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Good Personal Hygiene Practices. Objectives. PS:C1 Acquire Personal Safety Skills PS:C1.4 Demonstrate the ability to set boundaries, rights and personal privacy PS:C1.5 Differentiate between situations requiring peer support and situations requiring adult professional help

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  • PS:C1 Acquire Personal Safety Skills
  • PS:C1.4 Demonstrate the ability to set boundaries, rights and personal
  • privacy
  • PS:C1.5 Differentiate between situations requiring peer support and
  • situations requiring adult professional help
  • PS:C1.6 Identify resource people in the school and community, and
  • know how to seek their help
  • PS:C1.7 Apply effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • to make safe and healthy choices
please be advised
Please Be Advised:

The purpose of this presentation is to increase the awareness of the importance in practicing good personal hygiene.

The content discussed in this presentation is for educational purposes only, and is not designed to embarrass, insult or disrespect the privacy of any student.


What does it mean to have good

personal hygiene?

Good personal hygiene means keeping your body looking, smelling, and Feeling clean and healthy.


Wash your hands with soap and water

  • This is one of the most important ways to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.[4
  • Wash your hands after using the restroom
  • before, during, and after preparing food;
  • before eating food;
  • after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing;
    • Consider keeping a hand sanitizer with you at all times in case you can't reach a bathroom to wash your hands.

Shower daily

  • This is the best way to get rid of any dirt, sweat, and/or germs that your body may have accumulated throughout the day, and prevents hygiene-related diseases As a plus, showering daily helps you feel, look, and smell your best throughout the day.
    • Use a hand towel to gently scrub your entire body, removing dead skin cells and dirt.
    • If you don't want to wash your hair every day, then invest in a shower cap and wash your body with soap and water.
    • If you don't have time to shower, then use a hand towel to rinse your face, underarms and OTHER important body areas at the end of the day and before you go to school.

Brush your teeth every morning and evening

  • Regular tooth-brushing helps prevent gum disease, which has been linked to other illnesses elsewhere in the body like heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. [2] It is especially important to brush teeth after eating sweets or acidic foods that cause tooth erosion.
    • To keep your gums extra strong, carry around a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste and brush your teeth in between meals.
    • Floss your teeth every night to prevent the gum disease Gingivitis.

Wear deodorant

  • Antiperspirant helps control excessive sweat, while deodorant covers up unpleasant body odor caused by sweat.
    • If you choose not to wear deodorant on a daily basis, then consider wearing it on the days when you plan on sweating excessively, or for special occasions. Apply deodorant before playing sports, going to the gym, or attending a formal occasion.
    • If you don't wear deodorant, then rinse your underarms with soap and water throughout the day to remove unpleasant odor.

Wash your clothes after wearing them

  • In general, shirts should be washed after every use, while pants and shorts can be worn a few times before they require washing. Use your best judgment to determine how often to wash your clothes.
    • Remove any stains from your clothing before wearing them.
    • Iron out wrinkles, and use a lint-remover to remove unwanted lint and hair from clothing.
    • Please change your undergarments daily


Nail biting should be discouraged, particularly if the nails are being swallowed. The nails and nail beds offer a perfect environment for germs to live and breed. Nail biting permits the transfer of these bugs to the mouth which can then lead to the digestive tract causing many problems. Keeping nails short will help to reduce the amount of germs under the nail.



Poor hair hygiene could cause dandruff and skin infections. Dandruff is dead skin on the scalp that comes off in tiny flakes when sebaceous glands produce too much oil and accumulates on the scalp.

Head hair is a good harbor for head lice and nits (eggs of head lice). The head louse is a tiny insect that lives by sucking blood. Children are especially prone to lice infestation. Lice spread from one head to another when there is close contact as in school environments. They make the scalp itchy and are a cause of annoyance, irritation and embarrassment

Use clean water to wash your hair regularly (at least twice weekly, preferably once every other day


10 Things You Really Shouldn’t Share With Others

  • Bar of Soap
  • Hats, Helmets, Hairbrushes And Combs
  • Antiperspirant (roll on deodorant)
  • Nail Clippers, Buffers And Files
  • Makeup
  • Razors
  • Drinks
  • Toothbrush
  • Earrings
  • Earphones
areas in need of constant attention
Areas in Need of Constant Attention
  • It is very important for BOYS to consistently wash daily in these respective areas on the body:
  • Ears
  • Under each arm
  • In your private area:
  • Thorough Attention to this area is HIGHLY recommended

If you have any questions about any of the content discussed in this session, please speak to your advisor/teacher, school counselor, social worker, parent liaison or school administrators.


Activity: Identify six examples of practicing good personal hygiene

Examples of

Good Personal Hygiene