Mornings can often be rushed, with the temptation of spending an extra 15 minutes in bed particularly strong on cold, dark mornings. This can leave you rushing out of the door and looking less than your best for the rest of the day.
We’ve put together an easy and time-saving morning routine for men, which will have you looking and feeling your best as you head out to start your day. Read on to find out more about the ultimate male grooming routine.
Multitask in the shower
As soon as your alarm bell rings, get out of bed and into the shower. A quick morning shower will help to wake you up, and feel ready to take on whatever the day throws at you.
When it comes to choosing shower products, it’s important to look for gentle products that you can use every day without drying out your skin. The Wellman Body Wash is a great option, which helps to hydrate skin and leave it looking firmer.
The shower is a great place for some multitasking too - try brushing your teeth in the shower, or tackling any manscaping whilst you wash to save precious time in the morning.
Nail down your skin routine
There are a huge range of men’s skin care products available, and for those new to skin care routines, knowing what to choose can be a daunting task.
The first step to knowing how to look after your face is figuring out what type of skin you have. Is your skin flaky or does it feel tight? You most likely suffer from dry skin. Alternatively, if you notice that your face gets shiny during the day, or feels clogged, you likely have a more oily skin type.
Knowing your skin type will help you to work out a skin care routine that will help your complexion look bright and clear.
Daily skin care routine and men's skin care tips
Generally, if you have oily skin, you should:
- Cleanse at least twice per day with a specialist cleanser, and immediately after exercising
- Scrub your face twice a week to invigorate and exfoliate skin
- Moisturise after cleansing, with a non-oily moisturiser
If you have normal or dry skin, you should:
- Cleanse at least one per day with a gentle cleanser, and immediately after exercising
- Scrub your face once per week to brighten your complexion
- Moisturise after cleansing with a nourishing moisturiser
It’s also important to make sure that you use products containing an SPF of at least 15, such as the Wellman anti-ageing moisturiser, every day to protect yourself from sun damage.
Shave your stubble
Tackling your facial hair should be the next step on your grooming list. A hot shower and cleansing your face helps to soften facial hair and open pores, making for a smoother shave.
If you prefer a rugged beard to a smooth face, make sure to look after your facial fuzz. Trim and shape regularly to keep you looking sharp, or ask your barber to shape and style it for you. Beard oils and products can help to maintain your facial hair, and keep it looking on top form.
Rehydrate your skin
After shaving, it’s important to rehydrate your skin and soothe any irritation caused by shaving. Choose a nourishing, oil-free moisturiser to increase skin vitality, and reduce any premature signs of aging. Make sure to opt for a moisturiser containing an SPF to protect yourself from skin damage.
If you find your eyes looking puffy, or have dark circles from busy days and late nights, it’s worth adding an eye serum to your men’s skin care kit too. An under eye serum will help to reduce fine lines and dark circles, helping you to look awake and refreshed.
Look after your locks
After all the hard work you’ve put into looking after your face and skin, don’t forget your hair! Make friends with your barber and book in for regular trims to keep your hair in good shape.
Opt for a shampoo that will leave your hair soft, well conditioned, and looking its best. Shampoos containing niacin help to increase blood flow to the scalp, helping to keep your follicles healthy.
If you have dry or thin hair, or suffer from dandruff, consider investing in specialist products to keep your hair shiny and looking healthy. You’ll also want to condition your hair regularly, particularly if you have long hair, to prevent split ends and flyaways.
If you’re concerned about thinning hair, or male pattern hair loss as you age, consider adding a supplement such as Hairfollic Man to your routine to help you maintain a healthy head of hair.
These easy tips will streamline your grooming routine, and have you looking your best all year round. For further grooming and skincare inspiration, check out our range of men’s grooming products which are specially designed to support your needs.