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The Most Important Resolutions for Your 2019 Grooming Routine

The New Year is a great time to set new goals for the upcoming year. Going to the gym and eating healthier are great lifestyle changes people often resolve to start, but goals regarding grooming are much less common. Resolutions may not be for everyone, but you will want to incorporate these changes into your 2019 grooming routine.

Create a Manageable Routine

With so many products on the market, it can be difficult to design a routine that suits your needs and doesn’t take from precious free time.If efficiency and simplicity are important factors for you, consider  all-in-one solutions for skincare and shaving. If you are more interested in trying out new products, products like eye cream, anti-wrinkle serum, and ingrown hair treatment might appeal to you.

Be Consistent

Anytime you want to see results from an action, consistency is key. Creating a routine is only half of the battle. Following your grooming routine is an essential part of getting results. Sticking to your grooming routine on a regular basis will ensure you see the best results possible.

Prevent Ingrown Hairs

Without proper preparation, any shaving area can be affected by ingrown hairs. Whether you are shaving your face, your legs, or anywhere in-between make sure to prepare the skin to prevent ingrown hairs. You can use an exfoliating body scrub as part of your shower routine, and a facial scrub to gently exfoliate your face.

Prepare for Travel Grooming

Traveling can be busy and hectic, and is often a reason to slip out of your grooming routine. Prepare for travel by having travel-sized versions of your routine. Consider keeping a set of grooming and skincare essentials in a toiletry bag so you do not have to re-pack for every single trip.

Treat Any Acne

People of all ages can struggle with acne. If you are one of them, commit to treating it in 2019. Make sure you have a good facial cleanser, and consider oil-free moisturizer if you have oily skin.

Wash Your Hands

An alarming number of people tend to skip hand-washing after using the bathroom, and it easy to forget to do before eating as well. Bacteria and oils on the face can contribute to acne, and keeping your hands clean will prevent these things from making their way to your skin.It is also better for those around you and one of those practices you want to stick to!

Get Regular Trims

For those who rock a shorter hairstyle, getting regular trims helps maintain a clean look. For long hair, small trims will prevent and remove split ends to keep hair healthy and full.

Make Time for Pampering

Recreate a spa and grooming paper day at home for a fraction of the cost. Setting aside a big chunk of time to go through every step of grooming and skincare is nice to do once in a while. Try a facial scrub or clay mask during these days as an added treat.

Take Care of your Lips

Lips are often neglected in the overall grooming routine. Gently exfoliate and regularly moisturize your lips.

Upgrade Your Products

Make sure to use high-quality products with the ingredients that best meet your individual grooming needs. When selecting new products, it is vital to choose a quality staple products like your facial cleanser, moisturizer, shaving cream, and body wash.

Always Protect from the Sun

With all the summer fun, it is easy to forget our skin during the sunnier months. It is particularly important to protect your face from the harsh rays of the sun. Add an oil-free SPF cream  designed for your face, and an SPF lip moisturizer to your daily routine. 

Hydrate and Eat Properly

Diet and hydration are immensely important for the health and appearance of skin, hair, and nails. Make sure to drink enough water, amp up the fresh fruits and veggies, and cut back on fatty and sugary foods.

Deodorant is Never Optional

Apply deodorant daily and reapply as needed. Make sure you have backup deodorants in places like your car, gym bag, or work bag just in case  your forget.

Get to Know Your Skin

Not every product or technique will benefit your individual skin. Select products that combat the challenges of your skin. For example, extra dry skin may need hydrating facial lotions, while oily skin could benefit from oil-free lotion.

Taking advantage of some of these simple tips can help you maximize your grooming routine for 2019. Now, you will look and smell your best even if you do forget your other resolutions.

 

Photo from photographer Cheilean Jacob  featuring Albert Groshenko, check him out on Instagram for more great content featuring Anthony!

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