed buffer time that is device-free. Cell phones, tablets, and laptops cause mental stimulation that is hard to shut off and also generate blue light that may decrease melatonin production.
  • Test Methods of Relaxation: Instead of making falling asleep your goal, it’s often easier to focus on relaxation. Meditation, mindfulness, paced breathing, and other relaxation techniques can put you in the right mindset for bed.
  • Don’t Toss and Turn: It helps to have a healthy mental connection between being in bed and actually being asleep. For that reason, if after 20 minutes you haven’t gotten to sleep, get up and stretch, read, or do something else calming in low light before trying to fall asleep again.

Cultivate Healthy Daily Habits

It’s not just bedtime habits that play a part in getting good sleep. Incorporating positive routines during the day can support your circadian rhythm and limit sleep disruptions.

  • Get Daylight Exposure: Light, especially sunlight, is one of the key drivers of circadian rhythms that can encourage quality sleep.
  • Be Physically Active: Regular exercise can make it easier to sleep at night and also delivers a host of other health benefits.
  • Don’t Smoke: Nicotine stimulates the body in ways that disrupt sleep, which helps explain why smoking is correlated with numerous sleeping problems.
  • Reduce Alcohol Consumption: Alcohol may make it easier to fall asleep, but the effect wears off, disrupting sleep later in the night. As a result, it’s best to moderate alcohol consumption and avoid it later in the evening.
  • Cut Down on Caffeine in the Afternoon and Evening: Because it’s a stimulant, caffeine can keep you wired even when you want to rest, so try to avoid it later in the day. Also be aware if you’re consuming lots of caffeine to try to make up for lack of sleep.
  • Don’t Dine Late: Eating dinner late, especially if it’s a big, heavy, or spicy meal, can mean you’re still digesting when it’s time for bed. In general, any food or snacks before bed should be on the lighter side.
  • Restrict In-Bed Activity: To build a link in your mind between sleep and being in bed, it’s best to only use your bed only for sleep with sex being the one exception.

Optimize Your Bedroom

A central component of sleep hygiene beyond just habits is your sleep environment. To fall asleep more easily, you want your bedroom to emanate tranquility.

While what makes a bedroom inviting can vary from one person to the next, these tips may help make it calm and free of disruptions:

  • Have a Comfortable Mattress and Pillow: Your sleeping surface is critical to comfort and pain-free sleep, so choose your mattress and pillow wisely.
  • Use Excellent Bedding: The sheets and blankets are the first thing you touch when you get into bed, so it’s beneficial to make sure they match your needs and preferences.
  • Set a Cool Yet Comfortable Temperature: Fine-tune your bedroom temperature to suit your preferences, but err on the cooler side (around 65 degrees fahrenheit).
  • Block Out LIght: Use heavy curtains or an eye mask to prevent light from interrupting your sleep.
  • Drown Out Noise: Ear plugs can stop noise from keeping you awake, and if you don’t find them comfortable, you can try a white noise machine or even a fan to drown out bothersome sounds.
  • Try Calming Scents: Light smells, such as lavender, may induce a calmer state of mind and help cultivate a positive space for sleep.

Is Sleep Hygiene the Same For Everyone?

The basic concept of sleep hygiene — that your environment and habits can be optimized for better sleep — applies to just about everyone, but what ideal sleep hygiene looks like can vary based on the person.

For that reason, it’s worth testing out different adjustments to find out what helps your sleep the most. You don’t have to change everything at once; small steps can move you toward better sleep hygiene.

It’s also important to know that improving sleep hygiene won’t always resolve sleeping problems. People who have serious insomnia or sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea may benefit from better sleep hygiene, but other treatments are usually necessary as well.

In other words, even though it may be beneficial, sleep hygiene alone isn’t a panacea. If you have long-lasting or severe sleeping problems or daytime sleepiness, it’s best to talk with a doctor who can recommend the most appropriate course of treatment.

  • Was this article helpful?
  • YesNo

Hygiene and Grooming Routines for Men

This article series is now available as a professionally formatted, distraction free paperback or ebook to read offline at your leisure.

I know. I know. You’re probably thinking, “Does Brett think all young men are a bunch of uncouth ignoramuses who need an article reminding them to practice basic hygiene?” No. No, I don’t. But from my own personal experience and observing the lives of young men heading out on their own for the first time, I do know that keeping up with regular hygiene practices falls to the wayside for many young gents. With the stress of school and work, along with the lack of structure they once had at home, it’s easy to let yourself go.

This post is just a friendly reminder to keep up those regular grooming habits you hopefully formed in your youth. If you haven’t developed these habits yet, now is a good time to start. You’ll feel more alert, have more confidence, and won’t repel the ladies. As an added bonus, maintaining good bodily hygiene can help you become a man of character like Benjamin Franklin: cleanliness was one of his 13 virtues. Let me be clear. I’m in no way suggesting you become overly fastidious about your personal grooming and hygiene.

