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Tricks for Trimming Your Beard or Mustache

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Facial hair doesn’t appear out of nowhere. It’s cultivated and directed into place.
Follow this tutorial to learn the proper technique.

Men and Night Creams

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When it comes to using products to keep their skin young and healthy, men don’t show as much interest as women do. However, men have been lately showing more interest in taking care of their skin. More and more men are becoming aware of the benefits of using night creams before going to sleep so they can wake up feeling renewed and refreshed. However, most of men still don’t know the benefits of using a Night Cream. This is why, we have gathered for you today, some information about night creams, and what they can do to your skin.

Moisturizers come first

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Even though our bodies rest while we are asleep, our skin never stops working. This is why, some of you may notice that they wake up with an unexpected pimple. This is why, we must give our skin help in regenerating. Moreover, this can happen by using Night Creams that contain moisturizers. This way, we do not only help our skin become better, we also keep it from becoming dry. Furthermore, moisturizer based Night Creams, will make your skin glow the next day.

How to use Night Creams

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Before going to bed, do the following things:

Using a warm piece of cloth, wash your face. Always make sure that your face is clean so that it could better absorb the nutrients and active ingredients.

Next, pat your face gently so that it could dry. Once dried, using a circular motion, apply a thin layer of cream on your face. P.S. putting too much cream on your face can backfire and clog your pores and sometimes, cause irritations.

The next day, right after you wake up, wash your face with warm water to remove any cream left overs from your face

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Finally, apply the daily skin care regime that you usually you use.

Grooming habits you should get into

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Grooming seems hard to some men because they do not organize their daily routine. Moreover, they neglect their haircuts and shaving their faces because they do not know how to organize their schedules. In fact, having a good shave and haircut do not need to invest a huge amount of money, but to be organized and on point. Here are some habits you should know and follow in order to have an impeccably perfect grooming routine.

Carmencitta Magazine - mens-hair-grooming-habits-for-new-year 2Choose one barber and become a regular client

Too many men go from one barber to another in order to find the right haircut. If you have already found a barber who knows how to give you the perfect haircut, become a regular client and book your next appointment when you are there.

Man applying hair mousseKeep in mind which hair product best work for you

There are two types of hair: thick and thin. If your hair is thick, you can use gel and wax in order to style it. However, if your hair is thin, a styling spray will work just fine.

Remember the scent you like the best

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Aftershaves are not something that should not be taken into consideration. If one day the barber uses am aftershave on you that you like, remember its name and ask for it each time you go for a shave.

Carmencitta-Magazine-mens-hair-grooming-habits-for-new-year-5Use a scrub on your face

Face scrubs are the perfect way to get rid of dead skin cells that cover your face. A decent shave needs a decent skin. In addition, a well maintained skin, shave, and haircut is very appealing to the ladies.

Carmencitta Magazine - mens-hair-grooGet rid of dark circles

Dark circles are a very bad thing because they make the weekend you had look too obvious, and make you look like you under slept. Moreover, dark circles make you look years older. Add an eye roll-on to your morning routine and you will be fine.

Things you don’t know about shaving

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To most men, shaving is considered to be a really easy task. All they have to do is: grab a razor, pass on their face wherever they see small hair, then wash their face, and tara! The shaving process is over. However, this quick process is not as good for your skin as you think. There are some basic things you need to learn in order to have the perfect shaving experience.

Carmencitta Magazine - Things you don’t know about shaving 1Take your time in what you are doing

Instead of rushing and finishing your shave in 5 minutes, take some time to prep your skin and make it ready for a shave. In fact, the quick shaving process is one of the main reasons why your skin looks and feels bad. The first thing to do before you start, is wash your face. Face cleansers are a good way to soften the protein in the hairs. After that, leave the cleanser on your face for several minutes so that the pores can absorb it. Next, put a shaving cream or gel on your face, this process helps making a one-pass shave possible.

Use a Brush

Do not use your fingers to swipe the shaving cream on your face. Instead, invest your money on a brush and use it to push the cream into the hair and make it much easier to shave.

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In addition, when it comes to razors, do not be fooled by the commercials that try to sell you a multi blade razor, a single blade razor can work just as fine. The important thing is, you should look for a blade that is sharp enough due to its ability to make your shaving process easy and hair free.

