Personal Hygiene Hacks You Should Know
Men’s grooming has come a long way since the days of a single-blade razor and a bar of soap - and for good reason, your hygiene matters a lot. And while the ever-growing selection of men’s products can be intimidating, with the right know-how, your hygiene routine doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult.
Here are 10 hacks that will help you maintain your cleanliness and stay ahead of the pack.
Follow the golden rule when washing your hair
Washing your hair with a good shampoo and conditioner is vital - It helps you get rid of dandruff and dirt and keeps your scalp clean. But it’s a common misconception that you should wash your hair daily, in fact, the golden number is just 3 times a week.
Why? Your scalp produces natural oils and nutrients that are necessary for maintaining strong, healthy hair, and taking regular breaks between washing your head helps to restore them.
Coconut oil is your new best friend
Thanks to the moisturising properties of coconut oil, it has an endless number of uses which makes this natural product your new best friend. Keep a tub of it handy in the kitchen for cooking, in the bathroom as a moisturiser for hair and skin and in the bedroom as a lubricant.
Floss, floss, floss
We Brits aren’t well known for having the best teeth, and shockingly, 1 in 3 men have NEVER flossed their teeth. But flossing should be a vital part of your daily routine - It freshens your breath, cleans your gums and can prevent tooth decay. Sounds like a win-win to us!
Use a pH balanced wash for your nether regions
We may be biased about this one, but using a soap with a pH balance, particularly on your genitals, is vital for maintaining healthy skin. Traditional bars of soap carry a pH balance of around 11, meaning your skin is likely to become dry and tight due to the increase in alkaline. However, a pH balanced wash will keep you smelling and feeling fresh without harming your body’s natural balance.
Look after yourself from the inside out
It’s well known that if you look after yourself from the inside, it will start to show on the outside, too. Fruits rich in water such as watermelons, grapes, cucumbers, coconuts, strawberries among others keep your body hydrated, not to mention they are pack full of nutrients.
A cold shower goes a long way
After you’ve indulged in your daily warm shower, turn the water cold for a few minutes (or as long as you can stand). Why? Not only does it It makes your hair shinier and closes your pores leaving your skin looking smoother and healthy but it also makes you feel invigorated and energized immediately.
Take care of your skin and it will take care of you
Smooth, clean and healthy skin is essential when you want to present yourself well. Proper skin care can be the difference between aging early or looking great for years to come. Protecting your skin from the sun is one of the most important steps in your skincare routine. We recommend investing in a moisturiser with an SPF of 15 or above and applying it daily to the face and neck area.
Clean your feet (we’re not kidding…)
This sounds like an obvious one, but be honest, how many of us actually spend time scrubbing our feet rather than letting suds and gravity do their job? Now think about how many times your partner has told you your feet smell…
The solution to smelly feet is actually pretty simple and inexpensive. Grab a sponge and scrub your toes and soles properly whenever you take a shower. If you really want to get into the nitty-gritty, treat your feet to an Epsom salt soak once per month.