Grooming Essentials For Your Bathroom
Maybe you never think about which grooming essentials you should have in your bathroom. Or perhaps you are a seasoned pro with the top of the line products to keep you looking fresh. Or you could be interested in seeing what other men are using. Regardless, this guide is for you.
You might be thinking, “I am perfectly fine with my drugstore face wash and the safety razor I bought for a dollar.”However, the days are gone when women were the only ones who cherished specific products to make them look and feel their best.
If you want to make an impression on your friends and coworkers and feel like your best self every time you leave the house, here’s how to bring your bathroom routine to the next level.
Wash Your Face
Finding a quality face wash is the first step to having a killer grooming and facial skincare routine. Not washing your face is almost as bad as not washing your hands. So even if you don’t use any other items, this is areal grooming essential (but please don’t forget deodorant).
Facial cleansers range from creams and gels to liquids but stay away from anything with microbeads (haven’t you heard? Saving the oceans is cool). Make sure to try a product before committing to it, because some face washes can be rough on sensitive skin. Washing your face twice a day is recommended, but as long as you find a routine that works for you, you’re probably going to be okay.
Don’t Forget To Exfoliate
Did you know that your skin cells only live for a few weeks? Once they die, they sit on your skin, clogging pores. Using an exfoliator is a great way to remove dead skin cells and keep those nasty breakouts away. Exfoliators also leave your skin softer and younger-looking. There are lots of different types of exfoliators from charcoal scrubs, which are suitable for dry skin, to coffee scrubs. Exfoliating scrubs can be used all over your body, not only on your face!
Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
There are countless moisturizing products on the market, but two essentials you should keep in your grooming arsenal are face lotion (don’t forget the SPF moisturizer!) and lip balm. Moisturizing after washing your face is critical, even if your skin tends to be oily. A good face lotion can even help to balance the oiliness out. It can also lighten blemishes and help your skin cells regenerate.
To combat chapped lips, be sure to keep a lip balm at work, home, and maybe even in your pocket! Nothing is worse than when your lips start to crack, and you don’t have lip balm handy.
Take Care Of Those Eyes
Are you continually frowning at a computer screen? Consistent tension on the skin can damage or wrinkle the sensitive tissues around the eyes. Make sure you have eye cream on hand to help keep those wrinkles in check or diminish dark circles away after a late night.
Keep That Sweat At Bay
Now this one is just basic hygiene, but every man should own deodorant. You might have been using the same brand since middle school, but that doesn’t mean that it’s not time to switch it up for a classier option. Whether you’re looking for an all-natural option or want something that will last for 24+ hours, there’s plenty of options. And please, for all our sakes, put it on before going to the gym.
Anti-Aging Products Are Not Just For Women
Choosing the right anti-aging cream can be the difference between looking older than you are or appearing ageless far into maturity. This grooming essential does have some overlap with other products out there, as you can find anti-aging facial cleansers, moisturizers, or eye creams, to keep those *gasp* wrinkles at bay.
Own A Straight Razor
A straight razor is not something you can grab and go when you are running late for work. If you are up for slowing down, learning the art of a straight razor shave is well worth it. Though it may at first seem intimidating to bring an unprotected blade to your face, keep the benefits in mind. Not only can you get the closest possible shave, but you are also saving the environment by eliminating waste from disposable razors. Make sure to pick up a quality shaving cream to get the perfect shave.
Find Your Signature Scent
Having a signature cologne is almost as important as having a written signature. Don’t you want people turning around as you walk by to catch another whiff? Keep it subtle and portable with a solid cologne or go the traditional route with a liquid cologne that lasts all day. With thousands of scents ranging from spicy warm tangerine to sweet pine, finding something that works for you will make you feel that much more confident.