For any model, your personal care routine is the most important part of the day. In male modelling, a clean shave is often required, depending on the modelling job. Always shave in the direction that the hair grows on your face (which is known as shaving with the grain). Shaving against the grain can cause reddish skin irritation known as razor burn.
Always cleanse your skin with an exfoliating product to remove any dead cells. To prepare your face for shaving, rinse thoroughly with warm water, then use a shaving cream or gel containing vitamin A or Aloe Vera. Vitamin A and Aloe Vera will keep your skin moist and soft. Always use a new blade for shaving, as used blades can pull at the hair and cause cuts as the uneven surface drags over the skin. Always shave in the direction that the hair grows on your face (which is known as shaving with the grain). Shaving against the grain can cause reddish skin irritation known as razor burn. Following your shave, apply a moisturising aftershave balm that doesn’t contain oil or alcohol. Oil will clog the pores of the skin, and alcohol will dry the skin.
Remove chest and back hair so that your muscle tone and tanned skin are displayed to their best advantage. Waxing is a good solution for removing chest and back hair because it leaves your skin smooth and only has to be repeated every two or three weeks, depending on the rate of hair regrowth. If you shave your body hair, do not shave right down to the skin, as this could leave unsightly razor burn.
Neat, clean fingernails are essential. Never use nail clippers because they can split the nail beyond the point where the clippers bite, which will cause your nails to look ragged. Nails should always be kept trim and shaped with regular filing. Some models say that they prefer to use a metal nail file rather than an emery board, because filing is done closer to the skin. Metal files will not chafe the skin of the finger tips in the way that an emery board will.
It is an indisputable fact that the UK have an incredible reputation the world over for quality and craftsmanship whether that be in car production with the likes of Rolls Royce or Jaguar or in tailoring and personal care products. It is no surprise that British modelling agency male models are some of the most highly regarded in the world.