Carmencitta Magazine - Things you don’t know about shaving4Hot first, Cold second

The key to having a good shave is to keep the face war and moisture. This is why, the best time to shave is when you get out from a hot shower, or when you are showering. After the shaving is done, rinse your face with cold water so that the pores can shrink and close.

Remove dark circles under men’s eyes

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We all know that the eyes are the window of the soul, and by staring into someone’s eyes, we can read how they are feeling. Moreover, keeping the eyes looking young and vibrant is a hard thing to do, especially for men. In fact, men tend to leave their appearance just as it is and not work on it, to make themselves appear fresher. This is why, we have gathered for you men, today, some tips on how to remove dark circles from under men’s eyes.

Carmencitta Magazine - Remove dark circles under men’s eyes 2Use Cucumber Slices

It’s a known that cucumber is very good for the eyes, because it has cooling and calming factors.   In fact, the high water content in cucumber is a good thing for the hydration of the skin around the eyes. Moreover, use it directly from the skin because the coolness will take off the puffiness as well. All you need to know is cut 2 slices, place them on the eyes, and lie still for 20 minutes.

Use Green teabags

Carmencitta Magazine - Remove dark circles under men’s eyes 3The effectiveness of this trick, depends on the type of tea you use.  In fact, chamomile is known to sooth as well as being the perfect remedy for tired eyes. Moreover, Green tea is one of the best remedies that can reduce dark circles and heal tired skin. In fact, green tea contains a big amount of the anti-oxidant Polyphenols, which have in them the compound EGCG; an effective anti-inflammatory. For this remedy, you will need two green tea bags. Place them in boiling water and then place them in the fridge until they are cooled.  After that, place one tea bag on each eye, and lie still with your head to the back.  Leave the tea bags on your eyes for 10 to 20 minutes. As a result, the tea bags will reduce puffiness, dark circles and will aid in treating damaged skin.

Eyebrow grooming for men

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Eyebrow grooming is a thing that all women do in order to keep their faces looking neat. However, we have seen with time, men getting more interested in grooming their eyebrows. In fact, this is not an act that lessens the fact that you are manly! This is called hygiene and proper face care. In this article, you will be taught how to give your eyebrows the perfect grooming routine, was it plucking them, trimming, waxing, threading, or shaving.

First way: Plucking

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 2This is the easiest way. All you have to do is take a pair of tweezers, and pull out any undesired hair that does not fit in with the shape that you desire. This routine is a bit painful, however the most proper one. In order to have the best results, brush your eyebrows form the inside to the center so that the hairs can stand up, and look for any outsider that does not fit in, then pluck it out.

Second way: Trimming

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 3Eyebrow trimmers can be found in any drugstore. They consist of a brush and a razor that you should run along the brush so that t can cut all the hairs to the same length. In fact, this sis a way for men who do not have extra hair, but their eyebrows’ hair is longer than it should be.

Third way: Waxing

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 4This routine should be done by an expert. In fact, it is hard to apply hot wax in straight lines by yourself. All they do is apply hot melted wax on your upper brow and lower brow, put a piece of special paper on it, and pull it out. This way is painful, but it is worth it.

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Fourth way: Threading

This is the simplest way of removing hair. The expert twists a piece of thread, and in a certain way, runs it on your eyebrows to remove all hair excess.

Fifth way: shaving

Carmencitta Magazine - Eye brow grooming for men 6The less painful way of the all, you just run a small blade on the undesirable hair, and you’re done!!

 

Tips: common grooming mistakes and fixing them

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As much as men try to maintain a handle on all things grooming, there are certain mistakes that are made on the regular. When it comes to grooming you shouldn’t be left in the dark. In other words, from your facial hairs to your perfume and more, there are a lot of wrong habits you are doing them. Don’t fear, here you are some common grooming mistakes and how to fix them.

Picking At Ingrown facial hairs

Ingrown hairs look like spots, which is why you pick at them. the more you irritate them, the more they’ll make you suffer.

Fix: 

First, stop touching your face.

Then, use skin peelers with glycolic acid, which stops skin growing over the hair.

You Don’t Use Sun Cream Always

The sun’s UVA and UVB rays cause around 80 per cent of ageing, from dark spots to wrinkles. Moreover, it might cause cancer.

Fix:

Use a high SPF moisturizer that can prevent what other products try to reverse.

You Still Wash Your Face With Soap

The imbalance between the acidic skin and alkaline soap saps moisture.

