List of personal hygiene items for teen girls

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List of personal hygiene items for teen girls
Hygiene products that work for your friends may not be for you. (Goodshoot RF/Goodshoot/Getty Images)

Your teenage years are a time of figuring out who you are and what you want for your life. Among the discoveries you will make during this time is what types of products are necessary for taking care of yourself. Brand names and fragrances are things which you will experiment with until you find what best suits you; these things will change over time. The things which will remain constant are the products which will help you be healthy, hygienic and to put forth the best you that you can be.

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Hair Care

A shampoo and conditioner combination which is formulated for your specific hair texture is an important part of personal hygiene. In the teenage years your hair can have increased levels of oil. Washing and conditioning your hair on a regular basis will keep it healthy.

Facial Cleanser

Cleaning your skin well can cut down on breakouts. During your teen years, your hormones are attempting to even out and this may cause the glands located in your skin to produce excess oil. High oil content can contribute to breakouts. There is a wide variety of over-the-counter products available at drugstores that can help clean your skin and reduce breakouts. Keep in mind that when washing your face, the theme should be gentleness. Avoid cleansers with abrasive elements like beads. It may see like harsh scrubbing will get your face cleaner, but this will only serve to irritate your skin. If over-the-counter products are not effective for your blemishes, consulting with your doctor or dermatologist can provide you with other stronger medications and options.


As you enter your teen years, you may experience increased levels of sweat when performing physical activities. This sweat is sometimes accompanied by unpleasant odour. Using deodorant or antiperspirant can eliminate these issues. Deodorant covers smell with different pleasant scents. Antiperspirant dries up your sweat glands and stops sweat from happening. You can purchase deodorant and antiperspirants separately or as a combination in a single product. Experiment with which products work best for you in order to feel more confident as you navigate through your day.

Feminine Hygiene Products

Modern teenagers have many more options when choosing products for feminine hygiene than their mothers or previous generations of girls had. There are several kinds of tampons and pads that are crafted specifically with the bodies of teenage girls in mind. They are also made to conform to your busy lifestyle. This is another area of hygiene where you will likely need to experiment and try different products to discover what works best for you.

Oral Care

You have probably been told since you were young that taking care of your teeth is important. However as a teen, if you regularly drink soda, sports drinks, coffee, fruit juice or other drinks that have a high sugar content, you will need to pay especially close attention to how you care for your teeth and mouth. Brush your teeth regularly with toothpaste containing fluoride and floss to remove residual food particles. Brushing and flossing not only keep your mouth healthy, but they reduce bad breath that can be embarrassing.

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