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In years past many men didn’t care as much about grooming as women did. Often it was enough for them to have good hygiene along with keeping a traditional hairstyle and clean clothes. But today most men are as concerned about grooming, hair care, and skin care as women. They want to stay looking younger and want a fresh and up-to-date hairstyle.
Girls are much more accustomed to budgeting for their hair and skin products than men. For this reason, many men worry that if they have to buy a bunch of these products that it will cost an arm and a leg for things they will never use. It is time it step up your game!
Where to get started…If you are willing to buy a couple of quality items at a time then, it won’t be long until you have a acquired all the products you need for a full blown grooming package in your own home!
It is also important to note that price does not always determine the quality and some cheaper products are just as good and sometimes better than the more expensive brands. Even so, the adage that you get what you pay for still rings true when it comes to hair and skin products.
The whole point of using skin care products is to protect the skin and to make it healthier. You don’t want to put chemicals and other junk on your skin that has the potential of making it worse than when you started.
You might want to consider investing in the more quality brand of products. These companies often charge more because they develop products that are scientifically formulated to be free of things like free radicals.
Balancing the need for reasonably priced products together with high-quality care products may take a little experimenting to find what works best for your skin and hair. This only takes a little extra effort on your part by searching online for reviews and asking others what products they use.
You should be asking girls for advice…they typically have a wealth of information and will be more than happy to help you!
Getting The Essentials…Men have always managed to keep soap, shampoo, and deodorant and perhaps some cologne but beyond that, they don’t have as much experience with moisturizers, conditioners and other skin and hair products that could enhance the vibrancy of their hair and youthfulness of their skin. It may have been considered sexy many years ago for a man to have an aged and leathery face but it just doesn’t cut it now. Today is a new day!
One of the biggest issues that often stands between a man using these products and not is the extra time that it takes. Men are used to just simply taking a shower, combing their hair, shaving, brushing their teeth, putting on their clothes and heading out. Taking the extra time to condition their hair as well as moisturizing their face and hands are not as normal for most men.
When you have your new hair and skin products all ready to go, it will necessary to allow some additional time when getting ready in the mornings or when preparing to go out on the town or on a date. Men are typically used to jumping in the shower and being done in less than 10 minutes and yet they may find that it takes an 30 minutes or more when using these additional steps.
It is important to realize, however, that these extra steps when done consistently will provide long-term results that allow you to stay looking your best for years to come.
Important things to have in your bathroom “tool box”
Among the skin care products that men should be using just as much as women is a good sunscreen. Nothing will age skin and give it a leathery look more than overexposure to the sun without protection. This should be one of your first purchases in your arsenal.
Using a high-quality cleanser on the face will help protect your skin and prevent blackheads and acne and other skin issues.
3. Skin Moisturizer
Men need to begin using skin moisturizer on their face and hands. If you want to keep a youthful look they have to keep those areas moisturized. This is incredibly important, think of it as an investment in staying youthful looking!
4. Hairstyling Products
It is no longer enough for a man to have his hair cut short and neat at the local barber for five dollars and a tip. Today, your hair needs to be cut with an up to date style. Finding a good hairdresser/barber is vital! The best way to find a stylist is ask your friends with great cuts for recommendations.
Don’t skimp on paying for the best in the hair styling department. Ask your stylist for their opinions on the products that are best for your hair’s length and texture. Using the correct products can make all the difference in your hair looking okay, versus looking fabulous.
5. Tools of the Trade
You will also want to add some additional good quality tools for grooming to your new “kit”. These items include nose hair clippers (don’t forget those nose hairs guys), tweezers, and electric shavers/trimmers with a variety of attachments that allow you to groom your beards, sideburns, and goatees in between visits to the barber.
Going The Extra Mile
It is easy for men to throw in the towel and fall back to old habits. It is important to remember that new habits take time and discipline to form. The good news is that with consistent effort over time the added steps in daily grooming will become routine and normal.
It also means that you will look better and you will begin giving your skin and hair the care and attention it needs to look its best. It isn’t necessary to do everything perfectly from the beginning. Get the essentials mentioned above and start moisturizing and exfoliating your skin. Begin regularly conditioning your hair so you get better results when styling.
And again, don’t forget to pluck out those overgrown nose hairs and trim your eyebrows! Even when others aren’t sure what has changed, they will notice you are looking better and sexier!
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