Here at MANSCAPED™, we try to provide guys with the things they need to succeed at grooming and in life. We spend a lot of time talking about and to guys who are somewhat established in their adulthood. We don’t want to ignore the fact that a lot of men are just entering that phase of their life. We’d like to be able to help all of the teen guys out there. With that in mind, this is going to be a crash course in grooming designed for older teens.
It All Starts With the Face
Grooming is about a whole lot more than what’s going on below the waist. It’s about the whole body, but of everything you groom, your face is the most visible. It’s also one of the trickier parts of the body to manage, which is why it’s such a great place to start. Grooming your face, you can learn the concepts of managing hair and skincare, along with the essentials of style. Even though most teens won’t have dense enough facial hair to access every style (kudos to those of you who are an exception), what you learn now will apply for the rest of your life. Learning to groom with precision and take good care of your skin after is the most fundamental part of grooming and hygiene.
So, let’s talk about facial hair. Most of you have probably already tried shaving at least once. We’re here to tell you that you might be doing it wrong, because it can be hard on your skin and make your face irritated, red, and itchy. We suggest you trade your razor for a trimmer. It gives you more options, and as you learn to use it as an extension of your own hand, you’ll unlock all kinds of style options that let you pull off whatever look you want. Aside from being easier on your face, a trimmer gives you tons more control over the length of your hair.
Pay Attention to Your Body
For the rest of your grooming routine, it’s going to vary wildly. Some guys look like sasquatch at the age of 16. Others don’t really get all of their body hair until after 25. It’s all within a normal range, so no matter where you are on the spectrum, you shouldn’t sweat it. The real point is that you’re going to have to make adjustments to your manscaping to account for how hairy you are.
Still, The Lawn Mower™ 3.0 trimmer is your primary weapon. Any body hair that seems to be a little unruly or unkempt should be trimmed a bit to keep it under control. This is true for your neck, chest, back, and under the belt. Some guys even have to trim their arms. It just depends.
When you are grooming your body, here are some golden rules. It’s perfectly ok to have visible hair on any part of your body that is in the front. On the back, the rule of thumb is to keep things as bare as reasonable. Now, before you get too crazy, there are parts of your own body that you just can’t shave. This is where wax kits and someone you trust go a long way. The wax means you don’t have to do this procedure very often, and an extra set of eyes keeps you from missing any spots.
Here’s another way to think about it. If you can see the hair, you can reasonably decide how it should be groomed. If you can’t see it without a mirror, consider getting rid of it (the exception being the back of your head, of course).
Understand That It’s About More Than Groin Hair
We just spent some quality time discussing grooming, but that’s just one step. It’s really about total body care, and to master that, you have to think about the big picture. Grooming and hygiene includes fitness, skincare, mental well-being, and the rest of the package. We’ll take you on a brief tour to help you come up with your own total routine.
When you groom, you put your skin through hardships. You want to take care to undo that roughness so your skin stays healthy and attractive. For starters, that means showering better. At least once a month, you’re going to start exfoliating in the shower. That requires you to get an exfoliating tool. We recommend a loofah, but it’s really up to you.
Also in the shower, you’re going to be more diligent about washing. You want to gently scrub all the parts of your body, and you want to do it with a good soap that is designed to promote healthy skin. If it smells great too, that’s a double win. That’s why we made Crop Cleanser™. It’s an all-in-one that can go in your hair and all over your body. If you shower with this, half of the skincare battle is already won.
The last big thing in skincare is moisturizing. You’ve heard this plenty of times, and for good reason. Moisturizing won’t feel terribly important when you’re a teen, but by the time you can legally drink, it will be one of the most important habits in your life. Start now. That’s doubly important for post-grooming care. After you cut hair on your body, apply some Crop Reviver™. It has a soothing formula that will help restore your skin and make you feel great.
Another part of grooming that is woefully neglected by the masses is fingernails and fingertips. We make The Shears 2.0™ to help you with this. It’s a total kit that includes clippers, a file, scissors and more. You need to learn how to use every one of these devices, and here’s your first tip. The clippers aren’t for shaping your fingernails; they’re just for getting rid of excess length. You should use the file every time you clip. It will make a big difference.
The last part of male grooming is health and fitness. A lot of guys get into it because they think it will impress the ladies. While that’s often true, everyone quickly realized that there is personal value in this process. Below-the-waist grooming is about feeling your best. As such, it works better if you pair it with the healthiest lifestyle you can manage. This means getting exercise and eating well.
