Looking to improve your personal hygiene and grooming skills?
Mastering good personal care skills makes the difference between a woman who knows how to maintain a healthy and good physical appearance and the woman who has no clue how to be more attractive.
The secret isn’t living an expensive lifestyle.
It’s actually following the basics of good hygiene.
What if you had access to a complete list of personal care activities? Would you follow it?
Check out below a personal hygiene and grooming checklist for women to see if you are missing any of these activities in your personal care routine.
Personal hygiene checklist for women
Wash your hands
Wash your hands every time after using the bathroom, sneezing or coughing, handling money, touching a pet, etc. These things and objects may contain dust, dirt and unhealthy microorganisms, which are easily transferred on to your hands and from there spread to other people.
To prevent this unwanted result, wash your hands with soap under warm water for at least 20-30 seconds. In this period, you should be able to wash your palms, wrists, under fingernails and between fingers.
After you finished washing hands, dry them out.
Wash your face
You should wash your face before bedtime and upon waking up.
Wet your face with warm water and after that apply a gentle non-abrasive cleanser. Massage the cleanser into the skin with your fingertips. Avoid using soap or alcohol-based products because these are too harsh on your skin.
Maintain your oral hygiene
Good oral hygiene helps to maintain your mouth healthy by following an oral hygiene routine two times per day – first thing in the morning and before bedtime.
A basic oral hygiene routine includes teeth brushing, dental flossing and tongue scraping.
Following this routine prevents oral issues like tooth decay, gum diseases and bad breath.
In addition to that, replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months and see your dentist two times per year for dental check-up and cleaning.
Showering helps you to maintain your body clean and fresh. It washes away the dust, sweat, bacteria or unpleasant odors that land on your body during the day.
Wash your feet, face, hands, armpits and body with soap but for vagina use a special soap for intimate hygiene.
Prevent smelly feet
At a certain point, your feet and shoes may start smelling bad and you need to keep this under control.
Air out your shoes overnight. Wear dry socks on dry feet. Choose cotton socks instead of synthetic fiber socks.
Wipe from top to bottom
Wipe from top to bottom and not bottom to top to avoid bacteria living in the colon making its way to the urethra – the hole you pee through.
Don't share your personal hygiene items
The whole point of maintaining good personal hygiene is to lower the chances of sharing harmful bacteria or infections to other people.
Based on that logic, you should never share personal hygiene items like toothbrush, razor blade, tweezers, comb, towel, etc.
Shave your armpit
Long hair in your armpits increases the temperature of the body, which promotes sweating.
The moist in your armpit is then absorbed into the hair, which keeps releasing the armpit odors.
Control your armpit odors by shaving the hair in it and shower regularly.
Manage your pubic hair
It is up to you how you wish to groom the area down there. Leave natural pubic hair or trim it off.
In case you plan to trim the pubic hair, follow the below guidelines:
- Trim long hair using clean scissors who nobody else will use after that.
- 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
The vagina has a natural discharge and oils which protect it against infections.
Excessive washing with soap strips away this protective barrier created by the discharge and breaks down the pH balance, leaving it more prone to infections.
To properly cleanse your genitals, you need warm water and mild soap. Avoid cleaning the internal of genitalia.
Female grooming checklist
Wear clean clothes
Avoid wearing clothes with stains, wrinkles and which stink. These dirty clothes should go directly into the laundry.
This also refers to your underpants and bra. Always wear fresh, clean and dry undies.
Use deodorant or perfume
Daily use of deodorant prevents the release of unpleasant body odor.
A lot of these unpleasant body odors come from your armpit since you go through puberty.
To cover this unpleasant scent of the body, choose from different kinds of deodorants like roll-on, spray, stick deodorants, with or without antiperspirant.
When it comes perfumes, less is more.
Overusing perfume can be disturbing and repulsive to many people, especially to those with breathing problems like asthma.
Spray two to three times in front of you and walk through the perfume cloud. This provides you with a nice smell without being too strong.
Remember, that wearing perfume doesn’t replace showering.
Adding perfume works great when your body is clean and fresh.
Treat your acne naturally
If you have pimples on your face use a gentle, non-abrasive and alcohol-free acne treatment.
Even if you have that urge to pop that white pimple, don’t.
Try to resist from squeezing or picking at pimples especially when your face and hands are dirty because it may trigger the appearance of more pimples on your face.
Try treating your acne naturally or ask a dermatologist for safe acne treatment.
Care for your nails
Attractive women have clean and trimmed fingernails.
Use sharp clippers or small manicure scissors to cut straight across your nail and leave a gentle curve at the corners. 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 or backpacks such as a small mirror, deodorant, comb, hand sanitizer or a packet of mouth fresheners or gum.