How to Clean Yourself Up. Practicing good personal hygiene can improve your emotional and physical wellbeing. Daily showering, shampooing and brushing your teeth are a few of the basics you should make part of your personal hygiene routine.
Things You'll Need
- Fingernail clippers
- Toenail clippers
- Pumice stone
- Clean underwear
- Cotton swabs
Shower every day. Use soap and a washcloth over your entire body. Use a pumice stone or loofah to remove dead and callused skin from elbows, knees and feet.
Shampoo your hair in the shower every day, and follow with a detangling conditioner if you have long hair.
Brush your teeth with toothpaste each morning and night for at least 2 minutes. Follow this by flossing in between your teeth to remove food particles. Consider brushing more often if you have bad breath.
Apply deodorant before you put on any clothing and use cotton swabs to clean your ears after your shower.
Dress in clean clothes. Clean undergarments are an especially important part of personal hygiene.
Choose shoes that match your outfit and are also in good repair. If you have foot odor, apply a foot powder to the inside of your shoes each night. Allow it to sit overnight and discard excess powder into the trash.
Cut your toenails weekly and do the same for your fingernails. Clean under your nails as needed, such as after working in the garden or making repairs on a car.