Personal Hygiene Advice For Your Teenage Child
Have you ever thought about whether you’ve prepared your child for puberty?
Did your parents prepare you?
Is your teenage kid always in the bathroom mirror worrying about their spots? Or perhaps their greasy hair? Is your child too worried about his new facial hair?
Being a parent a teenage kid can be difficult. However, if you have the right advice to give them, well, life will be a whole lot easier in your household.
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While your child may not show it, she is very concerned about her image.
Kids in the 21st century are under much more pressure than you and I when we were young.
Open any magazine, or watch the TV for 5 minutes and you’ll see our children are bombarded with image conscious advertising.
Therefore, your child’s self-image is directly proportional to her self-esteem.
Consequently, it is critical for you to discuss certain important hygiene habits with your teen.
Why Do Teens Face Personal Hygiene Issues?
Personal hygiene for teens should be an integral part of her daily routine to get protection from various illnesses, whatever her age.
Once your daughter reaches puberty, her personal hygiene is a fundamental part of her self-confidence.
And here are a few reasons why hygiene is a big issue for your teen daughter:
- Her changing body demands a change in hygiene habits.
- Your child can suffer from excessive sweating and body odour.
- The many changes in a teen’s body will have a direct bearing on their self-confidence
- With puberty comes a ton of changes to your daughter’s skin as it becomes more oily.
- Unfortunately, these issues can cause anxiety, depression and embarrassment.
Here are a few tips for your daughter to solve these teen issues:
1. Removing Body Hair
The sudden spike in body hair at the onset of puberty can be quite an appalling sight for your teen. Excessive body hair is a menace that troubles all teenagers across sex.
Talk to your teen about various methods of body hair removal like shaving, waxing, threading, hair removing strips, and bleaching. Help your teen to make an informed choice.
Post hair removal, advise your child on body care.
If required, you should accompany your teen to a parlor and seek professional help to tackle the nuisance of excessive body hair.
It is extremely important that your teen practice caution while shaving. You or your partner can be around the first few times. Your teen may not want to do this in front of you. If so, respect your teen’s feelings.
Always remember that the teenage years are extremely difficult and crucial for your child. Your teen may either feel shy or try to act independent like a grown up. In either case, choose to be around as a friend your child can count on.
2. Cleaning After Changing Tampax
One of the greatest inventions of the 21st century is the bidet sprayer.
I feel so sorry for any female, of any age who doesn’t have access to a bidet sprayer, especially during menstruation.
There is just no alternative when changing a pad or tampax to use the invigorating jet of a bidet sprayer to get properly clean before pulling up your panties.
Using toilet paper to wipe, is never going to get a lady ‘properly clean’. If you’ve never tried a bidet sprayer, check out this link: https://thefreshwand.com/product-category/bidet-sprayers/
3. Managing Greasy Hair
Greasy hair is a constant worry for most teens as they fight excess oil secretion.
Encourage your teen to wash hair each day or every alternate day.
Stress on the importance of hair care.
If the scalp gets too oily, your teen can try a weekly home head massage.
Help your teen to choose shampoos, conditioners, and other hair care products as per his hair type.
4. Dealing With Smelly Feet
Your teen does not have to be a sports enthusiast to get smelly feet. Smelly feet are a common problem for teens. Smelly feet and shoes can be very repulsive and demand urgent care.
Ask your teen to follow a home foot care routine.
Let your teen soak his or her feet in warm water and use a pumice stone or foot scrubber to clear off dead skin cells regularly.
Encourage your teen to use a good foot cream, especially ones that are made to neutralize foot odor.
Toenails should be regularly trimmed to avoid any dirt or germ buildup.
Ask your teen to ensure his or her feet are completely dry before they wear socks or shoes.
Ask your teen to change socks daily and replace them at regular intervals.
5. How To Control Body Odour
As your teen enters puberty, sweat glands develop in the armpits and the genital area. The bacteria present in the skin feed on the sweat from these glands and produce a distinct odor, which may be strong and sweaty.
Ask your teen to take a shower daily, multiple times if required.
Anytime your child does any sport that causes sweating, ask her to use a damp flannel to clean their armpits and genital area.
Stress on the fact that all inner garments need to be changed daily and after any sweaty activity.
Encourage your child to use an antiperspirant deodorant.
Discuss, talk and always keep the channels of communication open. Do not be judgmental or critical.
Remember any negative comparisons can dent your teen’s confidence and overall personality for life. Keep an open mind and remember to show your teen that you do care.
Of course the happiness of your teen daughter is essential. Hopefully these hygiene tips will go a long way to improving their quality of life, and reduce some of the stress of the teen years.