You can’t build a confident self-image without following a good personal hygiene checklist and grooming habits.
Personal hygiene and grooming habits are fundamental personal care activities that any healthy person includes in their daily routines.
All successful men execute specific things to maintain a confident self-image. As a result, they look attractive, they are clean and fresh and they are well dressed. They enjoy having a good physical appearance and they know exactly what to do to build a confident self-image time and time again.
The secret is being aware of the effects of poor personal hygiene and follow the best personal hygiene routine and grooming activities on a daily basis.
So, if you want to improve your self-image keep reading. Below you’ll find a list of good hygiene habits and grooming tips that’ll transform you from an uncertain student into an alpha male.
Personal hygiene checklist for adults 101
a) Personal care tips
1. Wash your hands
Washing hands is the most important habit you need to embrace. Hands are the dirtiest part of the human body and they carry risks for your health.
Every day, you use your hands to share money, shake hands, touch pets, use the bathroom, take meals, etc. Some objects, that your hands get in touch with, may carry harmful microorganisms for your health.
As microbes land on your body, they multiply on your skin or get inside of your body, which weakens your immunity.
That’s why it’s important to wash your hands several times a day. Also, use SOAP while hand washing because it cleans up to 95% of all the microbes.
2. Maintain your hair
Wash your hair whenever it becomes too greasy and dirty. This prevents the development of lice in your hair and the appearance of dandruff which falls on your back and shoulders.
Needless to say, clean and maintained hair improves your attractiveness.
3. Keep your odors under control
Do you sweat a lot during hot weather?
Then, you have probably noticed that your body releases an awful smell which repels everybody around.
Occasionally, you may not feel the bad smell of your body, but be aware that abundant sweating releases offensive odors. So, you need to ask yourself what can you do about that?
Showering is by far the best solution to maintain the fresh smell of your body. It washes the sweat off the skin which removes the offensive odors.
- Shave your armpits during hot weather days to limit the places where odor-causing bacteria may settle.
- Use a deodorant or antiperspirant after you dry out.
4. Don’t share your own hygienic tools
Never share your toothbrush, towel, comb, or any other personal hygiene tools with another person. It’s unhygienic and unhealthy.
The other person may have an infectious disease that he is not aware of and by sharing your hygienic tools with him you may get infected.
5. Keep your ears clean
Clean the wax from your ear tube because it looks embarrassing and it promotes hearing loss.
Use a cotton stick to remove the wax from your ear tube. For a more effective way, do it after showering when the wax is melted.
b) Oral hygiene
6. Brush your teeth
If you want healthier teeth and a brighter smile, you need to follow a teeth brushing regimen.
Schedule your brushing time at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed. This will remove the remained food in your teeth, which can alter and affect your teeth’s health.
After teeth brushing, some food may still be stuck between your teeth. This hurts your smile a lot.
Flossing takes care of this. Use a thin thread to clean the spaces between your teeth.
Basically, flossing completes what teeth brushing was not able to do at 100%.
8. Scrape your tongue
Scrape your tongue to remove the white coating from the surface of your tongue and to prevent bad breath.
The white layer, on your tongue, is an accumulation of toxins, that your digestive system tries to get rid of during the night. By doing so, you prevent reabsorbing these toxins back inside your body.
Secondly, scraping the white layer of the surface of your tongue prevents your breath from smelling bad and provides you with a kiss-ready fresh breath.
9. Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
Your toothbrush doesn’t last forever. With time, its bristles lose its form and thickness, which makes the toothbrush less effective.
Dentists recommend changing the toothbrush every 3 to 4 months to ensure the best result on investment.
10. Have regular check-ups at your dentist
Even if you follow the above oral hygiene habits, it is still recommended to visit the dentist for regular check-ups at least two times a year.
It helps to discover minor carries outbreaks at their earliest stage of development and treat it accordingly.
c) Grooming tips
11. Wear clean and neat clothing
If you make an effort to keep your body clean, you should, as well, wear clean clothes to extend the amount of time your body stays clean.
A few tips to follow:
- Don’t wear items containing vomit, fluids from injuries, sweat, polluted foods;
- Dry out all your clothes after washing them. Clothes left wet for too long may develop mold, which is odorous and unhealthy;
- Wear clothes that fit your size. This makes you look attractive.
- Iron your shirts and trousers. This kills most microbes from your clothes, which keeps your body cleaner.
12. Cut your nails
Uncared fingernails look embarrassing and affect your physical image and how people perceive you.
Due to this, many people from the corporate world will avoid shaking hands with you, which may become an obstacle, if you want your place in it.
13. Have a timely hair-cut
The hair on your head is continuously growing and if you don’t cut it down your head will look like a bush.
Visit your hairstylist at least once per month to cut your hair on the head and neck.
14. Use a signature scent
Your body smells nice and fresh after showering, but it makes you even more attractive if you add a few drops of your favorite scent to your body.
15. Maintain your facial hair
This tip is critical for a man’s good grooming and style.
Most young men believe that they look like real men with a beard on the face. However, having an attractive beard requires a lot of maintenance. Otherwise, you risk looking like a monkey, which of course leaves a bad impression about you.
When you turn 30 years, depending on the amount of testosterone in your body, your eyebrows, nose hair, and ear hair begin to grow faster, adding lots of stray hair on your face. All facial hair needs maintenance and takes quite some time.
Here is what you’ll need to do as your facial hair grows faster.
Plug out the hair from your nose, ear, and eyebrows at least once a weak to maintain your facial hair and look younger.
16. Carry a handkerchief
In the old days, carrying a handkerchief was a sign of good manners among noble people.
A good-mannered person behaved in a way, which didn’t affect someone else’s comfort zone. His neighbors felt safe in the environment of good-mannered people because they covered their mouth with a handkerchief every time they coughed or sneezed, following with an “Excuse me”, or “Pardon.”
Things didn’t change much nowadays. Today, good-mannered are still much appreciated than the less mannered ones.
So, use a handkerchief whenever you sneeze or cough, and your karma will improve.
d) [Bonus Tip] Maintain your environment clean
17. Maintain the cleanliness in the kitchen
The kitchen is the place in your house, where food is stored, cooked, and served. While you do all these manipulations, your kitchen and all the tools in it need to be clean to prevent food contamination.
18. Keep your house clean
What makes a house a safe environment to live in? A comfortable sofa? A high-tech TV? Or the minimalist design?
Neither of these.
The main ingredient that makes your home safe is its cleanliness.
The cleanliness in your house creates a special environment, where you may have that zen-like state of mind, and be confident that all your guests are safe, when they come to visit you.
Ventilate, lighten up and clean your house at least once per week.
19. Clean your working place
If you usually drink your coffee at your working desk, make sure to clean your cup you finished drinking it.
The problem is that, leaving your desk dirty increases the chance to alter important documents located on your working desk. Secondly, dirty cups, plates, and cutlery left on your working desk attract flies, which is unhygienic.
Make sure to clean up your working desk after you eat.
If you want to become a successful person, and your success is dependent on your self-image, you have to take better care of your personal hygiene. Scan the above personal hygiene tips and grooming activities and you’ll find the habits that fit your goals.