You likely have your morning and nighttime skin, hair, and anything else routines down at this point in your life. But, like with most things in life, you recognize there may be areas you could improve on. Whether you’re looking to save a little bit more time in your morning rush or want a more luxurious, spa-like experience when you’re getting ready for the day or bedtime – there are easy ways to upgrade your grooming game. And, let’s face it, when you look good, you feel good. So, if you’re ready to maximize your time and products to look and feel your very best, read on for ways to accomplish just that!
Take Stock Of What You Own
The first place you should start is by taking stock of what you own and evaluating it. If you have a medicine cabinet overflowing with products that don’t work for your skin or hair type – toss them! If they’re unopened and unused and you know you’ll never use them, consider donating them to a local homeless or domestic violence shelter. By minimizing the amount of distracting products and gadgets, you’re left with your favourite products, which not only deliver results, but you’ve saved time without the distractions.
Go-To Gadgets Are A Must
While it’s easy to spend a small fortune falling for Instagram ads for the latest hair curlers or beard trimmers that end up letting us down, we also have some gadgets that make our grooming that much easier. So, whether it’s a new smart toothbrush, curl diffuser, or teeth whitener, it’s worth investing in some products that get the job done right the first time. Most gadgets that will elevate your grooming game will be an investment initially, and it’s a small price to pay for self-confidence.
Quality Over Quantity, Always
The adage “quality over quantity” applies to pretty much all areas of life – whether you’re a minimalist or not. But, when it comes to what you’re choosing to put onto your body or in your hair, you want to go with the highest quality products your budget allows. Some people may go as far as to say if they wouldn’t eat it, they won’t use it in their personal care. While that’s an honorable way to feel, sometimes going salon quality and additives will deliver the results you’re looking for. Thankfully, most beauty supply stores have incredibly generous return policies, so promptly return if you purchase something that doesn’t work for your hair type or breaks your skin out. Just make sure you’re always saving your receipts!
Start With A Professional Opinion
Another way to make sure you’re laying down a strong foundation for your grooming habits is by consulting with a pro. While it’s not likely your hairstylist has time to field your calls outside of regular appointment times, try getting their style tips and product advice while you’re in the chair. When you’re wondering what your skin issues are or what products you need, it’s worth making an appointment with a dermatologist or esthetician to get their professional guidance. Especially when it comes to skincare routines that can be ridiculously involved and skin being so sensitive, the consultation pays off in spades.
Practice Makes Perfect
One key aspect to seeing results with your grooming habits is consistency. As they say, consistency is essential, and practice makes perfect. So the better you take care of your hair consistently, the better it will look in the long run. Making sure you go to your barber every two weeks or get a trim on your long hair every few months will keep you looking sharp and your locks looking luscious. The same is vital with your skincare. The products will not deliver instant results like Botox, but you’re in it for the long game. So, make sure you’re practicing your grooming habits consistently, and you’ll look your best.
Putting your best foot forward is an integral part of feeling confident in the skin you’re in. Not only that, when you look and feel good, you’ll feel immediate benefits in your mood and emotional well-being. So, take advantage of the ways you mentioned earlier to maximize your grooming game, get the most out of your products, and feel your best – because you deserve it!