Gone are the days when the term ‘male grooming’ was almost unheard of and the most men did was take a shower, put on clean clothes, and leave the house. Nowadays, male grooming is a term you will hear almost on a daily basis thanks to the media and the entertainment industry who are redefining the fashion and beauty industry.
Hollywood stars have in particular the male hygiene and grooming industry. They freshen up well and look dapper whenever they are attending award ceremonies such as the Golden Globes, Oscar, and Emmy among others. Their efforts seldom go unnoticed and the rest of the males often attempt to follow suit.
The male grooming prowess however doesn’t stop with filmstars alone, there are athletes and artists who are determined to look good too. A perusal of social media pages will show you athletes, musicians, and other male celebrities showing out their well toned and equally well groomed bodies.
Ordinary men are also not left behind. These are the days of the alpha male and the metrosexual man, it therefore isn’t a surprise to find men taking their time to look good.
Areas of male grooming
As a man, it is important that you look good and appear neat. Dressing well and having good personal hygiene play a part in giving you social influence as well as making you eligible even for things like jobs or the ladies’ attention.
As a man seeking to be neat and well groomed, you should pay attention to these four areas:
It is important that you be clean. Take a shower regularly and trim any long nail. Also put on clean and well pressed clothes. Being clean will help portray you as a gentleman as well as protect your health.
You should always try and smell good, poor body odor can be a turnoff. You should scrub your underarms thoroughly with soap and water and then apply a nice smelling cologne. You should also use an antiperspirant to help prevent you from sweating.
Oral hygiene is an equally important aspect of male grooming. Brush your teeth after every meal to ensure your teeth are clean and your mouth fresh. Clean teeth are most importantly good for your dental health.
As a man, you shouldn’t have very overgrown body hair. Find a suitable razor and shaving cream and use them to keep your beard neat and well trimmed. You should also shave your armpits and pubic hair frequently enough. You can also remove general body hair if you so wish. You can use hair removal sprays or even go for advanced techniques such as laser hair removal.
Regardless of who you are, you should always aim to be neat and hygienic. It doesn’t cost much to be hygienic, you only need to bathe regularly and dress in clean clothes and then you are good to go.