Gone are the times when grooming or self-care was only considered to be something that women used to do. It has not gone beyond the basics of a razor blade and a shaving cream. Fortnately, people are now changing and more and more men are becoming aware of the importance of skincare. In fact, there is a new wave of only male-focused products that are designed to take care of their diverse grooming needs. There are plenty of items that cater to specific skin and hair concerns.
If you are someone who has just gotten enlightened and has decided to treat and pamper yourself the right way, then we have created a list of some grooming essentials that every man must own. You can start your self-care journey by ensuring that you have the following list of products and then evolve as you go.
An exfoliating face wash
It doesn’t matter if you go outside or spend your time at home – studying or working, your face accumulates oil, dirt and grease throughout the day. All these things do not go away with just water. Hence, investing in a good face wash or cleanser will help you get rid of these unwanted things. An exfoliating face wash will also help remove the dead skin and brown spots. But before you choose a face wash, take a closer look at your skin type. If you are struggling with oily skin and have acne, go for an anti-oil face wash but if you have dry skin, choose a hydrating face wash that does not rip your skin of moisture.
- After your face, it is now time to clean your body right. And no, before you ask – you cannot use the face wash on your body or a shower gel on your face.
Showering is not just a cleaning exercise, it is also a therapeutic one. Taking a nice warm shower after a hectic day feels really good, right? Well, it will feel even better if you invest in a loofah and a liquid shower gel and throw away those bathing soaps and bars. Choose a shower gel that contains beads as they offer a mild exfoliating effect and will help get rid of the dead skin.
A shaving kit
Your hair and beard need as much pampering as your body! Hence, invest in an all-in-one grooming kit that contains the Best Razor for Men, a versatile trimmer with multiple comb settings. This way you can take care of your facial and body’s grooming needs. Be it trimming or styling your beard or shaving the head, getting rid of nasal hair or pruning that unibrow – you can do it all from the comfort of your home if you own a good grooming kit. Make sure that you choose a portable one as in that way you can carry it around with ease.
A good moisturizer
Nobody likes having rough and patchy skin. Hence it is important to invest in a good moisturizer. You must hydrate your face and body after cleaning them with face wash and shower gel. Be cognizant of your skin type while buying a moisturizer. People with oily skin should go for gel-based moisturizers. There are many medicated moisturizers also available in the market. So choose the one that matches your skin’s needs. Additionally, you need different moisturizers for your body and face.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of applying sunscreen. The harmful rays of the sun damage the skin barrier, cause tanning and accelerate skin aging. Hence, you must apply sunscreen to your face and body before you leave home in the morning. And do not forget to re-apply it every 2-3 hours. Take a look at the SPF levels of the sunscreen and choose the one according to your time spent in the sun. Even on days when you are home and not stepping out, you must apply sunscreen. Apply it over your moisturizer and let it set for at least 10 minutes before you step out. You will thank us later!
Chapped and dry lips are a big turn-off. Just like your body, your lips also deserve attention. People generally forget to pay attention to their lips but they need it for sure. Unlike the other body parts, lips do not have oil glands. Hence you need to apply a lip balm to give them moisture. Keep your lips hydrated by applying a non-pigmented lip balm.
Perfumes and fragrances
Now that you have done all the things right, just top it all with a nice fragrance. If you are someone who sweats a lot, it makes sense for you to invest in a deodorant. This will keep the sweat under control. If you do not sweat a lot then invest in a good fragrance. Do not go for the cheap ones that evaporate in a few minutes. You need something that lasts for long and continues to make you smell awesome.
Now that we have covered the top 7 grooming items, it doesn’t mean that we are done. Of course there are more things that you can do to indulge in a much-deserved and much-needed grooming session. For example – you can buy scrubs, body oils, beard oils or even serums and face masks to take your self-care routine to another level. But whatever you do – be consistent with your routine. Follow it religiously for the best result. Taking time out to invest in yourself by investing in these high-quality tools will not only enhance your physical appearance but will also boost your confidence.
At last, remember that personal grooming is not only about looking good, it is also about feeling good. It adds to your confidence and your body appears to be well taken care of. So, find the right grooming tools that match your needs and preferences and get started on a rewarding self-care journey. Trust us – you will never regret it! People around you will definitely notice the new you and you will thank yourself later.