Importance of Personal Hygiene for Teachers I Beyond Teaching

Personal hygiene refers to the comprehensive cleaning of and caring for your body. Maintaining good personal hygiene includes washing your hands, bathing, wearing clean clothes and brushing your teeth. It also includes making healthy and safe decisions when interacting with others. Implementing good personal hygiene practices has both social and health benefits.

Social Benefits

In many cultures, people consider personal hygiene as a sign of illness or offensive. Caring for your body regularly can cut down body odor and better your personal appearance, subsequently improving other’s perceptions of you. This is particularly pertinent in situations in which proper etiquette is required or expected such as at school or work. Good personal hygiene is equally helpful in bettering your self-image.

Health Benefits

It is vital to keep your body clean- it helps in combating and preventing illness – both for yourself and for those around you. With clean hands, you prevent the spread of germs from one person to another or from one part of your body to another. Brushing and flossing your teeth can bring down the likelihood of oral and other diseases.


Taking bath you wash away dirt and bacteria that may lead to body odor. Countless diseases and medical conditions can be staved off or managed by simply keeping your body clean.


Massaging your scalp and shampooing your hair will wash away, oil buildup, dead skin cells and dirt. Depending on your hair type, you may need to shampoo more or less. It becomes easy to comb out if you condition your hair after shampooing.

Hands and Feet

Research believes that washing your hands throughout the day with soap and water help to prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses. Always and mandatorily clean your hands after using the bathroom, before preparing food and eating meals and after using the bathroom, sneezing, coughing or blowing your nose. To maintain good personal hygiene, wash your feet at least once a day.


Good grooming practices are essential to personal hygiene. As your socks and underclothes sit up against your skin, it’s easy for socks and underclothes to collect dead skins and sweat. Put on a fresh pair and change your underwear every day. Putting on clean clothes can make you look and feel good about yourself.   


By brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once, you can maintain good oral hygiene. Plaque and food particles majorly lead to gum disease and tooth decay which is easily removed by brushing and flossing.