Just like female beauty trends, male grooming is always changing. With every passing season comes another must-have look and, let’s be honest, it’s hard to keep up with them all.
Over the years, male grooming has gone from getting a haircut and trimming one’s beard to more extravagant treatments and multi-step processes that men are expected to incorporate into their grooming routine.
Overwhelmed by how much there is to do? Here are the basics to get covered. The rest will follow.
Skincare used to be something that only occupied the female beauty industry. Now, there are just as many skincare products to choose from in the men’s range. This is probably due to men’s skin changing over time. Traditionally, men used to work in much harsher environments, whereas these days many of us spend the 9-5 in a comfy office.
The result? More sensitive skin that needs daily care and moisturisation. If you’re unsure about what moisturiser your skin needs, consult a doctor or skin specialist who can recommend a product for you.
When done right, facial hair can make a real statement. It does, however, take time and requires a lot of TLC in the process. So, if you’re planning on growing a beard, make sure to get plenty of sleep, avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption, eat a well-balanced diet, and take vitamin supplements if you’re not getting enough.
At the beginning of the process, you might notice that stubble turns into ingrown hairs. Avoid this by exfoliating your skin regularly to keep pores clear and lay a good foundation for your beard.
Nowadays, it’s not enough just to throw on a suit or a pair of jeans and a T-shirt and have done with it. Accessories add another element to your look and effortlessly pull an outfit together. Jewellery will always be in style, so invest in a great quality necklace, a set of rings, or even some diamond earrings to give your outfit some wow factor.
Another timeless piece is the watch. Both useful and stylish at the same time, watches hold real sentimental value and can be passed on for generations. And if you don’t want to spend too much, there are plenty of automatic, mechanical, analog, and digital watches that look great and can be bought at affordable prices.
Trust the professionals
Fancy a new look? Leave it to the professionals to help you put your best foot forward. Not only will a great barber ensure that you’re looking trim, but they can also recommend products that perfectly suit your skin or hair, and they normally sell products in the salon that you can’t find elsewhere.