Many men believe that grooming is a girly affair. This notion is very misleading. It is important for a man to understand that physical appearance is not only about how fitting your suit is but it’s also about how presentable you are. What’s even better is, you don’t necessarily need a professional to help you out. You can carry out these routines at the comfort of your home.
Here we’re going to look at some of the grooming mistakes most men overlook and how to avoid them.
Bushy and Unkempt eyebrows
Bushy eyebrows are so unsightly and draw unnecessary attention to your face. Imagine addressing a meeting and all the attention is directed to your eyebrows rather than to what you are saying. Eyebrows are one of the most outstanding features on your face since they tend to express a wide range of emotions.
Having said that, ensure that your eyebrows are well- trimmed and clearly defined. This can be done at home or you may opt to visit the salon for threading and occasional maintenance. Make it a routine to trim them often for a defined look.
Keeping your nails clean and trimmed should be non-negotiable. This is because your hands are a frequent point of focus, from making gestures to shaking hands and holding glassware. Dirty, unkempt nails create a negative distraction and speak volumes about your general hygiene or lack thereof.
Manicures are not girly as some men tend to believe. If you can afford it, make an appointment and have someone take care of it for you. If not, take some time to trim and buff them thereafter for that healthy shine.
You may not believe it but people notice those weirdly dangling nose hair. Sounds gross, right? As trivial as it may seem, trimming those hairs make a world of difference. If you are a tall guy, I know that you don’t want a girl you are crushing on, looking up only to find herself staring at those danglers instead of your handsome face.
With a pair of clippers, it takes you less than one minute to remove those hairs. So guys, please just do it!
Using substandard products
Unlike women who use a range of products in their grooming routine, men stick to a selected few. These could be a cleanser, a shampoo, shaving cream and a moisturizer. However, it should be noted that what you apply on your body will be reflected on your appearance. Inferior products, like a moisturizer, will have your skin dry and flaky and for your hair, they will cause dandruff. And this flatters no one.
Therefore, be sure to get quality products. They may be a little pricey but worth every cent.
Maintaining a good oral hygiene is not only important, but it also improves your confidence, appearance and overall image. Can you imagine someone smiling at you and all you can see is built up plaque or yesterday’s food stuck in between their teeth? Gross. This could be you if you take dental hygiene for granted. Halitosis also known as bad breath is a huge turn off and so is having stained teeth.
Ensure that you brush and floss your teeth daily, and visit your dentist regularly for checkup.
It’s always a plus to smell great besides looking the part. However, you should choose the cologne that best suits your personality. Too much of something is poisonous and this also applies to cologne or fragrance application. You don’t need to announce your arrival or people knowing you were present hours after you have left. Your scent should be subtle.
When it comes to fragrances, less is usually more. Let your fragrance be discovered, not announced.
Paying a little more attention to how you look doesn’t make you less of a man. Rather it makes you stand out amongst men and in the process, you feel good about yourself!