Integrate these tips into your daily routine and you’ll be noticing healthier skin, hair, and nails in no time!
I will never understand why men are so scared to put cream on their face. Phrasing, I know. But moisturizing is practically the fountain of youth, and in doing so you are eliminating dry, flaky skin and reducing your chances of getting wrinkles. Moisturizing your face should be as important as checking your sport stats. You need to be able to do it consciously every morning before you start your day. Alot of moisturizers also come with SPF, which will help against sun damage. I really recommend using Brave Solider Solar Shield SPF 30. It’s water resistant and stays on all day so in between running to class, a long day at work, and sweating as the 75 degree sun is blaring on you, know that your moisturizer is doing it’s job.
Regardless if you have a buzz cut or a luscious man bun, you HAVE TO condition after you shampoo. Shampoo can sometimes be harsh on the hair and scalp (especially if it’s a prescription one for dandruff) and as moisturizer helps relieve dryness on your face, conditioner does the same thing for your scalp. I recommend using Old Spice’s 3-in-1 hair and body wash as it is not only conditioner, but it has built in shampoo and body wash. Now you can just let it drip from your hair to your body, and (viola!) all clean. You might be thinking, “Really, Angie? Old Spice? Might as well use Axe”, but my boyfriend uses this product and not only does he always smell amazing, but there is never not a moment I don’t want to run my fingers through his hair. Anyways, Axe? Really?
Are your acne or sporadic pimples bothering you? Start exfoliating! Men should exfoliate between two to three times a week. Alan Grogan, who is a co-founder of the UK grooming brand ManCave, stated in an interview with AskMen.com that, "By scrubbing off dead skin, you not only unclog pores and brighten the complexion, you are also exposing hair follicles, allowing for a closer shave and eliminating ingrown hairs." All these sound like perks to me! As a huge fan of all Clinique products, I recommend using Clinique For Men Exfoliating Tonic. Warning: Exfoliating can leave your skin drier than usual, so make sure you moisturize after.
I promise, it doesn’t sound as bad as you think! You don’t necessarily need to go out and get them done at your local nail salon, but making sure that they are cut and clean are a must. Your nail beds should be consistently clear and your nail length shouldn’t be jagged or noticeably uneven. If you don’t know how
to properly groom your nails, don’t hesitate to go to your local nail salon and get them done there by a professional. Gone is the stigma of men attending a nail salon; all of them are unisex and understand that men want healthy nails as much as any woman.
Please, whatever you do, DO NOT dry shave, it is HORRIBLE for your skin. Also, if your disposable razor has been in your possession since you started shaving in the tenth grade, I think it’s time to throw it out! And always choose shaving cream over soap. Shaving cream helps with a closer shave, and allows the razor to glide easier around your face. If you ever run out of shaving cream just use your Old Spice 3-in-1 shower gel and it’ll get the job done till you can stop by your local pharmacy. Shaving with soap makes your skin more vulnerable to cuts, and no one wants minor abrasions on their face. If you are looking into an electric shaver, I recommend using the Braun Series 9-9095cc Wet/Dry Electric Shaver. One of its best qualities is that it produces a close shave when your facial hairs don’t necessarily go in the same direction. The other use is for hairs that are flat on the neck and chin areas as it helps pull them up so you can shave them away. Whether you’re a traditional or electric shaver, this will help get you the closest shave you can possibly get!
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