Grooming for Men: More than Old Spice

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Men’s grooming products have come a long way since a splash of Brut cologne was one of the only options for the average guy. Now, men have a wide range of choices available just like the fairer sex. Men expect and get a full range of facial, hair, beard and body products for different types of skin and hair conditions at reasonable prices.

Most men shampoo their hair daily, but this may lead to dry scalp and hair. As always, the product selected should match your goals. If your problem is thinning hair, try Aveda’s invati men™ nourishing exfoliating shampoo. For those who want one product that cleanses, conditions and hydrates the hair, Aveda’s pure-formance™ shampoo is a great choice.

After gently patting the hair dry, for neat hair styling, STMNT hair gel is a good solution. It’s for use on dry or damp hair. Since the product isn’t gummy, you can apply as much as needed for extra-firm hold to keep hair looking sleek and sexy.

Men have the option of a smooth, clean shave or a beard. Whatever your preference, selecting the best products to enhance your look takes a little time but is worth the effort. For guys who shave, Harry’s razors are a popular choice. The handle comes in several styles, including an ergonomic handle with a raised pattern designed to feel hefty and yet comfortable when gliding around facial contours. Each five-blade-head razor is German engineered and will remove stubble with the sharp stainless-steel blades. Finish off the shave with Michael Strahan’s Calming Post Shaving Balm to protect against ingrown hairs and leave your face feeling smooth. The product was developed for all skin types and ethnicities.

Moisturizers with SPF are a must for everyone. Make them a part of your daily routine as you get ready to head out the door. Dune’s The Mineral Melt SPF 30 is a physical sunscreen that inserts a thin barrier between the sun’s rays and your skin. Mineral Melt provides light moisturizing and can be used as a standalone product or layered on top of other moisturizers depending on the individual’s needs.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with hyaluronic acid is one of the best and easiest-to-apply moisturizers available. The light gel texture glides on the skin and maintains a pleasant moisturizing balance for daily use, especially for oily and acne-prone skin.

Not everyone likes a smoothly shaved face. Beards are highly popular and today’s man has many options to manage his facial hair. Scotch Porter Moisturizing Beard Wash promotes thick, soft beards. The product is vegan, formulated with natural ingredients and contains no parabens, sulfates or other harmful substances. It locks in moisture, creating an easy-to-manage beard with subtle hints of sandalwood, musk, vanilla and amber.

Grooming a beard requires the proper trimming and styling tools. King C. Gillette’s Beard Trimmer is cordless and comes with three different combs to trim the beard to perfection. Additional perks include a charger, cleaning brush and carrying pouch.

Body washes for men are often thicker than those for women, so a little goes a long way. The Duke Cannon THICK High-Viscosity Body Wash for Men has outdoorsy scents and leaves the skin smooth. The product comes in four scents plus its newest, Buffalo Trace Oak Barrel, which contains minerals enriched with quartz for gentle exfoliation and aloe vera to hydrate and protect skin. Every Man Jack 3-in-1 All Over Wash is one of the newer “clean” products that clean, lather and condition for a streamlined shower routine. From head to toe, the wash will leave you with a clean feeling and a subtle nature-inspired scent.

Many men suffer from zits on their bodies as well as their faces. Frontman Zit Spray will help control this pesky condition. The spray contains salicylic acid and other ingredients to clear up the skin. It can be used on the chest, back and arms; it’s non-greasy and doesn’t need to be rinsed off.

When choosing underarm protection, it’s important to know the difference between deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants mainly control odor while antiperspirants control sweating. Hybrid products do both. Verywell Fit’s top product overall was Harry’s Odor & Enhanced Sweat Control, Extra-Strength Antiperspirant. The product comes in a stick application, glides on smoothly and leaves no stains or streaks on clothing. While participating in intense physical activity, such as working out, you might prefer a stronger product, such as Degree Men UltraClear. This hybrid deodorant antiperspirant will protect for short intense periods but may not hold up for an entire 24-hour period.

There’s no one-size-fits-all product available on the market. If a certain product doesn’t work for you, toss it and go shopping for what you need to put your best self forward!

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