It is often said that the first impression lasts a lifetime. So, what does you personal appearances say about you? By personal appearance I mean the way you present yourself on a day to day basis to the rest of the world. When I was growing up I was told that cleanliness is next to godliness. I was also told the importance of taking a shower three times a day. As time went by and I got busier, I realized that I could only make one or two showers a day.
Anyway away for me and my showers, personal hygiene and good grooming are integral in regards to personal growth and self image. For the man apart from showering daily, your hair should be kept short at all times except for those opting for locks. For locks they should be neat and cleaned regularly. Nails should also be well manicured. Wear fitting clothes, not too big and not too small. Invest in a leather belt and wear nice well polished shoes. Teeth should be brushed twice daily for good oral hygiene. If you have to use perfume or cologne avoid the strong type as you might end up irritating others.
As for the ladies, they should avoid overdoing especially make-up if they are not going out. It is said that the beauty of a woman lies in her hair, and that is so right. Hair should be kept neat and in a simple way. On a normal office day a trouser suit or skirt suit should do, with nice comfortable shoes. Nails should also be neat as they are noticed a lot at the work place.
After all is said and done, the clothes that are not seen by other people should be the clean. Cases abound of smartly dressed men who after falling sick and being rushed to hospital, what they wear inside leaves a lot to be desired.
So the question is asked, “How can I maintain a good personal hygiene and grooming?” It is never too late to start. Start practicing today and by the end of thirty days, you should be the cleanest person in your neighborhood thus improving your self image and personal appearance.