Five common grooming mistakes that men make


When it comes to men’s grooming, skin and hair play such an important role. However, it’s surprising how many struggle with their routine.

Here are five common grooming mistakes that men make and some helpful tips to curb these habits:

Bar soap – Using bar soap for your face is not ideal and leads to dry skin. Soap bars have a higher pH balance than products that are specifically designed to care for the skin on your face. Dry or dehydrated skin can lead to long-term health issues and premature ageing. Instead, use a facial cleanser. Thicker cleansers like milk and lotion-based ones are ideal for dryer skin, while gels and foam cleansers are better for normal to oily skin.

Moisturising – Skipping a daily moisturising routine can have similar effects to that of a bar soap. Moisturisers keep the skin hydrated and looking healthy, which in turn slows down the ageing process. Don’t just grab the first product you see either. Men’s skin is 20 per cent thicker than women’s skin with more layers of cells and collagen, making it important to find a targeted men’s skin care product. You can also take a daily supplement that helps with the collagen in your skin. Silicea’s products contain silica, which is essential to supporting formation of collagen.

Shaving – Using a quality shaving cream and razor are both equally important. Avoid using old razors, which can cause cuts, skin irritation and razor bumps. Choose a shaving cream that contains salicylic acid to promote smooth, touchable skin. Always wash your hair and skin first to remove excess oil and dead skin cells to avoid irritation and infection. When shaving, apply light but firm pressure and shave downward, the way your hair grows.

Hair styling products – A proper hair care routine coupled with the right hair styling product can keep your hair strong and help prevent hair loss. A product that gives your hair a clean matte finish can have your hair looking and feeling healthier. Try a classic look with a hair styling pomade. The right silica supplement taken daily, such as Silicea, can also help to strengthen your hair.

Poor diet – Having a poor diet by not consuming enough essential nutrients can cause many health issues and your hair, skin and nails are the first to show symptoms. Consuming more protein (found in chicken, nuts, fish and eggs) can help prevent wrinkles, and improve the strength of your hair and skin. Other nutrients you need are: foods that contain Omega-3 and Omega-6 fats (such as seafood), Iron (leafy greens, vegetables, dates and red meat), Vitamin B and E (often found in nuts) and Vitamin C (such as oranges and kiwi fruit).

Major contributors to poor skin, premature ageing, greying of the hair and hair loss can be found in some of the mistakes above. Changing your diet and daily routine to give you a boost is important but it can still be an uphill battle.

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