That sort of preening isn’t attractive in a man, and you probably have better things to be doing than standing in the mirror worrying about blemishes. All I’m encouraging is keeping up with the basic stuff you learned in elementary school health class that will keep you smelling fresh and looking presentable.

Brush and floss every day, morning and night. This was the first habit that I let slip when I went away from home the first time. Between waking up late for class and staying up late into the evening playing video games, my morning and evening dental care became pretty irregular. But I paid for my negligence by having to get two cavities filled at the end of the semester. What a preventable waste of money. Invest three minutes of your day, morning and night, into proper dental hygiene. Brush twice a day, floss once. Even if you’re dog tired and ready to go to bed, make the effort to get it done. Include a tongue scraping in your routine, too. That really helps in decreasing bad breath. Taking care of your oral hygiene is a habit that will save you money in the long run and increase the chances for that kiss at the end of a date.

Shower regularly. You’ll have that occasional string of days when you’re so busy that you don’t have time to shower. But don’t let your shower-less-ness go on for more than three days. If you get a job in a restaurant, it’s important to shower after every shift, unless of course you’re dating someone who enjoys nuzzling a man who smells like refried beans.

Don’t be this guy. Take a shower.

I’ve had several young folks ask me  if there’s some sort of special “manly” soap or shampoo they should use. Grandpa’s Pine Tar Soap is a favorite of mine. You can find it at most health food stores. You can use it on both your skin and hair, it’s supposed to help with everything from psoriasis to dandruff, and it leaves you smelling like a basement in Vermont…in the best possible way. But really, your soap choice doesn’t matter, even though there’s a bunch of new marketing and “men’s-only” soaps and shampoos telling you otherwise. Get the giant econo pack of Irish Spring and you’re good to go. If you have very sensitive or acne-prone skin, get a special facial soap for those needs.

Go easy on the cologne. Body sprays are heavily marketed to young men as a foolproof way to attract the ladies, leading some guys to go overboard with enveloping themselves in a cloud of it before going out. Instead, apply just a couple of dabs or sprays of cologne to areas like your neck or the insides of your wrists if you want to wear a fragrance. For a young man on a budget, colognes need not be any more expensive than body sprays — there are many drugstore varieties that only cost a few bucks and have very appealing and masculine scents.

Make friends with Gold Bond Powder. Nothing keeps away the swamp crotch and stinky feet like Gold Bond Powder. If you live in hot, humid climates, Gold Bond is a must. Just sprinkle some on your junk and in your shoes. You’ll stay cool and dry all day long.

Keep your nails trimmed. Unless you’re a flamenco guitarist or going for a Guinness World Record, keep your fingernails trimmed. Don’t chew them; gnawed up nails are not attractive and give some people the heebie-jeebies. Get a simple nail clipper and give your nails a quick trim once a week before you hop into the shower. Follow the natural curve of your finger as you cut, leaving the thin, white, unattached crescent of the nail about as wide as a dime. Just enough to still scratch your head. It’s important to keep your toenails trimmed, too, especially since flips-flops are incredibly popular footwear for young men. You don’t want to look like a sloth, and scrape your woman’s legs with your claws when you’re canoodling. But don’t go overboard with the toenail trimming. Excessive trimming can lead to ingrown toenails. Cut straight across the nail and leave them a little a long. Toenails that are cut too short are prone to burrowing back into your flesh. Whether you’re trimming your fingernails or toenails, be sure to clean up afterwards — don’t leave your trimmings on the floor or countertop. If you’ve got dirt under your nails, scoop it out with the nail file that is probably attached to your clippers. And if you get a hangnail, carefully clip it off, rather than pulling at it and making it bleed.

Unless you have extended-wear contacts, take your contacts out every night. Sleeping with your contacts in several nights in a row makes you susceptible to corneal ulcers. I know a guy who got ’em because he never took his contacts out. Even with extended-wear contacts, my optometrist told me it’s still not a good idea to wear them to sleep in for more than a few nights in a row.

Shave regularly/keep facial hair groomed. College is a time when many young men start experimenting with facial hair. Nothing wrong with that at all. But whether you go with a full-on beard or a distinguished mustache, commit to it and keep it groomed. Don’t be one of those guys who grows a patchy neckbeard every two weeks because he’s too lazy to shave. Two days of scruff can be attractive. Two weeks of ungroomed, patchy neckbeard growth looks gross. If you’re going to go neckbeard, do it right. When it comes to shaving, if you’ve grown up using a cartridge razor, now’s a good time to experiment with using a safety razor and making shaving more of an enjoyable ritual in your life.

