Not wanting to alienate and leave out the men, this short blog is just for you!
I am no expert on male grooming but know that it is important. It seems that many men out there agree, as they are spending hard earned cash on products that many women would envy! Men like the ‘youthful’ glow just as much as the ladies and take real pride in looking after themselves.
If you spend more time in the bathroom than your partner (or longer) then you probably have some tips you could share. If not and you don’t have a regime yet, this blogs for you!
I will say some words like foundation and concealer! Do not be alarmed! I repeat, do not be alarmed! Men have blemishes too and uneven complexions and they want/ need and feel comfortable using the above products- when needed!
1. Cleanse, tone and moisturise!
Yes! I said it. Washing your face with just water or a little soap is not enough. Most soaps can be drying and if you’re not putting any moisture back into the skin, you are not doing yourself justice!
Find a system suited to your skin type (oily, combination, dry etc). A cleanser, exfoliation product- shouldn’t be too harsh- and a moisturiser. If you’re outside a lot, get a moisturiser with sun protectant.
You can take it one step further and get a night cream or moisturiser. No pressure… but a good option, nonetheless! Worried about wrinkles? This helps keep them at bay.
2. Hands and Feet!
They put in the work. They need looking after. Simple. Ensure they are moisturised and cared for. Have a manicure and pedicure. Soak your hands and feet at the end of the week.
A quick and easy foot mask? Olive oil, cucumber juice/ oil and some lemon juice in a blender. Put the mixture in a plastic bag and leave your feet to soak for 10 mins. Once finished, feet should be softer.
If the above is a bit much and it is not too hot, lather feet with lotion and put socks on. This is great for hands too. Do this at night time.
There are men who feel very comfortable wearing make-up. It doesn’t have to be a full face but instead a little concealer on a spot or discoloured area or some powder. Whatever makes you comfortable.
To learn more, speak to a female friend or family member who uses make-up. You can also speak to a beauty consultant. Don’t be embarrassed, it’s more common than you think!
Want to know more, you can contact me for advice and help.
4. Lips don’t lie!
Moisturise your lips as often as needed. They can easily become dry. Doing the LL Cool J ‘lip lick‘ dries them out more. Chap stick and Vaseline are fine. There are more expensive products out there if you want something more up market.
There are many more tips such as getting your 8 (eight) hours of sleep, drink lots of water. Looking after your skin after you shave and lots more.
In my humble opinion, there’s not much difference in a regime for men as there is for women. Products are saturating the market for both sexes and it just takes some patience, time and trials to find ones that do what you want and need them to.
I will be dedicating some more blogs to you to answer your questions and give more advice- just for men!
Let me know how you get on! Share your tips!
The Beauty Holder! xoxo