Grooming Tips for The Modern Gentleman
Once upon a time, self-care was a practice reserved for the ladies. It wasn’t so common for a man to spend longer than a few minutes getting ready, and any products that they did use tended to be pilfered from their significant other.
Fortunately, the time has come where men are encouraged to take care of their appearances.
Male grooming is essential to keep your skin clear, your hair thick and your beard full. It really can help to give you the confidence to take on the day.
But if you’re new to the grooming game, it can be confusing to know where to even begin. How does one achieve the polished gentleman look?
We’ve pulled together some everyday grooming tips to help you hone and maintain your gentlemanly appearance.
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A proper haircut can make all the difference to a gentleman’s appearance. Depending on individual preferences, men can get a haircut anywhere between one to three weeks to maintain a particular hairstyle.
If you’re unhappy with your current hair style, you could ask your barber what they’d recommend. If not, you could browse mens hairstyles on Pinterest to garner some inspiration for your next trim.
Besides the cut, there are other things you can do to take care of your hair.
For starters, out with the two in one shampoo!
Instead, pick up some quality shampoo and conditioner that will nourish your hair. You can find hair products that are specific to your hair texture to take extra good care of it.
Once your hair is nice and soft and shiny, you can use various hair products to style it to your taste. Experiment with gels, sprays, waxes, clays and more to see what works best for your locks.
Facial hair care
When it comes to hair care, plenty of men overlook the importance of caring for their beards.
Whether you prefer to opt for a clean shave, or your beard could contend with the likes of Gandalf, there is a facial hair care routine for everyone.
For those looking for a close shave, apply a shaving oil before putting the razor on your skin. Not only does it protect the skin, but it also helps to soften the hairs.
It’s also a good idea to take a warm shower before your shave, as the steam helps to open up the pores for a better quality shave.
Always ensure that you use a good, clean razor. A poor quality blade will painfully tug on the skin and even leave behind a few strays.
Beard nourishment tips
Growing a beard takes patience. When you finally achieve your facial hair goals, don’t let it go to waste by failing to take care of it.
Use a beard trimmer to shape your beard and keep it tamed. Then, apply a beard oil or balm to keep it soft and shiny.
When it comes to a skin care routine, it’s best to break it down into morning and evening.
Morning skin care
In the AM, it’s fine to start by splashing your face with water. Next, apply a moisturizer that suits your skin type - whether that’s dry, normal or oily.
To finish off, apply a good SPF of at least 20. Sun damage can age your skin rapidly - even on cloudy days!
Evening skin care
Throughout the day, your skin will pick up bacteria and grime. Wash it off with a gentle cleanser or face wash that matches your skin type.
Follow it up with your moisturizer. If you’re looking to take it that step further, you could look for a night time specific moisturizer that works its magic while you sleep!
The right fragrance
Nothing beats a good aftershave or cologne. But remember, don’t overdo it. When it comes to fragrance, less is more.
Once you’ve found your signature scent, you can apply a couple of dabs under the jaw and on the wrist - then you’re good to go.
Complete the look
Once you’ve got the hair, the skin, and the fragrance, all you’ll need to complete your look is the expertly tailored suit from Tweedmaker.