5 Personal Hygiene Tips for Men


Fear the Claw

Besides the big ones (infidelity, dishonesty, excessive jealousy), we all have our little dating deal-breakers. Some of us nix those addicted to jam bands, while others simply can't deal with a thumb ring.

But no one likes gross fingernails.

What defines "ick": too long, too dirty. How to destroy the ick: Keep your nails, on fingers and toes, short and keep them washed. If you have a career or hobby that keeps you up to your elbows in dirt, try a soft nail brush to help you get the job done.

If your nails are looking raggedy (cuticle biters, we're looking at you), consider a mani-pedi.

No, we're not saying to get your nails painted (unless that's your thing, in which case, go for it). It's more than that. You'll get all the rough skin and calluses rubbed off, your cuticles pushed back, and your nails trimmed and buffed to the perfect length. Now, no one needs to recoil at the thought of your hands near her ladyparts.

If you haven't been paying much attention to your hands and feet until just now, it's possible that you might notice some things that just don't look right -- a weird mole, discolored nails, funny bumps. Make a call to a medical professional. If you have toenail fungus or a plantar wart, it's best to take care of it as soon as you can.