Grooming is the full encompassing umbrella of men’s self-care. It’s not just about shaving and maintaining—it’s everything.
Grooming is unique to each individual, but there area few basics that you can start now that your skin, body, and soul will thank you for years down the line. We’re going to break down a few grooming basics that you should know and love for years on end so you can finally become that well-groomed hunk that you are.
6 Grooming Basics to Start Now
As you know, a basic skin care routine is key to healthy and firm skin—something everyone should strive for. And, you may think otherwise, but it’s really not that hard to do.
When you wake up tomorrow, train yourself to walk directly into the bathroom and wash your face. Get ahold of some nice moisturizer, preferably with SPF, and lather it on your face. Viola. You’re 10 steps ahead of where you were yesterday. It’s so simple and your skin will thank you for years on end.
Chances are, you’re not shaving with the best materials. That’s ok, but it stops now.
Shaving with dull razors is only hurting you and running them down your face in vigorous strokes isn’t helping either. Investing in a razor that has multiple blades that sit closely together will glide smoother on the skin and tug less on your hair. Gliding slower will help keep your skin in good health and it will give you a cleaner shave.
Buy a new razor, slow down, and reap the benefits of a better shave.
We know, you’re so busy that you don’t have time to make your next hair appointment. Well, you need to make time.
When you skip a hair appointment or two your look can turn from Dapper Dan to Disheveled David. When you wait one to two weeks after your normal haircut, your hair loses its shape and takes on a not-so-attractive new one.
Your hair defines your face and is one of the first things that people notice about you. If you want to maintain a good look, do yourself a favor and make the effort to get your haircut.
Here’s another myth we can easily bust—manscaping is not girly.
Many guys think that once they get their eyebrows shaped a bit that they lose their masculinity. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Having clean cut eyebrows, sideburns, facial hair, and even body hair shows that you care. Showing that you care about yourself and your appearance shows that you have confidence in it. Have you ever met someone who doesn’t appreciate a confident person?
We’re not asking you to get mani and pedi’s on the weekend, we’re simply asking to manage the hair growth between your eyebrows and make sure everything looks clean—that’s it.
Using products that aren’t right for your skin won’t help you achieve anything. Investing in quality products to care for your skin is the best route. Quality skin care that is designed specifically for your skin type will help manage your skin in a more effective manner.
Same goes for hair.
Using drugstore gel to manage your thick curly mane isn’t helping you. Look for products that are made for your specific hair type.
These small changes will help you look and feel better with little effort on your end.
Grooming can stretch beyond the bathroom.
Stress can be caused by many different situations—work, life, family, and more. Everyone in life has stress, but not everyone knows how to manage it.
How does this relate to grooming?
With poor stress management, your skin, hair, and health can suffer. Skin can start to look tired and old, you can start thinning hair earlier, and you can start causing all kinds of complications to your heart and body.
Unfortunately, stress management isn’t a one size fits all solution. Find something that makes you take your mind off of stress. Whether that’s hitting the golf course, going to target practice, or knitting it doesn't matter. Finding that special key to unlock your stress-free life is key to your health and well-being.
Grooming vs Skin Care
Grooming and skin care go hand in hand, but there is much more to grooming than you might think. By following these six simple grooming rules, you can ensure that you always look your best and that you’re always treating your body the best.