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Grooming is an important part of our life as it helps us to look and feel more presentable. In today’s fast paced world, it takes seconds to create first impressions about a person. The image and look of a person helps to convey essential information to others. This is why a healthy grooming habit is needed every morning to look and feel your best. Grooming need not include salon like paraphernalia and can be done with some simple tools at home. A good grooming habit goes a long way in creating the look and style that you desire. In this article we are going to discuss some of the best men’s grooming hacks you can do at home all by yourself. Read on to find out more.
1. Use a mild scrub before applying face wash
Our face gets filled with excess sebum and oils which are produced by our sleep glands when we sleep. This leads to an accumulation of excess oil on our skin which can block our pores. This is where a scrub cream comes in. Using a facial scrub ensures that you get rid of all the excess oils on our skin and also helps in opening your pores. Before reaching for the face wash directly, you can take a mild scrub cream which you can use every day. Gently scrub your face in a circular motion and rinse it dry. Follow it up with a facewash. The facewash also gets absorbed better onto your skin after your pores have opened.
2. Use baking soda for a quick fix to stained teeth
If you have an important day or meeting and want to whiten your teeth before you step out, baking soda is your friend. Baking soda helps to get rid of stubborn stains on your teeth and also helps in eliminating foul smell. Put paste on your toothbrush and then pour a few grains of baking soda into it. Let the soda stick to the paste and proceed to brush your teeth in the usual manner. You will notice your teeth are whiter than before.
3. Get rid of sleepy eyes with tea bags
If you experience puffy tired eyes every morning, tea bags are your solution. Heat two tea bags in water and place them on your eyes for 10 minutes. The tannic acid present in tea works as an excellent medium to remove the tiredness form your eyes and make them active again. You can also use green tea bags as it will help in reducing dark circles also. Green tea also has numerous benefits for your skin. You can use the leftover tea bags every morning for your eyes for a quick 10 minute fix to saggy dull and tired looking eyes.
4. Get pink lips in a jiffy
If you notice your lips getting darker or tanned, you can make a simple DIY homemade scrub for your lips. Mix two tbsps of honey with a spoon of sugar. Use the mixture to gently scrub your lips. Continue for 5 mins and then rinse with lukewarm water. You will notice your lips are a shade lighter than before. Another way is to brush your lips with paste. Toothpaste has bleaching ingredients in it which work wonderfully well for dark lips.
5. Heal cracked feet with Vaseline
If your heels are cracked, you can try a homemade remedy using Vaseline. Heat up some Vaseline in a small glass container. Take a cotton swab and apply the heated Vaseline to it. Then stick the swab with the Vaseline side on to the cracked sole or heel. Then proceed to wear your socks as you would normally. You will find that your cracked feet has disappeared later in the day.
6. Install a two sided mirror for better visibility
If you struggle to see your face in the mirror clearly every morning, you might want to invest in a two sided mirror. A two sided mirror helps to see your face zoomed in on one side which helps us in having a better look at our skin. If you are trimming your beard every morning you can find the mirror to be indispensable. You can also decorate the mirror with fairy lights for better visibility and lighting.
7. Make used clothes fresh again with a freezer
If you have run out of fresh clothes to wear in the morning, you can keep your used clothes in the freezer for about 30 minutes while you take a bath. Placing clothes inside a freezer kills the bacteria and removes the smell from them, making them ready for use once again.
8. Instant fix for pimples and eruptions on your skin
Pimples have the annoying tendency to pop up before any important occasion. However, there is way to tackle it no time. Use a ice cube in the areas that have pimples and place the ice there for about 10 minutes. You can wrap the ice in a cloth and use it on your skin also. The cooling effect soothes the irritated area and reduces the appearance of the pimple. The redness also goes away. You might have to deal with the pimple later on at night as it is not a fix for removing it.
9. Make good use of your deodorant
We all use deodorant but not many of us know how to use it properly. If you feel your scent dies off later on in the day, you can try spraying it to your collars, ties, handkerchiefs, socks and even belts. Spraying perfume on accessories makes them stay much longer than apparel. Also make sure to spray perfume on the sides of your neck and on your wrist as this way they get carried throughout your entire body by your blood.
10. DIY Shoeshine
If you are in a hurry and need to attend to your shoes, you can try using a candle. Run the candle wax on the shoe and then take a soft cloth. Spread the wax evenly on the shoe with the cloth and rub a few times extra for the added shine. You will have shoes looking freshly polished in no time.