Male grooming tips
How to maintain your look at home.Shop men's grooming
How to cut your hair at home
The most versatile tool for doing your own hair is a grooming kit. These all-in-one hair trimmers come with different heads, which you switch to create a gradient. It's ideal if you favour a short back and sides style.
For step-by-step guide tutorial, check out the videos below.
How to trim a beard
3 tips for smooth shaving
- Using a shaving foam? Apply it in circles - this mini face massage not only feels good, but helps catch every hair and lift them up ready for shaving, as beard hair grows in different directions.
- Keep an eye on the battery - Modern electric shavers have a long battery life, but if you've not charged it in a while it might not be at peak performance, which could cause tugging or pulling.
- Keep your shaver clean - read through the manufacture's guide that comes with your shaver and follow the steps to keep your kit clean. A build-up of hair and skin cells isn't good for hygiene or performance.
It's important to look after the skin on your body, just as much as the skin on your face. It not only makes your skin look and feel great, but can help maintain the finish of any grooming efforts.
Use a nourishing moisturiser after showers, paying special attention to any particularly dry areas, like elbows and knees. If you're short on time, use a moisturising body wash in the shower, or pick a lighter moisturiser as this will sink into your skin faster.
For smoother skin, or if you regularly remove hair, consider exfoliating with a body scrub once a week. This removes any dead skin, preps your body for hair removal and helps to avoid ingrowing hairs.
If you have sensitive skin or acne, you can tailor your skin routine to help soothe and settle any redness.
Look for face washes that are gentle, and free from fragrance. it can be tempting to use a scrub if you have spots, but this can aggravate your skin even more. Instead seek out soothing ingredients like tea tree, or salicylic acid, which can help unclog pores.
If you're worried about your skin ask your doctor to explore treatment options. They should be able to help diagnose the issue, prescribe creams or tablets or refer you to see a professional that specialises in skin.