Personal hygiene is essential to both looking and feeling good, and certain parts of your personal hygiene routine – for example brushing and flossing your teeth – are vital to good health. Hygiene is one of those things that nobody really talks about, but everybody is expected to do. But, there’s more to personal hygiene that simply making sure that you take a shower, brush your teeth, and wear deodorant. Are you forgetting any of these in your personal hygiene routine?
Although this may not apply to everybody, if you have long nose hairs, it’s time to add nose trimming to your personal hygiene routine. Investing in a good nose hair trimmer will make the process quick, easy and a lot more painless than plucking the hairs out of your nose with tweezers. Although it’s probably not something that you will need to add to your daily routine, once or twice a week is usually enough depending on how fast your hair grows.
Brush Inside Your Mouth
When you brush your teeth, taking some time to pay attention to the inside of your mouth can make all the difference. Build-up on your tongue not only looks pretty disgusting, it can be one of the main causes of bad breath. When you brush your teeth, giving your tongue a good scrub at the same time can help to fix this. You can get certain toothbrushes with a rubber ‘tongue scrub’ feature on the back of the brush, that can be useful for this.
Pluck Your Brows
Plucking your eyebrows may well be something that you’re leaving out of your personal hygiene routine. Although it’s not really a hygiene issue, keeping your eyebrows nice and trim can definitely help you look a little tidier, especially if you get a unibrow. However, avoid shaving around the eyebrow area – this can make the hairs grow back thicker and faster, giving you more to worry about in the future.
Most of us jump in the shower and just wash with our regular soap. And, although regular washing with soap is important, exfoliation is also vital for smooth, soft and supple skin. Investing in a good skin scrub and an exfoliating glove for using every few days will help you see a huge difference in your skin, especially if you suffer from flaky, dry skin.
Although it’s important to stay moisturized, many of us skip this part of our daily hygiene routine. The truth is, moisturizer is important for keeping skin healthy and hydrated, and some moisturizers contain SPF, which can help protect your skin against the sun’s harmful UV rays. Taking a few extra minutes to apply moisturizer, especially a facial moisturizer, daily can make a lot of difference. Moisturizing with a high-quality cream product can also help to slow down the signs of aging and ward off wrinkles.
Which of these is already an established part of your hygiene routine? Or, would you like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments.