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Create a Good Hygiene Routine

Melissa Marsden

Having good hygiene is important in our lives today for both social and health purposes. Although no-one gives you a handbook, personal hygiene habits are slowly developed from childhood, influenced by your parents and peers. For anyone still wondering if they have a good hygiene routine, here is a list of tips to follow:

Personal Hygiene Tips

Personal hygiene includes the steps you take to keep your body clean and healthy.  Here are the four most common and effective hygiene tips you need in your daily routine.

  • Dental: Creating a good dental routine will not only help keep your teeth pearly white but it will also help prevent cavities and gum disease. A good dental routine should include brushing your teeth at least two times a day, for two minutes each time. You should also add regular flossing and rinsing with mouthwash.
  • Body: Keeping your body and face clean is an essential step in hygiene. Cleaning your body regularly helps remove bacteria that can cause skin irritations and body odor. When showering or bathing it’s best to start working from the top of your head and making your way down to the bottom of your feet (but skip your face). You should wash your face last after you finish cleaning everything else.
  • Hands: Yes, we know hands are a part of your body but we don't give them enough attention. Keeping them clean by regular washing is one of the best ways to prevent spreading bacteria and disease. You should (at the very least) wash your hands when returning home from an outing, before meals and after using the restroom.
  • Nails: Keeping your nails clean and trimmed is another essential step in good hygiene. Your fingernails can harbor dirt, germs and bacteria. Longer nails especially can raise the risk of spreading infections or disease. It’s important to keep them trimmed and clean. Now this doesn’t mean dropping huge amounts of money on a weekly manicure but instead allot sometime during your week where you just clean, trim and file your nails.

Worried about Being over Hygienic?

Since there is so much washing involved in keeping up with a good hygiene routine, you may be worried about your skin becoming dry. To keep your skin soft and hydrated, it is best to choose mild soaps for cleansing and add a moisturizer to your daily regime. Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion outperforms moisturizers in repairing dry skin. Shielding lotions bond with the outermost layer of skin to create a breathable barrier on the skin. This barrier helps keep irritants out, and keeps moisture in the skin where it belongs. If you want to know more of how Gloves In A Bottle works you can read about it here.

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