We cannot underestimate how much the basic act of self-care can make us look and feel good. Men often get caught up in rigid boxes on what defines masculinity; you are a person, you should take care of yourself, and you deserve to feel good. Luckily, more men are beginning to understand the subtle art and necessity of grooming.
Here are our top five habits all men should adopt to elevate their grooming routines.
1. Shave Like An Expert:
Many people think that all razors are created equally - they’re not. Each has its own characteristics, design, and function. Using cheap razors can cause severe irritation, bumps and leave you with ingrown hairs. Therefore, it is important to choose a quality razor for the perfect shave.
At Face&Co, we curate ‘la creme de la creme’ of the traditional shaving brands for you to find your perfect shaving kit. Have a browse here or start with the perfect Traditional Shaving Kit from Truefitt & Hill.
To achieve the perfect shave, you must prepare your skin beforehand - we recommend exfoliating to soften the skin and applying a shaving oil which will help glide the razor more effortlessly, finishing off with a hydrating skincare routine. Which leads us to our next grooming habit…
2. Invest In A Basic Skincare Routine:
Here’s a message that we want to stress; skincare matters; it is not just something that concerns women! No matter what age you are or how you choose to identify yourself, you can benefit from developing a skincare regime. Why? Because it will keep you looking better, fresher, and younger for longer - not to mention that a good skincare routine will protect your skin from free radical and irreversible sun damage.
We would suggest starting with the basics; a cleanser, exfoliating twice a week, a moisturiser and sunscreen. We would recommend a moisturiser that ticks all the boxes from one of our favourite natural skincare brand náu, its hydrating Sour Cherry Seed oil moisturiser is at the top of our wishlist!
3. Find Your Signature Scent:
There is nothing like a man that smells good; fragrances have the power to enhance your confidence and set the right mood, which is why selecting the perfect scent can be time-consuming.
A signature scent is a fragrance that truly defines you, and it says exactly what you want it to say. You find yourself going back to this scent time and time again because it never gets old. All too often, we find ourselves purchasing fragrances that are well known. Instead, consider fragrances that are going to align with your personal style rather than fragrance trends. Whether you are more classic, contemporary or experimental, there is a scent out there for you, waiting to be discovered.
Have a scroll through our Cult Favourites’ collection, it will help you discover your signature scent.
One routine does not fit all when it comes to hair care, so it is essential to do your research. Brands usually create products based on hair types, so some light reading and a little trial and error will enable you to come closer to your ultimate hair goals.
When it comes to applying hair care products, less is more. Whether it's pomade or gel, always start with a pea-sized- amount. A helpful trick to keep in mind is that you should work products forward from the back of the head to ensure that you don’t apply too much around the front.
We couldn’t recommend more Yoi - made by professionals for people who want an easy to apply, wow-effect product. This hair paste is the all-in-one hair care product you never knew you needed.
5. Oral Hygiene:
You must adopt good oral hygiene every day for a healthy smile - there is no miracle solution or quick fix! The key to good dental hygiene includes; brushing and flossing twice a day (we recommend investing in a good electric toothbrush) and seeing your dentists every six months. Investing in high-quality dental hygiene products might even make you want to use them more often! At Face & Co, we love Acca Kappa’s vintage dental kit.