“I don’t waste time getting ready for work,15 minutes & I’m done!” This is what you’ll hear from the average man as far as hygiene and grooming are concerned but there’s a lot that goes into taking care of your body so it can take care of you.
To address this, let’s get into five of the common mistakes men make when it comes to personal grooming.
Mistake #1: Underrating bodily changes.
At 30, you no longer dress as you do at 15. Your style reflects your age and this should apply to your grooming and health habits too. At 20, you can overlook minor pains in your body as it repairs and heals at a rapid pace but at 40, unchecked minor pains can lead to major diseases if they are not addressed early.
If you want to age gracefully, you’ll need to make some changes. Accept that your body is changing with time and update your grooming rituals and products to reflect the stage of life you’re in.
Mistake #2: Ignoring skincare
Your face is the first thing people notice about you but many men think either think skincare is not important or that it’s a ‘lady’ thing. If you don’t want your skin to look like an old rag in your 40s and above, start taking care of it now. Getting a natural face scrub is a good place to start as it removes the top layer of dead skin cells on your face.
Also, not using a moisturizer could kill your chances for fighting wrinkles. Regular showers can leave it dry while shaving just adds fuel to the fire by irritating your skin.
Mistake #3: Ignoring your nails
Masculinity shouldn’t prevent you from paying attention to your nails. Dirty, scraggly nails can be a powerful negative distraction. On the other hand, keeping your nails healthy and neat will always work in your favour.
To maintain your nails, first, pick up a well-made manicure kit for men. Clip your nails so a slim border of white is showing and file the rough edges. Use the point of the small metal file to clean under the edge of your nails too.
Mistake #4: Not paying attention to body ‘scent’
Body odour is a tough one because most of us don’t perceive our own scent the way others do. First, start by asking a close friend or partner to help you identify if you need to make a change.
Here are some tips to help combat off-putting smells:
- Don’t use cologne as a short cut.
- Use deodorant.
- Don’t repeat clothes you’ve already worn without washing them.
- Dress for the weather.
Mistake #5: Not Understanding your Overall Body System
The best grooming rituals won’t guarantee healthier skin, hair, and teeth. An unbalanced diet, dehydration, no exercise, and stress will speed up your body’s ageing process.
Apart from regular grooming rituals, pay attention to these important factors:
- Stress reduction
- Kick toxic addictions like smoking, drugs, and excessive alcohol consumption.
So, guys, it’s possible to look 5-10 years younger & healthier despite your hectic lifestyle. All you need to do is maintain high standards for your grooming by paying attention to the tips above.
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