Lets face it, in this day of age, there is absolutely no excuse why every guy should not be following some sort of grooming regimen. While the thought might scare a lot of you guys off, the truth of the matter is there are a multitude of men’s products out there that are extremely easy & effective. Whether you’re a seasoned pro at men’s grooming or you’re a newbie, the following grooming products & habits I am about to share with you guys will have you looking better than you have before, all without having to raid your girlfriends side of the bathroom.
I’m all about quick & easy. I don’t like to spend more than 15 minutes total getting ready in the morning. Because of this I like to start off my facial routine while I’m showering. Getting your grooming started in the shower is the most time effective thing you can do, also it will be hard to forget since there aren’t a whole lot of distractions in when showering. I always like to start off with a quick exfoliation to scrub off all the dead skins cells that accumulate overnight. My personal favorite is the Kiehl’s Skin Brightening Exfoliator because not only does it exfoliate but it evens out your skin all in just a simple 30 second scrub. I like to also keep a good face wash in my shower as well, as most of the grocery store body washes I feel don’t do such a great job of truly getting a deep clean for your face. Try out the Aesop Amazing Face Cleaner for a great fresh start for your face.
Once I get out of the shower & after my shave, I like to use a toner followed by an easy moisturizer. As men age our skin begins to look rough, both these products help fight that & work hard to maintain your natural skins elasticity. Baxter Herbal Mint Toner makes my personal favorite toner, it not only smells great but is completely refreshing when used after a shave. Lastly, before I’m out the door I apply an easy & light Madarin Facial Hydrating Cream by Aesop. Its light enough that you don’t feel it, but strong enough to protect your skin from damage from the day ahead. I like to always buy two, that way one is always in my bathroom while the other can stay in my gym bag to reapply after a good workout & shower.
Fight back rough & leathery skin & start taking care of your face. After just one week you’ll notice how fresh & healthy your skin will feel. So tell me, what is essential to your grooming routine? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.
Post originally written for Men's Health MVP Network.