Keeping your personal grooming and hygiene always on point is not a matter of gender, nor does it equate with caking your face with superficial makeup or wearing expensive perfume or designer clothes. Self-grooming simply means maintaining body hygiene, which will help you look presentable, healthy, and fit. Though it is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, does it mean that keeping yourself clean and fresh is not required? Absolutely not.
Remember, appropriate hygiene and grooming not only boost your self-esteem and confidence but also ensure that you don’t have to feel embarrassed in front of your colleagues or social circle. And, if you don’t find the notion of staying groomed for the outside world, do it for yourself as lack of hygiene can lead to numerous health issues like tooth decay, respiratory problems, and skin conditions.
However, given the hectic schedules and volatile lifestyle, people often neglect personal care and hygiene factors which sometimes lead to social self-consciousness or, worse, some disease. In this context, here we have curated a list of some must-know tips on personal care and hygiene that everyone should pay attention to:
For healthy and glowing skin: While cleaning your face twice a day with a mild face wash product is a no-brainer, it is crucial to drink plenty of water and take fresh fruits and vegetables to supply essential nutrients to your body. If you apply makeup, remove it before going to bed, and always apply sunscreen while stepping out of the house. In addition, do not compromise with your beauty sleep. Take a restful nap for seven to eight hours without disturbance. Also, always sleep on clean pillows plus pillow covers, mattress, and comforter/blanket to avoid instigating pimples, skin rashes, or respiratory issues.
For luscious and heavenly hair
If you can’t maintain your mane, keeping long hair is unnecessary. Choose a hairstyle that suits your face and lifestyle since you’ll be the one regularly oiling and shampooing it. Secondly, shampoo and condition your hair with good quality products at least twice or thrice a week, depending on the grease or moisture content of your hair. Always use a proper combing accessory to avoid hair breakage, and don’t forget to frequently oil or apply a hair mask to supply necessary nutrients to your hair roots.
Stay fresh to smell good
The first rule of good hygiene is the smell. Take a bath regularly coupled with pleasant-smelling body wash. It will rejuvenate your body and mind and keep you clean and fresh. Steer clear from strong perfumes or deodorants as it can cause unnecessary discomfort to people around you. Always use subtle and mild scents that can enhance your pleasing body redolence without coming off like a hard-hitting whiff.
Nails speak volumes
While shaking hands or simply having a conversation, inadvertently, people tend to notice your nails. Always keep your hand hygiene intact. Cut, file, and clean your nails regularly to avoid humiliating situations. The same goes for your toenails which might be visible while wearing certain types of shoes. Manicure and Pedicure your hand and toenails every fortnight to keep them clean and pretty.
Outfit and footwear
Wearing expensive shoes or designer clothes is not required to maintain personal hygiene. Only clean clothes are necessary. Wear clean, comfortable, and occasion-based outfits and footwear to look crisp and sophisticated. Your outlook speaks for itself, so make sure your clothes are properly ironed and your shoes plus socks are fresh and immaculate.