Many men would argue that we have slob-values built into the very fibre of our beings, and that there’s nothing we can do about it. Quite honestly, I wouldn’t completely disagree. We’ve probably all been guilty of leaving our underwear on the floor right next to the washing basket, or hiding dirty socks under the bed because getting them washed is just too much of an effort.

While all of this may be true, there are certain bad grooming habits we should really work hard to break. At some point in your journey of manhood you have to learn to fully embrace a clean look, even if just for the sake of creating a good impression.

Here’s our list of seven things you need to fix today: 

Poor dental hygiene

Dental care is not and never has been a mere suggestion; it’s a daily must-do. If you’re not brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing every day, then you’re doing it wrong. Not keeping to proper dental protocol can lead to a variety of problems including bad breath (which we’ll deal with later in the list), cold sores and some even more extreme nasties like oral cancer. Proper dental care shouldn’t take you more than 10-15 minutes a day, so there’s really no excuse.

Nose hair

While nasal hair has its purpose – filtering out dirt from the environment – when they begin to protrude it’s not a pretty sight. Ask any lady – she’ll confirm this. Not all of us are fans of visiting salons to get our grooming on, but the best way to deal with protruding nasal hair is to get it waxed out. This pulls the hair from the root, so that it doesn’t grow back quickly, and also makes for much lighter breathing. Alternatively, you can also use a trimmer.

Nail biting

This is probably one of the hardest habits to break, but the cosmetic benefits of not biting your nails versus the cosmetic damage done to them by biting them should make it that much easier. Write yourself a contract with yourself if you have to because there’s nothing less cool than a grown man with nails that are bitten to the quick.

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