Personal hygiene is essential for good health and well-being. Having a clean and respectable appearance and pleasant environment is key to maintaining the self-esteem of people. The better they feel, the more they can enjoy life, making life more pleasurable for both them and for the staff. For most adults, hygiene is a personal and private concern. When you are helping someone with personal hygiene it’s important to be sensitive and tactful, and to respect their dignity.
Personal hygiene is important for feeling good, comfortable and clean. Good person hygiene means the reduction of body odour which can be unpleasant for the individual and others. Personal hygiene also makes you have feelings of self-worth and can make you feel valued. Good personal hygiene is important in many ways to individuals. The main reason is regarding the health and well-being. We can maintain good personal hygiene by showering regular, washing hair and using anti-perspiring deodorants can help kill harmful bacteria’s that could lead to health risks and illnesses. These products also prevent odour build up, that can lead to unpleasant smells. These may in turn impact on the individuals.
When supporting an individual in the bathroom or when supporting an individual with a shower, always close the windows and the doors as their dignity and respect should always be paramount.