Everyone wants to step out of the house looking their best. Being well-groomed adds a sense of confidence and style to every man’s look.
Sometimes it can be confusing trying to pick your way through thousands of (sometimes contradictory) pieces of advice- cologne or not? To shave, or not to shave? When it comes down to it, having good grooming comes down to several easy steps you can take every morning to have a fresh, clean start to your day that will enhance your confidence and improve how others see you.
Read on for six tips you can implement immediately to be better groomed!
1. Brush And Floss At Least Once A Day
This shouldn’t even have to be said, but unfortunately it slips more minds than you’d think. When you brush and floss, you know you can smile widely and talk comfortably with people in close vicinity without worrying about offending them with bad smells or food between your teeth. Take time in the morning after breakfast to religiously clean your teeth.
2. Don’t Be Afraid Of Lip Balm
Everyone’s lips get cracked and dry, but sometimes men think they can’t or shouldn’t use lip balm. Well-groomed men know that a nice slather of lip balm in the morning works wonders for keeping your lips smooth and healthy-looking. A related tipis to use lip balm with SPF in it- it protects the skin on your lips from sun damage. It’s a cheap and easy way to prevent unsightly lips.
Let’s be honest- most men can’t pull off the “scruffy” look or the “5 o’clock shadow” or any other variant in between clean-shaven or full on beard. In most professional situations, being clean-shaven is preferable. Depending on the season, being clean-shaven feels fresher anyway! Check out this list by Yosaki for the experts’ recommendations of the best razor.
4. Pay Attention To Your Nails (including Your Toenails)
Your hands are an important part of your body. They touch everything, and you use them to shake hands with friends, family and strangers. People notice your hands. However, many men neglect their nails, leaving them with jagged and dirty nails. Your fingernails are a hive of nasty bacteria, so spend five minutes every morning cleaning and filing any jagged edges.
Skincare is an important part of any self-care routine, for men and women alike. If you wake up with tired, greasy skin, try using a refreshing cleanser and moisturizer to rejuvenate your skin and give you a healthy appearance. You don’t have to go for a complex, 10-step routine if you don’t have time- just find a simple cleanser and moisturizer and use it morning and night.
6. Smell Good
The tendency is either to over-spray cologne, or not to wear it at all and subject everyone to BO. The best option is somewhere in the middle. A good tip is to spray any cologne directly onto your skin- the best spots are on your neck and wrists- so it doesn’t become too overpowering. If you spray your entire body with clothes on, the scent clings to the fibres in the clothes and is too strong. By spraying it onto your skin, the scent will be a pleasant surprise for people who get close to you.
These simple tips should help you transform into a well-groomed man and give you a good start every morning.