Best grooming tips for men
2019 is the year to step up your grooming routine. With so many products and tips readily available, becoming a well-groomed man is far from a difficult task. Being well-groomed makes you look and feel good and it also helps to make a good impression for everyone you meet.
At Violent Rose, we know how important it is to look your best, so we’ve created a list of some of the best grooming tips for men, so you don’t have to. Step up your game today and become the man you want the world to see.
Take care of your teeth
Dental hygiene is such an important part of self-care. Your teeth are one of the first things that people notice about you, so making a good first impression starts with having clean and healthy teeth. There’s no longer any excuse for ignoring the advances in technology and investing in an electric toothbrush can go a long way. Studies have shown that rotating brushes can reduce 11% more plaque than manual toothbrushes and can help to significantly reduce gum problems too.
Invest in a proper skincare routine
One of the best grooming tips for men is to invest in a proper skincare routine. First, it’s important to discern what kind of skin type you have so that you can find products that actually work for you. There are lots of different skin types, so we have created a simple guide if you’re unsure of where you fall.
This is the sweet-spot of all skin types and means that you rarely get any breakouts. You may get the occasional bout of spots, an oily t-zone and dry skin, but this can be kept under control with a regular skincare routine. If you want a clear complexion, you will need to invest in a 3-step system of a cleanser, toner and moisturiser. If you’re lucky enough to have a normal skin type, then the majority of skincare products will be suitable for you to use.
Oily skin is caused by the overproduction of sebum which can lead to blackheads and breakouts. It’s important to choose products that compliment your skin type, so if you have oily skin it’s important to avoid products that strip your face of its essential oils, as this stimulates further oil production. Instead, you need to look out for gentle cleansers, gel-based moisturisers and a good exfoliator to use once a week, which will remove any excess oil and dirt from your face.
If you suffer from dry skin, you’ll need more than a moisturiser to tackle this problem. Some soaps strip your skin of essential oils from your face and can dry out your skin, so it’s important to choose gentler soap-free cleansers in order to retain your skins natural moisture. The skin underneath your eyes is extremely thin and is prone to dryness, so it’s important to get a good moisturiser to keep this area hydrated.
Learn to shave like an expert
You might not have time first thing in the morning for a full wet-shave routine, but learning the basics of a good shave can be a fast way to looking sharp and well-groomed. Facial fuzz can look really distinguished when properly trimmed. Getting some beard clippers can tidy up your beard, without giving a clean shave. For a clean shave, be sure to always go with the grain as this will avoid irritation and will give you a closer shave.
Take care of your skin
It’s important to add SPF into your routine to prevent sun and UV damage. Overexposure to the sun can make your skin look old and leathery, so it’s important to add sun and UV protection to your skin routine to prevent this from happening. It’s a common misconception that SPF isn’t needed during the winter months, but this isn’t true. The UV rays from the sun can cause damage all year round, so incorporating protection with your moisturiser can keep you from looking old before your time.