Common Men's Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Common Men's Grooming Mistakes to Avoid

Forgetting About the Eyebrows

When you're busy trimming your mustache and beard, it's easy to overlook the eyebrows. Besides, how much of an impact do eyebrows really have on your appearance? The answer is A LOT. Failure to trim your eyebrows will result in overgrown "bushy" eyebrows that take away from the rest of your look. It only takes a couple of minutes to run some trimmers over them, but doing so can make a world of difference in your appearance.

Shaving Against Your Grain

We've talked about this before on the StudioSuits blog, but it's worth mentioning again that you should always shave with the grain. In other words, shave downwards and not upwards. Doing so reduces the risk of razor bumps, irritation and cuts, as it leaves a small amount of the hair follicles behind. Shaving against the grain may allow for a closer shave, but it also places you at risk for razor bumps and other problems, so stick with a downwards shave that goes with the grain. In addition to shaving with the grain, you can also reduce your risk of razor bumps by shaving after your shower. Taking a hot shower helps to open your pores so the follicles won't shrink up inside them.

Trying to Cut Your Own Hair

Some guys may attempt to cut their own hair, assuming they can do it just as a good as a professional barber. Even if you have all of the right tools, though, (e.g. mirror, shears, trimmers) it's practically impossible for a guy to trim his own hair properly. For this reason, it's recommended that you spend the extra money by seeking a professional haircut. The $20 bucks it costs, give or take, will prove to be worth the investment.

Not Moisturizing

Moisturizing isn't just for gals. Men should also make it a part of their normal grooming routine. When the skin becomes too dry, it may crack, peel, and lose its elasticity, all of which has a negative impact on its appearance. These problems are easily prevented by applying a moisturizing cream or lotion to your skin at least once daily.

Not Grooming Your Ears

When was the last time you trimmed your ear hairs? This should be an integral part of every man's grooming routine, as it plays a major role in their overall appearance. Thankfully, there are special trimmers designed specifically for ear hair, allowing men to trim this part of their body with minimal effort.