- March 2014
- Posted By JohnnyG
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Personal hygiene should be an important part of a person’s everyday life. Sure there are going to be time when you may not keep up on it as well as you should, when you’re sick, or have some kind of other illness, feeling depressed or sad if someone in your life has passed, but aside from that, it is important that your are in top form regularly. Here are some basic tips to think about when it comes to taking care of yourself.
Personal hygiene is much more than just keeping up appearances. It is also about staying and being healthy. Not taking care of yourself on a regular basis can result in health problems later down the line. Not taking a shower on a regular basis for an example can cause all kinds of problems, especially in the groin area. Most of us know that women can get a yeast infection, but men can get it too, under the uncircumcised penis, and around the crotch areas where you groin meets your legs. This can cause all sorts of problems, and just like for a woman, can smell, itch and be extremely painful. Some men are good at taking a shower, but often neglect washing the groin area thoroughly. Some were never taught that if you are uncircumcised, you need to pull back the foreskin and wash this area with mild soapy water too.
Women too may have an unpleasant odor from their vagina. This can be painful, and itchy as well, and could mean there is an underlying problem too, mainly a yeast infection. A woman naturally produces a certain amount of yeast, inside, but a proper PH balance prevents it from being a problem. There are a number of things that can throw of this delicate balance. Poor hygiene, sex, your period, even being pregnant. Here too it is important to wash your vaginal area, and you don’t always have to douche, in fact too much can also throw off your balance and cause vagina odor. Just gentle soap and water is a good idea, and not forgetting around your inner and outer lips and clitoris. I you want more information about taking care of this area, one good site is www.mommyedition.com/how-to-
Another important aspect of good personal hygiene is brushing your teeth. This should be done at least twice a day, with flossing and brushing your tongue really well. There are many reasons to brush your teeth regularly. There is of course the obvious, proper dental care, fresh breath, but there are also other reasons. One of them is that not brushing regularly can cause bacteria to form in your mouth, causing sickness, making it easier to get colds, and infections can lead to brain problems.
Body odor can be a big problem, even for people who shower and wash regularly. Some people simply sweat more than others. Body odor can have many causes, poor diet, eating certain foods, and even certain ethnicities are prone to having more body odor. If you feel that you are one of the millions of people who produce more odor than others, use antiperspirant, change your eating habits, and those that are overweight should try to shed some pounds.
These are just a few of the things you need to know about good personal hygiene. You should be taking a shower at least three times a week, more often if you are active. It is important to wash your hair regularly, especially if you have oily hair. There are some people who have such oily hair that even if they wash their hair every other day they still may have problems. You can find more information on personal hygiene from a number of online resources.