10 Men’s Grooming Mistakes You Shouldn’t Be Making

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Taking care about the way you dress is definitely an important part of showing who you are, especially in 2018. However, even though many spend a fortune on clothes and fashion in general, they forget to take care about their physical appearance, and that’s a big no-no. The way you care about your skin, hair or beard is definitely something that says a lot about you, so you can forget about your clothes if you don’t pay attention to your grooming. So, perhaps you’re making some of the most unforgivable grooming mistakes and not even know it, but worry not as we are here to help you. These are the top 10 grooming mistakes that you certainly shouldn’t be making:

1. Avoiding facial massages

One of the most common grooming mistakes men make is not getting facial massages as much as they need to. First of all, getting a regular massage is something that we take for granted, as we rarely remember to book one, not knowing that it can do wonders for both our body and mood. And if this is the case with regular massages, what about all the other spa treatments that we should be booking from time to time? A facial massage is definitely one of those, as it’s very important to get our facial muscles relaxed from time to time and give them a reboot they desperately need.

Have you experienced a slimy snail massage? It’s the latest beauty fad. While the facials are new, potions made from snail mucus are said to date back to ancient Greece, and in recent times, the French have turned this essence of escargot (a delicacy consisting of cooked land snails) into different creams and lotions.

2. Growing bushy eyebrows

The brow game has definitely been stronger in the last couple of years, with full, bushy eyebrows reigning. However, having bushy eyebrows is not the same as having bushy but well-maintained eyebrows, so make sure to have them checked by a beautician. Monobrows are also something that should be punishable by law, so try to get rid of them until it actually becomes illegal.

3. Not caring about your beard

Yes, beards are meant to be rugged, but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t have a product or two that you will use to make your beard even better. Shampooing and washing your beard is a must, just like using oil to make it shinier and softer. Don’t forget to pay attention to the neckline as well, as this is the thing that either makes or breaks your bearded charisma.

4. Getting rare haircuts

Another mistake many men make is connected to the frequency of getting a haircut. Everyone has a haircut, this really is true, but many choose to wait until their hair is overgrown or full before actually getting it trimmed and presentable. If you wait more than 3 weeks to get your haircut, you should definitely make new plans. If you’re balding, getting a haircut every two weeks is the best idea.

5. Not moisturizing before bed

A skincare routine is also extremely important, and you should know that it’s not only for girls. Your skin also grows older, and the older it gets, the less elastic it is, so you really need to use that moisturizer and a night cream if you want to keep the freshness in your face for as long as possible. During the night, the skin switches into recovery mood, so this is a great time to do whatever it takes to keep it young.

6. Pubic hair

This is not something that caters to everyone’s taste, but it’s a fact that some men tend to care so much about grooming the upper part of the body and not take care of their intimate parts. Even though there are some men (and women as well) who prefer a full bush downstairs, it really is important to keep it trimmed and neat, regardless of the amount of pubic hair. So, guys, take a peek downstairs and see if there’s any work to be done there.

7. Being embarrassed by your greys

According to many people interested in men, greys in one’s hair are definitely something that gives that “more matureand sexier feel. So, gentlemen, if you have greys in your hair, it’s time you learned how to appreciate and embrace them.

8. Overdoing it

Grooming can sometimes be a double-edged sword, as it’s not a good idea to overdo it. For example, getting your teeth professionally whitened might not look as great as you think it does. It’s rarely subtle and you can have nice teeth if you regularly brush and floss them. Over-using hair products is also something that you should stay away from. If you have a neat haircut, you don’t need a lot of products.

9. Believing grooming’s only for girls

Come on, we live in the 21st century where guys opt for microbladed eyebrows, so you really have no place thinking that grooming is a girly thing and that you shouldn’t pay attention to the way you look. This doesn’t mean that you should get yourself clay masks and sit on the couch with cucumber wheels on your eyes, but using a moisturizer, getting regular haircuts and using beard products is definitely something you might want to incorporate into your routine.

10. Not visiting your dentist regularly

Do we really need to tell you about this?

So, no – grooming’s not for girls only. Another important thing is that if you care about grooming, you should also care about doing it the right way!

Peter is a health writer at Essential Men's Clinic blog. Follow Peter on Twitter for more tips.