We all know someone who looks sharp and well put together all the time. If you’ve been thinking that they’re born this way or it’s a simple coincidence, we’re sorry to burst your bubble. There’s a lot of consistent effort and discipline that goes into looking well-groomed. A bi-annual pedicure or hair spa will never look as good as a year long effort of maintaining yourself. Following a skincare regime and taking extra care of your hair are the stepping stones to looking flawless. But there are other habits a grooming conscious man follows that you don’t know about. Here are 7 that’ll help you up your grooming game!
1. They Have A Signature Cologne
Sometimes, actually most times, we remember people by the way they smell. We’re sure you know people whose fragrance has remained the same for years. It’s not easy to find a perfume that best suits your personality, but once you do, you’ll save yourself from switching to different deodorants or perfumes from time to time. Find something that fits your budget well so you don’t have to make that extra effort of saving up to buy it everytime. A perfume that’s easily accessible will make sure that you don’t break this habit to begin with.
2. They Pay Attention To Details
You might be wearing a branded suit that you just bought, but if your hair looks messy or your beard doesn’t look well-groomed, it’ll all go to waste. Do a quick check before you head out for an event or a casual outing with friends. Check if your eyebrows need a quick trim, your beard looks clean or if you need to cut your nails. Bottom line is to look out for little details that have the power to make or break your look.
3. They Use Sun Protection
Vitamin D is only good for your skin until it starts tanning it and eventually burns it. Apart from that, too much exposure to the sun will age your skin faster and trigger skin problems like pigmentation and even cancer. There are plenty of sunscreens available in the market at the moment. So, check your skin type and see which sunscreen is best suited for you. Consult a dermatologist and invest in one accordingly.
4. They Exfoliate
Yes, men need to exfoliate too! With pollution on the rise, exfoliation is a must. It helps you get rid of dead skin, excess oil and keeps your skin looking healthy. Chalk out a skincare regime and aim to exfoliate your skin twice a week. This’ll ensure you don’t have clogged pores or dull skin. Again, check your skin type and invest in a gentle scrub that you can use to rub off all the dead skin of your face. In case you’re not interested in shelling out extra cash for a scrub, there are a lot of natural scrubs that you can make in the comfort of your home with ingredients that are already in your kitchen.
5. They Invest In Quality Hair Care Products
A well-groomed man knows the importance of using quality hair care products. And we’re not referring to styling products. A good shampoo, a conditioner and a serum go a long way in making your hair look healthy and improve it’s texture over time. Knowing the nature of your scalp and your hair will help you buy a shampoo and a conditioner that does justice to your hair.
6. They Drink Enough H2O
No matter how much skincare products boast about making your skin glow, nothing can replace the benefits of good old water. Drinking enough water in a day will benefit your skin and your digestive system equally. Eventually, what you eat shows on your skin. And following a healthy diet along with adequate intake of water will maintain your skin’s elasticity and keep it glowing.
7. They’re Consistent
We’re not saying that you need to be at the salon 24/7 to look a certain way. But here’s the thing about well-groomed men, they plan ahead. From regular trims to monthly pedicures and hair spas, they make time for what’s necessary. And this isn’t just a once-in-a-blue-moon deal for them - they’re consistent with their efforts.
Follow these simple habits and avoiding these grooming mistakes will ensure you’re always at the top of your game.