Male grooming has come a long way since the early days of the caveman who, let’s face it, did not really care. Men’s grooming is now an honoured art because men have now realized that good grooming is an essential part of the style.
Social media has arguably had the most notable recent impact on body ideals. A constant stream of comparison with friends and colleagues, easy access to celebrity culture, brands and influencers always selling to us, all means we are more conscious of how we look than ever before. We now live in a global community, and trends from around the world also influence us.
Isn’t being happy and comfortable in your own skin & hair the ultimate goal? That means you find the bare essentials that work for you. Of course! For your skin type, beard type and indeed, your hair type. The trick is not to spend endlessly on a thousand different products or to lock yourself in the bathroom for hours at a time. Instead, you should develop a daily routine that is quick, simple and above all else, about maintenance.
Below is a quick grooming guide to sharpen up your style.
Male grooming is more than your hair or clean-shaven bald head. Let us understand why?
Keep Your Complexion Clean:
Let us start things off with the most basic skin care tip – cleansing your face. If you are not already a facial cleanser devotee, it is time to change that. Whatever your age or skin type, everyone needs to cleanse regularly. Commit to washing your face twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, and also after any serious sweat sessions at the gym.
Use a facial cleanser that is formulated especially for men’s skin, such as the Man Arden Anti-Acne Neem Foaming Face Wash with Built-in Brush. It is a rich formulation with ingredients that work together to help reduce acne and acne marks from your skin. It comes with a silicone brush that helps exfoliate your skin gently every time you use it. Use this face wash twice, once in the morning and once at night, to get rid of the toxins and impurities from your skin. The natural ingredients of the face wash will help to reduce blemishes and pigmentation from your skin, making it healthier and brighter. The acne-fighting properties of Neem help reduce the appearance of acne and acne marks on your skin and can also help soothe irritated skin. The silicone brush is the perfect addition to your exfoliation routine, to enhance the appearance and make it healthy.
Exfoliate Your Skin:
A well-chosen scrub with concoctions specially designed to slough away dead skin is a weekly essential to keep skin in its best condition. You should exfoliate your skin once or twice a week. Exfoliating gets the dead skin off. This is also helpful for men who get ingrown hairs. Ingrown hairs happen because the hair curls in and do not break through the skin. This is important to keep your face looking fresh. However, the turnover of new cells decreases as we age, meaning we need to give the natural process a helping hand.
Refresh & cleanse your skin with Man Arden Caffeine De Tan Coffee Face Scrub. It is specially created to restore the natural skin tone. The perfectly sized walnut granules are aptly suited for scrubbing off the dead skin cells responsible for the tanned appearance of the facial skin. Exfoliation of the dead skin cells is further speeded up with the help of lactic acid present in the scrub. Coffee bean extract is one of the major constituents of the face scrub. It is a natural source of antioxidants that help in thwarting the harmful activities of free radicals generated due to overexposure to sunlight. Caffeine, the major constituent of coffee beans, helps improve blood circulation in the skin that helps improve the health and appearance of the facial skin.
Do Not Forget To Wear Your Sunscreen:
Sunscreen should be worn every day, no matter the weather. Your skin is prone to sun damage, even when it is cold outside. Opt for something with SPF 30 at a minimum. It reduces aging, fine lines, wrinkles & unwanted dark spots. It also reduces the risk of skin cancer, which, worryingly, is on the rise.
To protect your skin from the harmful UV rays, try Man Arden Sunblock Sports Sunscreen SPF 50. It contains mineral-based sun protection ingredients to shield the skin from the harmful solar radiation without making it greasy. As it is sweat and water-resistant, the hassle of repeated sunscreen application for continuous sun protection is minimal. In addition to defending the skin from the ultraviolet radiation, it hydrates and nourishes the skin, and helps repair skin damage due to everyday exposure to pollutants. It is enriched with multiple botanical ingredients such as aloe vera, cucumber, grapefruit, pomegranate and green tea that cool, nourish, hydrate and offer antioxidant support to the skin. Various other botanical ingredients help in maintaining the suppleness of the skin. This is the ideal sunscreen for men who spend hours outdoors.
Wash Your Hair:
Most guys like to think they have the whole hair washing thing down, but while it may seem routine, not all are doing it right.
Sure, we need to keep our hair clean, but because shampoo strips the hair of its natural oils, washing it every day might be unnecessary. In fact, you can use products with mild ingredients to restore the hair’s natural cleaning mechanism.
Of course, there can be times when a rinse and repeat is required, such as to remove the build-up from hair products. But even in this case, less is often always more.
Rejuvenate yourself with a Shampoo that cleanses & refreshes. You can try Man Arden Activated Charcoal Shampoo With Menthol. It is a clarifying shampoo that gently removes all traces of impurities and product residues from the scalp and hair. The powerful adsorption capacity of activated charcoal is responsible for the deep cleansing action of the shampoo. It is the perfect cleansing ingredient for protecting the hair from city pollution. The powerful ingredients in the shampoo work together to hydrate, repair and strengthen the hair shafts. Multiple nutrient-rich natural oils are blended in the shampoo to fortify the natural protective barrier of the scalp and the hair shaft so that the hair does not become dry and frizzy after washing. The external nourishment supplied by the shampoo helps revitalize the hair follicles and makes the dry, brittle hair stronger.
Use Styling Products For Your Hair:
Smoothing a single product through your hair can make all the difference in how well-groomed you look. While hair is damp, tousle to style and work a bit of the product through your strands. Shape and style your hair as you please for an on-trend, undone style.
Aside from making sure you are matching the right product with your hair type, style and condition, it’s essential to know how different techniques affect the finish of the result. Using a hair dryer will help you achieve a more polished finish, whereas applying to wet hair will give a rough and ready look.
To perfectly style your hair and get that dapper look, try Man Arden Hair Styling Gel – High Hold with Wet Looks. It is a unique formulation that ensures that your hairstyle remains intact and your hair strands are protected from harsh weather elements and harmful chemicals. It combines hairstyling and hair care in a single pack. The Wet Looks variant of the Hair Styling Gel is specially formulated to give your hair the smooth, conditioned and radiant appearance and preserve it the whole day. Regardless of your activity level, the gel does not lose its grip on your hair strands. Enriched with natural moisturizing agents, it smoothes the frizzes, tames flyaway hairs and sets your hair.
Take Care Of Your Beard:
Taking care of your beard is also a must when it comes to men’s grooming. And just like your skin needs moisturizer and your hair needs a conditioner, your facial hair needs to stay hydrated as well. Products like Beard Balm, Beard Wax & Beard Softener are formulated with special ingredients to leave your skin feeling energized and keep your facial hair in its best condition.
To keep your beard moisturized and tame away those flyaways, try Man Arden Beard Balm – Soften & Moisturizes Beard. The soft consistency of this Beard Balm instantly hydrates the coarse beard hair and in a moment eliminates the unkempt, messy look. This works as a premium leave-in beard conditioner that moisturizes, softens and protects the facial hair, and quickly tames the uncontrollable beard. The nature-based ingredients are carefully selected to ensure the highest level of beard care. It contains various powerful ingredients to seal moisture into the beard. Multiple pure cold-pressed oils including castor oil, sesame oil, sunflower oil, golden virgin jojoba oil, sweet almond oil and extra-virgin olive oil are blended in the Beard Balm for conditioning and nourishing the beard.
Male grooming today is an essential part of hygiene for every guy. You may not choose to use every product or regimen, but you should make sure to take some time for self-care, no matter what it is. Have a look at our grooming & styling products here: https://www.manarden.com/shop/
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