Gone are the days when guys simply take a shower and hit the road to face the world. We have come to an age wherein efforts to care for the skin is no longer labelled as girlie or exclusive to women. Today’s modern men visit spas to get their routine facials done or see their dermatologists for any skincare concerns they may have. Simply put, men are now taking their grooming regime seriously.
In order to get the most out of your skincare, hair care and shaving routine, you should be armed with the essential tools for your specific “mangrooming” needs. Here are some of the tools and products that should be a part of your men’s grooming stash at all times.
Shaving Cream: Using regular soaps prior to shaving can cause significant burning and breaks in the skin. We recommend that you invest in a good quality moisturizing shaving cream that creates a creamy and rich lather to smooth the area and allow the razor blade to glide on it with ease. Your skin will definitely thank you for it.
Trimmers: It’s easy to cut yourself with normal razors if you try to use it for specific areas that it could hardly reach. A trimmer provides a safe and easy way of tidying up hairs on your armpit, eye brows, chest, chin, nasal area and more. It will help you shorten tacky hairs to your preferred (or acceptable) length.
Sunscreen: Prolonged outdoor activities accompanied with too much sun exposure can cause devastating skin problems like premature wrinkles, sun burn, hyperpigmentation and even cancer. We couldn’t emphasize enough how important it is to have a daily dose of sunscreen regardless of the season or weather. Choose a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher to protect your skin.
Scrubbers: Our body sheds dead skin cells naturally but sometimes, it needs a little help to do so. Using sponges, wash clothes or brushes while bathing will help in scrubbing or exfoliating the outermost layer of the skin to reveal new and fresher skin.
Shampoo and Conditioner: Having clean and well conditioned hair is significant in grooming. You want your hair to be shiny, texturized and manageable prior to application of hair gels, pomades or hair spray for easy styling.
Toothbrush and all that jazz: The practice of oral hygiene is the defense against the most common dental problems such as tooth decay, gum problems and bad breath. This also includes choosing the high quality toothpaste, floss and mouthwash to maximize dental health.