HygieneImproving their appearance is something virtually every girl wants and which they take steps to accomplish. However, during puberty, maintaining your hygiene is one of the best steps you can take to looking and feeling your best. Some get confused as to how they can keep a very good hygiene and still look good. Here are some helpful tips:

Regular Baths
Showering helps get rid of dead skin cells, sweat, and dirt produced throughout the day. Use a gentle soap or bath gel. Don’t always use soap to clean your private parts as this might disturb your natural pH-balance, resulting in yeast infection. It is good to clean any of the sweat and bacteria gathered around your inner thighs and around your private general area, but there is no need to clean the inner parts of your vagina. The vagina is a self cleaning organ which contains good bacteria; your discharge (the clear fluid that comes from your vagina) is what washes out dirt and waste.

Always Smell Good
Make sure to always use a good deodorant; most especially, as you get older, deodorant will be an extreme necessity. Try not to use antiperspirant too often, as it contains certain toxic chemicals which deodorants don’t.

Clean Clothes
Wear clean clothes. Keep in mind that clean underwear and clothes are very necessary. Do not wear clothes with stains, wrinkles, and stench on them. Sometimes re-using clothes is okay, as long as you are sure they’re not dirty.

Hair & Nail Treatment
Care for your hair each day… don’t forget to comb it. Unkempt hair is harder to manage or clean. If you need to use shampoo or conditioner, make sure the kind you get is designed for your hair type, whether it be dry, normal, oily, straight or curly. Also care for your nails. Wash your hands and trim your nails regularly to keep neat.

Dental Hygiene
Always keep a good dental hygiene. Brush your teeth and tongue regularly and use mouthwash at least twice a day. Toothbrushes should be replaced every few months.

Practice these and you’d feel more confident about yourself. Do you have any more tips to share?