Keep your hair trimmed. Just as in facial hair, college is a time where guys both experiment with growing their hair out and get kind of lazy with taking care of it. Letting your hair get a little shaggy is a normal part of the college experience. But don’t let it get totally out of hand; it’s time for a trim when it becomes a distraction to you. I didn’t get my hair cut at all my first semester, and my hair, which is naturally quite thick and ample, became a giant, unattractive bowl that made me feel nappy and disheveled. When your hair is getting in your eyes and stuff, it’s time for a haircut. What, what’s that you say? Some young men purposefully grow out Bieber-esque bangs that they swing from side to side and push out of their eyes every few minutes? Why would a man want to mess with his hair that much? What’s that you say? I sound like an old man? Yes, yes I do. By the way, just as now is a good time to try shaving with a safety razor, if you’ve only gotten your haircut at Supercuts growing up, now’s a good time to start taking part in the manly ritual of visiting a local barbershop. Get some friends together and go try it. Here’s a guide on how to pick a good barber.

Treat your acne. Having acne can make you feel really self-conscious and sap your self-confidence. But in this day and age, it’s easily treatable in the vast majority of cases, and there’s absolutely no need to suffer through it. If you’ve got a mild case, wash your face morning and night with a face wash made for acne-prone skin and spot treat pimples with a benzoyl peroxide cream when they pop up. If that dries out your skin, use a face wash for acne-prone skin once a day, and a gentle cleanser like Cetaphil once a day. If you get more than an occasional pimple, you might be tempted to try something like Proactiv, but there are much cheaper alternatives out there. Proactiv basically consists of a face wash and topical treatment in which the active ingredient is benzoyl peroxide. But you can buy generic benzoyl peroxide face washes and creams separately at the drugstore for a fraction of the cost. Try that first. Keep in mind that benzoyl peroxide can bleach your clothes and pillowcase, so wash the cream off your fingers after you apply it, and don’t put it on during the day, as it can sweat into the collar of your colored shirt. Use a white pillow case at home, and remember this when you visit someone! It can also help to get a short haircut that keeps the hair off your face and skin (see, not just an old man thing– there are truly practical reasons for keeping it short!) and to wash your pillowcase regularly. If your acne doesn’t clear up, don’t hesitate to visit your doctor, as they can prescribe antibiotics and topical treatments that can clear up your face entirely. Finally, if you’ve got bacne, here’s a post about how to deal with it.

Don’t mind me. Just washing my man hands here.

Wash your hands. A 2005 survey at ballparks indicated that 37 percent of men didn’t wash their hands after using the restroom. Gross. If you want to stay healthy, especially during cold and flu season, wash your hands regularly. I always disregarded this injunction too, until one semester in college I came down with a flu that left me with it coming out of both ends, and stuck shivering and feverish in bed for several days; I couldn’t do anything fun, or workout, or study, even though I really needed to. It sucked big time and wasted a week of my life. After that experience, I became better at hand-washing. On a related note…get a flu shot every year. If you’re a student, your school might offer them for free at the student health center, otherwise you can get them for $25 at Walgreens. It’s one of the best investments you can make…you can’t put a price on a whole week of your life.

10 Personal Hygiene Hacks You Should Know

The Bible says “Cleanliness is next to godliness.” Now, you may or may not believe in the Bible, but you can’t deny the importance of proper sanitation.

Your hygiene matters a lot. It not just keeps you presentable, but also keeps you healthy and makes you feel good about yourself.

Marinating proper personal hygiene does not have to be expensive and difficult. Here are 10 hacks that will help you maintain your cleanliness.

1. Wash your hair thrice a week

Washing your hair with good shampoo and conditioner is absolutely necessary. It helps you get rid of dandruff and dirt in your hair. But be careful not to wash your hair daily!

Your body produces some of the best oils and nutrients that are necessary for having strong, long hair, and taking regular breaks between washing your head helps to restore them. Treat your hair to some oil. It is necessary to keep your hair hydrated.

2. Use coconut oil for your hair

If you have serious dandruff problems, you may be well off using coconut oil. Coconut oil helps to control secretion of oil from your scalp and thereby reduces dandruff. Simply massage your hair with coconut oil for an hour or two before you wash your hair.

There may be plenty of anti-dandruff shampoos in the market, but the chemical irritants in those can make your problem worse. Add to that the irritation and itching they cause to your scalp and they are no longer such a good idea.

Thanks to the moisturizing properties of coconut oil, it also reduces itching and flaking of scalp as well as gives your hair a shiny, smooth look. Men could also try hair pomade, which helps them style their hair as they desire with ease.

