A strong grooming routine is essential to keep any modern man looking his best. Here are the basics to cover, keeping you looking fresh, stylish and well groomed. Whether it’s to meet someone special, impress at work, or simply for yourself, keeping yourself looking your best doesn’t need to be difficult.
Facial Hair Grooming
Maintaining your facial hair should be the first step in male grooming. Whether you choose to go clean shaven or have a rugged stubble, all styles need work. Be aware of sensitive skin, and take extra steps to take this into consideration. Try wet shaving, and only use clean and sharp razors. Use a high-quality aftershave to avoid razor burn, and keep your skin moisturised after. For facial hair, use a beard trimmer to keep to your preferred length, and shave the edges to keep it looking in shape. For special occasions, treat yourself to a hot towel shave for a more luxurious feel.
When it comes to haircuts and styles, this is better left to the professionals. Take photos and images of preferred styles, and ask for their advice. Remember, your favourite style might not look the same on you as in a photo. Take the shape of your face and facial hair into consideration, and listen to the stylist. Any unwanted grey hair can be dyed naturally, or left for a mature look.
Keeping a good skin regime is important in the male beauty world. Make sure you use a cleanser specifically for your skin type and wash your face twice a day. You’d be surprised at the amount of grime that builds up on your skin, and failing to remove this will lead to breakouts and blemishes. Exfoliate once a week as well, to avoid ingrown hairs and to freshen your skin.
Nose, Ear and Brow Hair
Easily overlooked, but stray nose and ear hairs are not a good look. Keeping these trimmed and neat are an easy step, but make a huge improvement. Try a trimmer to avoid accidents, and use it regularly. Eyebrows should be trimmed with small scissors, and pluck out any unruly stragglers.
Looking after your oral hygiene is imperative for your looks and health. Teeth much be brushed twice a day to avoid plaque forming. Try an electric toothbrush to make sure you get to those hard to reach places, and use mouthwash after for fresh breath. Flossing is essential to combat gum disease; if you struggle with tape, there are water flossers that get in between your teeth and under the gumline.
Most importantly, you need to eat healthily and exercise regularly. A healthy diet will improve your skin, hair, body shape and mental health. Combine this with regular exercise and you will be looking and feeling great. You will fit your clothes better, feel better in yourself, and be able to concentrate and focus more. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated, and make sure you are getting all the right nutrients and vitamins.