The Ultimate Man’s Guide to Personal Hygiene

By John Cruz

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Personal hygiene is a must.

It’s what keeps you productive, looking awesome, and attractive to other human beings.

If you don’t know a thing about personal hygiene, today is the day you take some action.

So, if you want to be the cleanest version of yourself, here are some personal hygiene tips to help you get started.

I can promise that if you keep up with them, you will become a cleaner person in no time.


The Man’s Guide to Personal Hygiene

Before we go over these personal hygiene tips, I want you to know that I am not a doctor or a professional in the field, for that matter.

I am simply a dude who loves to be clean and share my thoughts and ideas with others.

They do work for me, and I am still growing and learning better practices when it comes to personal hygiene.

So if you want to get cleaner, here are some personal hygiene tips to help you get started.

1. Take at Least One Shower a Day

Believe it or not, people are getting lazier and lazier every single day.

This laziness has become so lazy that it even stepped into the boundaries of taking a shower.

I don’t care if you’re a gamer or have a broken toe.

You need to get your behind in the shower every single day.

If someone has to tell you to take a shower, you know you have some problems, and the shower is where you need to go.

2. Brush Your Teeth

Of course, “they” (this is every dang dentist out there) recommend brushing your teeth twice daily, which is a great rule to follow.

However, you know your teeth and when the best times to brush your teeth are.

Brushing in the morning is a great place to start, as no one wants to smell your morning breath.

Come night time, while you lay there, take that nasty tongue of yours and swipe the front of your teeth.

How does that feel?

Probably gross and the best reason for you to floss at night.

Do what you want.

Just remember how it felt to go to the dentist to work on those ten other cavities.

3. Floss Regularly

They might recommend you floss every day, but for many of you, it’s not happening.

You should aim to floss every day, but if you can’t do that, once a week is better than nothing.

I do recommend you get into a routine and stick with it.

While you brush your pearly yellows at night, why not grab that evasive string and take breakfast out?

Once you get used to doing it regularly, you’ll do it without thinking, and life will be that much easier.

4. Cut Your Nails

I can not stand guys with long nails.

It’s gross and disgusting, and you probably don’t even know it.

It doesn’t take for your nails to scratch people around you accidentally, and it doesn’t take for them to get gunky black before you realize you need to cut them.

When your nails get even just a little bit long, press your fingertips against your thumb and small underneath your nails.

If it has any kind of smell other than what your skin smells like, then we have a problem.

Your nails are too long, and they need to be cut.

This is critical to better hygiene and one that you can not overlook.

5. Do Your Laundry

I know this sounds like common sense, but not everyone knows how to do laundry.

If you can’t smell anything from the clothes you wear, chances are likely that you’re not doing laundry properly.

You might not be putting enough detergent (or putting too much) or investing in the wrong laundry detergent.

If you aren’t doing laundry and wearing things more than once, you might want to fix that.

Doing laundry regularly and wearing freshly washed clothes is mandatory for better personal hygiene.

6. Clan Your Ears

Your ears are disgusting, and so is everyone else’s.

What you need to know is that they need to be cleaned regularly, and they need to be done the right way.

You can read this whole ear-cleaning guide for safety purposes, but please don’t forget to clean your ears.

If you can see earwax coming out of your ears, do you think that you shouldn’t clean your ears?

Absolutely not.

Take that Q-tip and clean as much as you can so as not to hurt or harm your ears.

7. Clean Your Nose

Your nose is a big part of your life, and it’s one thing that gets rid of waste.

Remember that mucus that always wants to come out?

Yup, that stuff needs to come out.

Blow your nose and always have a tissue or rag ready to block those sneezing moments.

And, if you’re up in years, you might want to give those nose hairs a little trim.

8. Shave Regularly

Not all of us are in the military, so shaving every day is not possible, nor is it necessary.

You do want to maintain a clean face unless you intend to grow a beard.

Times are tough, and we are beyond busy these days, but make it a point to shave that face of yours.

Do some manscaping when necessary, and don’t forget to change your blades when necessary.

At the very least, don’t forget to shave your face if you don’t plan on growing out your beard.

9. Wash Your Hands Regularly

This is a no-brainer and one you should be doing already.

Stick with the basics of washing your hands before and after you eat, when in contact with others, and when you engage in something dirty with your hands.

Remember to wet your hands completely and lather, then scrub and wash for at least twenty seconds.

And, if you don’t know any songs, maybe these handwashing preschool songs can help.

10. Control Your Odor

Not all of us are blessed not to have body odor, and that’s okay.

Studies have shown that body odor has held back 4 out of 10 people socially.

Chances are you’re in the bad body odor category, but you have to work with what you got.

How does deodorant sound?

That’s as basic as it gets when it comes to BO, so at least grab a stick, and you should be fine.

Don’t be a reapplier, and don’t forget to put some on before you leave your house.

Wash, Rinse, and Repeat

All the things mentioned in this personal hygiene guide must be followed in order to maintain good hygiene.

Other things like haircuts and foot care are needed, but not as much as what was mentioned in this post.

If you can keep up with the basics, you can bet that you will be that much of a cleaner person.

Conclusion – Practice Better Hygiene

Practicing better hygiene is a must for all kinds of reasons.

It will make you more attractive and pleasant to be around and make you feel a million times better.

For now, think about being a cleaner person, and you’ll see how much of a difference it makes in other parts of your life.

Are you a clean person, or do you need help with hygiene?

None of us are perfect, so please share your hygiene stories below.

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