Fix:

Use gentle cleanser with lukewarm water. This will clean your skin without stripping it bare of all its natural oils.

You Still Treat Teenage Skin Like A Teenager

Most of men still sleep with hair products in which causes spots around the hairline. Laziness of washing your hair and neglect using decent cleanser might spark flare-ups. 

Fix:

Take a bedtime shower, use cleansing shampoos which clean up oil spills.

Your Showers Are Too Hot

If you like hot showers that mean that you are turning your skin to dry skin with a red rash. Furthermore, a red rash spreads across your face like acne.

Fix:

Only wash in lukewarm water. Use cleanser with a redness-reducing moisturizer that soothes sensitive skin

Reasons Why Men Have Mustache

Mustache and beard normally begin to grow in males during their initial puberty period, and develops in the puberty stage that is between 11 and 21 years of age. Depending on genetic conditions and environment, the process of facial hair growth may vary in individuals. Male facial hair growth is triggered by testosterone, a strong androgenic hormone produced by the testes. The amount of testosterone hormone in a man’s body is responsible for quality of facial hair, normally more testosterone hormone means more facial hair in a man.
Today growing mustache, or beard for that matter, is a personal taste; however, a wide range of customs and religious beliefs, across cultures and countries, have been associated with facial hair since ancient time.

Hair mistakes men often do

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The most important thing that men look for is efficiency; a thing that will make their lives easier and takes no time. However, they forget that some things need more time and more financial investment; such as hair. Too often, men make mistakes when it comes to their hair, because for them, it’s faster and easier. If by mistake, you are doing the following three things, you need to immediately stop, because they have a bad effect on your image, and on your hair.

Growing your hair too long

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair mistakes men often do 1While most men think it is appealing, growing your hair does not fit with all face shapes. In addition, it takes too much effort, care, and time. Shorter hair styles need the opposite, take no time, and no effort.  Moreover, if you are one of them men who grow their hair in order to hide bald parts of their heads, do not do it! This will make your hair look thinner, and your baldness more noticeable, and it is not cool!

Carmencitta Magazine - Hair mistakes men often do3Applying too much product

This is one of the things that most ruin your hair. If you are in a young age, try to limit it because applying too much product on your hair, often leads to baldness. Moreover, applying too much hair gel, was, and other products, is the same as wearing too much clothes at the same time, and it makes you look like an amateur.

Doing a hair style just because it is trendy

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One thing you have to put in your mind; your hair quality will not always be like the ones celebrities and models have. Do not do a hair style just because Neymar did it, or because you saw it online. In fact, your hair quality, and your hairdresser should decide which hair style you should have.

 

Solutions for men losing their hair

Solutions for men losing their hair

 

Men spend their lives trying to take care of their hair, finding the perfect haircut, going to the hairdresser weekly, and styling their hair with gel or spray. However, even if you care for it like a baby, you are prone to hair loss.

Solutions for men losing their hairOnce you see your hair falling and becoming thinner, you get to a panic point where you don’t know what to do anymore. Do not worry! We have some solutions for you.

A Tattoo

Solutions for men losing their hairNo, we’re not joking! An increasing amount of men are turning to scalp tattoos that give the impression of having short hair. Ouch! But seriously, it is a great way for you to stay away from looking bald. However, the remaining hair should always be cut short.

Hair Transplant

Solutions for men losing their hairThe more popular hair transplants are becoming, the more expensive they are getting. Celebrities all over the world are getting hair transplants (They can afford it, right?) such as Wayne Rooney. However, even if Wayne had a successful surgery, no doctor can guarantee you that you will have a 100% successful transplant. These surgeries can cost between £5,000 and £8,000 for the full treatment.

Another Idea

Solutions for men losing their hairA tattoo may seem too much pain for you to do, and a transplant costs too much money. As a solution, you can go for a natural hair loss slow down. In fact, hair health supplements are the most popular treatment for hair loss worldwide. The first reason is that they are safe, pain free, and easy to take. The second reason is that those pills are more affordable than a tattoo or a transplant.

Consider another haircut

Solutions for men losing their hairMost men make the same mistake of trying to make their hair grow longer in order to hide the baldness. However, a shorter cut will make you look less like you are losing your hair. Keeping your hair short will help your hair look thicker and more compact. Try it!

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