As an adult, it’s expected that you to follow a grooming and personal hygiene checklist.
Your mom is no longer washing and dressing you, so that, you look clean and fresh wherever you go.
As a grown up, you have to take care of your body cleanliness by yourself. This means creating and following personal daily and weekly hygiene routines.
Yes. It requires discipline.
If you want to look good and healthy, follow the below list of personal hygiene and grooming.
What is personal hygiene and grooming?
The importance of personal grooming and hygiene
The importance of maintaining personal grooming and hygiene lies in building healthy environments around yourself.
Maintaining personal hygiene in the workplace helps in promoting yourself as a good coworker and specialist. It also allows you to have friends and build a successful personal life.
I don't mean that without a top notch grooming and hygiene level it's impossible to achieve that. But it's harder to do so.
People with well cared physical appearances are perceived as educated and well-mannered. They understand the indirect benefits these personal hygiene tips have on on their lives.
Find below a list of ways to maintain personal hygiene and grooming.
The personal hygiene checklist
These hygiene activities maintain your body clean and healthy by washing out harmful germs off your body.
1. Wash your hands
Hands are the dirtiest part of the human body because they most often touch dirty things. These things may be dirty, dusty or contain harmful microorganisms.
After landing on your hands, the germs may get inside your body through the mouth, eyes, and nose.
Wash your hands with soap after getting in contact with dirty things or places. Soap eliminates up to 95% of all the microbes.
2. Trim your fingernails
The black line of mud under the fingernails looks embarrassing and it's unhealthy too.
If your fingernails are dirty and uncared and you give your hand for a shake, it repulse people. Because of that, some people might even avoid shaking hands with you.
The reason for that is because the collection of dirt and bacteria under the fingernails are a sign of poor hand hygiene. And this may lead to spreading harmful microorganisms and diseases.
Trim your fingernails at least once per week. Do that after showering because fingernails become softer and easier to cut.
3. Wash your face
During the day, your face covers the skin face with sweat and dust, which may lead to pores clogging.
To prevent clogging of the face skin pores, clean it a couple of times per day.
Wash your face first thing in the morning and a couple of times per day to wash away the sweat and dust off the face skin. Use a mild soap for better efficiency.
These oral hygiene tips help to maintain a healthy mouth.
This means removing the food particles from between the teeth, eliminating bacteria, and improving the freshness of the breath.
4. Brush your teeth
If you want a healthy and beautiful smile, you must brush your teeth daily.
Brush your teeth at least two times per day, once in the morning and once before bedtime.
If you need extra teeth cleanliness, brush your teeth after each meal. However, this is optional.
Floss to remove the food residues between the teeth.
Toothbrushing doesn't completely clean your teeth. Toothbrush blisters can't reach all areas of the teeth. As a result, small food particles remain stuck between the teeth.
6. Clean your tongue
Use a toothbrush or a tongue scraper to clean the white coating off your tongue. Scrape the white coating until your become clean.
The thin film on the surface of the tongue is a collection of food residues and bacteria, which serves as a bad breath source.
7. Replace your toothbrush
Dentists recommend to replace your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months of daily use.
The reason for that is that the toothbrush bristles start bending over time and become less efficient.
8. Visit the dentist
Even if you follow a proper oral hygiene routine, you still should visit a dentist once or twice a year.
The dentist may discover minor carries outbreaks at their earliest stage of development and treat them.
The human body releases sweat, odor, wax, and hair, which may affect your body hygiene. Maintain these body effects to minimum so that it doesn't affect your hygiene.
9. Take showers
Depending on whether you live in a warm or cold weather location, you need to shower regularly. You may need to take a couple of showers per day or one shower should be enough. Use your common sense.
The main point of showering is to wash away the sweat and dust off your body, to prevent body odors, and maintain it fresh and clean.
10. Shave your armpit
Shave the hair in your armpits to reduce the areas of the body that release odors.
The armpit is where bacteria thrive due to the hairy and humid area.
Hairy armpits also increase the temperature of the body, which promotes sweating.
11. Moisturize your skin
Use skin-moisturizing products to maintain the health of your skin.
Body and face skin moisturizing hydrates it and makes it softer and smoother.
12. Wash your feet
Soak your feet into warm soapy water. Wash the bottom and the sides of the feet and between the toes. Scrub the dry skin off the heals with a pumice stone.
After that, dry out your feet. Especially between the toes because that’s where fungal infections usually start developing.
13. Clean your ears
Remove the ear wax after taking a shower.
That's when the ear wax melts and can be easily removed with a cotton stick.
The hair releases oils, which, if not washed away, makes your head look greasy.
Such hair is difficult to maintain.
14. Maintain your hair
Wash your hair with shampoo to maintain it clean and healthy.
Your washing schedule may differ depending on the length and type of your hair.
A good rule to follow is to wash it whenever it gets greasy and dirty.
Also, visit a hairstylist to maintain the look of your hair.
The intimate area is an ecosystem inhabited with 100's of microorganisms and species.
Maintaining the cleanliness of your genitals is an important aspect of human health.
15. Maintain your privates clean
Keep the area down there clean and fresh.
- Wear clean underwear.
- Wash your privates.
- Trim your pubic hair.
Male genital hygiene:
- Rinse away the debris collected under the skin.
Check out this personal hygiene, grooming, and style tips for men.
Female genital hygiene:
- During the period, wash your genitals more than you are used to 2 to 3 times per day, for example.
- Use special intimate gels.
- Wipe from front to back.
Check out this hygiene routine for females checklist.
Grooming checklist for better appearance
Once your body hygiene is top-notch, wear only clean and fresh clothes. It helps in maintaining the cleanliness of your body even longer.
16. Wear clean and neat clothing
Always wear clean clothes on your clean body.
A lasting personal hygiene equals = clean body + clean clothing.
Tips to follow:
- Don’t wear items containing vomit, injury fluids, sweat, or foods.
- Dry out your clothes after washing them.
- Wear clothes that fit your size.
- Iron your shirts and trousers.
17. Have a timely hair-cut
Once your head starts looking like a bush, cut your hair down.
Visit your hairstylist who can also trim the unnecessary hair on the head and neck.
18. Use a signature scent
After you’ve taken a shower, add a few drops of your favorite scent on the body.
This adds +1 Karma to your attractiveness.
19. Maintain your facial hair
As you age, the facial hair grows faster, which means that it needs to be maintained.
Trim the hair from your beard, nose, ears, and eyebrows to maintain an attractive look.
20. Carry a handkerchief
In the old days, the noble people always carried a handkerchief with them, as a sign of good manners.
They covered their mouth with it whenever they felt the urge to sneeze or to cough
Sneezing in a person’s face was considered an impolite gesture.
This didn’t change much today.
Good-mannered people are still welcomed and appreciated.