A guy’s practical guide to grooming

As self-isolation restrictions start to ease, it's never been a better time for men to get into a good grooming routine, so that they will be ready to take on the world.

After all, when you look groomed and styled, you are more likely to make a great first impression.

To make it easier, BD has broken down a list of men's grooming products and steps in priority of what should be done every single day, and what can be saved for every now and then.

Always: Soap/body wash and shampoo

To keep odour and dirt at bay after a long day, men should hit the shower and use a quality soap/body wash and shampoo.

Try: Flick Ons Powerhouse Hair & Body Wash, Sukin Naturals Men's Body Wash, DermaVeen Daily Nourish Soap Free Cleansing Bar and Redken Brews Daily Shampoo.

Always: Face wash and moisturiser

While some men believe skincare is not essential, at the very least it’s practical to wash the face and use a moisturiser that contains SPF every single day. Not only will it make rough skin feel smoother, it will also give the complexion a brighter, healthier appearance.

Try: Urbane Mess Daily Detox Face Wash, Clinique for Men Charcoal Face Wash and Arbonne RE9 Advanced for Men Anti-Ageing Moisturiser Broad Spectrum SPF 15.

Always: Deodorant

Because men often sweat a lot, it’s important to invest in a good deodorant. Some men find they struggle with body odour more than others, but thankfully there are some heavy-duty deodorants on the market to help out.

Try: NIVEA Men DEEP AMAZONIA Anti-perspirant Aerosol Spray, Speick Men Active Deo Roll-on and Natio for Men Antiperspirant Deodorant.

Always: Dental hygiene

As any dentist would advise, dental hygiene is of the utmost importance. That means brushing, flossing and rinsing to fight plaque and eliminate bad breath.

Try: Green People Toothpaste Minty Cool, Weleda Ratanhia Mouthwash Concentrate and Oral-B Satin Floss.

Often: Hair cut and styling

For most men, haircuts are needed about once a month to avoid bushy, overgrown sides. Styling is also a good idea to help tame those runaway, unruly locks.

Try: Silver Bullet SuperFast Hair Clipper, Wella Professionals EIMI Bold Move Hair Styling Paste and Goldwell Dualsenses Men Texture Cream Paste.

Often: Personal grooming

If a man is on the hairier side in various personal areas, some attention with electrical clippers may be appropriate every now and then.

Try: VS for Men The Diamond Precision Nose & Ear Trimmer and BaBylissPRO FoilFX02 Metal Double Foil Shave.

Sometimes: Beauty devices

It's no secret that the beauty devices market is performing exceptionally well at the moment (with it anticipated to increase a whole lot more in the near future). And women aren't the only ones enjoying the benefits – beauty devices are great for men too.

Try: Rodan + Fields Deep Pore Cleansing MD SystemFOREO LUNA 2 for MEN and Clarisonic Alpha Fit.

Sometimes: Fragrance

Depending on personal preference, cologne can be a great way to express oneself and leave a lasting impression.

Try: Adidas Sport STRK Eau de Toilette for Men, Giorgio Armani Code for Men and Tom Ford For Men Eau de Toilette.