Let’s start with exercise. You’re a teenager. Your body is ready to respond to workouts like never before. You’ll find that in just a few weeks you can master new workouts and skills and reach new fitness goals. It’s pretty amazing, and the best part is that every bit of progress you make now will improve your quality of life forever. Workout skills stick around.
The same goes for eating healthy. Any habit you develop now will stick with you through the years. If you make it to your 30s and don’t have to completely change your diet and workout lifestyle, you’ll be very happy with yourself. Until then, a good diet and exercise will bring out your best. You’ll feel great. You’ll be happier. You can take on the world.
When it comes to grooming and hygiene, we’re here to provide everything you need. Whether it’s the toolkit for male grooming and skincare (The Perfect Package 3.0™) or it’s valuable knowledge to help you succeed at grooming, you’ll find it all right here at MANSCAPED.COM. Stick around. Browse to your heart’s content, and check back in every now and then. We never stop updating, and you’ll never find a shortage of resources.
By: Christina Ablahad
Title: Male Grooming for Teens
Sourced From: www.manscaped.com/blogs/grooming/male-grooming-for-teens
Published Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:30:00 +0000
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How to wear your watch correctly
As much as you won’t like hearing this, you’re probably wearing your watch wrong.
It’s not your fault; you may have never been taught how to wear a watch properly. After all, there is more than one way to wear a watch.
But how do you know which way is the right way?
Don’t worry, gents; as always, I’ve got you covered. I’m here with the best way to wear your favorite timepiece properly and look as stylish as ever.
In today’s article, I’ll be covering:
- Origins Of The Wrist Watch
- What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
- Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
- The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
#1 Origins Of The Wrist Watch
When it comes to wearing a watch correctly, it’s important to note why the wristwatch came about in the first place.
Dating back to the 1800s, the first watches modified to be worn on the wrist were primarily worn by women as accessories. One of the earliest was created by Patek Philippe as a fashion accessory.
At the start of the 20th century, watchmakers became intrigued about using a wrist-worn timepiece for men in the military. They believed it would help them tell time quickly while on the battlefield.
Watchmakers started modifying pocket watches to fit on a bracelet worn on the wrist. Men would not wear the first iteration of the modern wristwatch until well into the 20th century.
Then developed as a ‘trench watch’ for military use, the earliest wrist watches offered something the pocket watch didn’t have – convenience.
After the wristwatch became less of a fashion accessory and more of a functional tool, watchmakers would spend the next century modifying them into the modern wristwatches we enjoy today.
#2 What Wrist Do You Wear A Watch On?
The age-old question: what wrist to wear a watch on? The answer – it depends.
The reason it depends is that since the creation of the wristwatch, men have mostly worn their watch on their non-dominant wrist. And since most people are right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist.
But this isn’t always the correct answer. You may want to wear your watch on the right wrist if you are left-handed. But you may also want to wear it on your dominant hand.
So how do you know for sure?
The most significant benefit of wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is that you can quickly put the watch on and navigate the dial more efficiently than with your non-dominant hand.
Wearing your watch on your non-dominant hand is less likely to damage the watch as you tend to do more with your dominant hand. If you were to wear it on your dominant hand, you’re more likely to scratch or ding the watch than on your non-dominant hand.
So the rule of thumb here is to wear your watch on your non-dominant hand for the best way to navigate and protect your watch.
#3 Should You Wear Your Watch Facing Inward Or Outward?
The next question is, why would a man wear his watch facing inward on his wrist instead of outward?
This trend is seen primarily in individuals who need to check their watch frequently and in the most efficient way possible. Among the many reasons you should wear a watch, one of the most common is to support you in your profession.
You will see men in the military do this, as it’s easier and prevents sun glare better than when it’s on the outside of the wrist. It also offers faster convenience to other tools on the watch in addition to the time.
Another reason you may want to wear your watch facing inward is that it can help protect your watch from scratches and dings. Again, this is just a preference.
But you’re a stylish guy looking for the best way to wear his watch. What should you do?
The answer here is to wear it facing outward, as that is the most common way to wear a wristwatch. It shows off your timepiece that you love while also still being functional.
Unless you’re in a profession where you need to check your watch quickly while managing other tasks, the best way is to have your watch facing outward. After all, you probably didn’t spend money on that beautiful timepiece to hide its character.
#4 The Stylish Way To Wear A Watch
Now it’s time to find out exactly how to wear a watch in the most stylish way a guy can.
