In the previous decades, grooming products for men have been limited to deodorants, shaving creams, after-shave lotions, colognes, and shampoos. Fast forward to 2019, the male grooming section now offers a wide variety of moisturizers, body washes, anti-aging skincare, and even makeup-for men. In fact, the male personal care industry is currently valued at U.S. $122 billion and is forecast to reach $166 billion by 2022. Just last year, more than 7% sales increase in men’s skin care category alone was recorded. Thus, the size of the male grooming industry is still small compared to the female’s but their difference is expected to decrease through time at a relatively fast rate.
Just last year, more than 7% sales increase in men’s skin care category alone was recorded.
As society becomes more aware of regular grooming as part of overall health and not something that only women should be observing, more is expected of the metrosexual of the Millenium. Check out these grooming hacks to include in your regular grooming routine for a more confident you.
Know the right products for you
Not all personal care products are created equal. There is also that specific brand or specific products that suit others for the same purpose but do not seem to suit you. For example, a particular deodorant seems to smell terrific on your officemate but it does not produce the same results on you. This has something to do with your body’s chemical make-up, which differs from person to person. Don’t be afraid to experiment on products until you find the ones that will fill your toiletry cabinet. You can always visit your local dermatologist and check out which skincare products you need and what would work for you, rather than against you.
Establish your signature scent
While men believe in the power of a great scent, your after-shave lotion should not overpower you. It is meant to provide an antiseptic after shaving to prevent infections without your face smelling like alcohol or harsh cologne. Pick one or two classic scents that you think best represents you. Use fruity and citrusy scents during the hot weather and musky or full-bodied scents during winter. Like animals secrete pheromones, having your own “marking” scent will have the people around you associate and identify you with it.
Invest in regular spa visits
There’s nothing better than treating yourself to a quick relaxation after a week-long period of hard work. Indulging in a weekly trip to the Day Spa can make all the difference in your physical, mental, and even emotional well-being. Plenty of wellness spas combine salon and full services to give you get the best treatment without the bustling and noisy atmosphere of a crowded salon. Treat yourself to massages, facials, body wraps, and scrubs in a soothing spa environment after having your hair, nails, and beard done, all in one place. In fact, go ahead and book an all-inclusive men’s package for the full deal.
Don’t forget to manscape
Staying trimmed and well kept is not only great for you, but also for your partner. Give your pubic area the same attention as you would for the rest of your head and body hair. Spas and body salons offer manscaping services to save you the pain of working in an awkward angle for too long and reducing the risk of experiencing injuries such as cuts and burns caused by waxing. If you opt to do it yourself though, remember to separate the products you use for that part from all the others for hygienic reasons.
Spas and body salons offer manscaping services to save you the pain of working in an awkward angle for too long and reducing the risk of experiencing injuries such as cuts and burns caused by waxing.
Caring for your own body should not leave any part unattended since personal care reflects the way you see and project yourself. After all, staying well-groomed and kept is the success behind every great man.