Germs are everywhere, even in people.
If you don't understand why is personal hygiene important and you don't give a damn about cleaning your body daily, in the end, it ends up feeding nasty bacteria. These bacteria leave visible signs on your body which are used by people to create the first impression about you.
They don't even need to speak to you to decide whether your personality deserves their time and attention. It's like reading your mind but in this case, it's simpler.
They read the poor hygiene signs on your physical appearance.
It's like trying to impress somebody who already has a good or bad impression about you.
The bad news.
This first impression is hard to change.
The poor personal hygiene signs tell that your health is poor, you're unwilling to attend to your body's cleanliness needs, you suffer from depression or dementia, or you live in poverty.
These are not the type qualities an interviewer looks for in a perfect candidate, a date in a lover or an entrepreneur in a potential partner.
The existence of poor personal hygiene signs in your appearance reduces your chances of being accepted by people.
Imagine how would people perceive you if you could prevent the appearance of poor hygiene signs on your body. Your chances to speak up and actually being heard would increase. Right?
Find below a list of poor hygiene signs that you should avoid from appearing on your physical appearance.
First signs and symptoms of poor hygiene
While talking to someone, did you ever notice that person making a step back as if they are trying to avoid a bad breath attack?
It's a human's natural reaction when a foul smell hits your nose.
Bad breath is a poor hygiene sign that makes the people around you feel uncomfortable and embarrassed.
The foul odor coming from the mouth is an obvious sign of poor hygiene. This sign indicates the absence of a good oral hygiene routine in place that should eliminate the bad breath causing bacteria from the mouth.
These bacteria appear in the mouth as a result of food residues left in between your teeth after eating, which bacteria feeds from to thrive.
Shortly, it means that you skip teeth brushing, dental flossing or tongue cleaning.
Secondly, the bad breath might also mean that you have untreated oral health issues like caries or gingivitis that are left untreated.
The existence of dental plaque is another sign of poor personal hygiene.
Dental plaque is a sticky film that forms every day on the teeth. It builds upon the surface of your teeth if you skip brushing your teeth brushing daily.
If left on the teeth, dental plaque hardens and begins the tooth decay process.
If you have that black line of mud under your fingernails this might mean that you might have spent all your day in the garden.
Nothing wrong with that.
The problem is showing up at a meeting with this kind of dirty nails.
It leaves the impression that you don't understand the negative effect it has on other people and the danger it may have for you if the mud gets inside your body.
Skipping on doing your laundry and washing your bedding
How often do you wash your bed sheets, covers, pillowcases? 2, 3 or 4 weeks ago?
Your bed should be breading ground for bacteria, fungus or dust mites.
Not washing your bedding at least once per week is a sign of poor hygiene. It shows that you are not aware of bad consequences this has on your body.
The some goes with you clothing. It needs to be fresh and clean.
Cleaning your clothes, bedding, towels with detergents kills all the unhealthy microorganisms.
Unsafe food handling
What would you think of a person who just used the toilet but you didn't run the water to wash his hands? Would you share the same table at launch with him?
If you're not used to wash your hands before serving food, before preparing food or cleaning out the kitchen than that's a sign of poor hygiene.