Look sharp, stay smart – 7 best grooming tips for all men

Gone are the days when simple bathing and combing was all you required to look good. These days, men also need to invest in themselves to take their styling game to another level. While it is important to live a healthy lifestyle, exercise regularly and stay hydrated, there are many other things that you can do to make sure that you look great, always.

“How should a man be capable of grooming his own horse, or of furbishing his own spear and helmet, if he allows himself to become unaccustomed to tending even his own person, which is his most treasured belonging?”

Alexander The Great

For the longest period, grooming and self-care were attributed to things that only women do or indulge in. But thanks to the advancement in society, there is a growing awareness of grooming and self-care amongst men as well. When you look good and you smell great, you feel confident in yourself and make a lasting impression.

In this blog, we will introduce you to a couple of interesting grooming tips that will help you stand apart from the crowd. Don’t worry, they are not very elaborate or require you to spend so much money on buying xyz products. All of these are pretty basic and easily doable.

1. Apply a Deodorant for Men
If you thought that if you do not smell then you do not – then you could not be any more wrong. We all sweat –  irrespective of the weather – there is a certain amount of sweat that comes out of our bodies. And it does have a certain smell. While some people sweat way more than others, it is important to understand that the way you smell matters a lot. And deodorants are a great way to cover body odor. They protect against the smell created by your sweat and the bacteria that live on your armpit. There are many deodorants that also come with antiperspirant properties that make you sweat less. They contain aluminum and serve to reduce the swat by plugging the sweat glands on your skin. The point is wearing a nice deodorant will help you deal with sweat related smell issues.

  1. Clip those nails
    Long and beautifully manicured nails look great on women. But if you are someone who has long, unclean and unpolished nails then you are doing a lot of harm to your physical appearance. Having unclean nails in not only unhealthy but is also very untidy to look at. This is so basic and yet many men forget to pay attention to this minor detail. We are not only talking about fingernails but also toenails. You must avoid the nail from growing and piercing your skin as it might even cause pain and other issues. Dedicate 5 mins every weak to clip your nails. This will make your hands and feet look and feel happy and nice.3. Tend your beard
    You love having a long and nice beard – great! But you do not pay any attention to it and let it grow unruly – not great! Beards look good only if they have been cut and trimmed properly. They should be clean and in shape. You must wash your beard every day so that there is no dandruff or any itching. This keeps your face feel fresh and nice. Additionally, we request all men to invest in a good Mens Trimmer as this gives you the freedom to style your beard at any time you want. You do not have to make a salon appointment every time there is a grooming emergency. If you have a trimmer by your side, you can use it instantly and look your best in no time!
  2. Pamper your skin
    You bathed – great! But is that it? Your skin needs some pampering! You must invest in some good moisturizers for your body and face. And before any one of you asks – no, you cannot use the same moisturizer on the face and body. The skin is different and it requires different amounts of moisturizing and has different issues. For example – if you have skin that is prone to acne and oil, choose a gel based moisturizer for your face. If you have a dry skin, then get a nice nourishing moisturizer. You need to apply it after you shower and you will start feeling the difference in your skin. Additionally, please do apply a sunscreen. The sun does not discriminate between anyone and damages everyone’s skin. So you must apply sunscreen after a moisturizer to protect your skin against any sun damage. You can also think of following a standard skincare routine that matches your skin’s requirements and needs.5. Take care of bad breath
    Having a bad breath is a huge turn-off. It doesn’t matter if you stay away from bad odor-causing foods, any food that you eat does get stuck to your teeth. The bacteria thrives in your mouth and it leads to a horrible smell. So make it a point to thoroughly brush your teeth and even do some flossing. This will remove all the food particles from your mouth. Do not forget to wash your tongue as well. You must also carry some type of mouth freshener in your pocket or bag. It can be in any form – a chewing gum or a suckable tablet – they will act as a quick fix and help you keep the mouth odor in check.

    6. Take care of your lips
    Most men do not pay any attention to their lips. But unlike our skin, our lips do not have any glands. They do get dry over the period and hence you need to provide them with some type of moisturization. Dry and cracked lips do not only look bad but can also be painful. Hence, do invest in a lip balm. If you feel hesitant to apply a lip balm in public then make sure that you apply it regularly before you go to sleep.

    7. Apply perfumes
    If you think deodorants are enough then you are wrong. We are not suggesting you to drown yourself in any perfume or cologne, but do wear a nice and masculine perfume so that you smell great throughout the day. The perfume does not need to be too strong or overwhelming, it should be nice and leave behind a pleasant smell. You can even find your signature smell as they add another layer of sophistication to your personality.

    Now that you have gone through the list and are wondering- there is so much to do and who has the time – then stop making excuses right now! All the above-mentioned things do not take much time and are absolutely doable. There is no excuse for you not to have clean teeth, smell good, trim your beard or pay that little more attention during your haircut. Doing all these small things will make a huge difference in your personality. You will not only start feeling much more confident but others will also start recognizing you. You will leave great first impressions and people will see you as someone stylish and sophisticated.