Personal Hygiene Checklist

Regardless of your age and gender, personal hygiene plays and importance role in everyone’s life from day one till death.

Importance of Personal Hygiene

Hygiene is synonymous to health, immunity and fitness. As the old saying goes, health is wealth and unless hygiene is maintained there is no point in doing any amount of grooming or beauty job.

Maintaining good hygiene boosts your confidence level in public appearances and attracts respect as well.

Your personal hygiene and grooming checklist typically falls into the following categories.

Hand care

Humans use their hands to do most of their jobs and duties and hence it is the most important part to take care of when it comes to hygiene. You have to keep washing your hands with a good quality soap after each task that you do with your hands. In epidemic or flu season or while on travel it is advisable to use an alcohol based sanitizer to keep rubbing your hands with.

Washing hands from time to time is probably the most important aspect of personal hygiene

If you want to avoid falling sick often, hygienic way of hand washing is very important. To wash your hands properly, you have to first wet your hands, apply some liquid soap (or soap cake) – preferably anti-bacterial soap – and rub vigorously on all parts of you hand till above your wrist. You have to rub soap well into your fingers and nails with interlaced fingers and even rub the back of your palms. Keep doing that for 10-15 seconds before washing it off wth a lot of water and pat dry with a clean towel.

Skin care

Skin care is primarily about taking bath preferably twice a day. Those who work or go out regularly need to take bath as they get home afer spending some time outside. While taking bath, you have to make sure that you spend enough time applying soap or gel all over your body and scrub it very well with a scrubber or sponge working from top to bottom by covering your head, neck, torso and limbs. Taking bath in lukewarm water is preferred as it enhances the power of the soap and removes as many germs as possible.

If you are taking tub bath, usage of antibacterial bubble bath products or even adding a few drops of regular antiseptic liquids may help maintain better skin hygiene throughout the day.

It is important to wash your bath towels regularly in hot machine wash setting and equally important is the need to change your clothes daily. In addition, never use your undergarments and socks for more than once.