Personal care and Hygiene - Differences

Personal care and hygiene are interrelated though they are often used as different terms. Generally, when we talk about personal care we often refer to toiletries that include the use beatification and personal hygiene consumer products.

While on the other hand, hygiene is an old concept related to medicine, as well as to personal and professional care practices related to most aspects of living. Strictly speaking, the term hygiene is more related to practices that prevent spread of disease-causing organisms. It is cleanliness deriving out of precautionary act to prevent disease from spreading.

Hygiene is again different from cleanliness. The later is being free from dirt from the process of cleaning. Cleanliness also means to prevent dirtying. It is related to hygiene which is more of prevention of diseases.
Standard of personal hygiene and cleanliness are different from one person to another, and different society have different concept.

Personal care is referred to consumer products that are necessary for personal hygiene and not so related to beatification which include the use of luxury goods but necessary for personal hygiene.

Personal care includes products as diverse as skin care cream, toothpaste, deodorant, perfumes, lip gloss, electric shavers, tissue paper, mouth wash, shampoo, etc.

Such items are often included in our travel kit or toilet bag. It is different from cosmetic or makeup kit that women carry. This makeup kit is included in the luxury items that are not a necessity for personal hygiene and cleanliness.

These are pretty much the basic differences between personal care and hygiene.

Topic : Health
Genre : Blog

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