Is it a common misconception that men do not give enough attention to their hygiene habits? You will be surprised to know that sale of men’s skin care and hygiene products have increased to almost $47 billion in 2015 and expected to cross $60 billion by 2020. Now that has got your attention! The men in your life must be following their personal hygiene routine brilliantly, however, we have curated some top 5 tips they ought to follow for a healthy life.
1. Tame your nose hair
It is a typical problem for men especially older ones to face an awkward nose hair situation. They grow in the most unusual visible locations which can be quiet embarrassing. Hence, invest in a nose trimmer to help you with your nose hair woes. Trim your nose hair twice weekly if required.
2. Air out your sweaty clothes
Are you a culprit of putting sweaty clothes straight into the laundry basket without airing them out? Well, stop right there! You must have noticed that your gym clothes despite them being washed have a sweaty odour lingering. This is because you have not aired your clothes before putting them in for a wash. The gym gear is full of bacteria, not airing your clothes leads the fabric getting soiled and it permeates every fibre. So next time you come home after a long day of work or the gym, air your clothes before it goes into the laundry basket.
3. Clean your feet
Men are more susceptible to fungal foot infections than women as they tend to wear closed shoes more often. This leads to sweat build up and can give rise to fungal foot infections if not cleaned with soap and water. Dry your feet completely before wearing any socks or shoes. Change your socks on a daily basis and air out your shoes and clean them regularly. Let your feet breathe some fresh air without anything on them on a daily basis.
4. Change your Razor blades regularly
Razor blades hold a prime position in a man’s grooming kit. These are highly priced hence men tend to overuse them until they suffer from any skin irritation. Ideally, you should be changing the razor blades after 5-10 uses. Clean the razor blade thoroughly with soap and water after every use as bacteria can harbour on the blades which can cause irritation on your next use. Leaving the blades wet and dewy can cause it to rust quickly and bacteria can be exposed for a longer duration. Therefore change your blades regularly for a happier skin.
5. Eliminate Body Odour
It is natural to sweat for anybody but men generally sweat more than women which causes body odour. Sweat on its own is odourless, however, the natural living bacteria sitting in your arm bits come into contact with sweat, it causes that stinky odour. To curb this, use an antibacterial bath soap which will reduce the bacteria lowering your body odour.
Men your hygienic armour is ready to be unleashed, all you have to do is do it well! Be. The Solution is committed to providing essential hygiene information to all our readers.