For best results, different products should be used for facial and body grooming. It is important to moisturize the face regularly and apply sun protection. Men should avoid shaving too closely or too often when there is a history of razor bumps, and women who shave should discard disposable razors regularly to help prevent infection. When washing one's hair, the scalp should be scrubbed too. The nails should also be groomed regularly and in a manner that prevents problems.
A clean face can help to prevent acne and premature aging, but it is important to realize that caring for the face tends to differ from other body grooming techniques. In most cases, different cleansing products need to be used. Also, although a person may bathe only once a day, it is suggested that the face be washed twice a day.
Moisturizing is another important step in facial skin care. Again, the moisturizer used for the body will probably not be suitable for the face. Those who do not wish to make unnecessary purchases should look for facial moisturizers that have sun protection. Otherwise, skin care professionals generally recommend applying an additional product for this purpose.
Although body grooming tips for men tend to be the same despite ethnicity, there is a notable difference when it comes to shaving. Fairer skinned males often have no problem shaving daily. Darker males, such as those of African descent, are advised not to shave as often because they tend to be disproportionately affected by razor bumps. Shorter hairs are believed to aggravate the problem. Choosing to shave every several days as opposed to daily and avoiding an extremely close shave is best for darker males.
Many females have regular shaving habits too that include areas such as the legs, pubic area, and underarms. Removing hair from these areas tends to be more a matter of preference than necessity, but when it is done, care should be taken to avoid skin infections. To do so, disposable razors should be regularly discarded and sharing should be avoided. It is also best to shave in the direction of the hair growth to help reduce bumps that could lead to infection.
Hair should be washed regularly as a part of a person's body grooming routine. Those with fairer skin and straighter, oilier hair may need to do so every few days. Darker skinned individuals with dryer hair can do so on a weekly basis. Everyone needs to make sure they not only clean the hair but also focus on scrubbing the scalp, where debris such as dandruff and oil tend to collect.
Keeping the fingernails and toenails neat and clean has health and aesthetic benefits. For example, debris beneath the fingernails can be unsightly and unsanitary. Keeping the nails short is a good way to help reduce the risk of both problems.
Realize that nail clippers are for shortening the length of fingernails and toenails and a file is for shaping and smoothing them. Using a file to remove significant length from the nails can result in damage. People should also avoid cutting the nails too short and clip toenails straight across to avoid them from growing inward.