Why Is Personal Hygiene So Important?

Each person’s hygiene plays a direct role in the personal hygiene of others and the overall state of our world’s well-being. In uncertain times like this, we have to be united. The best way we can do that is to follow proper health standards and maintain personal hygiene expectations. That way, we can each do our part in protecting those that may not have access to these essential personal hygiene resources.

It is more important than ever to see the benefits of personal hygiene and understand its importance. Here is some basic information about body hygiene so that we can all do our part in getting the world back to a better state and help those who aren’t as lucky. 

What Is Personal Hygiene?

Personal hygiene deals with the cleanliness of one’s body, clothing, and overall being to preserve and maintain your health. We are exposed to millions of germs, viruses, bacteria, and more every day, and it’s our responsibility to maintain proper personal and body hygiene. 

Understanding the different ways to maintain good personal hygiene can make a far-reaching difference in our personal lives and the lives of everyone around us. That is why we have compiled some tips to help maintain good body hygiene. Personal hygiene varies from person to person, but there are some fundamental pieces:

Hand Washing: Hand washing should be done before and after using the restroom, making or eating food, touching other hands, and any additional time you feel appropriate. 

Shower Hygiene: Good shower hygiene will help rinse off dead skin cells, oils, and dirt and significantly help protect from any viruses and bacteria you may have picked up.

Teeth Hygiene: Caring for your teeth and gums helps eliminate germs and bacteria and can prevent several diseases. 

Nail Hygiene: Trimming your nails semi-regularly will help keep them at appropriate lengths so that unwanted dirt and germs do not build under them. Note: biting your nails should be avoided at all costs.


Benefits Of Personal Hygiene

Building proper personal hygiene habits takes repetition and time. However, it can genuinely help your physical, emotional, and mental health, not to mention do the same for those around you. If people see that you care for yourself and are responsible for your health, they are more likely to trust you.

For those experiencing homelessness, the ability to follow property personal hygiene protocols is much more difficult but much more critical. Our country is united, and we should be in this together to keep one another healthy. At ShowerUp, we work to provide personal hygiene services to those experiencing homelessness in major US cities. Learn more and contact us today