Males’s model and grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: 5 grooming errors that males make, however shouldn’t

Three quick hacks for your eyebrows:

1.Scanty eyebrows

You can use mascara to make your brows look fuller and darker. Apply just a little over the browbones, working your way from the inner to the outer corners. However, warm up, sweat or moisture will run the mascara.

2. Long bushy brows

Use any hair gel to set the eyebrow hairs in place. Use a water-based gel by taking a small product on your fingertips and applying it evenly to your brows. Make sure the gel doesn’t look lumpy or sticky to the touch as it dries out.

3. University brows

Use tweezers to pluck the extra hair between your brows. Make sure you balance both sides. Keeping the center clean will open up your face and instantly make your eyes look bigger and more defined. Shaped brows also improve our facial symmetry.

Five grooming mistakes that we should but shouldn’t do:

1. We are driven by habits

We’re all used to regimes and products that we believe will work best for us. By nature, we men tend to fixate on these, but a little flexibility and openness to change can go a long way in bringing about some positive change.

Shave after you shower. Most men I know tend to shave before they shower, but after advising them to do it the other way around, they found that their shave was faster, smoother, and easier. It’s not magic, just simple science – a shower makes our skin soft and ready to go under a razor.

Unless you want to do it drastically, make changes slowly but surely. Start with a small change and then move on.

2. We don’t know what we’re using

The stuff they put on the counter today from men’s grooming products is scary. Take shaving cream, for example. A can of your favorite shaving gel or foam contains ingredients like butane and propane, both of which are highly flammable chemicals that shouldn’t be applied to your face.

Off-the-counter and chemically made products are cheap to make, but they can harm your body, skin, and hair. The side effects range from irritation to adult hair loss.

Men’s grooming products that come with natural ingredients offer more than just cleansing. They also offer health benefits. Common ingredients that are good are aloe vera, eucalyptus oil, neem, fruit and vegetable extracts. You should use natural ingredients that heal the skin and at the same time strengthen and care for it, or that care for the hair.

3. All products have a specific use and purpose

Many men tend to blindly use almost everything on their skin, hair, and body.

Soaps, for example, are not all soaps. You need to choose soaps according to your needs. Soaps are designed and formulated for different skin types – some are natural, some medicinal, and others have exfoliating properties.

The choice is yours if you prefer a soap, shower gel or body wash. Before you buy, learn how to read ingredients, what they do and who they are for and how to use them. This column has a lot of valuable posts, tips, guidelines, honest, proven reviews of personal care products that will make you feel as good as you look. Follow or be left out.

4. Not all can be used together

Products react with one another, and while some work well together, most are not designed to work in combination with one another.

A shampoo and a conditioner are complementary products, and a conditioner must be applied and used after a shampoo. They work best together when made by the same brand so that the ingredients don’t react adversely with each other and permanently damage your hair.

I know some men who mix different creams together. This is a sure recipe for disaster. Each cream has a purpose and each brand has a unique formula with specific ingredients. When you mix formulations together, you run the risk that one ingredient will overwhelm or react with the other. Use a hand cream for your hands, a face cream for your face, and a body lotion for your body.

5. There are no other benefits to using larger quantities of a product

Our skin and hair are different and what works for one person will never work the same way for the other, even within the same family! Using larger amounts does not lead to any additional benefits!

Use products sparingly or as recommended. Brands encourage you to use more so that you can buy the product again even faster. Usually, it is best to use the amount that is easily absorbed by the skin (creams, lotions, massage oils, and moisturizers) or apply enough lather (shampoo, shower gels, and shaving cream).

Some products work faster or slower for some people than others.

Be patient – remember that each product will be used regularly for about two months for visible and effective results.

Four care products for this season:

1. Hair mask for damaged hair

The Bombay Shaving Company onion and egg hair mask is great for damaged hair

Made with ingredients from the kitchen, this hair mask promises to reduce hair loss, strengthen hair, and keep your hair looking shiny and strong. This is the product that you should use when you have problems with your hair.

Application: Apply a small amount to the hair and scalp, leave on for about 10 minutes and then rinse well with water.

2. Skin cleanser for everyday use

The SUKIN oil equalization cleaner (available from Sublime Life) is ideal for regular use

This daily men’s cleanser removes dirt and oil build-up with a mixture of baobab extract and Tasmanian pepper for calming. Also contains aloe vera, which helps keep skin feeling refreshed, clean, and hydrated. The product is suitable for all skin types, especially those with oily or acne-prone skin.

Use: Once or twice a day to replace soap.

3. Skin pack for tanned skin

Reeves Clive's Peony & Turmeric Ubtan helps get rid of stubborn tans
Reeves Clive’s Peony & Turmeric Ubtan helps get rid of stubborn tans

This natural, soap-free Ayurvedic cleanser exfoliates, moisturizes and detoxifies the skin. Peony and turmeric work as anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants that help minimize open pores for an even and glowing complexion. The product is particularly effective on tanned skin that has been exposed to the harsh sun.

Application: Apply once a week or after prolonged exposure to the sun.

4. Fragrance to smell sexy

Simply apply the Original Musk scent from Kiehls to your wrist, under your neck and ears, and you're good to go
Simply apply the Original Musk scent from Kiehls to your wrist, under your neck and ears, and you’re good to go

With aromas of bergamot nectar, orange blossom and musk, the characteristic unisex scent from Kiehls begins with a first creamy, fresh burst of citrus of bergamot nectar and orange blossom and dries to leave a warm and sensual note of patchouli and musk. Ideal for an early evening and even better for your date.

Use: Apply to the wrist, under the ears and neck.

Two style features for men:

1. The shoulder bag

Purple bag from the Daily Objects fleet collection
Purple bag from the Daily Objects fleet collection

A small shoulder bag like this eye-catching purple sling is great for carrying some of your essentials, including your phone, on the go. The bag is made of light natural fabrics and goes with any casual look. Has an interesting printed striped lining on the inside.

To wear: With your leisure or day look.

2. The multipurpose air purifier

The Dyson air purifier and heater
The Dyson air purifier and heater

Dyson’s innovative air purifier protects you from all types of pollution including exhaust fumes, tobacco, soot, heavy metals and other toxic organic compounds that unfortunately are found in most urban environments. It also kills chemicals from cleaning sprays. Works well against allergens in pets and makes the air as pure as possible – which is not only good for your body, but also good for your hair and skin.

The product works remotely with an app and has the unique ability to keep the room warm or cool, is extremely chic and looks very modern. This is my pick for the best design for a functional home appliance, especially if your style quotient extends beyond your clothes and accessories and you are a man who likes his appliances to look just as good, if not better than him!

Product rating: 5/5

From the HT brunch on January 31, 2021

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