Every self-respected person keeps a personal hygiene checklist to maintain his body clean. Having a good-looking body adds up to your confidence in your day-to-day activities and makes your communication easier with other people.
On the other side, it’s intimidating when you talk to an unkempt person. Especially, when you notice the black line of mud under his fingernails or smell his awful body odor, while you talk. You naturally make a step backward trying to keep the distance.
Heathy people want to be surounded by other healthy people.
So, if you want to join the community of healthy people keep your body clean.
It’s the body’s natural process to become hairy and dirty with time. It’s your job to keep up with this matter if you want to look good.
I hope that you don’t want to freak out others with an unkempt look, but rather be an attractive person. Below you’ll find a grooming and personal hygiene checklist.
Personal hygiene checklist for adults 101
Personal care tips
1. Wash your hands
Hands are the dirtiest part of the human body. During the day, our hands are touching objects that may carry potentially harmful microbes. For example, sharing money, shaking hands, touching pets, using the bathroom, taking meals, etc. are situations when your hands may grab a set of foreign microorganisms.
As a result, the infection may get inside your body when you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with dirty hands.
Want to protect yourself from germs?
Keep your hands clean. SOAP is the best tool that cleans up to 95% of all the germs that landed on your hands.
Get some soap, turn on the water, and take a minute to wash your hands.
2. Maintain your hair
Hair maintenance involves several processes from hair washing, drying and applying hair products to make your hair shine. All is good up until you start overusing these hairs maintaining tactics.
If you exaggerate with shampooing, hair strengthening, dying, curling, etc., you may damage your hair.
The core idea about hair maintenance is to keep it clean and healthy.
Wash your hair to remove the dirt and grease and apply hair maintenance products with caution.
3. Keep your odors under control
With age, the specific smell of your body becomes more obvious and this may affect a couple of aspects in your life. It may turn down people which may affect your social life. Secondly, body odor is a cause of excessive sweating on the skin which may affect its health.
Cold showering may cool your body down while hot water showering relaxes the entire body. Either way showering inhibit the release of awful body odor for a while.
For prolonged success here are additional steps you may take.
- Don’t shower too often. It may lead to the exfoliation of the flora on your skin.
- Shave your armpits to limit the number of cozy places on your body where bacteria may settle.
- Use an antibacterial soap because it provides a higher level of cleanliness.
- Use a deodorant or an antiperspirant as soon as you dry out after a shower.
4. Don’t share your own hygienic tools
Spending all your time with your soulmate has countless benefits. Sharing a coffee, walking in the park or taking a dinner together makes you feel great. But, when it comes to personal hygiene there are certain boundaries you should not hit.
Sharing your personal care products like your comb, toothbrush or towel transfers bacteria from person to person. No matter how much you love your honey, you don’t want to pass along viruses to each other.
It’s not about being selfish. It’s about your health and safety.
5. Keep your ears clean
Excessive waxing inside the ear tube looks embarrassing and it may cause hearing loss.
Use a cotton stick to keep your ears clean, but use it with caution again. Excessive use of this ear cleaner is the moment when your body starts overproducing earwax.
Clean your ears after showering and you’ll prevent excessive waxing in the ear tube.
6. Brush your teeth
Brush your teeth two times a day – morning and evening. This regimen is the first step in eliminating altered food in between the teeth which may cause bad breath or gum disease.
Simple teeth brushing may not always remove 100% of the food particles from between the teeth. Flossing comes in to provide a better cleaning of teeth.
8. Scrape your tongue with a tongue scraper
After you’ve cleaned up your teeth it’s time to take care of your tongue. Use a good tongue scraper tool to remove bacteria, food particle or dead cells from the surface of your tongue. These residues are toxins that the digestive system is trying to remove during the night.
Scrape your tongue to maintain it clean and to prevent reabsorbtion of the toxins back into the body.
9. Change your toothbrush every 3-4 months
A toothbrush used daily during 3 months loses its freshness and effectiveness. It’ recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
10. Have regular check-ups at your dentist
Visit a dentist to make sure that your teeth are in a good state. Small carries outbreaks may occur and it’s important to detect them at an early stage to prevent a bigger damage to the teeth.
11. Wear clean and neat clothing
When you just came out of the shower wear clean, fresh, and ironed clothes. This will keep your body clean for a longer period of time.
What’s the point of making showers if you wear the same dirty shirt? Nonsense!
It greatly diminishes the returns of your personal hygiene habits. Wearing dirty clothes on a clean body shortens the lifespan of its freshness. Bacteria spread through your body turning it foul-smelling.
