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Looking Good, Feeling Great: Men’s Guide to Grooming

Looking Good, Feeling Great: Men’s Guide to Grooming


Hey, guys! Welcome to my guide on the “Pinoy Style” beauty regimen for men. I know what you’re thinking, “Beauty regimen for men? That’s not macho!” But hear me out, because taking care of yourself is not just about looking good, it’s also about feeling good. So, let’s dive in and show the world that Filipino men can take care of themselves too!

First off, why is grooming important for us men? Well, not only does it boost our confidence and make us look sharp, it also shows that we take pride in ourselves and care about our appearance. And let’s not forget, the ladies love a well-groomed man.

When it comes to traditional Filipino grooming habits, we have a rich history of taking care of our bodies and looks. From the well-known “pamatay-kuto” (hair cutting) to “pahid-kamay” (hand washing), we have a deep-rooted cultural appreciation for grooming. But with the ever-evolving world of beauty and fashion, it’s time to step up our game and keep up with the times. So, let’s show the world what Pinoy men are made of!


So, let’s start with the basics of skincare. Trust me, it’s not rocket science, but it’s essential for keeping our skin looking fresh and healthy, especially in the city where our face and skin are exposed to air pollution including exhaust smoke, cigarette smoke, and other chemicals in the air every day. These pollutants can dirt up our skin, making it even more important to cleanse properly.

  1. Choosing a Face Wash: First things first, we need to choose the right face wash for our skin type. Do you have oily skin? Go for a gel-based wash. Dry skin? Opt for a cream-based wash. Sensitive skin? Look for a fragrance-free option. It’s that simple!
  2. Proper Cleansing Technique: Now that we have the right face wash, let’s talk about the proper cleansing technique. Wet your face, apply the wash, and massage it into your skin for about 30 seconds. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water and pat your face dry with a clean towel. Don’t forget to wash your face twice a day, morning and night, to remove all the dirt and impurities accumulated from exposure to air pollution.


  1. Importance of Hydration: Moisturizing is key to keeping our skin hydrated and healthy, especially in the hot and humid weather of the Philippines. Dry skin equals dull skin, and nobody wants that, right? The heat and humidity can strip our skin of its natural oils, making it even more important to moisturize daily.
  2. Selecting a Moisturizer: When selecting a moisturizer, it’s important to choose one that suits our skin type. Oily skin? Go for a light, oil-free moisturizer. Dry skin? Look for a rich, creamy moisturizer. With the heat and humidity in the Philippines, it’s best to opt for a lightweight, non-greasy moisturizer that can absorb quickly into the skin.

Sun Protection

  1. Benefits of Using Sunscreen: Sunscreen is our secret weapon against harmful UV rays and sunburns, especially in the sunny Philippines. It also protects our skin from premature aging and helps prevent skin cancer. The hot and humid weather in the Philippines can make our skin more susceptible to sun damage, making it all the more important to use sunscreen daily.
  2. Choosing a Suitable SPF Product: When choosing a sunscreen, make sure to select one with at least SPF 30 and choose a broad-spectrum formula to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. And don’t forget to reapply every two hours! With the heat and humidity in the Philippines, it’s best to opt for a lightweight, non-greasy sunscreen that won’t clog pores or leave a heavy residue on the skin.

Products to Consider

Face wash

  1. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
  2. Nivea Men Deep Cleaning Face Wash
  3. Human Heart Nature Face Wash


  1. Nivea Men Crème
  2. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream
  3. Human Heart Nature Sunflower Beauty Oil

Sun Protection

  1. Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze Sunscreen Lotion
  2. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
  3. SkinPotions Sun Potion Sunscreen SPF50 PA+++

The basics of skincare in a nutshell. Remember, taking care of our skin is the first step in maintaining a sharp and healthy appearance.


Now that our skin is taken care of, let’s move on to the crowning glory, our hair! A well-groomed mane can make all the difference in our overall appearance.

Shampooing and Conditioning

  1. Finding a Suitable Hair Product: Finding the right shampoo and conditioner can be like finding a needle in a haystack, but it’s worth it! Look for products that cater to your hair type and needs, whether it’s for color-treated hair, dandruff, or dry hair.
  2. Proper Washing Technique: When washing our hair, make sure to massage the shampoo into our scalp and work it down to the tips of our hair. Conditioner should be applied only to the ends of our hair, avoiding the scalp, to avoid weighing down our locks. Rinse thoroughly and voila! Shiny and healthy hair.

It’s important to remember that our hair and scalp are also exposed to the hot and humid Philippine weather, as well as air pollution including exhaust smoke and cigarette smoke, which can have a negative effect on our hair. That’s why regular washing and proper hair care are crucial to keep our locks looking and feeling their best.


  1. Popular Hair Styles in the Philippines: From the classic “pompadour” to the trendy perm curls, there’s a hair style for every Pinoy. Find a style that suits our face shape and personality and make it our own.
  2. Products to Achieve Desired Look: From pomades to gels, there are a variety of hair styling products available to help us achieve the perfect look. Just make sure to choose one that provides hold and control without weighing down our hair.

