Want to know how to be handsome? How to be the one edgy gent in the room?
How to be well-groomed?So, lean about basics of grooming first.
A lot of people must have taught you about the fanciest and expensive products when it comes to grooming. Well, some are a part of it like your perfumes and scents. But None of them has told you about the basics and secrets of men’s grooming.
Also, the line between a well-groomed and filthy animal is a very thin one.
So, being good looking if your genetically blessed, there is a lot of aesthetics, grooming required in it.
Importance of Men’s Grooming
Firstly, Human skin performs various functions. Also, it also has the maximum chance of getting damaged though sunlight, extreme heat, or extreme cold.
Particularly, Skin is the first line of defense on the human body.
Women are much better when it comes to taking care of the skin. When it comes to we men’s grooming is only limited to getting a good haircut, shaving, or trimming your beard that’s it.
So, that’s why we lack and we think that it is some rocket science or this will take the whole day.
Let’s accept that majority of men don’t really know how to achieve good healthy skin. Because we haven’t gone beyond our facial hairs when it comes to grooming.
Firstly how many of you moisturize your skin on a daily basis, be honest! I know very few from you do so, remember your skin will last with you till you die. It is you who has to take care of it.
So, It only depends on you how healthy you keep it with just learning the basics of grooming.
A hair care routine is one of the most important things you can do to yourself from a men’s grooming perspective.
Believe it or not but, at some point of time, your hairs will start thinning out. That’s why you should take care of your scalp and hair.
However, Talking about the weather of a country like India. Its really hard and important for having a hair routine or you might lose all your hairs, because of carelessness.
But hey, India’s biggest gift to the men grooming is oil. Oiling your hair nourishes the hairs also it acts like fuel to the scalp.
Hair care and it’s importance
The First and the most essential thing you can do for yourself is oiling your hair.
Oiling helps in the nourishment of your scalp and skin, it helps in preventing fungal infections in the long term.
Also, It strengthens your hair and helps your hair grows.
In addition oiling acts as a fertilizer for your scalp and helps your hairs to grow.
It also makes your hair thick, oils your hairs 2-3 times a week.
Likewise, there are a lot of oils present In the Indian market like Ayurvedic, coconut oil, Bhringraj oil, and almond oil for grooming. Try them and see which gives you better results.
So, if you are someone who has dry skin oil 3 times a week. If you are someone who has oily skin don’t do it for more than 2 times.
You see men don’t overdo things also and if you overdo this will lead to dandruff.
Ok so talking about oiling heat the oil a little bit. Make it warm, apply on your scalp.
Also, Massage your scalp it increases your blood circulation. It improves the recovery of that region and let the oil stay in your hair for 2-3 hours, uses hot oil.
When it comes to washing first thing you need is an anti-dandruff shampoo.
Remember they are strong you should not be using it for more than 1-2 times. Also, get one mild shampoo(check what that shampoo is offering according to your requirement). Such shampoos are called the ladies shampoo and they are mild in nature.
The power of conditioners- Conditioner is an oil-based product and majorly ignored by men.
And it provides required oil when you wash your hairs with shampoo.
Also, Speaking about dandruff tell me how often you wash your pillowcase? Ok, when was the last time you washed your pillowcase?
So, not cleaning the pillow will not get you rid of dandruff. As you’re rubbing your scalp against dandruff, make sure you’re cleaning your pillowcases regularly.
Further, Coming to the post-shower task, dap your hairs smoothly with towels to avoid breakouts. Get a hairbrush or corb whatever.
The serum can notch your hairs it acts as a protective coating protecting from harmful rays, adds thickness, and makes your hairs shine. If not at least apply oil so that your hairs don’t dry out in between your day.
Also, give your hairs a break, don’t use anything on your hair for one day at least.
Some harsh truths, you must know
So, one thing you must know is that whatever products you’re using are not pure or natural. There are some harmful chemicals present in it.
People often don’t notice It, not because they are hidden its because they are mentioned in very small letters on the backside of the bottle. Make sure you check the next time you get something.
Try to use natural products, they are costly than your average products. But they will not damage than that of your average product.
