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Self-Care for Men: A Basic Routine to Look and Feel Good

There is no shame in wanting to take better care of yourself. Nowadays, men can have an elaborate skincare routine without being scoffed at or called names.

If you do not know where to start, here are tried-and-tested pointers that will make you look and feel the best you have ever been.

Form a Long-Term Relationship with Your Barber

The secret to having great hair is visiting your barber for a haircut regularly.

Not all barbers are the same. Some work better with your hair than others. That is why it is essential to pay attention to who is cutting your hair and, if you find the barber you click with, remember their name so that you know who to ask for in your next appointment.

Having a regular barber means you will always get the haircut that suits you all the time. They know your preference, and they know how to take care of you and your hair.

Get Regular Haircuts

On average, hair grows about half an inch every month. That varies from person to person, but you know how fast your hair grows, and you would notice when you need a haircut.

So, take time out of your busy schedule to return to your preferred men’s grooming studio. Some may need to get a haircut once a month. Others can wait two to three months before they get a trim.

Getting a regular haircut ensures that your hair is not getting too messy (unless that is the style you are going for) and damaged (everyone gets split ends).

Cleanse and Moisturize

Men also experience the same skin issues that plague women, so why do you not already have a skincare routine?

Your skincare routine does not have to be elaborate if you do not want it to be, but the two most important products that you should be using regularly are cleanser and moisturizer. Your cleanser will get rid of the dirt and pollution that have accumulated on your face while you were outside. Your moisturizer prevents your skin from becoming dry, which could lead to acne and premature aging.

Apply your cleanser and moisturizer at least twice a day (in the morning when you wake up and before you go to sleep).

Use Sunscreen Every Day

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Most people associate using sunscreen to going to the beach or pool. However, you are always exposed to the ultraviolet rays even when you are in the big city.

You must wear sunscreen every day. UV rays are known to cause premature aging. If you do not want to have wrinkles in your 30s, wearing sunscreen should be part of your skincare routine.

Sunscreen will also protect you from skin cancer.

TLC for Your Feet

The feet are always neglected. Most people think that their feet are hidden in layers of socks or shoes, so why bother? Well, your feet are part of you, and they work hard to bring you to wherever you want to go. In case your feet do step out in the open, you want them to look as polished and flawless as the rest of you.

Taking care of your feet is easy. First, clip your nails. Not only will it make your feet look tidy, it prevents dirt and germs from hiding underneath. In short, it is hygienic.

If you want to remove calluses, after a bath, take a pumice stone and start rubbing your rough skin. Ideally, you do this immediately after you step out of the tub or shower so that your skin is softer and you can easily remove the dead layer of your skin.

Don’t Overdo It

When it comes to using products, less is more. Do not be too enthusiastic and over apply your perfume or your hair gel. You do not want to turn away a prospective romance because you smell too strongly of patchouli or hair is too crunchy.

While at home, experiment. Figure out how much you need to apply the product for it to work so that when you do need to go out, you know what to do.

These suggestions may seem a lot, but that is the kind of work that you need to do to look and feel good. Once you build a habit, it will come naturally.

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