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How to master your shaving skills

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Most men, find it difficult having a wet shave in the morning, right before going to a predictable hard day at work. How about we guide you through the steps that make your shaving experience enjoyable rather than hard?

There are 5 steps that guarantee you having a good time while shaving

Step 1: Cleaning and Exfoliating

Preparation preparation! In order to make your skin ready for wet shaving, you need to clean it and exfoliate it. In fact, cleaning and exfoliating get rid of the excess oil and dirt that get stuck in your pores and face cells.

 

Step 2: Pre-shaving products

After cleaning and exfoliating, dry your skin with a warm towel and apply pre-shaving oil that helps nourishing the skin and hydrating it. Next, prepare a cotton towel that you pre-soak in warm water, squeeze, and put on your face.

Step 3: Foam creation  

Soak your shaving brush in water, remove and let the excess water fall off before you continue. Next, put some shaving cream in a bowl and in circular motion, try to make the paste transform into foam. After that, put the paste on your beard using the brush.

 

Step 4: Blade usage

In order to allow the blade sweep smoothly on your face, you should hold it at a 30 degree angle according to your skin. For a perfect shave, always follow the route where your hair is pointing. Shaving downward is the best way. Moreover, use your second hand to tighten your skin for the pores to be more open.

Step 5: Post-shaving stage

Once you are done, use a cotton towel soaked In cold water. Put the towel on your skin for several minutes. Next, rinse away shaving cream residue.

P.S.: Do not forget to use a post-shaving lotion to help soothe the skin and give it the necessary hydration it needs.

 

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.

 

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.

Men, Shape Your Eyebrows

The goal is to ensure a clean look that retains its natural, masculine appeal.

Whether you’re already friends with a pair of tweezers or don’t even know what they look like, most men could benefit significantly from simply plucking a stray brow hair or two.
Just like getting a fresh haircut or shape-up, keeping your brows neatly groomed will enhance your appearance (think younger) and therefore, boost your confidence. All you need are a set of brow scissors and tweezers.
Check out this tutorial. 

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.

How To Go About Your Daily Grooming Routine

Here is how to go about your daily grooming routine:
1- Cleanse: Cleansing removes dead skin cells from pores. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Don’t use soap and cold water.
2- Tone: Toners effectively seal pores and mop up any excess grease, especially suitable for guys with oily skin. Use alcohol-free formula as anything too harsh will strip the skin’s natural barrier.
3- Moisturize: After cleansing and toning comes rehydration. Moisturizers have an immediate impact on the way skin looks and feels as they help the skin’s barrier retain water.

4- Eyes: Applying an eye product mornings and evenings is very important as eye skin is very thin. You need to protect it from climate changes, allergies and pollution. Apply a small amount to your finger and press the product across the bony ridge just above the eye socket, moving from the inside out in one smooth stroke. Then go across the bone beneath the eye.
5- Shave: The perfect shave depends on the right technique coupled with the right tools. Invest in a real badger hair brush as it has the unique ability to absorb hot water, which creates the most luxurious lather. It also gently exfoliates the skin before you shave. After steaming your face with a hot towel, apply the shaving cream with the badger brush using large circular motions. Shave at a 45- degree angle while following the grain and avoid any jagged or overlapping strokes.
6- Scent: Too much perfume is as bad as little. Avoid applying any cologne to the areas that you have just shaved as the alcohol content will increase irritation. Apply to the wrists or the back of the neck instead. If you have sensitive skin and react badly to cologne, simply spray your clothes.

 

Men, are you losing your hair?

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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.

Once 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.

  Tattoo Maybe?

Carmencitta-Magazine-Man-are-you-loosing-your-hair-2No, 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

Carmencitta-Magazine-Man-are-you-loosing-your-hair-3The 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 Solution

A 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

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Most 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!

Is It The Trend for Men to Shave their Body?

Is it really a trend why most men nowadays shave their body?
Obviously bikers and swimmers do it for very specific reasons, for wound-healing and aerodynamics. As for gym addicts, it’s purely aesthetic. They shave their arms so they could see more definition. In the fitness world, it’s not as taboo for men to remove body hair. But mainly, they do it for hygienic reasons.
However, in general, the majority of men are not completely shaving- only half of them are.
And, what do women think of the idea? Results showed that more than half of the women like it when guys shave their body.
So for the ones who don’t like it, perhaps they might as well start to accept it. 

 

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

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!!

 

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