How to revamp your grooming routine
Looking to make a great first impression? Make sure you’re date-night ready with these top tips from male grooming experts, Cornerstone
When it comes to dating, first impressions count. If you want to look your best for your date, paying a little more attention to your grooming routine can make a big difference. But where should you start? We asked our friends at Cornerstone to share their top grooming tips…
Invest in a quality razor…
There’s nothing worse than nicking yourself when shaving – or enduring that dreaded razor burn. The secret to a successful shave? A good razor. Cornerstone’s German-engineered razor boasts five super sharp, fine blades, an Aloe Vera strip to help them glide smoothly, and a precision trimmer for those hard to reach areas. Sharp blades are best for sensitive skin. They cut through stubble quickly and reduce the chance of your skin flaring up. And with its coating of titanium and diamond grade carbon, your razor blades will stay sharper for longer.
…And learn how to use it
Learning the basics of a good shave can make all the difference to your grooming routine. Be sure to prepare your skin with a shave gel – it’ll allow your razor to glide easily. Soaking the blade in warm water also helps, expanding your pores and allowing the hair to come off easily. Use a light but firm pressure and shave in the direction that the hair grows. Shaving against the grain can lead to razor burn and ingrown hairs. Make sure you don’t tap your razor against the side of the sink either, it can seriously damage it.
Try a scrub
Whether you’re used to a three-step routine or more of a soap and water kind of guy, adding a face scrub is a great way to revamp your grooming process. Face scrubs are designed to remove the dead skin from your face, prevent ingrown hairs, unblock pores, and help to prevent nicks. There are many scrubs on the market, but Cornerstone’s is one of the best. Featuring a blend of cedarwood and volcanic sand exfoliating grains, their scrub is also free from parabens, alcohol, and microbeads – it’s even vegan friendly!
Don’t forget dark circles
Even if you moisturise daily, you’ll be surprised by the difference adding an eye cream can make to your grooming routine. Dark circles and puffiness can add years to your age and make you look tired and unkempt. The skin beneath and around the eyes is thinner than the rest of your face and so more susceptible to signs of ageing. There are a range available, but look out for creams that feature a mix of nutrients and target your problem areas, whether it’s puffiness, uneven skin tone, or wrinkles.
Focus on your fingers
When updating your grooming routine, it’s easy to focus on your face and forget about the rest. Paying attention to your hands can make a real difference. Cutting your nails once a week should be standard. Trim them after a hot bath or shower and they’ll be much softer and easier to shape. Follow up with a nail file to create a smooth line and rub some moisturiser around the cuticles every couple of days to keep skin soft.
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