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Naturally, women always want to look their best and put the time required to achieve this while men simply don’t. For this reason, every man ought to learn some grooming and beauty hacks that will ensure you look your best without putting that concerted effort. Here are 10 of these beauty hacks and some details to implement them into your daily routine.
1. Shave after taking a shower
Most people have a routine when they go to the bathroom; brush your teeth, shave and then take a shower. However, they do not realize that is actually the wrong order to do it. You should instead shave after taking a shower. The reason for this is that your hair will have been softened by the steam and the follicles in your skin will be open thus allowing you to shave smoothly and significantly reducing the possibility of experiencing nicks.
2. Trim your nose and ear hairs
Men are diverse when it comes to physical looks, but we all agree that four-inch nose or ear hairs sticking out is gross and unsightly. For this reason, it is advisable that all men trim any hairs that might be peeping outside their nose or ear. You could do this the old fashion way with tweezers, which can be painful, or the much easier way with a nose hair trimmer.
Don’t know where to get one? There are guides online that cover them very well, for example here is one gives you the top 5.
3. Choose to use conditioner instead of shaving cream
When you shave using over the counter shaving creams, often are the times you will have to deal with the tight and dry skin that follows immediately after.
You don’t like that, right? If you answered yes, then it is about time you swap your shaving cream with either a quality shaving cream that exceeds $10, or even a natural hair conditioner.
It not only gives you a smooth shave but also ensures that the natural pH balance is maintained, locks in the hair moisture and gives you super smooth skin! That’s a gamechanger right there.
4. Squeeze your pimples using a tissue
Pimples have a way of gatecrashing a face party and taking over- leaving your face looking like a hot mess. If you feel like you need to put an end to this by popping the pimples, be sure that you do it right. Whenever you are going to squeeze a pimple, make certain that you do so gently with a tissue covering the fingers. If you touch your face directly, you might end up accelerating the spread of bacteria and also bruising your face with your nails.
5. Ditch cotton buds and use Olive oil to clean your ears
Most people use cotton buds to explore their ears, more so when cleaning the ears. However, this is a tool that can cause severe damage to your eardrum. For this reason, you could swap it with Olive oil; all you need to do is heat a small amount of Olive oil to body temperature and then dispense a few drops into your ears. Then dispense some drops of warm water to ensure that any wax ball in your ears in dislodged. Olive oil loosens the wax by lubricating your ears thus making all the wax flow out easily. This process may sound disgusting, but it will work wonders for you.
6. Side crop If you have male pattern baldness
Over the years, certain men can and do fall victim to male pattern baldness. Regardless of having a bald patch, you can still look like a million bucks if you get a side crop. The side crop is easy; all you need to do is keep your top hair shorter than the hair on the sides. Then, comb your hair on the sides- this will ensure that no attention is drawn to the areas you feel are problematic.
Be sure to read the scientific reason behind baldness here if you are experiencing it and are interested in finding out how and why it occurs.
7. Smear lip balm over shaving nicks
Did you know you can treat a shaving nick at home? Well, all you need to do is apply some lip balm over the shaving bruise and its wax texture will do the magic- Lip balm seals the wound bringing about the formation of a clot. Now you know what to do if you find yourself drawing blood while shaving with a razor.
8. Exfoliate your lips with a toothbrush
This goes out to all lips that love to kiss and smile. Get rid of the dead skin on your lips by gently rubbing a toothbrush on your lips when done brushing your teeth and get yourself some smoother smackers.
9. Get fresher breather with natural remedies
After consuming foods with garlic, you can be sure your breath will tell it all. To contain this situation, you could consider trying out natural remedies such as chowing down on some slices of lemon or parsley. With this you can be sure, you will not see any nose-wrinkling every time you speak to someone.
10. Use Talcum Powder to make certain that your groin area is always fresh
The summer season is highly likely to turn your ether regions swampy. To ensure that you stay fresh all day, you could apply talcum powder down there after taking a shower.
About The Author:
Mike Smith is the freelance health writer. He is passionate to write about men’s health, diabetes, endocrinology, and nutrition and provide in-depth features on the latest in health news for medical clinics and health magazines.