If you want to stay looking fresh and smelling good all day everyday, here are some tips and tricks to ease you into becoming a well-groomed man. These 5 things will help you get started:
1. Wear SPF all the time
There are so many articles written about anti-aging skincare routines and strategies, but the best strategy is a preemptive one. Taking a more proactive approach against sun damage and wrinkles will save you a lot of trouble in the long run. That’s why you should use products with SPF whenever you can. We’ve already shared how to properly read a sunscreen bottle and why you should wear SPF even while indoors.
2. Repeat after me: beard styling
Most men trim their beards but they often neglect styling. This is why beard trimmers come in a variety of styles and detailing options. Use detailing trimmers with a variety of guard widths that allow you to add contrast, weight, and style to your facial hair. Also, don’t be afraid to dye your beard.
3. Always refresh your razor cartridge
Razor hygiene is of the essence and is more often than not overlooked. Over time, razor cartridges accumulate dead skin and bacteria, making a clean shave impossible. Make sure you’re taking care of that. A good rule of thumb is to change your razor cartridge after 5 shaves.
4. Change your toothbrush frequently
And by frequently we mean every 3 months. It is scientifically proven that toothbrushes should not be used for more than 3 months because their bristles lose effect, and they tend to accumulate bacteria (something that you do not want). You can use subscription-based toothbrushes such as Quip or just make sure you’re changing your toothbrush every 3 months with a trip to the drugstore.
5. Choose a signature scent
Nothing is better than smelling good. That’s why you want to assign yourself a signature scent. Not only does it signal that you take care of yourself, but it is actually an extremely attractive quality. Try out several scents and see which one suits your personality best. We’ve also broken down how to select a scent based off your skin type and 8 fragrances that real women love on their men.