LOOK GOOD. SMELL GOOD. FEEL GOOD
Male grooming can be traced back millions of years to when cavemen used hinged shells to tweeze whiskers from their faces. Even ten years ago, it would have been hard to convince the average man to use more than a single block of soap to look after himself from head to toe.
We tend to associate it with women and a lot of men feel it threatens their masculinity or is not important. "They are men, they do not have to do it".
The grooming extends to much more than a well-fitting suit and shoes. Much of it is in the little details that many men tend to ignore or pay less attention to.
A major part of grooming is skincare. You may be the best-dressed man in the gathering, but if you smell bad, if your hands are sweaty and your hair is oily, how are you going to get that girl or make a good impression in that vital job interview?
Don’t worry, we are here to rescue you. We got you covered, as always. Here’s a quick, simple and a powerful guide to becoming the 'best man'.
Get into the habit of sitting in a barber's chair
Being a regular at the salon and taking care of your hair can be a game-changer. You don’t have to wait till your locks get too long.
Experimenting with a new salon or a hair stylist sounds fun but it can break your look. We suggest you stick to a trusted hair stylist.
Build a routine for your hair
The market is flooded with all types of hair care and styling products but one size doesn't fit all. Choose products according to your hair type and the kind of hairstyling you want to keep.
Take a bath every day, it's mandatory. Wearing fresh & clean clothes daily will make you feel fresh and confident all day long. Always make sure to have trimmed nails. Trimming your nails once a week – preferably after a shower, to soften them – is basic.
Manscape like a pro
It is really important to stay clean inside-out. Hair removal is a matter of choice but keeping the hair growth at bay helps to balance the body hygiene, specifically during summers and humid weather. One should invest in a good grooming kit.
If you like to rock a beard, make sure you maintain it well. Say no to the grizzly, prickly jungle on the face under the garb of "I like it natural" and use a trimmer to give some subtle care and hygiene.
Maintain dental hygiene
Our oral health is a mirror to our general health. The smile is the first thing that everyone notices as soon as they enter the room. Dental hygiene plays an important role in men's grooming and is not limited to brushing teeth. Occasionally, use a mouthwash and dental floss. Experts don’t recommend it for daily use as some of them have anti-bacterial and chemical ingredients that can erode tooth enamel after excessive use.
Take care of your skin
Most men are raised with a mindset that taking care of skin is a 'girl thing'. Enough of myths and taboos! The skin is the largest organ in our body and to have a glowing and healthy body, should be the top priority. We should always start by avoiding harsh soaps and cleaning the face with a gentle face wash (depending on the skin type) in the morning and before going to bed. Also, washing the face as soon as you come in from the outdoors, to kick off the dirt from your face will be an additional gift for the skin.
Don't wipe the face with a coarse towel in a rough, rude manner, just pat dry your face, instead. As much as we need to get rid of the dust and dirt from our face, It is equally essential to hydrate the skin with a moisturizer to keep the skin soft, supple, and nourished.
Sunscreen is a must if you have any sun exposure in the daytime. Lastly, use a lip balm as chapped lips are unhealthy.
Choosing the right fragrance that fits your body is not an 'easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy' task. You have to test and try many perfumes to get your perfect smell. It takes effort and a great sense of judgment. There is a plethora of perfumes, aftershaves, and body spray in the market.
Make sure to be skeptical while choosing ‘the right smell’ that complements your style and defines you. The perfume should have at least 24 hours of lasting protection to guarantee your body stays fresh all day long. On average, woody, spicy or herby scents are better in winter and leave the citrusy, lighter notes for summer.
Follow these basic grooming tips to boost your confidence as well as your self-esteem.