Every self-respected person follows a personal hygiene checklist and is groomed up.
These habits maintain your body clean and attractive. It feels good when you see yourself as a healthy and good looking person. As a result, it improves your self-image.
On the other side, unkempt people think poorly of themselves. They see how the mud under their fingernails or the awful smell of their body intimidates the people around, but never do something to change this. These people think that nobody likes them when they don’t like themselves in the first place. The effects of poor personal hygiene negatively impact their self-image.
The kind of person you want to be, begins in your head. So, my question for you is:
On which side of the barricades are you?
If you don’t want to make an effort to look good and clean, stop reading and leave.
This article is for those who want to build a positive self-image.
Below, I’ve compiled a long list of grooming and personal hygiene habits to help you maintain better care of your physical appearance.
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, your hands are touching different objects that may carry harmful microbes. For example, sharing money, shaking hands, touching pets, using the bathroom, taking meals, etc. are situations when you may grab a set of foreign microorganisms.
As a result, the infectious microbes, once landed on your hands, may get inside your body through touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
To prevent this, keep your hands clean.
SOAP is the best tool which cleans up to 95% of all the microbes that land on your hands.
So, get some soap, turn on the water, and take a minute to wash your hands.
2. Maintain your hair
The process of hair maintenance consists of shampooing, hair straightening, dying, curling, etc. These techniques keep your hair clean and good-looking, but be cautious.
Overusing these hair maintenance techniques may hurt the health of your hair.
3. Keep your odors under control
You need to control your body odor, especially during hot weather. In the summer, the body sweats abundantly and releases an awful body odor that repels everybody in your surroundings.
The solution is simple – showering.
Showering inhibits the bad body odor by washing off the sweat from the skin providing it with a fresh smell.
1. Don’t shower too often. This exfoliates the protective flora of your skin.
2. Shave your armpits to limit the number of places on your body where bacteria may settle.
3. Use an antibacterial soap to provide a higher level of skin cleanliness.
4. Use a deodorant or an antiperspirant as soon as you dry out after showering.
4. Don’t share your own hygienic tools
Never share your toothbrush, towel, comb, or any other personal hygiene tool with others. It’s unhygienic.
That person may pass over to you his microorganisms through your hygienic tools.
5. Keep your ears clean
The wax inside the ear tube is bad for two reasons. First, it looks embarrassing and, secondly, it promotes hearing loss.
Prevent these unwanted consequences by cleaning your ears with cotton sticks.
Remove the earwax after showering when it is melt and it’s easy to stick out.
6. Brush your teeth
Brush your teeth twice a day to ensure good oral hygiene.
Teeth brushing removes the altered food from the teeth, which prevents bad breath, gum disease or carries.
Flossing removes the food particles that teeth brushing couldn’t remove.
8. Scrape your tongue with a tongue scraper
The white coat on the surface of the tongue is often the main source of bad breath. This layer is an accumulation of toxins that the digestive system tries to get rid of during the night. That’s why you have bad breath first thing in the morning.
Tongue scraping removes the collected residues from the surface of the tongue. Scrape the tongue with the bristles of your toothbrush, with a metal spoon, or for the most efficient job choose a good tongue scraper tool.
Scrape your tongue to prevent the reabsorption of the toxins back into your body and ensure that you have a kiss-ready fresh breath.
9. Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
Your toothbrush is not forever. It wears out after a certain amount of time. The bristles lose its form and thickness which makes brushing less effective.
Densits recommend to change the toothbrush every 3 to 4 months to ensure good oral hygiene.
10. Have regular check-ups at your dentist
Have annual check-ups at the dentist. He checks the overall state of the oral cavity and discover carries outbreaks at their earliest stage of development. As a result, it prevents a bigger damage of your tooth in the future.
11. Wear clean and neat clothing
Dressing in clean and ironed clothes maintains the hygiene of your body, especially after showering.
Why would you shower, if you wear a dirty shirt after that? Nonsense!
In this way, you give bacteria immediate access to your clean and fresh body. It than settles in different places on your body and does lots of nasty things to it.
A few tips:
• Don’t wear any items containing vomit, fluids from injuries, sweat, polluted foods.
• Dry your clothes after washing them. Clothes left wet for too long may develop mold, which is odorous.
• Wear neat clothes that fit your size. This makes you look attractive and sexy.
12. Cut your nails
Your nails are too visible to others to hide the uncared fingernails. You can wear gloves, but I think you’ll look stupid wearing gloves during hot weather.
A much better option is to keep your fingernails short. Timely cut your nails to prevent dirt gathering under fingernails.
The black layer under the nails is an accumulation of microbes and germs. These microorganisms may get inside your body through touching your mouth, eyes or nose. Once these germs get inside your body, it weakens the immune system.
As you can see, unkempt fingernails give microbes an easier way to access to your body, which puts your health at risk.
Trim your nails. Get yourself a good nail clipper or scissors to cut your nails.
13. Have a timely hair-cut
Your hairstyle looks like a bush if you don’t have a timely haircut.
That makes you a disservice.
Visit a hairstylist on a regular basis to maintain the hair on your head.
14. Use a signature scent
A clean body smells fresh and attractive on its own. Yet, a few drops of your favorite scent on the body adds to your sex appeal.
15. Maintain your facial hair
The unmaintained hair on the face adds years to your age. That’s why young men believe that a beard will make them look like real men, even though, it requires more maintenance.
But, when you are into 30’s, your eyebrows, nose hair, and ear hair grows faster, adding lots of stray hair. As a result, more hair on the face requires maintenance besides the beard.
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, the noblest people carried a handkerchief as a sign of good manners.
A good-mannered person behaved in a way that didn’t affect someone’s comfort zone. He covered his mouth with a handkerchief while coughing or sneezing, following with an “Excuse me” or “Pardon”.
A handkerchief prevented the spreading of infectious microbes in the air, and so, to the people in the nearest surroundings felt safer.
Carry a handkerchief. Be a cultural person.
Maintaining cleanliness in your living environment
17. Maintain the cleanliness in the kitchen
The kitchen is the place in the house where all sorts of manipulation with food done. The food is stored, cooked, and served in the kitchen. If it is not clean the risk of contamination is higher.
To prevent food contamination, clean the kitchen before you do any manipulations with food. Keep the cutler, plates, cooking, and serving tools clean.
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 of a safe home is its cleanliness.
It provides you with a zen-like state of mind, where you don’t stress about the safety of your family, guest, and your own.
Ventilate, lighten up and clean your house at least once per week and it will be a safe environment to live in.
19. Clean your working place
After you serve a coffee with chocolate candy, make sure to clean up your working desk afterward.
The problem with dirty working desk is that dirty cans, plates, or cutlery left on your working space may alter important documents.
Secondly, dirty serving tools attract flies, which is unhygienic.
Make sure to clean up your working desk after you eat.
Think about personal hygiene from a wider perspective.
It doesn’t limit only to showering or to hand washing. Personal hygiene embraces habits that maintain your environment clean, that are not offensive to the public health and grooming habits.