The beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of the men’s grooming products included in your routine to ensure a fresh start. Winter can be especially brutal on skin and lips, but the inclusion of these products can help ward off dry winter skin and prevent severely chapped lips. Invest an extra 5 minutes into your routine to easily apply grooming products and your face will thank you.
A Daily Moisturizer
It isn’t girly. It isn’t superfluous. Using a facial moisturizer will help you age well and helps protect your skin from the elements everyday. My favorite is the Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment which goes of right after my shower, and is an invigorating and non-oily way to keep my face feeling fresh.
Taking the time to slough off dirt and dead skin cells give your face an overall smoother and brighter look. Using something like the Kiehls Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub a couple of times a week will improve the look of your skin and also help you get a closer and better shave.
Speaking of shaving, no matter the length, your facial hair is an area that deserves some attention. If you are daily shaver, exfoliating is important to prep your face, but you also need to use a good cream. Again from Kiehl’s, this Brushless Shave Cream has menthol and camphor for a refreshingly closer shave. For those that don’t razor shave and keep a little facial hair, keeping your beard and the skin under your beard conditioned is high priority. Using a beard conditioner or beard oil will help reduce itching, flaking, and overall discomfort. I use the Jack Black beard oil, pump about three drops in my palm, before rubbing into my beard in the mornings.
A Good Chapstick
Often it seems to be a common behavior to only reach for chapstick once your lips are already chapped, but by using a good chapstick on a regular basis, you could avoid the chapped lips altogether. Always choose one with an SPF, like this one from Jack Black, to protect from the sun no matter what the season.
A Fresh Scent
Cologne can be the one of the parts of a grooming routine that gives a subtle but personal touch to what you’re wearing, and much like an updating your wardrobe you should change-up your ‘signature scent’ every once in a while. Right now, I am wearing the L’Homme Cologne Gingembre from YSL which is clean and fresh with just a touch of spice.
Shop Men’s Grooming Products
Kiehl’s ‘Facial Fuel’ Energizing Moisture Treatment
Kiehl’s ‘Facial Fuel’ Energizing Scrub
Jack Black Beard Oil
Kiehl’s Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream
Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm
YSL L’Homme Cologne Gingembre