A well-groomed man does not happen by accident, he has a small arsenal of specialist products at his disposal. Men need to take care of their skin, hair and complexion if they wish to look healthy and stylish. Here we share our favorite grooming products.
1. Classic Shaving Kit
Although the latest electric shavers have come forwards in leaps and bounds in recent years you still cannot beat a high quality blade for the perfect shave. However, even the best blade cannot produce a perfect shave without the help of a shaving kit. A shaving kit should include a pre-shave oil to protect the skin, a good quality Badger Hair brush, shaving cream and an after shave balm. This makes a perfect gift for any man who takes pride in his shaving.
2. Shaving Mugs
A shaving mug may be an old-fashioned piece of equipment but it is vitally important if you build your own lather. A shaving mug allows you to make a good shaving lather at the perfect temperature and consistency for a great shave. The added advantages is that both your hands are kept clean at all times.
3. After Shave Balms
Traditional after-shave lotions contain alcohol which acts as an anti-bacterial. However, this really is not needed in the modern bathroom and a balm such as Anthony Logistics can provide essential vitamins and help repair the skin faster. A good after shave balm also provides a moisturizing effect and does not contain alcohol so really helps to rehydrate after a shave.
4. Travel Kit
Frequent traveling can quickly take its toll on even the most well-groomed man. A good travel kit ensures that you can maintain your complexion and stay well-groomed even during the most hectic business schedule. Molton Brown produce what is possibly the perfect kit to help you stay fresh and look great while away from home.
5. Face Moisturizers
A man’s skin is really no different from a woman’s and needs to be cared for in the same way to ensure it remains vibrant and fresh. A good moisturizer ensures that the skin stays well hydrated, healthy and taught which keeps it looking young. D R Harris produce moisturizers for all skin types, from dry through to oily. It is important to know your skin type before purchasing a moisturizer. In addition to re-hydrating, good moisturizers also provide an antiseptic treatment and contain vitamins to help protect and repair the skin.
6. Lip care
Dry lips can very quickly spoil an otherwise perfectly groomed face and are especially common in colder weather. Some lip cares also provide UV protection, as well as vitamins and minerals to help protect and nourish lips.
7. Hair Styling
Hair styling products include gels, wax, pastes and sprays to help keep hair in order throughout the day. A good styling product also provides extra volume and a great finish to their hair which helps to maintain that young and fresh look.
8. Body Toners
This is a relatively new form of grooming for men but one that is becoming more popular. Shiseido have produced Shiseido Men which is an abdomen toning gel designed to help produce a firmer appearance to the skin covering the abdominal. For any man who likes to look good without a shirt on this product can make a real visual difference.
9. Self Tanning
Shiseido also produce a range of self tanning products for men. These provide a subtle and natural looking tan to help create a more youthful and vibrant look. These are great for the winter when the skin can start to look a little pale. A subtle tanning product gives that fresh and healthy glow to the skin.
10. Men’s Fragrances
Not to be confused with deodorants and after-shaves, both of which serve a very specific purpose, men’s fragrances should be dedicated to aroma alone. The best fragrances produce a subtle effect and are designed to produce a fresh, woody and more masculine aroma, such as Bvlgari’s Pour Homme with its woody floral blend or Lalique’s Encre Noire with a more herbal and musky aroma.