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Stop Making These Grooming Mistakes

The 7 grooming mistakes that we’ve all made… well, I certainly have!

We’ve all got our own way of doing things, but it’s always helpful to see how others look after themselves.

Over the past few years, I’ve made a lot (seriously, loads!) of grooming mistakes.

Let me know how many of these grooming mistakes you’ve made in the comments below.

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1. Shaving

If you’re anything like me, you just want to shave quickly and get it done!

But shaving onto cold, dry skin is a big mistake! The best time to shave is after a warm shower. The warm water opens your pores and allows for a closer, cleaner shave.

Use a shave cream, lotion or gel to help lubricate the shave and minimise friction.

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My favourite shave creams, gels and lotions.

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2. Stubble

Stubble can look great when it’s done correctly. Poorly kept stubble is a big mistake.

Let your stubble grow on your cheeks, around your mouth and under your nose; but keep your neck and above your cheekbones clear. It makes an impact but shows that you care about your appearance.


3. Untidy Neck Hair

It’s the biggest telltale sign that you need a haircut – keep your neck hair tidy!

Even if you don’t need a full haircut, pop in to see your hair dresser or barber every couple of weeks to keep the hair around your neck clean and tidy.

If you’re feeling adventurous, you can tidy this up yourself, but be careful!

4. Nose and Ear Hair

Nose and ear hair: It’s never been stylish and it never will be. Keep it trimmed! It doesn’t take long but it makes a real difference.



5. Pubic Hair

The same goes for the hair on your body – especially your pubic hair. Keep it trimmed. Keep it neat.

6. Cleansing At Night

We all know the importance of cleansing (washing your face) in the morning, but don’t forget about your night time routine.

Use a cleanser to wash away the day’s dirty and pollution from your skin; and always finish with a moisturiser before bed.

My Night Time Routine



The Products I Use

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7. SPF

It can be very easy to finish your morning routine after moisturising; but really we should be using an SPF product to protect our skin against UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays.

Look for a product that has at least an SPF 30 and apply over your moisturiser.

If  – like me – you have oily skim, look for a light oil-free SPF.