Beard Grooming – The Right Way To Go About It

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Whether you are a heavy beard grower, or one who can only churn out some stubble, you still need to groom your facial hair daily and actively. If you don’t, you can be left with some unkempt and unattractive facial hair that will chase all your potential female prospects away. Beards have been steadily becoming a staple among the male grooming world, so proper care is something that is vital to stay ahead of the game. Let’s go through some critical techniques to keep that beard trimmed well, or managed if it is long enough to warrant that maintenance.

Start With The Right Shaving Gear

You can’t grow a plant without fertilizer, so the same goes for your beard. You need the right equipment to help you track your progress and allow you to groom it to an even and proper length. What you first should get no matter what the size or type of beard you have is a trimmer. Don’t just rush to the store and get any old product though. You need to do some research and pick out the best beard trimmer of the bunch and one that will work on your beard size and style. There are some trimmers that have very long length settings, and others that have very short ones. Therefore, you need to determine which one is perfect for you so that you don’t grab one that can’t cut the hairs because it the guide combs are not short enough.

Aside from that, you also should get a beard oil to lather that mane up and keep it from itching and bothering your everyday life. It is pretty crucial to own a beard oil, and we wouldn’t advise against it. You will see a drastic difference to the health and the durability of your beard after you start using one for about a month or so. Now you have the gear that fits your requirements, whats next?

Set Up A Scheduled Routine To Trim And Oil Your Beard

Sit down for a minute and think about your daily schedule. Do you work in the morning? Do you have the night shift? How long since you wake up till you have to leave the house? Answer these questions for yourself, and find a 10-15 minute period in between where you can dedicate to just trimming and oiling your beard. A healthy and alluring beard requires dedication, and if you start slacking the results will be very evident to others and to yourself. Don’t be that guy with that ugly, patchy beard because no one wants to get near them.

After you have your schedule setup, the rest is up to you. You can lookup some youtube videos if you are unsure of how to trim your beard, or you can just start practicing yourself and get better over time. One thing to note is that you should definitely keep track of your neck line and cheek line, because they are both important in terms of being well kept. The neck line is easier to determine, and you should measure half your thumb’s length from the bottom of your chin to your neck, and shave the rest off with a safety razor.
Look at the reviews, grab yourself a trimmer and if you need also a safety razor, and then you are good to go for the ultimate grooming experience. Take it day by day, and don’t get frustrated if you are struggling, just look to Youtube for help! Nothing beats a tutorial shown to you. Happy Grooming my bearded friends around the world!

 

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HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR FRAGRANCE: A GUIDE FOR MEN

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There are many people who are identified by their dress or the shoes they wear. However you would have met only a select few who, with their choice of their perfume,manage to create an aura which allures others and immediately sets them apart from others.

The fragrance you wear is in fact your Identity card to every one you mingle with. The signature perfumes become an essence of one’s personality and whenever you smell that fragrance in particular, you recall that person. Whether it’s your mother who smelled like chocolate and coffee, your spouse who smelled in the latest exotic launch of Ralph Lauren or your teacher who smelled authentic French, fragrances count!!

Unlike women who have a drawer full of beautification brands, men have very limited choices for enhancement of their personality. Fragrance is one of them. Narrowing down choices for the selection of a signature fragrance for “HIM” is a tricky job. You want the pick the one that best suits your preference and taste while reflecting your own individual personality as well.

Sniffing a right choice out of many options isn’t a rocket science though. What you need to do is to have a grip on the “ABC” of the perfume world.

Perfume Alternatives

To start off remember you need to make a wise selection from various alternatives like:

  • “Absolute” which is made from pure natural oils and extracts but is extremely expensive
  • “Eau de cologne” which is three to five percent oil in an alcohol and water mixture and is very refreshing and quite light.
  • “Eau de parfum” which has higher percentage of perfume oil in it and is more expensive than eau de toilette or Eau de cologne.
  • “Perfume” is also a good choice for those who like distinctive strong aromas.

The choices can be made for the specifications like leather, tobacco, mosses and musk too. Important aspect is to be aware of the scent family that you think suits you best.

Shopping for your Fragrance

With the right knowledge of perfumes, you also need to have an attitude to shop for the perfect complimenting fragrance for you. This requires an appropriate selection of shopping time like your senses will be more alert in the morning than at any other time of the day. In addition a proper sampling is a must. You can’t sniff just by spraying. Give it some time after spraying as construction of some fragrances is in layers. Spray some samples on your skin and check how you like them after couple of hours. Last but not the least, experience online deals as they give you testers with your purchase and can be returned conveniently if it doesn’t float your olfactory boat.

Your personality also plays a vital role in selecting the right choice of fragrance for you like if you are an all American guy you should select something that supports your handsome, playful attitude. Similarly if you are sophisticated and trendy, fresh and crisp are the choices for you.

Remember selecting perfumes is entirely your personal choice. What suits your best buddy might not work with your body chemistry. If you are equipped with the relevant knowledge, selection of your fragrance would not be a daunting task. Keep in mind “YOU ARE NEVER FULLY DRESSED WITHOUT PERFUME”

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