Living with dyspraxia: Grooming and personal care

Living with dyspraxia: Grooming and personal care

Adults living with dyspraxia face challenges every day that a non-dyspraxic may not find at all difficult. Adults living with dyspraxia may find grooming and personal care difficult. It can be hard for adults living with dyspraxia to shave.

Living with dyspraxia: Shaving

It took a long time before my saving efforts were patchy at best. (Pun very much intended) Due to poor fine motor –ordination skills and possibly poor concentration, dyspraxics typically struggle with shaving.

Shaving with a blade will always get a cleaner shave than an electric shaver but using a blade increases the chances of cuts. For me, it is common to think I have successfully shaved my face without knick nor cut only to find at least half a dozen trickling blonde.

Use an electric shaver to make living with dyspraxia easier. Avoid the cheap ones and stay away from the top of the range and you should find an affordable piece of kit that will be nice to your face.It can be hard for adults living with dyspraxia to shave.

Living with dyspraxia: Brushing Teeth

Using a manual toothbrush is hard work for someone who might struggle with grip and co-ordination. Adults and children living with dyspraxia may find it easier to use an electric toothbrush. It ensures that the teeth are properly cleaned and also it is to be done in comfort. An Electric toothbrush will also come with a timer, which is handy as an adult or child living with dyspraxia might lose track of time.

Living with dyspraxia: Makeup 

Having never had to use makeup I am not any kind of authority on the subject. But I have come across some dyspraxia support groups that have held make up sessions. I can only imagine the trials of a dyspraxic woman or man trying to put on makeup. I bet many an eye has been poked with an eyeliner and pointy unfriendly makeup objects.