Don’t use hair wax, mousse, and clay too much, these companies make you believe that you can use them but no they actually damage the quality of your hairs.
Also, these products make your hair rough and take away moisture.
You can use it once in a while for your special occasions don’t make this a part of your grooming also but make sure you wash your hair to remove that wax or get, you will be safe.
So, Cheap products are the worst investment, never buy cheap products it will damage your hairs for sure.
Skincare and its importance
Firstly are you facing acne, blemishes, skin bumps, skin irritation, or any kind of skin problems?
I would not promote any particular because your average product is never made up of pure ingredients that are up to you, rather you should try and follow this routine 100%.
So say goodbye to them lets go with the Indian skincare routine.
Also, let’s talk about your face washing routine, few golden rules you got to have to keep in mind.
Rule number one you have to was your face twice one in the morning right after you wake up and once in the night before you sleep.
Secondly, If you’re someone into cardio or any sports where you end up sweating a lot. Apply after you come back home in the middle of your day after your cardio session that’s the third time you can wash your face, but ideally, try to skin for only twice a day only go for thrice a day on one occasional cardio day.
So, the next golden rule use a mild face wash.
Because there are not that many good facewash out there in the Indian market. Unless you grow ayurvedic or herbal plants at home you should always be using 100% herbal face wash.
Now there are these very big brands started by baba’s and started by big companies that they say they’re ayurvedic but are not.
Just contain ayurvedic ingredients the entire product isn’t ayurvedic, so if you see a big company is offering a herbal product it is very likely that it isn’t, is just their marketing game to attract the customers.
To clarify these industries do this very often and consumers often get fooled.
But still, there are some brands which offer 100% ayurvedic products.
So, If you’re on a budget the brand I recommend is khadi and if you have no such budget issue I would suggest forest essentials and kama Ayurveda these make 100% herbal and ayurvedic products.
They also add nutrition to your skin.
Talking about moisturizers whether you’ve dry skin, regular skin, oily skin these moisturizers will apply to you because these are no chemically made these are natural moisturizers.
Also, Chemically made moisturizers sometimes clog pores on your skin, increase acne, and even affect good bacteria on your face.
Your face is made of both good bacteria that fight acne and bad bacteria. So chemical moisturizers might be disinfectants and might be anti-acne but they destroy both bacteria.
So, what you need is rose water very cheap and widely available.
Therefore, apply the same way as your face wash with this you need lime juice and aloe Vera, the advance of lime juice is that it fights against acne and it destroys blemishes the dark spots will fade away a little bit with lime water.
Likewise. Aloe Vera is what will do the magic you squeeze and open it and apply on your skin, this is one of the most powerful moisturizers out these this will change the life of your skin, turn towards nature and turn away from chemicals.
Aloe Vera also has some serious benefits other than grooming your skin, just in case if you are interested you can check: https://food.ndtv.com/beauty/6-amazing-benefits-aloe-vera-hair-skin-weight-loss-1221869
However, one thing that can take away all your hard work your diet and lifestyle it is itself is a big topic of discussion but you should focus is quit sugar, reduce your junk food and say no to packaged fried snacks.
So, try including a lot more vegetables a lot more fruit.
Along with lifestyle, you know what’s important stress, because when you stress a lot it elevates the hormonal cortisol in your bloodstream and a lot of cortisol badly affects your skins.
Therefore, it affects your aging process and affects the quality of your skin and hairs. Also, makes your sebaceous glands your oil glands to secrete more oil on to your skin.
So, how do you reduce this? Focus on your sleep hygiene and having a good sleeping pattern and meditate and focus on long term skin health.
I would rather ask why wouldn’t you groom yourself, you want to look the best version of you. In order to do so, you should be grooming and maintaining hygiene standards so that people can say you are someone who knows how to be a clean and more attractive man.
It depends on the person what are the products he thinks are necessary for him, a man should himself make his grooming kit deciding the things that he can add to his toiletry bag that will be the best kit you can make for yourself.
Grooming essentials are something that can take care of your hair and skin completely, using natural or good products will keep your hairs and skin healthy for the long run, it depends on you, you should be using natural or good products.