You shower, you shave (or not), comb your hair, and use your cologne/perfume. What else do you need? Proper grooming is more than how you look. With the right routine and habits, you can have healthier skin, better hair, and become a person who isn’t just clean, but put together, professional and charming. Here are 5 grooming tips to add to your repertoire :
1. Use coconut oil, and lots of it
Try coconut oil. It’s cheaper than a lot of high-end lotions, available at almost every grocery store, and can stand in for a number of products. Use coconut oil in place of your regular lotion to reduce acne (it’s anti-bacterial), treat sunburns (it fades pigmentation), disinfect your skin (the oil forms a barrier over any wounds), and prevent aging (it contains antioxidants). Oh, it’s also good for your hair.
2. Avoid alcohol-based aftershaves
We know now that skin absorbs 60 percent of what you put on it, so shy away from classic alcohol-based aftershaves that dry out your skin. New liquids, balms, and gels that include anti-inflammatory ingredients like shea butter(ori) and aloe do a better job and don’t irritate your skin.
3. Acknowledge your sensitive skin
“One of the best moisturizers for men with sensitive skin is aloe vera,” It’s simple, you can find it or it’s products at any drugstore, and it does the trick of calming irritated skin. You can buy it straight, or look for it as an ingredient on other products.
4. Use lotion every day
Unless you have perfect skin or just don’t care, you need to moisturize regularly. The right product can help you maintain clear skin while minimizing the signs of aging over time (like sagging, wrinkles, uneven skin color). lotions with proven ingredients that hydrate, soothe, protect, and nourish your skin, such as almond oil or shea butter are suggested .
5. Pick your scent
Since just about every grooming product is elaborately scented these days, it’s easy to end up smelling like too much of too many things. Whether it’s your aftershave, deodorant, a fragranced shower gel, or something else,it’s best to pick one smell source and go low-key or unscented with the rest of your products.