“No one is able to resist that delicious itch to reveal his own picture of himself through fashion.”
– Tom Wolfe
The lines between grooming and hygiene are often blurred because many hygiene practices affect grooming and vice versa. Washing one’s face or washing one’s hair, for example, improves appearance but can also improve facial skin and hair health.
There are other aspects of grooming that do not affect hygiene but are for appearance’s sake only. A woman who wears makeup or a man who wears a starched button-down collared shirt with a tie is doing so for appearances only, not hygiene.
The primary goal of appearance is physical presentation of oneself. Grooming is a daily habit in many cultures. We either do it for ourselves ...