Personal hygiene means looking after your body to keep it clean and healthy. Good personal hygiene practices protect your body from a build-up of dirt and microorganisms that could harm your health, and also help prevent microorganisms from your body spreading to others. Having a body that feels clean and healthy can also improve your emotional wellbeing and social confidence.
Important aspects of personal hygiene include hair, skin and nail care; handwashing; oral hygiene; sexual hygiene; and clothes laundering. There are areas of hygiene that relate specifically to women or men, as well as good hygiene habits that everyone can practice. Personal care and laundry products help make all of these tasks easy.
All personal care products in Australia are regulated to protect public health.