Simple Men’s Grooming Routine Guide

Last updated: February 13, 2022

Over the last years, more and more men have been trying to adopt a healthy lifestyle that allows them to have more confidence and self-esteem. In fact, following a daily grooming routine can be proven really effective in a man’s life.

For most men, a 10-step Hollywood actor type of skincare routine is way overkill. If you prefer to keep things simple, scroll down to find the ultimate guide on scheduling a daily morning ritual. Whether you want to upgrade your existing routine or create a new one, this guide will help you achieve that.

From simple hair care tips to finding your signature scent, keep reading to discover everything you need.

HAIR

One of the most prominent features in a man’s face is hair. The key is to find the perfect haircut that suits you best and try to maintain it. Go to a barber’s shop to get the right hairstyle for your hair type and face shape. If you have short hair, that’s about three to four weeks. If your hair is long, then you can get away with about five weeks between your cuts.

As for the regular washing, less is more. If you want healthy, shiny hair, avoid using shampoo every single day. Since it dries out your scalp and strips the hair of its natural oils, consider washing your hair twice, maybe three times a week. You can also try a dry shampoo after your workout, or there can be times when a rinse and repeat is required to remove any build-up from hair products.

FACE

SHAVING

Whether you prefer to be clean-shaven all the time or to keep a short stubble, it’s important to shave your neck and your cheekbone. Find the right facial hair length for you and keep it under control to stay looking sharp. There are many ways to get that perfect shave, whether you use a beard trimmer, a straight blade, or an electric razor. Remember to use an anti-inflammatory cream or a moisturizer afterward to soothe any irritations.

TEETH

This step is essential for a man’s daily routine. Brushing teeth thoroughly twice a day and flossing daily between meals is plenty for practicing good oral hygiene. Invest in a good-quality electric toothbrush that can better remove dental plaque. Finally, finish off your oral care routine with a non-alcohol-based mouthwash. That’s it, so simple!

SKIN

CLEANSING

Washing your face should be added to your daily routine— twice a day, morning and night. It not only gives you a fresh, clean look but also prevents you from getting pimples or spots. Try to use a cleansing brush for a deeper cleanse, especially if you are exposed to air pollution all day.

TONING

What can really make a difference in your daily grooming routine is this expert-level step that fits between cleansing and moisturizing. Applying a good toner with a cotton pad into your skin can reduce the penetration of any impurities. The purpose of toning is to hydrate the skin and prepare it for a moisturizer while also shrinking pores, minimizing acne, and balancing your pH levels. From mist sprays to cleansing waters, find the one that works for your face type.

MOISTURISING

To start your day off right, always use a moisturizer to hydrate your skin after washing your face. You may want to invest in a nourishing formula loaded with SPF and antioxidants to protect your skin from UV rays. It’s essential to have two moisturizing creams—one for daytime and one for nighttime.

During the day, your skin is in protect mode defending itself from the pollution and the sun damage, so you want a lighter cream that will not make your skin oily. During the night, opt for a regenerative night cream that really fulfills its purpose bringing all the vital active ingredients that your skin craves. If you’re suffering from dark circles or bags under your eyes, try to use a dedicated eye cream that will certainly make a difference.

EXFOLIATING

On top of your daily cleansing routine, you should be exfoliating your face at least once a week. Proper exfoliation removes the barrier of dead skin cells that naturally pile up on the skin’s surface, allowing the moisturizing products to penetrate deeper and be more effective. If you don’t exfoliate weekly, the buildup of dead skin cells can result in excess oil-clogged pores, leading to developing acne.
Start applying a face scrub on your face very lightly and then wash it off to peel away the dead skin cells. Keep in mind that you should gently massage the scrub onto your skin in a circular motion to prevent any irritations. Make sure you’re following the schedule by simply putting it on your calendar or your to-do list.

NAILS

Keeping your fingernails and toenails nice and clean it’s vital.
Since toenails tend to grow slower than fingernails, try to get on the proper schedule. As for your fingernails, trim them weekly. For starters, fingernails should be cut in an oval shape, while toenails in a straight line to prevent painful ingrown nails.

SCENTS

Probably the last thing you’ll do in any given grooming ritual is choosing a signature cologne. Remember that you have to apply deodorant and a spritz of your favorite scent when you leave the house to ensure that you look the best. After your morning bath, apply a small amount onto dry skin, focusing on long body parts such as wrists and neck.

Tip: Spray from around three inches away for even coverage.