Assuming you’ve selected the right size watch for your wrist, the first thing you want to do is figure out if you’ll be wearing your watch on your right or left wrist.
As mentioned above, traditionally, the watch is worn on your non-dominant wrist. So if you’re right-handed, this means wearing your watch on your left wrist. For left-handed guys, this means your right wrist.
After you figure that out, it’s quite easy. The first thing you want to do is locate your wrist bone.
You want to wear your watch face up just above your wrist bone. If done correctly, your watch should slightly peek out from under the cuffs of your shirt when wearing long sleeves.
Next, you want to tighten the strap so it’s loose enough to be comfortable. You don’t want it so loose it can spin freely around your wrist. You also don’t want it too tight, or it will feel uncomfortable, especially when you bend your wrist.
After doing this correctly, you’ll be wearing a watch in the most stylish way possible.
There you have it, gents.
Now you no longer have to worry about wearing your watch incorrectly.
There is more than one way to wear a watch, so find what’s most comfortable for you personally, and rock your favorite timepiece accordingly.
If you want to take your watch knowledge to the next level, check out this article I wrote about the difference between quartz and mechanical watches.
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Title: How To Wear A Watch The Right Way
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/wear-watch-right-way/
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 10:19:42 +0000
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Fall Capsule Wardrobe Preparation (Buy Now and Get $$$)
We’ve all been there – fall comes around, and you open your closet only to find you have nothing but polos and shorts.
So what’s a stylish guy to do? Pay a premium to build an entire fall wardrobe last minute? Sure, if you’re loaded. But not every guy is that lucky!
Don’t worry; as ever, I’ve got you covered. In today’s article, I’ll show you how to get the best bang for your buck when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
We’ll be covering:
- What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
- How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
- Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
- What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
#1 What Are The Advantages Of A Capsule Wardrobe?
One of the most common headaches guys run into in their closet is having too many clothing options to choose from but not enough of the right options.
While more options aren’t bad, they can be overwhelming, especially when you rarely wear most items. This is where building a capsule wardrobe comes into play.
A capsule wardrobe is a limited selection of clothing items that complement each other. This means you can buy a smaller selection of items and create a larger number of outfits.
This is crucial to understand because most guys don’t have an unlimited budget for buying clothes. A capsule wardrobe allows you to purchase and use items frequently with little redundancy.
But where do you start in building your fall capsule wardrobe?
#2 How Do You Build A Fall Capsule Wardrobe?
After you have put together the perfect capsule wardrobe, you can start to add a few fall-specific items. This is done by adding a few staple pieces that complement what you already have.
For most, fall offers mild temperatures mixed with slightly warmer temperatures.
This means that layering will be of the utmost importance because you may leave the house needing a jacket, but it might be warm enough by midday to sport only the t-shirt underneath.
Start with the basics when building your fall capsule wardrobe and add pieces accordingly.
Keep It Simple
Fall is primetime for layering, so you only need a few outer layers and should focus more on the innermost layers.
You want to make sure that interchangeability is at the top of your list when it comes to your wardrobe. Everything should complement each other for ease of use.
With that said, having a few staples and adding additional items as you change seasons is essential.
For this reason, ensure you have the following items in your fall capsule wardrobe:
- A dark three-piece suit
- A light-colored tweed blazer
- A leather bomber or biker jacket
- An overcoat (dark or light)
- A formal button-up shirt (white)
- 2 casual button-up shirts (flannel or chambray, you choose)
- 2 sweaters (1 shawl, 1 crew neck)
- 2 t-shirts (1 white, 1 black,)
- 2 pairs of Jeans (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 pairs of slacks/chinos (1 dark, 1 light)
- 2 belts (1 black, 1 brown)
- 1 pair of black dress shoes
- 1 pair of brown oxfords (leather or suede, you decide)
- 1 pair of sneakers (plain white or brown)
- 1 pair of military boots (black or brown)
When it comes to accessories like watches, scarves, or gloves, you can use what you have as most men won’t need all of them, so I won’t count them in.
#3 Where Can You Find Deals On Fall Clothing?
As it is the middle of summer, fall will be approaching quickly.
Now is a great time to snag up some of last year’s sale items at department stores as they usually have sales on previous season items. By now, most men aren’t thinking about what to wear in the fall.
While you still might be able to find good deals on last year’s fall items, it’s usually the most optimal time to purchase these items after the season has ended. This is when retailers try hard to clear space and make room for the next season’s clothing.
