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Personal Hygiene: Health and RoutineWhether you like it or not, your appearance sends messages to other people about what kind of person youare. An employer is much more likely to hire someone who dresses well, has few (if any) piercings, no tat-toos, and looks and smells clean. In the same way, you are much more likely to be taken seriously if peoplesee that you take care of your appearance and your clothing. Here are some tips to do just that
PERSONAL HYGIENE AND YOUR HEALTH HYGIENE ROUTINE Why should it matter whether you brushed your DAILY teeth or not? Well for one thing dirt and Brush teeth and floss (2x daily) bad smells don’t make friends, and for Wash hands (after bathroom another it’s important to your health to use, after sneezing or coughing, keep up a regular personal hygiene routine. before eating, and before and after preparing meals) Here are some things that could happen to Wash face (to prevent acne)your body if you don’t take care of it: Put on clean socks and under-HAIR wear Will become greasy and its growth will be stunted if not DAILY/EVERY OTHER DAY washed regularly Shampoo and condition hair Will become brittle and frail if not cut every 6-10 weeks Wash body (depending on your length) Will cause you to be mistaken for a woolly mammoth or yeti AS NEEDED if not shaved regularly Clip finger and toe nails Shave face/armpits/legsTEETH Use deodorant/antiperspirant Will develop tooth decay, gum and mouth diseases and bad breath if not brushed or flossed regularly EVERY 6-10 Weeks Will collect harmful bacteria and infections along with tartar Make appointment to get haircut build-up and tooth decay without regular trips to the dentist EVERY 6 MONTHSSKIN Make dentist appointment Won’t be able to rejuvenate itself if not cleaned on a daily/ weekly basis Will develop pimples and wrinkles because of clogged pores if not cleaned every day Will develop strong and unpleasant smellsHANDS Will collect lots of harmful bacteria and diseases from what you’ve touched through the day if not cleaned before meals, after bathroom use, and before and after food preparation Will develop hang nails and nail infections if fingernails are not clipped. (That goes for toenails too) Personal Hygiene: Care of Clothes BUYING CLOTHESYour clothes should say something about you– they should reflect your personality in the best way possible
But they should also be appropriate for the weather, the occasion and in good repair. Buying clothes on abudget can also be tricky when stores at the mall charge you an arm and a leg for a pair of jeans. Keep thesetips in mind and you’ll be able to make your money go farther where your clothes are concerned
Check all the clothes you buy for quality. Test the Shop at non-traditional spots like seams to make sure they thrift stores, garage sales, outlet are strong, make sure zip- stores, resale stores, consign- pers work, buttons match ment shops, rummage sales etc.
up, and that there are no You never know what treasures holes or rips. you'll find in unusual places
Inspect clothes you buy at thrift stores especially Buy pieces of clothing that carefully. Check for any can be worn during most rips, stains (especially seasons of the year
under the arms and around the neck), or odours
Pay close attention to how Be sure to check the store’s re- to wash your new clothes
turn policy if you decide later Some fabrics will take more that you don’t like an item or if effort than others (ex. you there are problems with it. will need to handwash it/ have it dry cleaned) Personal Hygiene: All About Laundry DOING LAUNDRYDespite how it may look– doing laundry is more complicatedthan just throwing in your clothes, putting in some detergentand letting the washing machine do it’s job. Here are somesteps to follow when doing your laundry
1. Read the label. It will have important information about how to clean the item either written or as a series of sym bols. Here are some common ones
2. Sort items by colour and fabric. Generally you want to wash dark coloured clothing together and light coloured and white clothing together in a separate load. Delicate clothing (anything lacy, loosely knitted or labelled as handwash only) must be washed separately either on a gentle cycle or by hand
3. Prepare each piece. This means putting delicate pieces in a mesh bag or pillow case, close hooks, zippers and knot drawstrings, empty pockets (pens and tissues make a big mess!), loosely knot belts and strings to prevent tangling, repair holes or tears so they won’t rip more
4. Remove heavy stains. Heavily stained or very dirty pieces will only ruin other clothes– so try and clean them first
(See next page for some tips on removing stains)
5. Wash. Make sure you don’t overload the washing ma chine and that items will be able to move freely to avoid tangles. Use the detergent of your choice (be sure to read the label which will indicate how much to use for what kinds of loads– ie. more detergent for a bigger load)
Chose the appropriate water temperature and washing action and set the control dials accordingly. Close the lid and you are good to go!6. Dry and iron (if needed). Use the appropriate settings for the items, and be sure to clean the lint filter before loading your clothes. Remove clothing from the dryer as If you are using a Laundromat, soon as it’s done to prevent wrinkling. Or you can dry be sure to choose one that is clothes by hanging them up– make sure to straighten clean and well maintained
them as much as possible to cut ironing time
Personal Hygiene: Stain Removal 101Here are some tips to remove stains: Act quickly– stains only get worse with time • Take it to a dry cleaner if you can’t get it out Always blot stains, never wipe
Test stain removers on a hidden part of the clothing (in case it doesn’t agree with the fabric) Things To Do______________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:___________________________________________________ Date:_____________ Parking Lot Issues______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notes______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Notes______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Community ResourcesCLOTHING PROGRAMSBelleville Salvation Army 613-968-6834 Salvation Army Warm Room (Dec-Mar) 613-968-6834 Salvation Army After Hours 1-866-414-0300 St. Vincent de Paul 613-966-8005 Belleville Pregnancy & Family Care Centre 613-969-7866Centre Hastings Centre Hastings People Helping People 613-473-5258 Salvation Army 613-473-3375 Salvation Army After Hours 1-866-414-0300 Thrift Shop 613-473-1421North Hastings New-To-You (minimal cost) 613-332-2229 Choices Thrift Shop (minimal cost) 613-332-0439 Word of Life Outreach (minimal cost) 613-338-2121Quinte West Salvation Army Services 613-392-9905 Salvation Army Thrift Store 613-392-4538 Salvation Army After Hours 1-866-414-0300 Online ResourcesPERSONAL HYGIENE http://kidshealth.org/teen/ www.moneyinstructor.com/art/goodhygiene.asp www.beinggirl.ca/en_CA/pages/home.php– For Girls www.wikihow.com/Have-Good-Hygiene-%28Boys%29– For Guys www.classbrain.com/artteenah/publish/article_46.shtml– Skin CareDOING LAUNDRY www.ehow.com/how-to_4845418_learn-do-laundry.html www.automaticlaundry.com/laundry.htmSTAIN REMOVAL www.stain-removal-101.com www.readersdigest.ca/homegarden/cms/xcms/stain-removal- 101_213_a.html www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/09/green-laundry-101-how-to-get-rid-of-stains/
Community Resources CLOTHING PROGRAMS Belleville Salvation Army 613-968-6834 Salvation Army Warm Room (Dec-Mar) 613-968-6834
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Good personal hygiene involves keeping all parts of your external body clean — and healthy. Poor hygiene leaves you open and more vulnerable to infection as it creates the ideal environment for germs and bacteria to grow. It is no surprise that good hygiene helps ward off illness and promotes better health overall.
The following list is a good starting point for someone looking to build a personal hygiene routine: Dental hygiene involves more than just having white teeth. A good dental hygiene routine can help prevent issues such as gum disease and cavities. It can also prevent bad breath. Several million sweat glands cover the human body.
It should be a staple for any personal hygiene routine. The routine is simple: Wet hands with warm, clean water, apply soap and lather hands thoroughly, scrub for about 20 seconds, rinse well, and dry with a towel or air dryer. Bathing is another important element of good hygiene.