Personal hygiene is an essential part of our lifestyle for staying tidy and presentable, as it significantly enhances personality and helps to protect against diseases. Unfortunately, many men, being unaware, make some common mistakes which can unintentionally lead to the emergence of bacteria and germs.
It is important to recognize these habits and improve hygiene practices to maintain good health and a high quality of life. Here are five common mistakes most men make with their personal hygiene and how to fix them.
Not washing between your cheeks:
Just letting the water run down there will not properly clean the intimate area. Use a mild moisturizing soap, work it up to form a lather in your palm, and gently clean the private parts to prevent dirt, grime, and bacteria. Wash off with warm water. Don't wash too vigorously or frequently. Also, moisturise thoroughly.
Sleeping with underwear:
Sleeping while wearing underwear may result in the private parts rubbing against the clothing, causing sweating. To avoid this, it is important to allow them to hang loose at night, which helps to dry the sweat in the area and prevent infection.
Shaving completely down there
The hair shaft has a tendency to gather sweat, dirt, and oil, which can lead to infections. And shaving it completely can cause sharp razor burns and itching. Hence, the wise choice is to trim. Everyone has pubic hair for a reason and it should not be removed completely.
Not washing your bedsheets within 10 days:
Wash linens in warm water frequently after every 1 week to avoid exposure to body secretions such as sweat and other infection-causing bacteria, fungi, pollen, and animal dander.
Not brushing your tongue and flossing every day:
Bad breath is the biggest turnoff in the bedroom and is generally caused by bacteria prevailing on the tongue and stuck between teeth. To maintain good dental hygiene, brush your tongue and floss every day, in addition to drinking plenty of water, consuming vitamin-C-rich foods, and avoiding beverages like tea, milk, coffee, and alcohol.
Regularly washing your hair
Men have small hair; they tend to wash it regularly. Excessive washing can deplete the scalp and hair of their natural oils, hence there is no need to wash the hair regularly.
Now that you know the most common mistakes, work on correcting them.