Today’s man is expected to be well groomed to be taken seriously and admired by the ladies. This does not necessarily require men to wear makeup and blow wave their hair every day! But rather just to be cleaned up and taken care of. Here are some basic grooming tips for men.



Use the right products for your skin type. You may have a dry skin, oily skin, problem skin, combination skin or sensitive skin. Using incorrect products for your skin type could aggravate the conditions, instead of bettering your skin to keep it looking and feeling at its best. The best way to determine this is to go for a facial treatment or a skin analysis with a qualified therapist. Having a regular facial treatment has multiple benefits for your skin and ensures that a professional is keeping track of your skin and can recommend products specifically for your skin.

Exfoliate your skin with an exfoliating facial scrub twice a week to get rid of dead skin cells, so your skin looks and feels new. Thus also helps to treat and prevent ingrown hairs. The best time to apply a facial masque is also when you have exfoliated, so steal your girlfriend’s and slather on the good stuff, let it sit for 10 minutes and rinse off for a deeply cleansed skin, so you will have less blackheads and blemishes.

The best way to prevent wrinkles is to keep your skin hydrated. So drink lots of water and apply a moisturiser daily. Also quit smoking, wear sunscreen and limit your sugar intake.


Facial Hair

If you choose to keep facial hair, keep it clean, healthy and neat. Clean and replace your razors and beard trimmers, combs, toothbrushes, nail brushes, tweezers and hair brushes. You can rinse your grooming equipment with Milton sterilising fluid every now and then to keep it hygienic.



Always keep your hair clean and use hair conditioner on dry hair. Don’t weigh your hair down with heavy wax products, opt for lightweight formulas that will give your hair more volume and make your hair look more. If you wish to take it a step further, you can always use a hairdryer to add more volume. More volume means that your hair will look more.



Invest in a nice fragrance, two if you can- one for the warmer seasons and one for the cooler seasons. Apply your fragrance on your chest so that it stays trapped inside your shirt and wafts as you move.


Hands and Feet

Once again, you do not need to go to the extremities of painting your toenails. A good nail trim and clean nails make a huge difference. Also scrub your hands and feet and apply a good body lotion to keep them bearably smooth.


Annique Day Spa offers a comfortable and relaxed environment with friendly, professional and efficient therapists to accommodate men at the spa and meet their grooming requirements. The following are recommended male grooming treatments and products available at Annique Day Spa to ensure you are looking and feeling tip top:


  • MANique Facial– For male skin. A non-fuss cleansing or hydrating facial treatment using the Annique men’s skin care range. Cleanse, Steam, exfoliate, Massage, Masque, Moisturise (50min)
  • Gents Manicure– Cuticle care, File & Buff (30min)
  • Gents Pedicure– Cuticle Care, Foot Soak & Scrub, File & Buff (45min)
  • Stomach, Back or Chest Wax (30-45min)
  • Eyebrow Grooming (15min)
  • Gentleman’s Escape– Steam and Ifrared Sauna, 30min Back, Neck & Shoulder Massage, MANique Facial and Gents MAnicure or Gents Pedicure followed by a spa snack.
  • 180° Facial Cleansing Gel
  • 180° Moisture Balm with SPF 15 and Q10
  • 180° Shave Gel
  • 180° Night Recovery Moisturiser
  • 180° Eau de Toilette
  • Ambition Eau de Toilette
  • Be Daring Eau de Toilette
  • ResQue Hair Nutrition+
  • OptiLibido Male vitality support
  • Lammle Range for various skin types


It is most definitely worth it to take care of your appearance, as it not only pleases the ladies but also ensures that work associates and other members of the public take you more seriously. In spirit of Men’s Health Awareness month (Movember), it is also worth mentioning that one should be aware of and educate oneself on the health risks that men face. If something bothers you, rather get it checked out.


Contact us with your questions:


Annique Day Spa

195 Constance Avenue

Clubview, Centurion

012 654 0602/7