The Gentleman's Daily & Monthly Grooming Checklist
It’s hard to be a guy. We know the ladies don’t believe this, but we have a lot of hair and that stuff needs to be managed and manicured. Taking time every day to do a little bit of maintenance is a lot easier than having to do it all at once. So, it’s time to step up to the plate and do these six little things every day or once a month. It’s not going to be hard. We give you the tips and tricks below.
No. 1 – The three s’s
The first we can’t say, shower, shave. Easy items that need to be accomplished every day, but with the last two you can do a little extra to make it a more productive time. In the shower we know that you are used to your routine, which involves bar soap and shampoo from the dollar store. Step it up gentlemen and add in a body scrub and a little thing called conditioner. A little goes a long way and just wait till your lover compliments your skin, there are more than one way to see this thing paying off. And with that shave, don’t make it half-assed, put some effort into it, after-shave and a really great razor are things we see in your future.
No. 2 – Moisturize
We know we shouldn’t have to say this, but it’s time. That dry flakey skin on your ankles or near your armpits has gotta go and only you can prevent scaly skin. A decent grocery store moisturizer will do in the short term, but figuring out your skin type and a formula that actually helps you specifically is our advice in the long run.
No. 3 – Odorize
It’s time to frost yourselves, with the scent of your choice of course. A little bit goes a long way here guys. Use it sparingly and in the major olfactory zones, neck and wrists, for the perfect finish to your daily routine. Allergic to scent, we are too, and we get complimented on the basic smell of our body scrub daily, so there is no perfect formula here. Pick something that works for you and own it.
No. 1 – Manscape
Now, here is where we get real. Manscaping is a legit necessity. No matter your lover’s preferences you owe it to yourself to do a little trimming. No one likes a bear who is unkempt, so it’s time to level up and pull out that razor. Now, we are not asking you to head to the local wax shop, although if you are interested we are happy to provide you with…., but we digress. Do as much as you can by yourself and then it’s time for you to ask for some help. We all know you can’t reach your back, just like we can’t, so ask your lover for some assistance. There is nothing sexier than helping you out, followed by a shower, and …
No. 2 – Clip those claws
Yes, at least once a month. We would even prefer that you head to the local spa with your lover and both get a manicure and pedicure together, but we know that might be wishful thinking. At the very least clips those suckers at least once a month and make sure you keep clippers everywhere for the stray one that might get away, we’re talking about your car, your toiletry kit, your carry-on luggage, etc. You get the idea.
No. 3 – Spa day
Indulge, even if it’s in the sanctity of your own home. Take a minute and scrub down the bottom of those feet, soak in the bathtub, dunk your feet in hot water and Epsom salt, but most importantly, while you do whatever it is you decide to do, unplug. Just enjoy the time, relax, read a book or a magazine, but put that phone down and walk away. We know we are the pot calling the kettle black, but it’s advice we could all take.