Do you admire James Bond?
Bond has become an iconic character that includes elements of an attractive man.
His hygiene is impeccable. He’s well-groomed and dressed with style.
Even if you're not a James Bond fan you may still have a natural desire to look good and attractive.
And that's normal.
Who doesn't want to live with James Bond's confidence and self-esteem?
The question is how?
Personal hygiene checklist for men
Basic hygiene is a must
Try to eliminate the hygiene issues that trigger embarrassment in people if you want them to feel safe around you.
Be the person that:
- Washes hands after using the bathroom, taking meals, public facilities, touching dirty and dusty objects, etc.
- Doesn’t share his personal hygiene items like razors, trimmers, combs, towels, underwear, etc, with anybody.
- Covers his mouth with a cloth whenever he feels the urge to sneeze or cough.
Following basic hygiene speaks about you as a conscious person that doesn't want to be the source of an infection or contamination.
Maintain good oral hygiene
To maintain a healthy mouth, you need to follow good oral hygiene. Following good oral hygiene routine prevents issues like dental caries, gingivitis or bad breath and provides you with a nice smile and fresh breath.
Follow this routine every day:
- Teeth brushing: the activity that cleans your teeth from bacteria and removes the food residues between the teeth.
- Dental floss: the activity that cleans bacteria and removes food from between the teeth where toothbrush bristles couldn’t reach.
- Clean your tongue: use a toothbrush or tongue scraper to remove the white coating from the surface of your tongue, which is often the reason for bad breath.
Make showering a daily habit
An important daily habit of an attractive males’s personal care routine is showering.
A hot shower washes away the salty sweat, the unpleasant body odor and improves its freshness.
Maintaining your body clean and fresh gives you the confidence that your unpleasant body odor won’t embarrass your coworkers or date.
Wash your hair
When you go out of the home your hair should always look fresh and clean.
Wash your hair with your favorite shampoo and conditioner or other hair maintenance products to as soon as it gets dirty and greasy.
Trim your nails
After having a hot shower it's a good idea to trim your nails.Use a nail clipper to maintain them short and clean. This prevents you from gathering mud under fingernails, which looks disgusting.
Male grooming checklist
Have a timely haircut
Give your hairstyle a bump by having a haircut every 2-3 weeks. Once being at the salon, ask the hairstylist to trim the hair off your neck.
Trim the nose and ear hair
As you get closer to 30 years old, you may notice stray hair growing out of your nose or ear.
Use your trimmer or tweezers to pluck this hair.
Pluck your eyebrows
Same story with your eyebrows.
Trim or pluck your eyebrows to give them a nice and clean look.
If you want to learn how to correctly groom your eyebrows I recommend watching Aaron Marino’s Youtube video where he explains how to determine the right shape of the eyebrow and which tools you need to groom them.
Shave or trim your beard
Whether you like growing a beard or having a clean face, make sure it looks well cared.
If there is stray hair sticking out in multiple directions, take a trimmer or razor and shave it off.
Add a little scent to your body
After taking a shower, your body may smell fresh and attractive but adding little fragrance to your body makes you smell irresistibly.
Try to not to overuse deodorant on your body because the smell becomes repulsive.
Basic style tips
Have your clothes tailored to fit your body size
Your dressing style should emphasize the advantages of your body. And that begins with choosing clothes that fit the size of your body.
Avoid wearing loose clothing.
Stand up straight
Wearing the most expensive clothes in the world won’t make you more stylish if the message of your body language is weak. I mean, your eyes look down into the earth or your back is curved like a tree on a windy day.
There is no confidence or attitude in such a body position. And where there is no attitude there is no style.
Keep your back straight and raise your eyes from the ground to look straight forward.
Match your belt color to your shoe color
One style rule for men is to match the color of the belt with the color of your shoes.
If you wear black color shoes try to combine them with a black color belt.
Keep your shoes clean
Your shoes are another important element that speaks about your style.
Real gentlemen would never wear dirty and smelly shoes and you should follow this rule as well.
If you wear classic shoes, make sure to polish them or, if you wear casual shoes, make sure they are clean and odor-free.
Apply these hygiene, grooming and style tips to be that guy who leaves a good first impression.
A well-cared physical appearance may impress your interviewee, client or date. Consider that it’s your only opportunity, putting your foot in the door first is crucial.
Once your prospect notices you, you may have a chance to speak up.
People first judge you by your look before listening to what you have to say. So, grab their attention with a well-cared and attractive look.
After you’ve done that, you may develop stronger relationships.
Want more personal hygiene ideas? Follow our guide to good personal hygiene in different aspects of your life.