Men’s grooming essentials to look your best

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There were several decades between Mad Men style and today where most men let their looks and looks down. It’s become a bit of a cliché to say that men couldn’t dress up, were slobs, and didn’t care how they looked. Fortunately, today the pendulum has swung back to men who are proud of their appearance. From dressing up in three-piece suits for no particular reason to having perfectly manicured beards in style, the guys get down to business. If you feel like you need encouragement and inspiration to get where you want to be when it comes to your appearance, keep reading for some grooming essentials that will have you looking and feeling your best.

Maintenance appointment

All your hard work at home will go a long way in keeping you groomed and polished, but there are appointments with professionals who will take your hard work and kick it up a notch. Making sure to visit your dentist every six months for a thorough cleaning and spotting any potential issues to nip them in the bud is key to looking your best. A visit to the barber every two to three weeks is a good idea if you keep a tight haircut. If your hair is longer or less straight, it’s important to visit a hair salon every six to eight weeks to keep your hair healthy and free of split ends. Other procedures like botoxregular dermatologist appointments and things specific to you should all be routine and on schedule.

Routine skin care

Taking care of your skin is important regardless of age. While it’s easy to want to neglect this critical step in your daily routines when you’re tired of caring for the kids, working late hours, or spending too much time socializing, resist the urge! Be sure to cleanse your skin thoroughly. It’s a great idea to add a toner to your routine after cleansing. From there, it’s tailored to your specific skin type and concerns about which steps to include. At a minimum, you should include moisturizer morning and night and take care of your delicate eye skin.

The final touch

Before you walk out the door, it’s important to add those finishing touches that are your signature. Find a cologne with the right perfume notes that complements your mood and pheromones is a great place to start. If you wear a suit on a daily basis, cufflinks are a lovely touch to know about. Whether you’re a team bow tie or prefer a longer tie, polish up your look with these little touches. Don’t neglect your nail beds, nose or ear hair, or any small area that can impact your appearance and confidence. The finishing touches are the icing on the cake of a solid grooming routine and shouldn’t be overlooked.

FPS

Did you know you’re supposed to wear SPF all year round? While it’s something a lot of men neglect to do unless they’re at the beach or by the pool, don’t be that guy. Be sure to wear at least one SPF on your face every day; Luckily, many moisturizers include an SPF, so this is a step you can incorporate into your skincare routine. The skin on your face is more delicate than the skin on the rest of your body, and without SPF you put yourself at risk of small skin problems like fine lines or freckles or even bigger problems like a bad burn or a potential skin cancer. Bottom line – SPF, always.

Appropriate tools

Everything in life is better when done with the right equipment. Although you probably already understand this in most areas, do you include it in your grooming? Whether you’re buying hair clippers, shaving products, nail care kits or anything else, invest in the highest quality tools you can afford. Not only does having the right tools make the job easier, but the results will also be better. Include the right self-care tools in your Dopp kit, medicine cabinet, and even your closet to ensure you’re looking like new.

In addition to the areas mentioned above and the essentials to focus on, getting enough restful sleep, a healthy diet, and plenty of exercise will go a long way to helping you feel your best. And the best thing you can put on every day is a positive attitude.

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