Products to Consider

Shampoo & Conditioner

  1. Dove Men+Care Shampoo and Conditioner
  2. Head & Shoulders Anti-Dandruff Shampoo
  3. TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner


  1. AXE Signature Night Alpha Anti-Dandruff Hair Styling Cream
  2. Gatsby Moving Rubber Spiky Edge Hair Wax
  3. Got2b Glued Blasting Freeze Spray

Grooming Essentials

When it comes to grooming essentials, it’s all about the little things that make a big impact. Think of it like the cherry on top of a sundae, the icing on the cake, the frosting on the donut (yum!). It’s the extra touch that takes us from looking good to looking great!

Trimming and Shaving

  1. Maintaining a Clean-Shaven Look: Whether we prefer a clean-shaven look or a well-groomed beard, it’s important to keep our facial hair trimmed and tidy. Invest in a quality razor or electric trimmer and make sure to replace the blades regularly.
  2. Proper Shaving Techniques: When shaving, make sure to prepare our skin by washing our face with warm water and applying a shaving cream or gel. Shave with the grain of our hair and rinse with cold water to close the pores and reduce inflammation.

Teeth Care

  1. Smiling with Confidence: A bright and healthy smile can light up any room, but it all starts with taking care of our teeth. Brushing our teeth twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting the dentist regularly are all essential for keeping our pearly whites in tip-top shape.
  2. Choosing the Right Toothpaste: When choosing a toothpaste, it’s important to select one that fits our needs. Do we have sensitive teeth? Look for a toothpaste specifically for sensitivity. Want whiter teeth? Choose a toothpaste with whitening agents. And don’t forget to brush for two minutes each time!

Funny Fact: Did you know that brushing our teeth for two minutes is the equivalent of singing “Happy Birthday” twice? So, next time you brush, serenade your teeth with a little tune!

Manicures and Pedicures

  1. Importance of Hand and Foot Care: Our hands and feet are often overlooked when it comes to grooming, but they can reveal a lot about us. Keep our nails trimmed and clean, and don’t forget to moisturize!
  2. Getting a Professional Manicure or Pedicure: Going to a professional for a manicure or pedicure is a great way to pamper ourselves and maintain our hand and foot hygiene. Plus, it’s a great excuse to take a break from our busy lives and relax.


  1. Choosing a Signature Scent: A great fragrance can complete our look and make us feel confident and attractive. When choosing a scent, look for one that matches our personality and style.
  2. Proper Fragrance Application: When applying fragrance, make sure to spray it on pulse points, such as the neck, wrist, and chest, for maximum effect. And don’t overdo it, a little goes a long way!

Products to Consider


  1. Gillette Mach3 Razor
  2. Nivea Men Sensitive Shaving Foam
  3. Schick Hydro 5 Razor
  4. Dove Men+Care Sensitive Skin Shave Gel
  5. Bic Comfort 3 Sensitive Skin Razor
  6. Proraso Shaving Cream

Teeth Care

  1. Colgate Toothpaste
  2. Sensodyne Toothpaste
  3. Glister Toothpaste
  4. Oral-B Toothbrushes
  5. Listerine Mouthwash


  1. Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani – My personal favorite!
  2. Jean Paul Gaultier’s Le Male by Jean Paul Gaultier – Another favorite!
  3. Azzaro Wanted by Azzaro
  4. Versace Eros by Versace
  5. Davidoff Cool Water by Davidoff – First cologne I ever bought!
  6. Issey Miyake L’Eau d’Issey Pour Homme by Issey Miyake
  7. Paco Rabanne One Million by Paco Rabanne
  8. Gucci Guilty by Gucci
  9. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Pour Homme by Dolce & Gabbana
  10. Yves Saint Laurent L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent.

So, there you have it, folks! The essentials of grooming that every Pinoy man should know. Remember, taking care of the small details can make a big impact on our overall appearance and confidence. Let’s show the world what Pinoy men are made of!


Well, there you have it, folks! The ultimate Pinoy style beauty regimen for men. With these tips and tricks, we’re ready to put our best foot forward and finally get that date with our crush. I mean, who wouldn’t be impressed by a man with great skin, a head of healthy hair, and hands that are soft and smooth like a baby’s bottom? (Well, maybe not exactly like a baby’s bottom, but you get the idea.)

By taking the time to care for ourselves, we’re not only looking good, but we’re also showing ourselves some much-needed self-care and love. So let’s pat ourselves on the back and celebrate our newfound confidence and radiance! And who knows, maybe with our newfound charm and good looks, our crush will finally see us as more than just a friend. But if not, hey, at least we’ll have a whole bunch of admirers lining up for our attention!

So go forth, my friends, and embrace the pinoy style beauty regimen. Let’s show the world what pinoy men are made of!

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