Back in my father’s day, men’s grooming consisted of a bar soap, a comb, and for special occasions, a strong smelling aftershave. Now, men’s grooming and beauty is becoming more mainstream, as us guys have begun to realize how important it is to invest in our physical appearance and general hygiene. Below are some grooming tips you can learn from your girlfriend, whose daily beauty routine has created and supported entire brands and industries.
Use different cleansers for your body and your face
The all-purpose soap from your teen days will no longer do. Soap suds from most bar soaps strip the face of essential oil leaving it dry and wrinkly. Choose the best facial cleanser for men which includes charcoal for men's skin to get rid of the acne-causing bacteria on your face. In addition, this will wash off hair wax or any other styling products that tend to stick to the hairline or trickle down the forehead with perspiration. Use a hand repair lotion and a walnut hand and foot scrub. As well as our other premium grooming products.
Slap on sunblock
I know this is redundant and you probably hate the thick, ultra-white, coconut-smelling sunblock. But you should also hate permanent sun damage, skin cancer, and wrinkles. Choose a lightweight, scent-free formula or a sunscreen stick for dude-friendly SPF protection. Daily sunscreen application reduces the risk of melanoma by half and is the easiest way to prevent uneven skin tone, fine lines, and deep wrinkles. Check out some other best men skin care tips, especially summer skin care for men.
Groom your eyebrows too
While many of us have invested in higher end shaving kits for our beards, mustaches, or chin straps, most of us probably forget about our eyebrows. Go to a salon or a professional, at first and ask the technician to clean or clear up your brows. A professional is best equipped to ensure that your brows seem tailored and structured on your face. Afterward, you can tweeze away strays to keep it clean and looking put together. If you are looking to shave, make sure you check out our shaving cream and shaving brush for the ultimate shave.
Condition your hair
Conditioner and shampoo are not the same thing, and for those of us that have full heads of hair, a smooth silky finish is always a good thing. That’s where hair conditioner comes in. Conditioner softens your hair follicles and works to repair any damage that causes dull, rough and out of condition. The upshot of smoother strands is less static and fewer split ends—so hair is easier to style. If you have a long beard or cool mustache style, make sure you check out our cedarwood beard conditioner.
Use a moisturizer
Most of us like to have an outdoors lifestyle where we receive frequent sun exposure, making our faces dry and flaky. Using a moisturizer for men has proven benefits for the skin over the long haul. Hydration is what allows the skin to function at peak performance, meaning anti-aging benefits down the road.
Clean your nails
Dirty, long fingernails are attractive to nobody. If your budget allows for it, try a monthly manicure/pedicure to have someone take care of this for you. Otherwise, invest your time in clipping and buffing your nails. Stop using your teeth and definitely clean underneath your nails on a regular basis. Your fingernails might be the last thing you would think would make the biggest impression, but someone who takes care of his nails is also more likely to care about and pay attention to detail.