How Every Man Can Get a Perfectly Groomed Look Every Day

Man taking care of his skin

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Good grooming habits are essential. According to Euromonitor International, one-third of men around the world spend an average of less than 30 minutes a day on grooming, including the basics like showering and brushing teeth.

Not only is grooming acceptable, it’s strongly encouraged: Ask any woman if they pay attention to a man’s hands, feet, and skin and not only will you get a resounding “yes,” but you’ll also get an exasperated: “I don’t understand why they don’t care more.” The pressure can’t only be on women to look put together. Here are some things that you can do to elevate your look, enhance your handsomeness, and feel good about yourself. Here’s your Cheat Sheet to getting a perfectly groomed look everyday.

Let’s start from the top:

Your hair

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Your hair is very important. It expresses who you are and also, the kind of day you’re having. We’ll keep this simple: Make sure you wash and condition your hair almost everyday (you don’t want to dry it out). Pick a brand-name shampoo/conditioner, and try and look for ones that are sulfate-free; the added chemicals usually weigh your hair down.

When it comes to actually getting your hair cut, try our Cheat Sheet Guide to achieving the perfect haircut; minimal product is needed in your hair once you get that perfect cut. When in doubt, always use just a little bit of gel (dime size) or serum to shape it a little and control frizz.

Razor sharp

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If you like the clean look, shave, and if you’re embracing the new scruff trend, then make sure you’re maintaining it. If you shave, make sure to use a single blade, it helps to avoids nicks and irritation.

Skin care

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Always wash your face with a skin cleansing product of your choosing and moisturize afterward. Then apply sunscreen, and do it everyday. You will thank me in 20 years.

Teeth

Man brushing his teeth

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I shouldn’t (hopefully) need to tell you to brush, floss, and use mouthwash, but you absolutely should. Your toothy smile is an important feature that shows the world that you’re handsome and happy. The bottom line: It’s really important for a man to have a nice smile.

Manicure (and pedicure)

Man buttoning the sleeves of his shirt

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Manicures and pedicures are one of the most important things you can do for yourself. It’s becoming more and more common, and it’s just unacceptable to not take care of your hands and feet. We’ve entered a new era in grooming my man-friends, and you need to start taking care of your callused feet and dirty hands.

Clothing (from top to bottom)

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Here are a few everyday clothing tips, in no particular order that you should consider general rules:

1. Make sure your clothes fit well. Find a tailor, befriend a tailor, and be their best customer.

2. Opt for neutral colors. They’re flattering and take the guess work out when you’re dressing for work. Make sure your outfit matches. When in doubt, seek a woman’s opinion.

3. Pick out your clothes the night before.

4. Be confident.