3. Clean your teeth

You definitely want to be able to give a confident radiant smile to people you meet, and that is not possible without having clean, white, healthy teeth. While brushing your teeth twice daily is a must for having healthy teeth and gums, it is not enough. Flossing should be a part of your daily dental hygiene routine. It freshens your breath, cleans your gums and can prevent tooth decay.

You do not need to spend a lot of money to get your teeth whitened professionally. Brushing your teeth with a paste made up of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide can work magic. In addition, rinse your toothbrush in hydrogen peroxide every week to get rid of germs.

4. Get rid of ear wax

Your body produces as a protective measure against bacteria, bugs and dirt. But avoid cleaning them regularly–you will produce so much of it that it becomes a real pain. Apart from affecting you hearing due to clogging of your ear, too much ear wax can actually cause ear infection.

Cotton swabs  are one of the most widely used ear cleaning options–but be careful NOT to put them directly in your ear canal. Hydrogen Peroxide helps to soften and loosen ear wax, so that it can be easily removed from the folds of your ear.

5. Get rid of bad breath

I am sure I do not need to stress the demerits of having a bad breath. Few things are a greater turn off than the stink that your mouth exhales. So it is no wonder getting rid of it must be high in your priority list.

Scrubbing your tongue can be an effective way to reduce smelly breath. After brushing your teeth, make a habit of cleaning your tongue as well. You can get a tongue scraper or use the back-face of your brush to get rid of the waste and germs in your tongue.

Another way of ensuring fresh breath is to gargle with baking soda or hydrogen peroxide. Mouthwash made of these compounds can also help you whiten your teeth.

6. Keep your body cool

Hot summer days bring, with them, all sorts of problems for your body- from excessive sweating to rashes, itchy red skin, smelly body and what not. It is therefore essential to keep your body cool.

You can start by eating proper food. Fruits rich in water such as water melons, grapes, cucumbers, coconuts, strawberries among others keep your body cool and hydrated during hot summer days. In addition drink a lot of water preferably with fresh fruits and herbs. These provide you with necessary vitamins and minerals to fight the heat.

You should definitely get an air conditioner if you can afford it. They help maintain the right temperature inside your house even when temperature goes soaring outside.

7. Use natural deodorants

A daily shower is necessary but is usually not enough to prevent you from reeking for a whole day. In order to fight the sour odor, your body decimates especially from your armpits, deodorants are a must.

Choose those deodorants that are free of aluminum (which are usually associated with breast cancer). Better make your own deodorants. There are many DIY guides on making homemade deodorants using coconut oils and arrowroots.

You can even replace deodorants with coconut oil. The natural antibacterial and antifungal properties of coconut oil kill fungi, yeast and bacteria. You can simply rub a little coconut oil in the armpits and feel better.

8. Shower the Bond way

There is no better way to get rid of all accumulated dirt and stink in your body than taking a good old shower. But you can make the whole experience more fulfilling by employing the much famed James Bond shower.

For a James Bond shower, start showering with warm water, but before you get out, turn the water cold for a few minutes. The benefits of a cold shower are many. It makes your hair smoother and your skin looks healthy and hydrated. In addition, it makes you feel invigorated and energized immediately.

9. Take care of your skin

Smooth, clean and healthy skin is an essential element of a hygienic body. Proper skin care is necessary to keep it healthy and glowing for years to come.

Protecting your skin from sun is one of the most important steps in your skin care routine. Excessive sun exposure can cause wrinkles, age spots and sun burns that take the charm out of your skin. Apply sun screen whenever you walk out in the sun, especially when you are out in a beach.

You need to keep your skin hydrated. Use moisturizing creams and lotions after showers to prevent it from dryness. In addition, replace strong soaps that strip your skin of oil with mild cleansers.

10. Clean your feet

There are many reasons to clean your feet. That they smell -really, really bad- is unarguably on top of the list. The sweat produced by your feet when trapped in your socks and shoes cannot evaporate resulting in a disgusting stink.

The solution to your smelly feet is quite simple and inexpensive: wash your feet properly. Get a wash cloth and scrub your toes and base properly. Further, soak your feet in a baking soda and lemon mixture.

Alternatively you can use Epsom salts or vinegar to prepare a mixture to soak your feet in. Using clean socks and shoes is also equally important to prevent foul odor reeking from your feet.

Featured photo credit: Pixabay via pixabay.com

The 11 Best Personal Hygiene Tips from Reddit

Stefano Oppo/Getty Images

Nobody likes to smell. Whether it’s odor-proofing your shoes, washing your balls, or holding in farts, we spend a whole lot of time attempting to avoid being smelly.

But it turns out some of the best things you can do to avoid being smelly or unhygienic are small, simple things. And even more surprisingly, it turns out a whole lot of people are forgetting them.

