Grooming goes deeper than making a terrific first impression. It can be beneficial to all areas of your life.
When you are well-groomed, you look good and you feel good. It’s an instant boost for your self-confidence. It also shows that you have great hygiene. People are more likely to enjoy your company because you look neat and smell good. Without a doubt, men are ten times more attractive when they look polished.
Fortunately, grooming is no rocket science. Follow this guide to keep you looking sharp all the time:
1. Have a haircut schedule and stick to it.
For most men, a haircut should be done once a month. It must be non-negotiable to keep your hair in the right shape. Make it part of your routine.
If you like to play around with hairstyles a lot, it is also crucial that you find a barber you can trust. Find someone who knows legit hairstyles for men. Be clear with want you want before your haircut session so you would not leave the barbershop feeling disappointed.
2. Don’t skip the eyebrow grooming.
We don’t know about you, but maintained eyebrows make all the difference.
Just like your hair, your eyebrow deserves to be maintained, too. Trim your eyebrows every 2 weeks depending on how fast the hair grows. Grab some tweezers and pluck off any stray hairs above the arch of your brows and those in between your eyes. Using tiny scissors, trim those extra-long hairs.
While you can trim and pluck your eyebrow hair yourself, that might not be a great idea for beginners. When in doubt, leave it to the professionals.
3. Manly men need skincare, too.
Just like women, men’s skin needs to be taken care of, as well. Here are items in a basic skincare routine:
- serum to target a specific skin concern
- daily sunscreen (AM only)
Do this routine religiously to achieve healthy skin. Just make sure to buy skincare products that are suited for your skin type.
4. Take care of the bad breath.
Oral hygiene plays a great role in how we can confidently connect with other people. Nobody wants to talk to someone with a stinky mouth. Having bad breath is the easiest way to turn people off.
Your mouth is one of the most used parts of your body. Give it the love it deserves. Brush your teeth every after a meal or if your toothbrush is not available in some cases, at least have a mouth wash with you. Flossing once a day can also help you maintain great oral hygiene.
5. Give the nails some TLC.
Nail care must be the default for everyone. Yes, including men. Give your nails a trim at least every two weeks. You don’t need to spend so much on neat nails. All you need is a nail clipper and you should be fine.
But if you wanna take your nail care to the next level, nail salons welcome men.
6. Have a signature scent.
This is the quickest way to smell fresh all day. But this does not give you the excuse to neglect to shower.
Before you apply that cologne, makes sure your body is clean and dry.
Also, we said signature because you are supposed to wear that smell for years. That scent is you. So you’re going to have to pick a scent that not a lot of people wear.
7. Wear your deodorant all the time.
We can’t stress enough how vital wearing deodorant is to your hygiene. Who would care about how nicely groomed your hair is and how well-fitted your clothes are if your armpits stink anyway?
If you think you don’t have body odor, think again.
8. Apply your sunscreen daily.
Sunscreen slows down aging and protects you from the harmful rays of the sun. Did you know that even on cloudy days, you must still wear your sunscreen? So apply that SPF even though you’re not headed to the beach.
Grooming for men is a must to feel confident. And when you are confident everything else in your life follows. To look well-groomed, all you need is this guide and the motivation to do it. It’s just a matter of creating a routine and sticking to it. Once you have followed these tips (which we hope you truly will) we can guarantee you, it will make your life so much better and will improve a lot of areas in your life.