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Added June 02, 2014

10 Personal Hygiene Tips for Teens

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Like most girls, you want to stay clean and healthy by caring for your body — including proper feminine hygiene. But even when you're taking care of yourself, there are certain guidelines to help you be your best. Here are 10 personal hygiene tips with some general timeframes to help you stay clean and healthy.

1. Taking a Shower or Bath

Daily. You should shower or bathe daily to wash dirt and oil off your skin. This is especially important after you exercise. If you can’t clean off right away, at least change out of your sweaty clothes and put on clean ones.

2. Brushing Your Teeth

2 minutes total or 5 seconds per tooth, twice a day. Brushing your teeth helps keep them strong and healthy.

3. Washing Your Hands

15 to 20 seconds, or as long as it takes to say the ABCs.

4. Wearing a Pantiliner

Daily. For daily freshness, you can wear a pantiliner and change it as often as you need.

5. Wearing a Pad

4 to 6 hours. Change your pad a few times throughout the day, or when it becomes saturated or uncomfortable. Pads are available in different absorbencies to work best with your period flow level. It’s also recommended to change your pad before bed and when you wake up.

6. Wearing a Tampon

4 to 8 hours. If the tampon is saturated before 4 hours, use the next higher absorbency. If it's dry with white showing after 4 hours, use the next lower absorbency. Never leave a tampon in for more than 8 hours.

7. Sleeping

8 1/2 to 9 hours each night. Create a good bedtime routine so you’ll be on your way to getting plenty of sleep.

8. Napping

20-30 minutes. Just enough time to recharge!

9. Brushing Your Hair

Just long enough to get out all the tangles.

10. Applying Deodorant

Once a day. Every girls sweats differently, so pick a deodorant that provides you with the level of protection you need.

Do you have more questions about caring for your body and proper feminine hygiene? Follow us on Facebook and ask your questions using #BGAdvice .

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Posted August 06, 2014
thanks again being girl for awesome advice
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Omg its hard to find a name
Posted February 22, 2014
I use antiperesperent (dont know how to spell it! )because it smells good ,keeps the smelly sweat away ,and stops you completly from sweating
Posted July 15, 2013
HAHA what up with your usernames tho!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted April 16, 2013
i can only use 1 scent to mask my underarm odor and thats powder becasue it mask the scent very well for me
Posted July 03, 2013
Definitely a big help! To be honest (and beware: this is a little embarrassing), I have always had a hard time with my personal hygiene for some reason. But, anyway, thanks so much Being Girl for posting these! =) It's a really big help!
Posted July 03, 2013
This helped me a lot...yays! :3
Posted August 23, 2012
Sadly, I am not able to get 8 to 9 hrs of sleep. The max I get during the week on an average day is 6 hrs, as I go to bed at 11 pm and wake up @ 5 AM. I have soo much stuff that I need to do everyday, with school, work, exercise, and babysitting my little brothers that I just don't have time! It is really awful, but I cant change anything
Posted January 08, 2013
wow!being girl helps girls to just be girl!thanks so much don't know what I would do without the experts! :) Times 1,000,000
Posted August 23, 2012
This helped alot i take long naps :) i have no idea what i would do without beinggirl!!! :) thanks now i know so much more with beinggirl
Posted October 09, 2012
this helps sooooooo much :D
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