Grooming Tips & Tricks For The Man On The Go
PASSPORT Magazine|October 2017

You’re never too young or too matureto start your own grooming regimen and/or beauty routine.

H. Luiz Martinez

The modern man takes care of not only his physical body, logging all those gym hours, but maintaining his aesthetic through proper grooming habits too. Sure you can go to a men’s spa and get “the works” for a special event or for a hot upcoming date with that sexy someone you’ve been texting, but what about grooming as a daily routine? It’s more than pampering yourself, it’s about maintaining a fresh and healthy exterior to enhance your inner beauty, so to speak.

Gone are the days where men don’t seek to look better, sexier, and fresher. The beauty industry has caught up, too. With many products available specifically for men, the male beauty industry has grown to over a $20 billion global industry.

When I finished working out at a hotel health club in Santo Domingo, recently, I was amazed to see the beauty bars, grooming jars, and primping tubes that completely covered the sink areas. At first I thought that I ventured into the ladies’ area by mistake, there were products and cosmetics everywhere. But then I saw in the reflection of the mirrors, nearly naked beautiful men discussing last night’s baseball game. One of them noticed me standing there with my toiletry bag and shouted, “Sorry buddy, just let me finish with my eye cream, and I’ll be out of your way. I got dark circles so give me a minute!”

The hunk to my other side was putting on foundation or “just toner” as he referred to it when he caught me smiling. Another guy nearby was on his phone talking to his wife. From what I could tell, it seems that she was getting impatient, waiting for him to peel off his cucumber face mask. When a space cleared up for me, I brought out my mini-scissors. I proceeded to try to clip those annoying gray hairs on my scruffy beard. You know the kind that seem to wave hello to everyone but then hide if you go near them with clippers? Yes, times are definitely a-changing folks.

So whether you’re at home, working out in the gym, or in a hotel room, here’s my easy guide, with tips and tricks, to help you look your best wherever you go. Happy Grooming!

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