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The 10 Commandments Of Good Grooming For Men

Even the most stylish of clothes will not create an impact without good grooming; and when it comes to being well-groomed, consistency is key. Mastering these commandments will make you ready to face anything!

1. Thou shall have a regular appointment with the barber.

Don’t wait until people say they think you need a haircut – schedule an appointment every 3-4 weeks. Just like girlfriends, it’s best to stick to just one barber who’s already familiar with the contours of your head and would recommend a haircut that brings out your most guapo self.


P.S. Make sure your eyebrows are neat and there are no nose hairs in sight.

2. Thou shall go easy on the cologne.

Your scent should be subtle and leave something to the imagination (“Oh wow, I wonder what his cologne is? It smells nice.”). Invest in one or two colognes you really like, and stock up on these.


3. Thou shall have a skin care routine (that’s done religiously).

Regular soap and water won’t do. Use a facial scrub at least once a week to remove dead skin cells from your face. Premature skin aging is real, so apply sunscreen even when it’s cloudy outside.

4. Thou shall master the art of shaving…

…Or the fine art of maintaining a mustache/goatee, if facial hair’s your thing.  When you do shave, prep your skin with shaving cream or a moisturizer so the razor glides smoothly over your face. Soaking the razor in warm water will open up your pores, preventing redness and irritation.


5. Thou shall keep your nails clean and trimmed.

Clip finger and toe nails once a week. No long pinky nails please. Better yet – no long nails, period.


6. Thou shall maintain excellent oral health.

Your smile will create a lasting impression so it pays to keep your teeth sparkling. Brush your teeth, floss, use mouthwash, repeat. And before we forget, change your toothbrush every three months.


7. Thou shall avoid chapped lips.

Chapped lips are not sexy. At all. Exfoliate your lips by brushing them with your toothbrush. Score bonus points if you keep a stick of lip balm with you all the time.


8. Thou shall do something about cracked heels.

If a foot spa sounds too much, you can soften cracked heels with a pumice stone; do it while you’re in the shower.

9. Thou shall be consistent with anti-perspirant.

Please – we can’t stress this enough. Choose a brand that’s not overpowering and is effective all-day, everyday.

1o. Thou shall be familiar with hair products.

A well-groomed man knows the difference between a hair gel, clay, cream, and wax, and uses these accordingly.



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