Want to find a good personal hygiene and grooming checklist for women to follow?
Whether you want to maintain strong health or to have a good-looking physical appearance, following a good personal hygiene guide is always a good idea.
Find bellow a personal hygiene checklist following by a basic grooming hygiene list for females.
Personal hygiene checklist for women
Wash your hands
During the day, our hands touch different things that may contain potentially unhealthy bacteria or viruses. After getting in contact with this objects, these bacteria may land on our hands.
To prevent contamination or spreading out a disease, wash your hands with soap after using the bathroom, sneezing or coughing, handling money, touching a pet, etc.
The washing process shouldn’t take more than 20-30 seconds and, in this time, you should be able to wash your palms, wrists, under fingernails and between fingers.
After you finished washing your hands, dry them out with a towel.
Wash your face
Wash your face before bedtime and upon waking up.
The process is simple.
Wet your face and apply a gentle non-abrasive cleanser and massage it into the skin using your fingertips.
When choosing a cleanser for your face, avoid alcohol-based products because these are too harsh for the skin.
Maintain your oral hygiene
Follow a oral hygiene routine at least two times per day.
The routine should include such activities as teeth brushing, flossing, and tongue scraping.
Other oral hygiene tips are to replace the toothbrush every 3-4 months and to visit a dentist every 6 months for a dental checkup and teeth cleaning.
Showering maintains your body clean and fresh.
When taking a shower, make sure to wash your feet, face, hands, armpits, and body with soap. For the vagina, use a special soap for intimate hygiene.
Prevent smelly feet
Sometimes, your feet and shoes may release an unpleasant odor.
To keep smelly feet under control, try airing out your shoes overnight, wear dry socks on dry feet, and choose cotton socks instead of synthetic fiber socks.
Wipe from top to bottom
After you’ve done your thing in the bathroom, wipe from top to bottom to avoid infecting your urethra (the pee hole) with the bacteria living in the colon.
Don't share your personal hygiene items
The whole point of maintaining good personal hygiene is to prevent the spread of bacteria and infections to others.
Based on that logic, don’t share personal hygiene items such as the toothbrush, razor blade, tweezers, comb, towel, etc.
Shave your armpit
The hair in the armpits increases the temperature of the body, which, as a result, promotes sweating in that area of the body.
The moist in the armpit is absorbed into the hair and releases unpleasant odors.
To control this personal hygiene issue, shave your armpit.
Manage your pubic hair
Leaving natural pubic hair or trimming it is a personal preference. Though, having it trimmed off is a little more hygienic.
In case you want to keep the pubic hair short, follow the below guidelines:
- Trim long hair using clean scissors which nobody else uses.
- Soak in a hot bath for a few minutes to soften the pubic hair and the skin.
- Use a razor with moisture strips.
- Pull the skin tight and smooth and shave in the direction of hair growth. Be gentle and don’t apply to much pressure.
- Rinse off with warm water, pat the area dry and use baby oil, aloe, or non-perfumed moisturizer on your skin.
- Wear cotton underpants to let the airflow to dissipate the collection of bacteria and fungi in the vagina area.
Avoid soap down there
Female vagina discharges oils naturally which protects it from bacteria and infections.
To maintain a healthy vagina, avoid excessively washing it with soap. Soap strips away the protective barrier created by the discharge and breaks down the pH balance leaving it prone to infections.
A proper way to cleanse your genitals is washing it with mildly soapy warm water and avoid cleaning the internal part of the vagina.
Female grooming checklist
Wear clean clothes
Avoid wearing stinky clothes, clothes that have stains or wrinkles. These signs show how dirty your clothes are and all clothes like these should go directly into the laundry.
This also refers to the underpants and bra. Always wear fresh, clean and dry undies.
Use deodorant or perfume
To cover this unpleasant scent of the body, choose from different kinds of deodorants like roll-on, spray, stick deodorants, with or without antiperspirant. But remember, that wearing a deodorant doesn’t replace showering.
After a shower, when your body is clean and fresh, spray two times in front of you and walk through the perfume cloud. This provides you with a nice smell without being too strong.
Treat your acne naturally
If you feel the urge to pop that white pimple, don’t.
Try to resist squeezing pimples, especially doing that without washing hands.
Care for your nails
Use sharp clippers or small manicure scissors to cut your fingernails. After that, use hand lotion on your nails and cuticles.
For added attractiveness, paint your nails in the color of your shirt or sweater.
Don't overdo your makeup
Apply light layers of foundation and use makeup minimally for a natural and healthy look.
Keep a small hygiene kit
Keep a small hygiene kit in your purse that contains a small mirror, a deodorant, a comb, a hand sanitizer or a packet of mouth fresheners or gum.