Discover the ultimate guide to looking your best with these 5 skincare and grooming tips for men. Embrace self-care and unleash your confidence with expert advice on face washing, moisturizing, hand care, sunscreen usage, and the importance of deodorant.
By Grace Ofili
PUBLISHED: July 17, 2023
Today is a day of remembrance for all the men— you were never forgotten in the first place 😊. There is the usual notion, especially among my Nigerian ogas that men don’t do skincare or groom themselves and those who do are effeminate or less masculine. This notion is so wrong. I mean, have you seen Kunle Remi? The Born Again Stripper star is a stud (also my celebrity crush) and he knows it which is why he is not afraid to take care of his skin. Evidence of his love for skincare can be seen in his June 2nd post on his verified Instagram account. That guy sure knows how to pamper his skin.
But for real though, have you seen his skin? It is giving everything it should give— it is glowing, flawless, and healthy. Aside from taking care of his skin, you can also see that he is well-groomed. His hair is in place, breads well shaped, no long nails, nice dentition and even though I haven’t seen him in person, I can swear that he smells like how a sexy man should (giggles).
So my brothers, looking good is not limited to wearing a nice piece of suit and a dope pair of shoes. If you have flaxy, dry skin, long nails, bad breath, and body odour, you defeat the whole purpose of dressing nice. And you also chase away that girl that you have been toasting and pursuing for three years now. Don’t be ashamed, my brother at the back, I have come to help you. You are brother after all and I want to see you succeed in your love and everyday life (😉).
In this article, I will be providing you with skincare and grooming tips that will help you look dapper, sharp, and glowing like Kunle Remi. Here are five skincare and grooming tips you should adopt as a man (P.S. It will not make you less of a man):
Hey, fellas! It's time to debunk the myth that face washing is only for the ladies. Listen up, my guys, because this is important stuff. You gotta wash your face twice a day, no exceptions! But here's the secret: use a gentle facial cleanser. Yeah, that's right, a cleanser made specifically for your handsome face. Forget about using your bar soap for everything, including your face. That's some old-school "ghetto behaviour," and we can do better than that, can't we?
So here's the deal: invest in a fantastic facial cleanser like the Simple Refreshing Face Wash. It's suitable for all skin types, so no worries there. And remember, when washing your face, ditch the body loofah or sponge. We're not scrubbing away our skin barrier here, fellas. We're just getting rid of dirt and sweat. So keep it simple, stick to using your hands, and give your face the love it deserves. Trust me, you'll thank me later!
Follow up with a moisturizer that suits your skin type to keep it hydrated and nourished. Remember, hydrated skin is healthy skin! Your mantra should be “Flaxy and dry skin be gone!”
Hey guys, let's give a hand to those hardworking hands of yours! You men often use your hands for all sorts of activities, like pumping iron at the gym or fixing up cars. But if you neglect them, they can feel rough and dry, almost like sandpaper. And you know what? That can totally affect your confidence, especially when you are meeting people and need to give a firm handshake. So, fellas, it's about time you prioritize your hands Treat them to some hand cream or balm to keep them moisturized and callus-free. Your hands deserve to be as smooth as your moves!
Beware, fellas! UV rays are not your buddies. They burn your skin, damage your skin barrier, cause you to begin showing signs of premature ageing and worse of all, increase the risk of having skin cancer. That’s not nice at all! So, here's the deal: sunscreen is your new best buddy in your skincare routine. You are to use it every day, come rain, come shine, whether you are staying indoors or outdoors. Please, banish the thought that sunscreen is for women or that your forefathers survived without it and go and invest in a bottle of sunscreen. I will recommend you use one with spf 15+ and above and always reapply after the first application for maximum protection.
Now, Let's talk about something really important: smelling fresh. Trust me, funky odours are major turn-offs, whether you're at a fancy event or just chilling with friends. So how do we combat those body odours? Well, good hygiene is key—shower regularly and keep those pearly whites shining with toothbrush action. But the real king: deodorant! Deodorants are created to mask or cover up any unwanted smells. So they are very crucial in your journey is smelling nice. And guess what? It takes less than ten seconds to apply it under your arms. Boom! Invest in a deodorant, my friends, and watch as people around you breathe a sigh of relief. You'll be the fresh-smelling champion they've been waiting for!
For my men dem that do not keep beards, please shave properly. In shaving properly, you need to master the proper shaving techniques. Before you begin shaving, soften your beard with warm water or a pre-shave oil and then apply shaving cream (shaving cream is a MUST!). Avoid dry-shaving. Go ahead to use a sharp razor and shave in the direction of hair growth to prevent irritation and ingrown hairs. After shaving, apply a soothing aftershave cream or balm to your skin, to calm the area.
While, my guys that keep their bread, ensure you trim it as often as possible, so you don’t look like a caveman and it doesn’t begin to itch. Ensure you wash and condition your beard, after which you apply beard oil or cream so that it is soft, healthy and free from dandruff. a perfect product to use to keep your beards healthy i recommend Amari’s vitamin e serum
And that’s a wrap. Long gone are the days when grooming and skincare were considered exclusively feminine pursuits. Men today like our celebrity crush Kunle Remi, are embracing self-care and realizing the immense benefits that come with it. By incorporating these grooming and skincare tips into your routine, you'll not only enhance your appearance but also boost your confidence and overall well-being. So, gentlemen, it's time to take charge and unleash your best self!