Men have been grooming themselves in all cultures for centuries. It has been done with such things as oils, ointments, powders and paints. In ancient times even hair coloring was done. The first impression of you is your appearance. So, let’s see how you can make your best first impression.
There is currently an abundance of grooming products on the market which makes it very confusing. Which ones should you choose and how do you use them? Just explore a little and find what works for you. Keep your grooming regimen as simple as possible.
The first things you want to do are bathing and washing your hair. Who wants to be around a smelly person? In past times and cultures, covering odor was popular rather than bathing. Today that probably would not fool anybody. Remember to apply a good deodorant too.
Hair care is important. It starts with a good cut, washing and styling. There are various styling products on the market such as gels, mousse, pomades and hair spray. Coloring for men’s hair is popular now too. Why look gray before your time? It is not a good idea to use shampoo on your beard because it can cause your skin to dry out and itch. There are beard washes designed just for your beard and face.
Skin care is important not only for your appearance but also for your comfort. Buy a good skin cream, one for your face and one for your body. Sun screen is also important for your skin’s protection. It will help prevent premature aging, increased cancer risks and sunburn.
Shaving with a regular bladed razor not only removes the hair but also the top layer of your skin. It is important to use a good shaving product while shaving and then a cream afterwards to help heal and protect your newly shaven face. Besides bladed razors, there are electric razors. Some are just basic electric razors and some are designed specifically for sensitive skin. Some can also be used in the shower. Again a good face cream is suggested post shave. Something else you will want to take care of is those unsightly nose and ear hairs. There are small round shavers for this job. Use round tipped scissors if you do not have a special shaver.
Find the cologne that you like. Test it out on your skin to make sure it mixes well with your body chemistry. Apply the cologne in the places on your body where there is a pulse. If you get too much on, you can dilute it with alcohol on a cotton ball dabbed over the cologne areas.