This content is imported from Giphy. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Luckily, we have Reddit to remind us just how to improve our hygiene routines. According to r/AskReddit, the bar is pretty low for what exactly qualifies as overall good hygiene.

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Here’s exactly what you might be forgetting in your own daily routine – though we hope you’re remembering MOST of them.

1. Forgetting to clean the 🍑🍑🍑.

Getty Images

“The number of people that don’t wash their ass is astounding. Yes people can tell, yes it’s really that bad.

Here’s the super simple fix:

WASH YOUR DAMN ASS.” —youallsuck6

2. Skipping deodorant.

Getty Images

“I work with some adults who think that deodorant = deodorizer. They think they can slather it on in place of taking a shower when they smell bad. Then, one of us has to take them aside and explain that if you stink it’s already too late.” —Nightmare_Gerbil

3. Ignoring one spot while brushing.

Getty Images

“Not brushing their tongue. Brush your tongue to break up the smelly microflora there, especially near the back just short of making yourself gag.” —Tbone139

4. Stocking up on earwax.

Getty Images

“Clean your ears. I’ve noticed that a lot of people tend to neglect their ears. Take a wet wash rag and run it around and behind your ears. Don’t stick anything inside of your ear canal, but make sure you wipe up the dirt/wax that’s around/on your ears.” —Rayvenwolf13

5. Re-using that one mildewy, smelly towel.

Getty Images

“Change your towel regularly, at least once a week. If your towel smells, and you use it, you will smell too. You may not be able to tell the difference, but others will.” —CaptainCalamari

6. Saying no to soap and water.

Getty Images

“Wash your hands, even if you don’t think they are dirty. They are.” —Logicbeforeemotion

7. Leaving the mane untamed.

Getty Images

“Look into your hair type and how much you should wash it and how else it needs to be taken care of. My hair used to be terrible because I didn’t read into what I needed for the kind of hair I have.” —ViCarly

8. Also forgetting to wash the 🍆🍆🍆.

Getty Images

“Girl here, boys… wash your damn dick… I’m not going to tell you how, look it up” —Aussie_Red

9. Brushing and flossing – in that order.

Getty Images

“Floss BEFORE brushing not after (rinse first if there’s a lot of particulate). That way you get rid of all the gunk that comes out of your teeth when you floss.” —Neetz512

10. Ignoring parched, flaky skin.

Getty Images

“Moisturize your skin…. If you wanna look 30 at 40 instead of 60 at 40, take care of your skin.” —marksoutherntwain

11. Pulling a Rapunzel with the nose and ear hair.

Getty Images

“Trim the f—–g nose and ear hairs!!!! This is more of an issue for older men but I’d find it challenging to come up with something that’s more of an instant turn off.” —Joolz802

And one more time 👏 because 👏 it’s 👏 necessary.

Getty Images

“Wash your freaking bum guys! I can’t believe how many guys NEVER wash between their butt cheeks, that’s where all the nasty stuff is! No one finds your stale crusty poop and TP residues attractive.” —brasil-e-portugal

This content is imported from {embed-name}. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site.

Uh, ok. I think we can all agree that these are simple enough to take care of. In fact, the bar is pretty low here. Just remember one thing: wash your ass. You’re welcome!

Louis Baragona
Louis is a New York-based writer focusing on style, gear and grooming

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io

90,000 Rules of personal hygiene for influenza, coronavirus infection and other acute respiratory viral infections


for influenza, coronavirus infection and other acute respiratory viral infections

– Wash hands after visiting any public places, transport, touching door handles, money, office equipment public use in the workplace, before eating and preparing food. Pay special attention to thoroughly soaping (at least 20 seconds), and then completely drying your hands.

– After returning home from the street – wash your hands and face with soap, rinse your nose with isotonic salt solution.

– Touch the face, eyes – only with recently washed hands. If water and soap are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizers to clean your hands. Or use a disposable tissue when you need to touch your eyes or nose.

– Wear a disposable medical mask in crowded places and transport. It is necessary to change the mask to a new one every 2 – 3 hours, the mask cannot be reused.

– Give preference to sleek hairstyles when you are in crowded places, loose hair, often in contact with your face, increases the risk of infection.

– Avoid close contact and stay in the same room with people who have visible signs of SARS (coughing, sneezing, nasal discharge).

– Do not touch door handles, railings, other objects and surfaces in public spaces with your bare hands.

– Limit welcome handshakes, kisses and hugs.

– Ventilate the premises more often.

– Do not use shared towels.

