The makeup trend has taken the world by crazy! Products for women are coming out by the dozen and social media is flooded with information on how to put your best face forward. I say why should women have all the fun?
Not that men should be contouring and apply primers but he should definitely be well groomed and well turned out. Since not everyone is blessed with a naturally flawless skin, complexion or look, you need to work on yourself.
With men, what you see is what you get, since they don’t use as many products as women to camouflage their flaws, they need to follow a good grooming regime with quality products.
Here are grooming essentials that every man should carry in his kit.
Start off with a good bathing product. There are quite a few in the market especially for men, depending on your skin type, freshness quotient and budget you have a host of products to choose from. Usually, the bathing gels are shampoo cum shower products but it is recommended that you use a shampoo separately. A good shower gel will leave you feeling clean, fresh and ready to conquer the day!
Get yourself a good razor, with some sturdy blades. There are some really good ones out there. Invest in a good shaving cream. Shaving foam is a better option since it is less tedious to apply and the coverage is more, also the shave is smoother. Follow up with a good moisturizing after shave lotion which works as well as it smells. Invest in an electric trimmer if you have a beard or a mustache, they need additional working upon to look maintained and orderly.
Use this Swiss Millitary Bag to store all your essentail items!
Keep your teeth in check. Get dental done as and when you require. Go for teeth cleaning on a regular basis. Use a proper toothbrush and toothpaste and don’t forget the mouthwash. In case you eat food laden with onion or garlic or are a smoker, then do carry mints on you to freshen your breath up from time to time.
The one place that a man can really go crazy is following the latest hair trends. Color them, cut them, grow them or simply style the existing crop to your desire, either way, you need to maintain your tresses and ensure that they remain healthy and damage free through all the experiment! A good moisturizing shampoo, as well as conditioner, is a must. A leave in cream that suits your hair type for regular days and a good quality styling gel for the times that you decide to try out something different on your hair. If you have colored or treated hair then do ensure that you use products specific to such treatment such as a color protect shampoo and conditioner etc.
If you are heading to the gym and then need to get yourself prepped up before you step out, use this gym bag to stash all that you need!
Cleanser, Moisturizer, and Sunscreens
Men tend not to wash their face as often as women do and this leads to accumulation of dirt and oil with in turn leads to acne, break outs and rashes. Invest in a good sturdy facial cleanser/face wash depending on your skin type, along with that keep a scrub handy since you need to scrub out the grime at least once a week. Keep an alcohol free toner at hand and a good moisturizer that rehydrates and infuses your skin with some life. While stepping out into the sun ensure that you use a sunscreen which is at least more than SPF 30 to protect your skin from the harsh UV rays.
This one is a must have. There is no excuse for not smelling good. It is a part of our personal style if you have a signature smell that is how people are going to recall you. A good cologne helps you feel more confident about yourself and in general you feel less stressed. Take your pick of a range of fragrance categories from fresh aqua to woody, from green and balsamic to musky or floral. Whatever smell that you identify with, get yourself a good perfume and a water based deodorant so that you remain fresh smelling all day!