By: Sydne Summer
Mention the word “grooming” to a man and his mind instantly shuts down. Whether he’s a dad, brother, boyfriend or husband, the majority of men don’t want to chat about ways to make their skin softer or hair shinier. But if the tips will help him look and feel his best, then he might listen, if only for a second. Here are five subtle ways you can help the special man in your life look even more dapper.
1. Long-lasting Body Wash
Cologne is perfect for special occasions and nights out on the town. But instead of spraying on a strong scent for his everyday freshness, try turning him on to a long-lasting body wash. Some washes, like Old Spice Body Wash Red Zone Stride, have scent technologies that last for eight hours.
2. Freshly Trimmed Nails
Give him some manicure tips that don’t downplay his masculinity. If he cuts his nails either in the shower or right when he gets out of the shower, the moisture from the water will give his nails softer edges, avoiding the need to file.
3. Groomed Eyebrows
Waxing isn’t just for women, so make sure you emphasize how his look will benefit from a once a month eyebrow wax or pluck. He can still have brows that look natural but just tidying them up a bit will work wonders.
4. Smoother Shaving
Keeping his shaving gel on a few minutes longer than he usually does will make his coarse hair softer, ensuring an easier shave. Plus, it’ll add more moisture to his skin. And don’t forget about the aftershave! It helps provide instant cooling relief for just shaved skin. He’ll love Gillette Fusion ProSeries Intense Cooling After Shave Lotion.
5. Slick Hair
Keep his hair looking fresh with a dandruff-fighting shampoo, but be sure to find one that smells fresh too, like Head & Shoulders Active Sport Shampoo for men. Once his hair is dry, have him apply a pomade like Old Spice Spiffy Pomade. Try to find a non-greasy formula — it’ll give his hair more flexibility than a stiff spray.
It’s amazing how a few simple tweaks can make such a difference! He’ll look handsome and smell fresher in no time at all.
How do you keep the man in your life looking his best? Share your tips with us in the comments below.
As the founder and editor-in-chief of SydneStyle, Sydne connects with her readers through her inspirational yet achievable style, while providing how-to solutions, trend spotting and styling advice. She currently lives in West Hollywood with her very chic rescue dog, Bunny.