Most fathers or men tend to miss out on the importance of grooming. Your clothes may make you look stylish, but how well you groom yourself speaks a lot about how you value your image. Promoting a positive self-image is one way of boosting your self-esteem and making the Missus proud of you. Poor grooming habits can easily make you look unapproachable and unkempt, even if you’re clad in designer clothes. So, do you want to look and feel your best as a dad? You might want to avoid making these grooming mistakes.
Not handling all grooming concerns
Some studies show that about 80% of women like it when their men handle all their grooming. Yes, including those sensitive areas you may think don’t matter. That means your wife will most likely appreciate it too. That’s a sensitive area, so there’s no need to go bald down there – frankly, that isn’t recommended. A good manscaping habit also means taking care of your armpits. It isn’t for cosmetic purposes only as it will help reduce body odor and improve temperature regulation.
There are few things more frustrating than having to deal with not knowing how to shave – the irritation, bumps, cuts, evil looks, etc. to avoid all these, you need the correct shaving technique, which is to shave in the direction of the growth of your hair, not against it.
In most cases, it’s best not to go for a bare shave look unless that’s what the Mrs wants. Again, some studies suggest that most women prefer men who have a little bit of her. Now, this doesn’t apply to all women, so be sure to check with your partner first – it’s your hair, but you’re trying to look good for her. This tip applies to all areas of your body, including your beard. Today, most men are going for a “beard-gang” look.
Smelling too good
Yes, there is such a thing as smelling too good. And this is usually a result of applying too much cologne. Unfortunately, this is one common mistake most men make. You want to smell your best, you want your fragrance to announce your presence miles away, and you also want your fragrance to last throughout the day. But that doesn’t mean you should go overboard with your cologne and deodorants. That could cause a reverse effect and drive people away from you, as no one wants their nostrils overpowered. Apply your deodorant and cologne right after your shower, even before you put on your clothes. In most cases, all you need is a dab or two behind your ears and your chest, and you’re good to go.
Moisturizing the skin is by far one of the simplest and yet effective ways of taking care of the skin. Ensure that you always maintain your skin’s optimum moisture level by applying a generous amount of hydrating moisturizer every day. Aside from ensuring that your skin functions normally, a moisturizer will also keep your skin clear of wrinkles, fine lines, and other embarrassing signs of premature aging.
These grooming mistakes when avoided would make a huge difference to your overall look and skin’s health.