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What do you smell?

What do you smell?

Personal hygiene is one of the most important factors when making a first impression. Have you ever been in a situation where the person you’re talking to has greasy hair or didn’t smell too great? Did your opinion change once you noticed these factors? Keeping clean and keeping up a good appearance is vital in making a positive impression. It’s the little things that may help you acquire strong personal hygiene; such as, wearing clean, ironed clothes, bathing or showering regularly, dental hygiene and your overall general appearance!

It may seem a little obvious, but wearing clean, fresh ironed clothes can really help how a person will perceive you. Did you know, 3pm on a Sunday is the favourite time to do the ironing? If you see a person wearing a creased shirt, you’re bound to draw a number of conclusions, entirely due to this aspect of your clothing. To avoid this, you can always try various ways of folding your clothes, after they have been ironed. Folding your clothes can help maintain the shape of your clothes. If you really want to look after your clothes, why not try tissue paper dividers? The dividers can help protect your clothes, allowing your clothes to last longer and this will create a positive impact to the people around you.

 Smell is a crucial part of personal hygiene. To minimise and eliminate body odour, we all know to bathe or shower regularly and thoroughly, and the same goes for using deodorant. This factor doesn’t need to be over thought about, it is straight forward and there are lots of products vary within your schedule. Depending on what you prefer, it’s your choice, just make sure you use one! And sometimes, there is nothing nicer than having a bath. Not just for the warmth in winter and cleanliness of your body, but to help you relax…when you lie back and imagine you’re somewhere else, positive endorphins are released that get you in a great mood! Taking just 30 minutes out of your day can make a big difference to your mind set too.

Did you know that nails are one of the most important features when it comes to personal hygiene? Having clean, non-bitten nails is a sign that you take care of yourself. It also shows you care about what other people think of you and your personal hygiene. In the circumstance of meeting someone new, one of the first things they will notice is your fingernails. This is why it is important to keep your nails in good health. For those of you that struggle looking after your nails or don’t always have time to paint them, use a nail strengthener. This works the same way as a nail varnish and acts like a shield which protects your nails. It also helps the nails grow healthy and long lasting- which is great in these cold winter months. More information about the care of your nails and maintaining a good first impression is coming up on one of our ‘First Impression’ blogs very soon.

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 Dental hygiene, for most people, is a dreaded part of taking care of yourself. Not many people enjoy the dentist, however, regular trips to the tooth doctor will keep you on track to maintain your dental hygiene. Brushing, flossing and using mouthwash are the key elements to having fresh breath- which is a positive, particularly in situations where you are meeting new people. Did you know, on average, we smile 20 – 40 times a day?

With this in mind, we know that feeling comfortable in your own skin is important, so although maybe these facts may seem a little obvious, they are all key when it comes to maintaining a good first impression and a happy you!