Want to look more handsome? A good grooming regime may be all it takes to transform your appearance from scruffy average joe to dapper gentleman. Here are just 7 grooming tips that every guy needs to know.
As we get older, our skin stops producing as many natural oils. Moisturizer substitutes these oils and can reduce the formation of wrinkles. On top of this, it can prevent dry skin. It’s worth getting into a moisturizing routine early.
Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliation gets rid of dead skin cells and keeps skin glowing. It can also prevent spots and acne from occurring. There are different ways to exfoliate the skin including face scrubs and face masks.
Trim your nails once per week
It’s good to get into a habit of keeping nails trimmed. Ideally you should do this no less than once per week. Don’t settle for a cheap pair of clippers – nail care sets containing scissors and files can help to keep nails rounded. You should always cut nails when they’re dry.
Use beard products
If you’ve decided to grow a beard, consider trying some beard products. Beard oil can help when growing a full beard – it can help to keep the beard shiny and it can moisturise the skin beneath. There are combs, scissors and clippers that you can also use when maintaining a beard.
Or upgrade your shaving products
If you prefer to stay clean shaven, consider the shaving products that you’re using. Using shaving oil can prevent razor burn and help many people to achieve a closer shave. A decent razor is also key – avoid relying on a cheap, old blunt razor and invest in new razors regularly. You could even consider getting a professional shave occasionally.
Know your hair type
When it comes to styling hair, it’s beneficial to know your hair type. There are four types of men’s hair: straight hair, wavy hair, coiled hair and kinky hair. Straight hair is the easiest to shape and style, but can lack volume. Wavy, coiled and kinky hair can be harder to style and often benefits from regular use of leave-in conditioner, but has more volume. Understanding your hair type can help you to know which products to use and which styles are appropriate.
Don’t neglect your eyebrows
Plucking and shaping eyebrows may not be viewed as very manly, but if you’ve got thick eyebrows verging on a monobrow it can be worth incorporating some eyebrow care into your grooming regime. There are guides online to male eyebrow care that can offer more information on this.