When they do this, it is a great time to get excellent deals on items that have just gone out of season.
Another great option to buy men’s clothing is online at your favorite retailers, as they will often have sales and discounts on items they have in their online inventory but are not yet in prime season.
The most expensive items in your fall capsule wardrobe are the ones you want to focus on, as you can often save a significant amount of money out of season for them.
These big ticket items include:
- Your dark three-piece suit and blazer
- Overcoats and jackets
- Dress shoes and sneakers
These items will be some of the most expensive items and can be found discounted out of season. Put these at the forefront of your fall capsule wardrobe search.
#4 What Are The Best Fall Capsule Wardrobe Essentials?
You want to adhere to a few staples when building your fall capsule wardrobe.
Since fall weather can vary, layering will be essential. These few items are crucial as mainstays that can be layered with other items within your wardrobe.
For example, if you experience a rather chilly day in fall and need to wear a suit, an overcoat is essential as that outermost layer because you can simply remove it when you no longer need it.
When it comes to the concept of layering within your fall capsule wardrobe, you want to make sure you nail these following items.
Having a good overcoat to complement your fall capsule wardrobe is crucial.
The overcoat acts as the outermost layer and will be removed whenever you go indoors. This makes for a great option as you can wear it with anything as it offers excellent versatility.
When searching for the perfect overcoat, it’s essential to know your size as they usually come in sizes of suit jackets, not regular sizing. After you’ve nailed the size, focus on color.
Dark-colored overcoats tend to be the most versatile. However, a light camel color can work as well. Stay away from patterns with overcoats as the goal is to be as versatile as possible.
A good leather jacket goes a long way. You can choose a leather biker jacket or a leather bomber; it’s your call.
Biker jackets can be slightly harder to pull off as most of the time, they will have a larger and more aggressive collar, but they still look great.
A leather bomber jacket is an excellent option because it looks great on all body types and often has more options than biker jackets.
For color, opt for black or dark brown, as that gives you the most versatility with other items in your fall capsule wardrobe.
Sweaters are to fall, what t-shirts are for summer. This means they are a critical piece as they are season specific and offer great versatility when it comes to layering.
So how do you find the perfect sweater?
You want options, so have a couple of different collar choices to give yourself the most bang for your buck.
Having a shawl neck sweater and a crew neck sweater ensures you have all your bases covered.
Make sure you choose neutral tones such as greys, creams, and tans for color. This ensures maximum versatility with other items within your wardrobe and gives you the most options.
That’s it, gents.
To learn more about how versatile this concept of capsule wardrobes can be, check out how I turned 16 pieces of clothing into 256 outfits.
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Title: Preparing Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe (Buy Now And Save $$$)
Sourced From: www.realmenrealstyle.com/fall-capsule-wardrobe/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 23:59:00 +0000
The Best Zara Fragrances
We all know of Zara and I’m pretty sure the majority of us own at least one piece from them, but I’m not here to talk about their reasonably priced clothing, I’m here for their fragrance.
Not quite a hidden gem but I don’t feel that they vast range and high quality fragrance that they create is given enough air time, I’m about to change that. The fragrance game is massive at the moment, everyone from the big fashion houses all the way to footballers have a scent on the market and they all carry a hefty price tag, with some of the bigger hitters asking in excess of
£100 for 50ml.
Zara clearly understand the need for a great fragrance but also appreciate not everything has to be overly expensive. I’ve been lucky enough to sample my fair share over the years and wanted to share with you what I feel are some of their strongest.
Tobacco Collective 100ml – £16.99
This is one of my absolute favourites, it works perfectly as an everyday scent. The initial smell is strong and masculine but with undertones of vanilla bourbon help to soften it slightly.
For Him 100ml – £22.99
My current daily spray, its warm, modern and intense. It just so happens to be the perfect blend of three of my favourite scents, bergamot, cardamom and sandalwood. It’s strong yet light, never over powering and leaves a wonderful trail.
Florence 100ml – £16.24
Summer calls for a fresh fragrance and I cannot recommend this highly enough, its light, fresh and citrus scent is perfectly for those warmer days. Notes of black pepper, strawberry and guaiac wood allow this scent to sit gently on the skin with offending the noses of those around you.
Written by Tom Loughran
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Title: The Best Of Zara Fragrances
Sourced From: www.mensfashionmagazine.com/the-best-of-zara-fragrances
Published Date: Fri, 22 Jul 2022 09:57:00 +0000
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