If you want to always be on top of your game, it’s quite important to take care of yourself.
This is why we have put together an around the clock guide for your grooming routine. Note that excessive and overzealous skin care can lead to dry, sensitive or in other ways damaged skin. For example, you don’t need to exfoliate your skin on a daily basis, as it needs to recover, rebuild and work with its natural properties.
8:00 AM – The morning routine
Some men have a longer morning routine, while others want to keep it to a minimum. Whatever your personal choice may be, taking a shower the first thing after you get up can have a good, invigorating effect. Afterwards, don’t forget to brush your teeth, floss and use mouthwash – this will make you feel more energized. If you are a daily shaver, it’s beneficial to do it after having taken a shower, as this will make the shaving process easier. After the shave, you can apply a toner or another lotion, as your pores are likely still open. Let your face absorb your hydrating lotion or aftershave or a natural replacement. Don’t forget your deodorant and perfume.
After eating or before leaving the house, throw some cold water on your face, to make sure your pores close and dust won’t enter them during the day, thus avoiding blemishes or other problems.
Alternatively, you can use some sunscreen for protection and touch up your face with a bit of foundation. If you’re not used to it, practice on the weekends, as touching up with makeup is a technique that takes some time to master. It may seem a little too much, but those who sweat much or get really oily during the day can truly benefit from it.
12:30 PM – The touch-up
Sooner or later in the day, maybe before lunch, maybe right after sometimes during the afternoon, you are most likely to need a touch-up or two. The three main areas you should focus on are: your hair, your smell and your make-up. If you have a beard, you can give it a few strokes with a beard comb as well.
It’s best not to touch up in public, but rather go to a bathroom or a private room where you can fix your hair and everything else.
To do this, it would be necessary to carry with you a small kit featuring a small comb, a small dose of a hair styling product, a small perfume bottle and a concealer and pad, should you have a touch of makeup on.
In regards to the perfume, you can either spray it a bit all over or just on your pulses and behind the first two buttons of your shirt. Remember: the stronger the fragrance, the less you need to add on.
6:00 PM Eyes
To look fresh at dinner you can not only redo the three touch-ups you did at 12:30, but you can also use an eye drop to clear your eyes and look fresh and relaxed. Eye drops are supposed to restore natural brightness to your eyes while eradicating any redness you may have from spending long hours working. It’s a great trick, but it may not be recommended to do it every day as your eyes will get too used it and then require a bigger dose over time. It’s best to consult with an ophthalmologist first.
11:00 PM Evening care
Needless to say that before you go to bed, it’s crucial to take off everything you’ve put on during the day: foundation, hair gel, etc. This way, your body will be able to rest in its natural state.
Don’t forget to brush your teeth and floss. If you want to exfoliate your skin, the evening is probably a good time to do it. Add a night cream (optional) and you are set to go… to bed. At times, it may seem a bit difficult to invest very much time in your appearance. However, the results will be visible in time, which is why it is definitely worth considering taking care of yourself well. Surely, your daily grooming routine depends on your lifestyle a lot: people living and working in big cities have more elements to face and thus need more care than others. Sometimes, you only need to take certain measures at different times… It all depends on your needs and to the way your body responds to your routine. In the end, it’s about you.