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Whether you’re strict about your grooming regime or rather laid back, there are some steps which just shouldn’t be skipped. From skincare to haircare, there are always male grooming essentials which you should stock up on. Below, we’ve gathered all of our ultimate necessities so you can keep your self-care regime up to date with our top picks.
Skincare routines can range from basic to quite complex and it’s all down to personal preference. However, there are two steps you can’t really afford to miss. Cleansing is important as it removes dead skin cells, dirt, pollution and other impurities from the skin, preventing breakouts and premature ageing. The other step is moisturising, as dehydrated skin causes dryness, flaking and tightness. A rich, lightweight moisturiser will also protect the skin from environmental aggressors.
Anyone who wants to maintain a healthy head of hair which looks great 24/7 must invest in a quality shampoo, conditioner and styling product. A good shampoo will be gentle on the hair, yet effectively remove all dirt and grime without irritating the scalp. Conditioner needs to be used after every wash to replace lost moisture from shampoo and maintain a healthy shine. A high quality styling product will finish your look, holding hair in place all day long.
No matter whether you like to keep your facial hair or take it away, you need the right products for the job. If you’re a fan of the shaven look, make sure to invest in a shaving cream alongside an ergonomic, sharp razor for a comfortable shave. This will prevent razor bumps, ingrown hairs and other shaving issues. For those of you who prefer to keep your facial hair, a beard oil will keep it feeling soft.
Bodycare is one of the simplest stages of grooming. Spending just two minutes in the shower with an abrasive body scrub and a hydrating shower gel will remove dirt and odours so you can freshen up. Removing dead skin cells and revealing a fresh layer of skin will prevent ‘scales’ from appearing. Follow up post-shower with a good deodorant and you’re good to go!
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