"Health is Wealth" says the proverb and children must be made aware that a clean body leads to a healthy mind and spirit. It is very important that children are introduced to healthy personal hygiene habits from an early age so that it becomes part and parcel of their life.

Importance of Personal Hygiene for Children

Bathe Daily

The most important personal hygiene tip is to keep your body clean by bathing regularly. Many of us skip a daily bath in winter, thinking we are clean because we have not perspired. That is not the truth! A daily bath keeps you fresh and your skin pores clean. For those with bad body odour frequent showers is a must.

Use a Deodorant/Anti-Perspirant

We all perspire, so use a nice, mild deodorant to keep you smelling fresh. Stay away from strong and harsh scents.

Keep Your Nails Clean

When grooming yourself, make sure your toenails and fingernails regularly cut and clean.

Wear Clean Clothes

Wash your clothes regularly. Make sure you change your clothes every day, especially your undergarments. This protects you from rashes and other skin disorders. Make sure that your clothes are well ironed. When you look good, you feel good!

Brush Your Teeth

Nothing is more unattractive than yellow or stained teeth. Dentists advocate brushing of teeth at least twice a day. A regular brush ensures that you do not have any bad breath or tooth decay. Rinse your mouth after every meal to get rid of those bits stuck in the cavities.

Pamper Your Hair

When keeping your body clean, you must naturally keep your hair clean and tidy too. Use a good shampoo and conditioner; which suits your hair texture. Choose a hairstyle that suits your face and bone structure. Students, remember you are still in school, so keep the length accordingly.

Eat Right

Be careful of what you eat. Too much oily food and colas are bad for the skin. In the long run they are also very bad for the heart and kidneys.

Get That Beauty Sleep

You should sleep for at least eight hours at night. Your body needs a good night's rest to rejuvenate itself. At the same time, do not sleep for too long. Apart from making you lazy, your eyes will be continuously puffed.