THe basics of male grooming


From haircare to beard care to skincare, learn everything you need to know on the basics of male grooming with NIVEA MEN.


There’s a huge misconception about grooming, and that’s that men shouldn’t spend too long keeping themselves clean, smart and looking good. But times are changing and we all should want to look and feel our best. We all like to take pride in our appearance, so here are all of the basics to get started in male grooming. From haircare to beard care to skincare - we’ve got you covered.

Basics of Face Care

There is no shame in saying you have a morning skincare routine! Keeping your face looking and feeling fresh is becoming a more common practice for men that you should definitely get in on. Here are a few ways you can get started. 


Face Cleansing

Cleansing is vital to keeping your skin looking and feeling healthy. It not only removes build up from pores, washing away bacteria, sweat, dead skin cells and oils, but also helps the skin maintain a healthy level of hydration and pH balance. You should cleanse your face at least once a day to help clear pores, prevent the build-up of dirt and pollutants and decrease the chances of a breakout. It will also prepare your skin for the rest of your skin care regime, allowing other products to penetrate and nourish the skin more effectively.
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Face Shaving

Shaving is usually a huge part of a man’s life - unless you want to go for the rugged, bushy beard type look. But guys, even if you want to keep that perfectly grown out beard - you’re going to have to do some beard maintenance and shaving is a core part of it. We’ve got the expert advice on shaving your beard right here.

If you like the clean-shaven look and tend to shave your face every day. Then we’ve got all of the tips and advice to make sure you don’t get any irritation or a nasty shaving rash.

Firstly, grab yourself a razor, and take a read through our guide on how to shave your face. Taking you through the process, step-by-step. From preparing your skin before a shave, to how to look after your skin afterwards.

Or, if you’d prefer the saucy stubble look, then you can find out how to rock the stubble and keep it looking sharp.


Face Moisturising

Regular moisturising creams or gels is critical for replenishing and revitalising your skin. Hydrating your skin minimises dryness, prevents flaking and most importantly, helps to slow down the ageing process. Yes, that’s right… the healthier and the more hydrated your skin is, the less likely it is to develop wrinkles at a young age. The layer of moisturiser on your skins surface, protects it from the elements, increasing the skins capacity to retain moisture and strengthens the skins natural barriers. This results in firmer, brighter, more even toned and radiant skin.
Skincare routine


Having the right skincare routine is a crucial part of the male grooming process. For those who’ve never embarked on a skincare journey before, you’re in for a treat. But if you’ve already started that adventure and would like more top tips then NIVEA MEN have you sorted.

The perfect skincare routine can help reduce breakouts and spots, whilst feeling soft and looking fresh.

The basics of body care

Shaving is usually a huge part of a man’s life - unless you want to go for the rugged, bushy beard type look. But guys, even if you want to keep that perfectly grown out beard - you’re going to have to do some beard maintenance and shaving is a core part of it. We’ve got the expert advice on shaving your beard, maintaining your intimate area and getting rid of your chest hair.

Body Cleansing

Short daily showers help to wash away sweat, oils, dirt and odour causing bacteria. Make sure you use a body wash, gel, foam, or soap bar based on your preference, as using just water alone isn’t as effective or hygienic. Whilst hot showers help to relax your muscles and relieve body tension, they can also dry out or irritate your skin if the temperature is too hot, so a warm temperature might be more suitable. Why not try a cold shower to reap the skin and health benefits as it increases circulation, calms itchy or irritable skin and reduces muscle soreness post-workout.

Shave your chest hair


Chest hair is a controversial topic amongst men. Some men are content to leave it be, others want to go for the fully bald look. If you're looking to shave your chest, it is important to trim your hair before hand to help prevent clogged blades. Showering before applying your shaving cream and getting started will help soften the skin and give you an easier glide.
Shaving the male intimate area


There’s no set way on how to maintain the male pubic hair. Some men tend to go all out and keep the bush, and others keep it preened to perfection. If you're choosing to shave, make sure to use gentle and light strokes, rinsing your razor often to remove build up on the blades. Moisturising afterwards is a must to help prevent dryness and itchness when hair is regrowing.

Basics of Hair Care


You may think that washing hair is simple and easy. But funnily enough, most men get it wrong - by either washing their hair every day or thinking they don’t need to wash it at all! Here are the 6 all-important male grooming tips on how to wash your hair properly:

6 tips for washing your hair
  1. The first tip to maintain your fresh locks is to wash your hair 3 times a week at the most. A lot of men tend to wash their hair every day, which removes important natural oils, leaving your hair feeling dry and brittle.
  2. Wash your hair with both shampoo and conditioner. Don’t use too much, just use the right amount of both products so it covers all of your hair.
  3. If you’ve been exercising, such as going to the gym or playing football - it’s best to use a shampoo that’s focused on getting sweat out of your hair.
  4. If you struggle with having dandruff, you can use specially designed Anti-Dandruff Shampoo.
  5. Leave your conditioner in for however long it says on the bottle. It’s so easy to quickly wash it off straight away - but hold your horses! If you want your hair to look lush, then keep it on a bit longer.
  6. Exfoliate your scalp every day with just warm water. Just because we’re saying don’t wash your hair every day, doesn’t mean when you shower you need to dodge the water from getting you hair wet. In fact, we’re saying you should wet your hair without using shampoo. Rub your scalp with just your hands, so you’re manually exfoliating it.