Men and women deal with hygiene differently. In a study by American Cleaning Institute and American microbiology society in 2010, it was found that men are less likely to wash their hands even after coughing, sneezing, handling food, and petting an animal.
After the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, everyone has to be more careful about their hygiene habits. Even though many of us have lethargic work from home days, keeping in check our hygiene is a necessary thing. Health and hygiene go hand-in-hand. As it is a known fact that men are assumed to have less personal hygiene habits, let’s see some essential hygiene tips that all men should follow.
It is very important to take a shower daily to get rid of all the dust and odor. The post-workout sweat can clog your pores which traps oil and dead skin cells inside. As a result, you can get acne not only on your face but also on your back and legs. A simple solution to all of these problems is a Daily shower. Shower at least once a day with suitable soap or body washes for your skin to maintain good body hygiene.
Grooming your head is also an important part of hygiene. You should wash your hair 2-3 times a week. Do not wash your hair daily, it weakens the roots of your hair. Also, try to use natural shampoos and conditioners and avoid excess chemical products. Visit a salon on a required basis and get a hairstyle that suits your face.
Trimming and maintaining your beard is also one of the important factors of hygiene. Just like your hair, trim your beard regularly. If you carry a clean shaved look, shave your beard when it starts to get spiky. This can also prevent rashes on your face. And if you keep a beard in general, don’t forget to trim and groom it regularly to keep it clean from dust settling in it.
Like women, men should also keep their nails clean and short. Keep in check, that if your nails are properly clean and do you need to cut them. Cut your toenails regularly too. Dirty toenails look very untidy and gross. Also, trim your cuticles time-to-time. Apply hand cream or a moisturizer to keep them soft.
Generally, men do not have a habit of washing their clothes, undergarments, and even socks regularly. But it is very important to wash these things regularly to prevent any infection from attacking your body. Using the same pair of soaks for too long can result in a bad odor. Use a good detergent to wash your clothes properly, and wear fresh and clean clothes daily.
It is very important to brush your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before going to bed. Along with brushing your teeth, it is important to clean your tongue and floss your teeth too. Many men forget to brush their teeth properly. You should make sure you cover all teeth while brushing them and maintain good oral hygiene.
You should wash your face a minimum of twice a day. Washing your face helps to get rid of excess oil and dirt on your face which prevents acne, blackheads, and other impurities from forming on the face. Use a proper face wash. Do not use body wash, soap, or a body scrub to wash your face as it is harsh on the facial skin and makes it dry and rough.
Groin-area grooming is also an important factor of hygiene. Men should wash the area regularly and dry it gently and thoroughly. Maintaining hygiene down there prevents men from any infections. Apply anti-fungal dusting powder if necessary. Wear clean and breathable underwear. These all tips are important to maintain sexual hygiene.
These are some of the tips very essential to maintaining good hygiene for all men. Following these basic hygiene habits should be a vital part of your day-to-day life. Besides this, everybody and every skin are different. You can consult and take advice from your doctor before following blindly. You should consult a doctor and find out what products are good for you. Inculcate habits and use products which suit you and always maintain your good health by maintaining your hygiene.