Use a disposable paper towel when sneezing, coughing, runny nose

Do not touch your face 9000

Wash your hands often

Use alcohol-based disinfectant wipes

Open the full text of the document

Personal hygiene

Personal hygiene – a set of rules for human behavior in everyday life and at work.In the narrow sense, hygiene is the hygienic maintenance of the body, clothing and household items. Violations of personal hygiene requirements can affect the health of both one person and very large groups of people (teams of enterprises, families, members of various communities and even residents of entire regions).


1. Body hygiene. Human skin protects the entire body from all kinds of environmental influences. Keeping the skin clean is extremely important, because in addition to the protective function, it performs the following functions: thermoregulatory, metabolic, immune, secretory, receptor, respiratory and other functions.

  • Wash with warm water daily. The water temperature should be 37-38 degrees, i.e. slightly above normal body temperature. Up to 300 g of fat and up to 7 liters of sweat are secreted through the skin of a person per week. So that the protective properties of the skin are not violated, it is necessary to wash off these secretions regularly. Otherwise, favorable conditions are created on the skin for the reproduction of pathogenic microbes, fungi and other harmful microorganisms.
  • It is necessary to take water procedures (bath, shower, sauna) using a washcloth at least once a week.
  • Keep your hands and nails clean. Exposed skin areas are especially prone to contamination. Dirt containing pathogens can be passed from the hands to the mouth through food. Dysentery, for example, is called dirty hand disease. Hands should be washed before going to the toilet and always after using the toilet, before eating and after eating, after contact with animals (both outdoor and domestic). If you are on the road, wipe your hands with a damp cloth in order to eliminate at least some amount of germs.
  • Feet should be washed every day with cool water and soap. Cold water reduces perspiration.

2. Hair hygiene. Proper care of the scalp and hair normalizes the activity of the sebaceous glands, as well as improves blood circulation and metabolic processes. Therefore, the procedure for shampooing must be treated responsibly.

  • The head should be washed as it gets dirty. It is impossible to say the exact number of times. The frequency of washing your hair depends on various factors: hair length, hair and scalp type, work habits, season of the year, etc.e. In winter, as a rule, the head is washed more often, because the headdress does not allow the scalp to breathe, which is why sebum is released much more than usual.
  • Do not wash your hair with hot water. Hair can become very oily as hot water activates the sebaceous glands. In addition, this water helps detergents (soaps and shampoos) settle on the hair as a gray coating that is difficult to wash off.
  • Carefully choose your hair care products (shampoos, balms, lotions, etc.)NS.). Hair absorbs water very well, and with it substances that can harm hair, scalp and the body as a whole.
  • After rinsing, it is useful to rinse the hair with cool water.
  • After washing, dry your hair preferably with a warm towel, and then let the hair dry in the air. It is undesirable to use a hairdryer, as it dries hair very much.
  • When combing hair, it is unacceptable to use someone else’s combs.

3. Oral hygiene. Proper care of the oral cavity contributes to the preservation of teeth in good condition for many years, and also helps to prevent many diseases of internal organs.

  • Brushing your teeth should be done daily in the morning and in the evening.
  • It is not permissible to use another person’s toothbrush.
  • Always rinse your mouth after eating.
  • At the first sign of dental or gum disease, see your dentist immediately.
  • Visit your dentist at least twice a year for a routine check-up.

4. Hygiene of underwear and clothing and footwear. Cleanliness of our clothes plays an important role in personal hygiene. Clothing protects the human body from pollution, mechanical and chemical damage, cooling, insects, and so on.

  • Underwear must be changed after each wash. everyday.
  • Socks, knee-highs, stockings, tights are changed daily.
  • Clothes should be washed regularly.
  • It is unacceptable to wear someone else’s clothes and shoes
  • Clothes and footwear must be suitable for climatic conditions.
  • It is advisable to give preference to clothing made from natural fabrics and shoes made from natural materials.
  • The cut of clothing and footwear must take into account the anatomical features and correspond to the size of the person.

5. Hygiene of the bed.

  • Each family member should have their own towel and their own bed.
  • Bed linen must be changed weekly.
  • Sleeping place should be comfortable.
  • Before bed, the sleeping area should be ventilated.
  • Before going to bed, it is recommended to change your underwear to a nightgown or pajamas.
  • Avoid pets in bed.

Simple rules of personal hygiene

It’s no secret that a child’s personal hygiene is the key to good health and immunity. By teaching children the simplest basics of caring for their own body, you will save it from pathogenic microbes and viruses.

The word “hygiene” came to us from Ancient Greece and means “curative, bringing health.”Its origins are rooted in antiquity. Later, the Russian sovereigns paid some attention to hygiene, both public and personal. Catherine the Great paid great attention to hygiene – she was very fond of the bath, created a hand cream based on honey. And at this time in Europe, more and more sorts of perfumes were invented – in order to fight off the bad body odor: women – both simple and noble – did not bathe at all.

Caring for the skin, keeping it clean is very important, because the skin protects tissues and organs from the influence of external factors and the release of various substances from the body.

Basic rules for skin care

1 Face, ears and neck should be washed in the morning and evening. After washing, wipe dry with a clean, dry towel. Each child should have their own towel. Before going to bed (unless you take a bath or shower), you need to wash your feet with cool water. This achieves not only purity, but also hardening of the body. If your feet are sweating a lot, it is recommended to use special remedies to prevent this on the advice of a doctor.Hands should be washed after coming from the street, before and after using the toilet, before preparing lessons and before eating, after interacting with pets.

2. The nasal passages should be cleaned as needed, and the ears should be cleaned once a week with stopper ear sticks. These personal hygiene procedures should be performed under the supervision of a senior.

3. 1-2 times a week, it is imperative to wash the whole body with warm water and soap or gel (in a bath or bath), on the rest of the days, take a shower in the evenings.The washing procedure should be followed: first you need to wash your hair in warm water with shampoo (preferably without tears for children). Then a washcloth with soap and a neck, torso and arms and, finally, legs. After the whole body is washed, you need to take a dip in clean water.

4. Hygiene of the genitals: washing daily in the morning and in the evening with warm boiled water from front to back, to the anus. There should be a separate towel for intimate personal hygiene. Underwear should be changed 1-2 times a day, it should be made of natural materials (cotton, linen), it should not tighten the genital area, hinder movement.

5. Nail care. Dirt easily accumulates under the nails, in addition, there may be helminth eggs, so nails should be cut once a week on the hands and 1-2 times a month on the feet.

It is also necessary to scrub the dirt from under the nails with a special brush.

6. Hair care. Dust accumulates in the hair, mixing with sweat and sebum, forms a plaque (film) on the scalp and hair, in which various microorganisms and parasites can develop.Girls should take particular care of their hair. Hair should be combed daily in the morning and kept in order at all times. Boys are advised to visit the hairdresser once every two months.

Parents should remember that:

do not leave a young child unattended during hygiene procedures.

There is no need to rush children – the desire to cope in record time can cause negligence and inaccuracy in the future.

If you want to instill in your child hygienic habits, do not intimidate with horror stories (caries, bacteria).

If the child does not succeed in something, he does not allow himself to cut his nails or wash his hair, there is no need to be nervous and continue the unpleasant procedure, otherwise personal hygiene will begin to cause negative emotions in the baby.

Rospotrebnadzor recommended employers to introduce hygiene rules in offices and factoriesEmployers are encouraged to install antiseptic containers for hand skin treatment in offices and industrial premises, monitor the temperature of employees, and also record signs of any cold infection.

– Business leaders need to educate workers about the importance of following the rules of personal hygiene. Throughout the working day, you need to wash your hands at short intervals or treat them with antiseptics. It is imperative to do this after each return from the street, travel by public transport and use of general objects.In addition, at enterprises it is necessary to organize cleaning of premises with mandatory ventilation every 2 hours. At the time of the threat of infection, it is also necessary to cancel business trips to foreign countries where cases of coronavirus, corporate events and, if possible, mass meetings, which can be postponed to other months, have been detected. It is advisable to send employees with signs of a cold to health care institutions to establish an accurate diagnosis of the disease, the service’s recommendations say.

Recall that a coronavirus hotline was opened in the Khabarovsk Territory the day before.Residents of the region are asked to inform about all cases of return from abroad. This is necessary to establish medical control over a person. To do this, you need to call the number (4212) 402-201 (extension 1). The second option is to contact the local polyclinic. There, they will also take all the data and put the person on a special account.

An outbreak of the new coronavirus disease was recorded at the end of December 2019 in China. On March 11, the World Health Organization recognized it as a pandemic.Now cases of infection have already been recorded in more than 100 countries, including Russia. In total, according to the WHO, more than 118 thousand people were infected in the world, about 4.3 thousand died. In the Russian Federation, 34 cases of infection have been registered.

Press service of the governor and the government of the Khabarovsk Territory
When using the materials, a link to the site www.khabkrai.ru is required

Memo: The rules of personal hygiene of schoolchildren

Personal hygiene is an essential element in shaping the health of every student and society as a whole.Without adhering to simple rules of behavior in our daily life and activities, it is impossible to maintain our health, prolong and improve the quality of life, and also prevent the occurrence of many different diseases.

Comprehensive adherence to the rules of personal hygiene of a student allows you to use time rationally and keep the body in a healthy state. The constant maintenance of cleanliness of the body is a top priority in the complex of hygiene standards for schoolchildren.

The student must wash his face thoroughly, brush his teeth, and take a shower in the morning and evening.In this case, you should use a hard washcloth, which provides a good massage of the skin, and this in turn improves blood circulation.

