As a responsible adult, you must be well groomed with good personal hygiene.
Your mom is no more around to take care of the cleanliness of your body.
And nobody cares the negative effects of poor personal hygiene in your life. All they care about is keeping their own environment clean and hygienic.
People are much more welcoming when you are clean and good looking.
Imagine how it feels when your honey tells you how much she loves the fresh smell of your body, colleagues at work compliment you about your fresh look or you simply feel confident in your own body.
All is possible!
Just follow good personal hygiene and proper grooming checklist.
What is personal hygiene and grooming
Good personal hygiene and grooming is more than just being clean. It includes a list of activities that help you stay healthy.
Practicing personal hygiene and grooming have two positive outcomes.
First, it prevents you from catching and spreading illness and disease. Second, it makes you feel good about your body and yourself.
Importance of good grooming and hygiene
Good grooming and proper personal hygiene define who you are.
It increases your confidence, promotes your professional image, nurtures your self-respect.
Proper personal hygiene activities for adults
Following a personal hygiene routine you maintain your body fresh and clean. Maintaining your body clean prevents the spread of infectious diseases and unpleasant and disturbing odors.
1. Take showers
Showering is the best activity which keeps your body fresh and clean.
A morning shower washes sweat away and 95% of the time prevents offensive body odor.
Your coworkers will appreciate that.
2. Shave your armpit
Body odor may also occur from the armpit hair.
In the armpit, the humidity is high which makes it a perfect location for bacteria to thrive.
The armpit hair increases the temperature in that area of the body, especially during hot days, which promotes sweating.
So, to avoid sweating and body odor, limit the places where bacteria may settle on your body.
Shave your armpit.
3. Wash your feet
After a long day, your feet deserve some good care.
Take your shoes and socks off and soak your feet into warm soapy water. It’s very relaxing. Trust me.
After you’re done, dry out your feet, especially, between your toes, because that’s where fungal infections have the highest chance to develop.
4. Moisturize your skin
If your feet are too dry apply basic moisturizing lotions and creams. Gently remove the hard skin and calluses with a pumice stone.
5. Brush your teeth
Who wants healthy teeth?
Teeth brushing is a must. Schedule some time in the morning and before going to bed for brushing.
This will keep your teeth clean and will remove the food from between the teeth.
After you’ve brushed your teeth, there may still remain some food between your teeth in the areas where the brush bristles can’t reach.
Flossing is the activity that helps you clean up those areas in your mouth.
In short, flossing completes what teeth brushing wasn’t able to do at 100%.
Teeth brushing and flossing work together.
7. Scrape your tongue
The white coating on the surface of the tongue is often the source of bad breath.
So, scrape your tongue often to get rid of bad breath.
And, as a result, this will provide you with a kiss-ready breath.
8. Change your toothbrush every 3 to 4 months
The quality of your toothbrush doesn’t last forever. In time, its bristles lose their initial form and thickness, which makes it less effective.
Because of this, most dentists recommend changing the toothbrush every 3 to 4 months.
9. Have regular check-ups at your dentist
Even if, you follow a proper oral hygiene, it’s also recommended to visit a dentist for a regular check-up twice a year.
The dentist might discover minor carries outbreaks at their earliest stage of development and treat it accordingly.
10. Wash your hands
Your hands are the dirtiest part of your body.
The reason for this is shaking hands, sharing money, cuddling pets and so on. Some of these things that you get in touch daily may carry harmful microorganisms which are transmitted to you through hands.
That’s why it’s important to wash your hands several times a day with SOAP. It cleans up to 95% of all the microbes.
This is also one of the first hygiene activity your kids should learn.
11. Face hygiene
Your face includes the neck, the cheeks, the forehead and the eyes. All these parts of your face require a clean-up during your hygiene routine.
Wash your face first thing in the morning, to refresh it after a long night sleep, and a few times during the day, when you feel that it gets too sweaty.
This keeps your face fresh and clean while taking care of your mundane tasks.
12. Fingernail and toenail hygiene (nail care)
That black line of dirt under the fingernails looks embarrassing and it also greatly affects your physical image.
It’s nor healthy nor attractive.
Teach yourself to trim your fingernails at least once a week.
This also refers to your toenails.
TIP: trim your nails after showering. Water softens the nails and they are much easier to be trimmed.
13. Ear hygiene
The wax in the ear tube makes you look nasty, as well.
Clean your ears with a cotton stick after showering. The wax is much easier to remove when it's melted.
14. Hair hygiene (hair care)
Keep your hair clean and good looking.
Wash it whenever it becomes greasy or dirty to prevent the development of lice and dandruff.
15. Intimate hygiene
Your genitals is a restricted area for everybody. And, even if, nobody knows what you are doing down there, you should keep that area clean.
- Wear clean and fresh underwear daily
- Clean your private parts to prevent odors
- Trim your pubic hair
Male genital hygiene:
- Rinse away the debris collected under the skin.
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.
Create your own personal hygiene routines
Grooming tips for better appearance
Following a grooming routine enhances your physical appearance hence improves your self-esteem and self-confidence.
16. Wear clean and neat clothing
Once your personal hygiene is nearly perfect the next step is to extend its benefits.
For that you have to make sure that everything you put on your fresh body is also clean.
The perfect formula for the best personal hygiene and grooming routine is “clean body + clean clothing”.
• Don’t wear items containing vomit, fluids from injuries, sweat, polluted foods;
• Dry out 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.
17. Have a timely hair-cut
Once your hair on your head starts looking like a bush you need to cut it down.
Visit your hairstylist to cut the unnecessary hair on the head and neck.
18. Use a signature scent
After taking a shower try adding a few drops of your favorite scent on your body.
+1 Karma to your attractiveness.
19. Maintain your facial hair
Growing beards doesn’t necessarily make you manly.
If don’t maintain your beard it makes you look like a monkey.
Facial hair also grows in your nose, ears and on your eyebrows. And as you age, it starts growing faster and faster which means that you need to trim the stray hair off.
20. Carry a handkerchief
In the old days, the noble people used to carry a handkerchief as a sign of good manners.
Even back then, sneezing and coughing, in a person’s face, was considered an impolite gesture.
Good mannered people knew this and, always, carried with them a handkerchief to cover their mouth, when they felt the urge to sneeze or cough.
This didn’t change much today.
Good-mannered people, who understand the importance of personal hygiene for others, are still welcomed everywhere.