Copy of 5 HYGIENE FACTS

The hygiene things to do and the consequences if you don’t

5 Hygiene Facts

  • FACE
  • TEETH
  • BODY
  • SKIN CARE
  • FEET

HYGIENE: FACE

Wash your face twice a day or skin can get dirty, irritated, and even develop zits.

  • Washing clears away the bacteria that cause acne
  • It also helps to unplug the skin’s pores where
    pimples form

HYGIENE: TEETH

Brush teeth twice a day

top and bottom, front and back – and floss once a day or wind up with bad breath and maybe cavities, too.
  • Brushing removes bacteria and plaque that decay teeth and make breath reek – don’t forget the tongue!
  • Flossing takes out the trash (food, bacteria) from between the teeth, keeping gums healthy and breath smelling good.

HYGIENE: BODY

Bathe, shower, or sponge bathe 1x/day

Or dirt, germs, and irritants will pile up on the skin
  • Focus on the sweatier, smellier spots, and “washing” means you’re using soap! Soaps with no colors or perfumes are usually best, especially on sensitive skin
  • Hair washing frequency varies with hair type – some wash their hair every day, and some once a week
Why do we need to use SOAP in the shower?

HYGIENE: SKIN CARE

Moisturize or one of two things happens: the skin gets super dry or it actually becomes too greasy

  • Dried-out skin can split, itch, rash or even break out – pimples form when dry skin tries to moisturize itself and it produces extra oil.
  • Use a moisturizer with sunscreen on your face every morning to prevent sunburns and without SPF at night to keep skin from drying out – color-free and perfume-free moisturizers are usually the least irritating (but don’t use anything that stings!)

HYGIENE: FEET

 They need washing and airing out, or bacteria and yeast can grow

  • Bacteria on the feet create strong smells.
  • “Athlete’s foot” is a yeast (fungus) that grows between the toes when they’re hot and sweaty making them itch and even sting.