Any items containing vomit, fluids from injury, sweat, polluted foods, consider as high-risk dirty clothing.
Dry your clothes immediately after washing them. Clothing left wet for a long time can develop mold, which can cause odor.
Stop the spread of bacteria by wearing clean and neat clothes. This makes attractive and makes you feel good about yourself.
12. Cut your nails
When your nails are long and unkempt dirt is gathering under fingernails. This is not attractive, neither it’s healthy.
The black layer under the nails is an accumulation of microbes and germs which can easily make their way inside your body through mouth, eyes, and nose. This is a serious gap in your personal hygiene that may weaken your immune system in the long term.
Keep your nails trimmed to prevent infection. Use a nail clipper or scissors to cut your nails and maintain them to a safe length.
The same is recommended for your toenails. Keep them clean and trimmed.
13. Have a timely hair-cut
Hair can grow at a different speed and your hairstyle may lose its form. It makes it difficult to maintain a good-looking hairstyle.
This can make you a disservice when trying to leave a good first impression on somebody.
Maintain a hairstyle that suits you best. Highlight the strengths of your face and bring out the best features of your physical look. It’ll make you feel good and confident about yourself when you’ll be in public places.
14. Use a signature scent
You know how well you smell when you just came out of the shower fresh and clean, but did you know that you can improve the attractiveness of your body odor?
Use a good scent on your body that will validate the cleanliness of your body and your overall attractiveness.
15. Maintain your facial hair
With age, the hair on the face is grows hurting your facial image. The unkempt hair on your face makes you look older than your real age.
Maintaining your beard, nose hair, ear hair, eye browse keeps a pleasant look on your face. It’s too early to let yourself look old (even if you are 70).
16. Carry a handkerchief
In the old days, classy men and women carried a handkerchief with them.
What for? You may ask.
No, they didn’t show off their financial statuses. For the noblest people, it was a sign of respecting the ethics of good manners.
I think you agree with me that it’s embarrassing when a person sneezes right in your face without covering his mouth. More than that, he spreads harmful germs through the air what may infect anyone within three feet away.
That’s not a correct way of behavior in a cultural society. There should be certain ethical hygienic rules that everybody should respect.
Conscious people should respect the ethic of hygienic rules being in public places.
Maintaining cleanliness in your living environment
17. Maintain the cleanliness of your kitchen
The kitchen is the place in your house where you prepare food. You keep all the food, serving tool, preparing food tools in your kitchen. Sometimes you can even eat in the kitchen.
Imagine that your kitchen is not clean. You prepare the food in unhygienic conditions what might infect it. Or, your might be eating from dirty plates using dirty cutlery which may add food particles from the previous meals. Not safe. Right?
Hygiene in the kitchen prevents food poisoning.
Prepare food in a hygienic kitchen.
Wash your dishes, cutlery, forks, and cuttings right after using them. Keep the products in the refrigerator and throw altered products into the garbage can.
18. Keep your house clean
What makes a house comfortable? Your sofa? Your brand-new TV? Or the minimalist design of your house?
There is one thing that comes first when trying to build the comfort in your home. It’s the cleanliness in your house.
Your house should be a safe environment for you, your family, all your friends. They don’t need to feel the discomfort from the lack of hygiene in your home.
Maintaining your house clean will prevent germs from invading your house.
Keep your house well ventilated, lighted, and clean. Your home will become a nice place relax by reading, doing fitness or working at the computer.
Your house is your temple!
19. Keep your working place clean
Sometimes you need to take a lunch at your desk in front of the computer when you have a lot of work. That’s ok to make yourself a coffee with a chocolate candy while working at your computer.
The problem is that often you forget to clean up your desk and wash your can. The dirty on your working desk adds up may alter important documents. Secondly, this is not hygienic because flies may gather over your unwashed can of coffee.
Make sure to clean up your working desk after you eat.
I like thinking about personal hygiene from a wider perspective. The importance of personal hygiene in life is huge and constitute the basement of our health maintenance habits, but I believe that the benefits of these habits can be extended.
I believe that personal care routines are the basic habits a person should embrace. A good daily personal hygiene routine builds the foundation of a strong health.
However, grooming habits improve the benefits of a personal hygiene routine. It improves your physical attractiveness highlights your personality strengths in human relationships. It maintains the cleanliness in your environment attract the right people into your inner circle.
Such an attitude towards personal hygiene characterizes you in several ways. First, you care about your health. Second, you are aware of the importance of maintaining an attractive physical look. Thirdly, cares for the people who are part of the same environment.
The above personal hygiene checklist includes everything you need to improve your life.
Will you add any of these habits in your routine?