Attention to detail…
It applies to every area of our lives.
It’s what makes great men stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Most of the time it’s associated with anything competitive, like sports.
Why can’t it apply to our sense of style too?
At the end of the day we are competing to make a good impression and to stand out from other men.
Maybe it’s to get the attention of a cute girl, gain recognition from your boss, or respect from a complete stranger.
Since you never really know who you’re going to run into while you’re out, the last thing you want is to be underprepared.
Keep reading to find out the hidden benefits of a proper grooming routine.
1) It Instantly Makes You More Attractive
Who doesn’t want that?!
They often say that the “devil is in the details” and when it comes to the subtleties of grooming that couldn’t be more true.
Everything from a brighter smile to well maintained nails can improve your chances of making a good impression when you’re first meeting someone.
Yes — at times grooming can seem tedious, especially if you have a demanding schedule that always has you on the go.
That’s why it’s important to schedule all of your grooming into a blocks of time throughout the week.
Without setting aside the time to do this you run the risk of letting it slide.
And when that happens it becomes a slippery slope of playing catch up.
2) Grooming Helps You Appear More Friendly And Approachable
Nothing is more welcoming than a bright smile.
No matter what language you speak, what part of the world you’re in, or what situation you find yourself in, friendly body language is universal.
Without a good grooming routine it’s hard to carry yourself with confidence or have strong, approachable body language.
When you look good and feel good, you’re more likely to open up to other people.
This happens whether you realize it or not, mainly on a subconscious level.
Essentially you want your hair, face and body odour working for you (not against you).
3) It Has The Ability To Command More Respect
If you care about yourself it shows.
People will see the time and effort you’ve put into looking your best and will treat you accordingly.
A dedicated grooming routine will help you stand out from other men.
Most men find themselves too busy or haven’t taken the time to figure out what works for their lifestyles.
That’s why a dedicated routine will help you stand out in the pub, boardroom, or anywhere else where you’re surrounded by crowds of people.
The beauty of proper grooming is that it makes it look like you have it together even if you feel like you don’t.
Almost as if it’s a life-hack.
4) You’ll Treat Yourself With More Respect
Seeing a younger, fresher version of yourself in the mirror is a great way to boost your mood.
When the dark circles under your eyes start to disappear and your skin starts to glow, other people will start to notice.
You may seem more energetic or like you’ve been eating healthier.
Whatever the case may be, compliments will come pouring in.
Not a bad way to feel more confident.
5) You’ll Age Gracefully
Living in the city exposes our bodies to a ton of toxins.
Assuming that your diet’s fairly clean, you’ll still be exposed to pollution and stress.
Two things that will age you faster than time itself.
We all have bad days, there’s no avoiding it most of the time.
So if the demands of work or a few late nights of pounding back pints with the boys are taking a toll on you, stay dedicated to your grooming routine.
There’s no easier way to look worn out than to let your grooming routine slip.
6) Plain & Simple — It Makes You Healthier
The quality of your grooming routine can determine the quality of your life.
Taking a few extra minutes everyday to give yourself a thorough cleansing will pay off in the longterm.
Not only will you feel better but you’ll see a noticeable improvement in your health too.
Feeling good about yourself has a snowball effect.
This can eventually lead to eating healthier and generally just taking better care of yourself.
It also translates into the quality of your interactions with other people too.
When you’re not distracted by a pesky ingrown hair or how dry your skin is, you can be more focused on what’s going on in front of you.
Here’s something worth keeping in mind…
A friend of mine once said, “Girls put a lot of time, thought, and effort into presenting the best version of themselves to men… It’s always nice when it’s reciprocated!”
Hopefully you enjoyed today’s article.
Thank you for taking the time to read it.
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