School hygiene is inseparable from regular hand washing. The child should understand how important this is, because almost 95% of all microbes that are present on the human body are located on the skin of his hands. The largest accumulation of them is observed under the nails. By the way, helminth eggs may also appear there. Therefore, you need to cut your nails on time and in no case bite them.Hands should always be washed with soap only. Before going to bed, the student must wash his feet well, of course, also with soap. It is necessary from an early age to teach children to change their socks every day and constantly monitor the cleanliness of their underwear.

For a student, daily walks in the fresh air are very important. Moreover, such walks must be accompanied by active games or jogging, and best of all, physical exercises. A sedentary lifestyle has a detrimental effect on the child’s body and after school, the child must definitely go for a walk.Otherwise, the student will not develop muscle tissue, the cardiovascular system will begin to weaken and neuroses may develop.

90,000 Personal hygiene rules for girls and women

Girls are taught how important personal hygiene is at school. And the older we get, the more we learn the rules of intimate hygiene that must be observed.

Why is intimate hygiene so important for girls and women

With its help, we maintain a normal acid-base balance and prevent the growth of unwanted microorganisms in the intimate area, preventing a number of diseases.At the same time, it is very important to do everything as prescribed by doctors, because excessive or improper hygiene can disrupt the natural microflora.

Wear natural underwear

Choose quality linens made from natural materials that absorb moisture, allow your skin to breathe and do not create a breeding ground for bacteria. At a minimum, the gusset of the panties should be made of cotton (a part that adheres to the intimate places inside). It is also important that the panties are of the correct size and do not cut into the skin.As for thongs, here doctors are still arguing about how harmful it is to wear them. But the general conclusion is this: you should not wear them every day and you should not sleep in them.

Wash twice a day

Especially during critical days. In this case, it is very important to wash the genitals strictly from front to back.

Do not use a sponge or washcloth for intimate hygiene

First, they can injure delicate skin or cause irritation. And secondly, bacteria can be on the surface of the washcloth.Therefore, always wash with your hands only.

Use intimate hygiene gels

Instead of regular soap, it is better to use a special foam or gel for intimate hygiene with a suitable pH level, which contains lactic acid or medicinal plants.

Use a separate intimate hygiene towel

Use a towel that only belongs to you and remember to wash it regularly.

Use special wipes

If there is no access to water, use special wipes marked for intimate hygiene.

Find comfortable hygiene products for special days

During critical days, choose products that not only protect, but also care for delicate sensitive skin, preventing irritation. For example, Naturella Ultra pads with moisturizing and protecting DermaCrem TM lotion.

Follow the regularity

During your period, change your pads every 3-4 hours.

90,000 Voice hygiene advice

Everyone who professionally uses their vocal apparatus must have basic knowledge of voice hygiene and professional work regime.Compliance with hygienic rules, voice training, daily voice training allow even a naturally weak voice to be efficient, constantly improve and maintain excellent professional voice qualities until old age.

  • Speak loudly enough at a comfortable pitch.
  • Speak easily, fluently and effortlessly. Keep your head straight when talking. The muscles of the face, pharynx, and neck involved in voice guidance should be relaxed.Breathing should be optimal.
  • If possible, give up all forms of voice overexertion (coughing, screaming, whispering, long telephone conversations, conversations on a background noise, or in conditions of working transport). Avoid screeching, overly loud laughter. Don’t make unnatural noises with your voice.
  • Cough and cough up your throat only when absolutely necessary. Doing this is as easy and stress-free as possible.
  • Try not to speak in a noisy environment, when traveling in vehicles, while flying in an airplane.In this case, the distance between the interlocutors should not exceed 1 meter.
  • If you are prone to frequent diseases of the larynx, rapid fatigue of the voice, then avoid overwork and overstrain of the vocal apparatus, use even a short break for rest.
  • After finishing work, avoid long conversations, but rather be silent for 2 – 3 hours.
  • In the cold season, you should go outside no earlier than 15 – 20 minutes after voice load.
  • Monitor the health of the upper respiratory tract. See your doctor regularly.
  • When taking medications regularly, check if they cause dryness of the pharynx, mouth, nose.
  • In case of acute colds of the larynx, persons of the voice-speech professions are released from work and must observe a strict voice regime.
  • Eliminate very hot and cold drinks, excessively spicy, sour, bitter foods, strongly carbonated drinks, alcohol, and smoking from your daily diet.
  • Avoid dusty and smoky areas. Maintain adequate humidity in your work area and home.
  • It is undesirable to stay in refrigerated rooms with a split-system for a long time, followed by a sharp change in temperature.
  • Due to the high temperature, dry, hot air and abrupt temperature changes, it is not recommended to use the sauna.