With so many grooming options available for men today, it’s only understandable that all the dos and don’ts have guys all confused. From taking good care of skin, hair and putting their best foot forward at all times, the pressure of looking dashing has definitely increased on men folk over the years. But there are a few questions that seem to be on most men’s minds and here are the answers to them.
How to make a fragrance last longer?
Men traditionally dab perfume on their wrists and on the nape. While you can continue to do this, dab a little on your chest as well. Applying a fragrance on chest traps the scent behind the shirt and helps it linger on longer, as opposed to when applied on exposed areas of the body.
How to prevent razor burn?
Truth be told, the degree of razor burn eventually depends on the sensitivity levels of your skin. However, there are ways to minimise the burn for sure. First, stop and think if you’ve been doing it wrong all along. The right way to shave, buddy, is to shave in the direction of hair growth and not against it. Use gentle strokes on the neck and don’t visit the same area twice and your skin will reciprocate with a healthy, rash and burn free glow.
What skin care products to use?
The first rule of skin care – and you can carve this down on a stone tablet – is to use a sunscreen at least twice a day. First, before you step out of home in the morning and again in the afternoon. Once you’ve grown used to this pattern, treat your skin to a layer of moisturiser before applying sunscreen. This does wonders to delay wrinkles, and is a must during the winters. Then graduate to using serum for healthy, supple skin. Serum should be applied after washing your face but just before applying sunscreen.
What is my skin type?
If you have an extremely oily T-zone, which is nothing but the area between your temples and the nose, then products meant for oily skin are just what you need. However, if you have an oily T-zone but dry skin on other parts of the face, buy products meant for combination skin. Dry skin can be recognised by dull complexion, lack of elasticity and visible lines. Run your nail gently on your skin; if it leaves behind a white trail, dry it is!
Normal skin means lack of any severe sensitivity and not too oily or dry skin. When in doubt about basic skin care rituals, don’t hesitate to seek the help of brand representatives at the beauty section in departmental stores. They’ll explain their brands USP and then you can take a call.
When all else fails, don’t hesitate to ask the woman in your life for some expert beauty advice. She’s been there and done that!