It’s time for a thorough spring cleanse of the grooming cabinet! Whether it means updating your skin care regime or opting for a slick hair style, these simple guide lines and a new wave of functional tools and best-selling products will get any man looking polished and ready to take on the incoming season!
Skin Care Routine
The first step in any beauty routine is the use of a solid cleanser. A face wash will not only remove dirt and oil from the skin, but will also set a solid foundation to build a proper skin care regime. LAB Series MAX LS Daily Renewing Cleanser washes away impurities without disturbing skin’s moisture barrier or natural pH balance. Gently massage it onto damp skin and rinse with lukewarm water. For a deeper cleanse, let it work for 2-3 minutes before rinsing.
While winter season is almost over, it usually leaves a distant memory behind in form of dull and fatigued skin. Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Masque works as an instant facial to brighten up and energize skin while helping it regain its natural and healthy appearance. The two super ingredients, turmeric and cranberry, work as natural exfoliators and make skin visibly smoother and radiant. Allow the mask to dry for 5-10 minutes, rinse with lukewarm water and gently massage in the leftover cranberry seeds before patting the face dry with a soft towel. Use it up to three times a week.
Everyone loves a multi-functional face cream. NYR Men Rejuvenating Moisturiser fits the bill perfectly with its moisturising, antioxidant-rich green coffee and skin firming, line smoothing cleavers. These ingredients revitalize and nourish skin and keeps it well-groomed. As the icing on the cake, it’s suitable for all skin types and is 100% organic.
The quiff takes the lead in hair trends with its effortless, low-maintenance qualities. Only thing you need is a decent length and good quality products. Apply Baxter of California Clay Pomade to damp hair and comb the clay through the hair in the direction you want the hairstyle to take. Finally, add volume by blow drying hair upwards.
A hair style that’s always right and practically suits everyone is the classic side parting. This look couldn’t be easier to achieve! Have your local barber leave one inch at the back and on both sides and leave it up to no longer than four inches at the top. Apply Shu Uemura Clay Definer to wet hair and pull a comb through it to set the parting, then blow dry for a matte finish and set the look with Paul Mitchell Express Dry Strong Hold Hairspray for ultimate style support with maximum control.
Enjoy your own personal barber shop in the comfort of your home with Grooming Lounge “The Greatest Shave Ever” Kit. This four piece set includes a soothing face cleanser that’s designed to remove grit and grime, an award-winning shave oil for irritation-free shaves with great razor glide, a lubricating shave cream that promises super-smooth shave every single time, and a refreshing after shave balm that calms down even the most sensitive skin. All this plus they come with a flexible and stylish dopp kit.
And for the gentlemen who wish to maintain their beard, Mystic Man Organic Beard Oil protects facial hair, softens it and stimulates growth while leaving it fresh and clean-looking with a subtle scent.
Treating oneself to an at-home spa day is essential every once in a while, especially when summer is around the corner. Save precious shower time and some money with American Crew 3-in-1 Tea Tree Shampoo, Conditioner and Body Wash. According to reviewers, the nourishing tea tree oil improves hair health and texture, softens skin, has a great scent and is very gentle. Step two: banish dry and dead skin cells with Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Comforting Body Polisher for a soft skin and healthy glow. Start with your legs and move upwards while gently scrubbing in circular motions on damp skin. When the whole body has been covered, rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Post-shower, nourish the body with a soothing body lotion. Jack Black Cool Moisture Body Lotion includes cooling ingredients to help calm down redness and refresh overheated skin. The soy protein and jojoba oil restore smoothness and combat dryness and roughness. Now when the body is polished and moisturized, for those who wish to look like they’ve just returned from Ibiza, James Read Express Glow Mask Body is the one to opt for. This product is a favourite amongst men since it works through hair and delivers a light, golden glow within 30 minutes, and a deeper bronzed one within 60. Just make sure to apply it with a tanning mitt for the best result, and use Tom Ford Bronzing Gel as a separate self-tanner for face.
Maintain that fresh-out-the-shower feel using Mr. Burberry Deodorant Spray for a sensual, long-lasting scent and spray a layer of Bvlgari Man Black Cologne for a fresh and masculine fragrance with notes of exotic rum and citrus; a perfect signature perfume for the contemporary explorer to meet spring. Additionally, for that head-to-toe freshness, don’t forget to trim nails and toenails using tools from Kohl’s Original 6-piece Grooming Kit.