The Ultimate Men’s Grooming Guide

We know you guys out there must be thinking that we’ve forgotten to write something for you – we promise we haven’t! 

Models Direct have put together an easy and time-saving morning routine for men, which will have you looking and feeling your best for your day ahead. Models will know how important incorporating a beauty regime is to achieve good skin and hair care no matter what the time is. Teen models and senior models will also benefit from these tips. 

Read on to reveal our ultimate male grooming guide… 

Multitask in the shower

As soon as your alarm bell rings or your funky notification on your mobile alerts you, it’s time to get out of bed and pop straight into the shower. A quick morning shower will help to awaken your senses and energise you to take on whatever the day throws your way.

Focus on using gentle products that are suitable for everyday use. It’s quite easy to forget or postpone for another time but taking care of your skin early on will help maintain its overall condition where positive results will show in later years. Don’t let a good routine slide because you think you’ll do it some other time. Chances are, that “some other time” will never come. 

Who says you can’t multitask? (and do it well!)

When it comes to showering, you can fill in a couple of extra beauty chores to get things done quicker whilst saving water. Try brushing your teeth or tackling body grooming whilst you wash to save time in the morning and to get things done all in one go.  

Set up your skincare routine

If you’re new to the humongous world of skin products, don’t fear. It can be a daunting task to find what will suit your skin and much of the process can be trial and error. What works for one person doesn’t necessarily mean that will work for another in the same way. 

Before you dive into making expensive and regrettable purchases, we’d recommend figuring out what type of skin you have in the first instance. 

Ask yourself the following if you’re finding this point difficult:

  • Does your skin feel tight or is it flaky? 
  • Are you showing signs of shiny skin or do your pores frequently clog up? 

Skincare routine and tips

If you have normal or dry skin, you could:

  • Cleanse daily with a gentle cleanser, and immediately after any exercise
  • Moisturise after cleansing with an enriching moisturiser specially formulated for dry skin
  • Scrub your face once a week to remove the build-up of excess dirt and impurities 

If you have oily skin, you could:

  • Cleanse at twice a day with a formulated cleanser, and immediately after exercise
  • Moisturise after cleansing with a non-oily moisturiser
  • Scrub your face twice a week to exfoliate skin

Bonus tip: Don’t forget to use products that contain SPF to protect your skin from sun damage.

Take care of your facial fuzz

To achieve a smoother shave, it’s a wise idea to do it straight after having a shower and cleansing your face. This helps to soften facial hair and open pores making the shaving process smoother. 

If you prefer a rugged beard, make sure you trim and shape regularly to keep you looking sharp. Alternatively, you can ask your barber to shape and style it for you. Beard oils and products are helpful and can maintain your facial hair, keeping it looking on top form!

Nourish your eyes

Your eyes need TLC because they work super hard for you. It’s worth adding an eye serum to your men’s skincare kit to help keep the delicate skin around the eyes moisturised.  

Don’t forget your hair! 

Your hair should be a part of your skincare routine too so don’t neglect it. Get yourself booked in for regular trims to keep your hair in good shape.

Look out for a shampoo that suits your hair type. Again, does your hair tend to be on the dry side? Do you suffer from dandruff? Does it get greasy very quickly? Opt for a shampoo that fits well with your hair needs. Shampoos containing niacin help to increase blood flow to the scalp, helping to keep your follicles healthy. 

You’ll also want to condition your hair regularly too, particularly if you have long hair, to help replenish lost moisture. Conditioner helps smoothen every single hair to support your hair’s health. 

These easy tips will streamline your grooming routine and have you looking your best all year round. Try them out and let us know your thoughts.

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