5 Steps to Becoming an Impeccably Groomed Man
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Experts say the most important of all grooming tips for men is to become good friends with your barber. In a perfect world, sure, that makes sense. But barbers can be pricey, and now, depending on where you live, barbers may not be open — or possibly they’re booked weeks out because people like you have been anxiously awaiting a return to normal.
Getting pampered in a barber shop is great. But if you want to give your face a little TLC at home, get yourself a tool like the Panasonic Beard Trimmer for Men – Cordless Precision Power (Model: ER-SB40-K) and pay attention. You don’t have to rely on a barber to make your mug picture perfect.
These five grooming tips for men are guaranteed to transform your beard from unruly to unbelievable.
Match Your Beard to Your Face Shape
Think of your beard as a frame for your face. You wouldn’t put a 5×7 photograph in a frame for a diploma. You want something that fits the picture nicely — something to show it off. Same with your beard. Say you have a long, narrow face. The last thing you want is long hair that grows downward with a pointy tip at the chin. If you have a round face, bushy hair growing out from your cheeks and chin won’t do you any favors. You want something tight and trimmed. The Panasonic Beard Trimmer for Men has 19 adjustable trimmer and clipper settings so you can cut, groom and prune with precision. And if you’re really going to get in there with a steady grip, it’s got a rubberized grip so you don’t wear out your hand.
Not sure what style makes the most sense for your face? Check out this handy cheat sheet from GQ Magazine or a face shape illustrated guide like this one from The Independent.
Wash Your Beard (And Your Trimmer) Regularly
Much like the hair on your head, you need to clean your beard regularly. But how much is enough? Typically, you want to wash your beard a couple of times per week. More and you strip it of its natural oils, less and you run the risk of bacteria and other pollutants getting trapped in that hair.
Also, stick to lukewarm to mildly hot water, especially before a trim. Some people make the mistake of washing their beard and their face with scalding hot water, which might seem nice at first, but it’s actually stripping your skin and speeding up the aging process. Cold water doesn’t do its job of opening up your pores. You want something in the middle.
And as for how often to clean your Panasonic Beard Trimmer? As a good guide, between uses, you should brush out the hair and rinse clean. Use a disinfectant spray to properly kill bacteria and then apply blade oil as directed once per month to keep your trimmer in tip-top shape.
Be Delicate With Those Close Shave Spaces
If you’re someone who’s looking to get a close shave — especially on your neck or chin or other places where hair can become unruly — be delicate with your face. Most people ditch razors for beard trimmers like the Panasonic because they’ve had enough of ingrown hairs and other skin irritations. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still irritate your skin by taking too aggressive an approach. Be sure to properly wash first, but then, take your time. Trim in the direction that your hair grows to be extra careful.
The Panasonic Beard Trimmer for Men comes with specially designed, sharp, hypoallergenic, wide-tip blades to help lift, capture and cut neatly through difficult, thick and tangled hair, including whiskers that lie flat against the surface. Your instinct might be to go in there and rip those suckers out, but be patient. This trimmer is eerily precise and one of the most powerful trimmers on the market, so you can let it do the heavy lifting.
Don’t Forget Your Mustache
For many men, mustaches are an afterthought. Whether you decide to embrace Movember through February or March or you get halfway done trimming your beard and say, “That’s good enough,” the mustache always seems to get the short end of the stick. An unkept mustache is the difference between you looking slick and you looking scraggly.
The Panasonic Beard Trimmer boasts 19 adjustable settings from 1mm to 10mm in increments of a ½mm, so there’s really not much excuse to have a neatly trimmed beard with a mustache that’s allowed to roam wild. Of course, if you just don’t care, let it do what it wants, but if you’re looking to shape the entire package, this is the beard trimmer for you.
Be Patient, Feed It and Let It Grow
Trimming your beard isn’t something you need to do — or even should do — every single day. Sometimes hair grows best and becomes its healthiest when you just leave it alone. Especially if you’re new to growing a beard, be patient and let it do its thing. Wash regularly as described in the grooming tips for men above, and consider vitamins like B12 and Biotin, which promote the growth of hair and skin cells.
But just because you’re leaving your face alone doesn’t mean you can’t give your beard a tune-up every so often. The Panasonic Beard Trimmer‘s 19 adjustable settings and clippers allow you to shape your beard as it grows, rid your face of any stray or askew hairs, and let your beard blossom into the beauty it was destined to be.
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