With the festive season now upon us, and Movember drawing to a close, it’s time to start gearing up for the drinks, dinners and parties descending in the lead-up to Christmas. The winter season heralds the arrival of a time where grooming takes a front seat, and sweaty locks and vests are banished to the unacceptable list. A few simple adjustments to your grooming routine and a revamped look will have you winter-ready in no time.
Here’s what to do to ensure you don’t fall short of the mark.
1. Get a new haircut
Book yourself in at your local barbershop for a trim and a tidy up, or better still, take the plunge and try out a whole new style. Short back and sides is the way to go this Autumn and Winter, but to score extra points with the object of your affection and get one step ahead of the game, the Pompadour is what it’s all about.
2. Go clean-shaven
No jumping the gun on this one, as there’s still a valuable week of fund-raising and facial fuzz to make the most of. But come the end of Movember, it’s time to ditch the disguise and get groomed to perfection – and that means grabbing the razor and shaving cream and going clean-shaven.
3. Try a new scent
If you’re still holding onto the dregs of summer, then it’s time for an urgent wake-up call. The icy mornings and cold, dark evenings make it impossible to live in denial any longer. The time to let go of overly summery scents and spritz on a fresh and masculine fragrance is long overdue – try The Bluebeards Revenge Eau de Toilette for manly maximum impact.
One of the most important aspects of a winter grooming routine, moisturiser is your secret weapon against the dry, chapped skin that comes hand in hand with the cold weather. Not only that, but it’ll cool and soothe the skin following your shave, as well as preventing the signs of premature ageing. Simples.
Add a flannel to your face-washing routine and reach for a facial scrub twice a week. Applying your shaving cream with a shaving brush is also a good move, sloughing away dead skin cells to reveal a brighter and healthier looking complexion underneath.
All you need now is a sharp outfit or two to complete your look, and you can consider yourself made-over for winter, man-style.