With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic showing no sign of abating any time soon, you might still be a bit reluctant to venture into salons. However, keeping on top of personal grooming can be a huge boost to your mood and self-esteem, especially during such trying times. With more men than ever before investing time in personal grooming, you might be missing your regular trips to the barbers. Fortunately, there are several self-care rituals you can carry out yourself. Here are four male grooming tips to keep you looking and feeling your best at home.
- Trim your mustache
One of the biggest trends in facial hair over the past few years is the mustache, and now is the perfect time to try if you have wanted to grow one but been unsure whether it will work for you. Growing a mustache is easy – you simply do not shave your top lip. However, there will come the point when you have to break out the hair scissors and trim your mustache, through which you can shape and thin out your ‘stache, avoiding an unkempt look. When growing your mustache, know what kind of style you are aiming for. Some, like the iconic pencil and handlebar, require a higher level of maintenance to keep looking at their best.
- Moisturize your beard
Beards are another style of facial hair that have had a huge boost in popularity over recent years; however, they require regular maintenance to keep them clean and in good condition. The trick is to use products specifically designed for beards, rather than all-purpose soap. Use a beard-specific shampoo to wash your beard and follow it up with an antibacterial beard balm to make sure it is scrupulously clean. Beard oil will keep your beard soft and moisturized and prevent any unsightly dandruff, and make sure you brush your beard every day to remove tangles and add some shape with an occasional trim.
- Invest in a high-quality razor
Though mustaches and beards are currently in fashion, you might prefer the smooth feel and classic look of a clean shave. Or you might like to balance out a full beard and mustache with a shaved head. If this is the case, make sure that you invest in a good quality razor to avoid nicks and cuts and provide a shave close to the skin. When looking for the best electric razors for head, choose a model that glides smoothly along the contours of your scalp and can withstand regular use.
- Wax your body
You might prefer a hairless look on other parts of your body, such as your chest and back, in which case body waxing provides a more consistent, longer-lasting alternative to shaving. Use hard wax, usually melted as oil, which will remove more hair and be less painful than waxing strips and ask your partner to help you to wax the hard to reach areas.