Men’s Grooming 101

Whether you’re new to the skin care scene or just want to up your game, you’ve come to the right place for some expert grooming tips for men. The good news is sometimes simplicity is key when it comes to building an effective yet simple grooming regimen. Building from the ground up and not sure where to start? Never fear, we’re here to help with our simple guide to building a streamlined, effective routine – from skin care for men, facial hair grooming and more. Behold, the ultimate guide to men’s grooming.

Tip #1: Keep your complexion clean

First things first, cleansing, which roughly translates to; washing your face. This step is non-negotiable as it’s the most important way to keep your skin clear and free of clogged pores and impurities. No matter what age you are, or what skin type you have, cleansing is an everyday activity. Both morning and night are excellent times to cleanse – refresh your face in the morning then wash the day away in the evening. Reach for Men Expert Hydra Energetic Wake Up Boost Wash, which is infused with guarana and vitamin C for a morning cleanse to wake you up. If your skin is more on the sensitive side, opt for Men Expert Hydra Sensitive Soothing Daily Face Wash. To use, simply massage the product onto wet skin and work into a lather to wash away dirt, pollution, impurities, and excess oils from the surface of your skin. Definitely worth an extra minute or two at the sink, don’t you think?

Tip #2: Make sure to moisturise

After cleansing you should always replenish your skin with a good moisturiser. Skipping this step may result in excess oil production, which can result in increased blemishes and impurities. For a nourishing moisturiser that takes into account sensitive skin we recommend Men Expert Hydra Sensitive Moisturiser enriched with birch tree sap and argan oil. Does your skin usually up shiny by the end of the day? Reach for the Men Expert Anti-Imperfection Moisturiser which moisturises while reducing excess oil and targets imperfections, with a light weight texture that absorbs quickly. Multi-task with the Men Expert Hydra Energetic All-in-One Moisturiser, which works as an aftershave and moisturiser in one. Use after shaving or cleansing for deep nourishment and a reduction in post-shaving irritation.
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Men Expert Hydra Energetic Anti-Fatigue Daily Moisturiser

Tip #3: Add a facial serum

While moisturising can eliminate dry skin, serums are full of concentrated ingredients that will provide some additional care, giving your skin the extra nutrients it needs. From dry skin to wrinkles and skin dullness, serums can tackle a wide range of skin concerns while also working to promote healthy looking skin. For a boost in hydration, look for lightweight yet powerful hydrating ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid that draw moisture to skin without a heavy residue. Our pick is the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% HA Serum, which absorbs quickly without a residue to immediately replenish and reduce the appearance of wrinkles for visibly plumped, younger-looking skin. Remember that guys can glow to – for a brightness boost try the Revitalift Laser X3 Serum which immediately restores skin’s radiance.

Tip #4: Upgrade your shaving products

You may have been shaving for years and still struggle with exactly what products is best suited to your skin to reduce discomfort and any irritation. Whether you’re shaping existing facial hair, handlebar mo’ or otherwise, or prefer a clean-shaven face every day there’s a shaving gel that’s right for you. Finding the right shaving gel will ensure a closer and cleaner shave and reduce the opportunity for post-shave irritation. Opt for the Men Expert Anti-Irritation Shaving Gel, which is enriched with hydra-glycerin to promote moisture and ensure skin is nourished to maintain hydration. If you’re after a precision shave try the Men Expert Barber Club Shave Cream. A little different from your regular shaving gel, this shave cream is specifically designed for shaping facial hair, whether it be a beard or moustache.
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Barber Club Shaving Cream and After Shave Balm

Tip #5: Soothe skin post-shave

It’s often easy to forget about the skin around your eyes, especially when you’re still working to get the rest of your face care regime down pat. Eye care should be a dedicated step in your skin care routine, as it is often the first area to show signs of ageing. This is as the skin is particularly thin and delicate. For men of all ages, adding an eye cream will help hydrate this delicate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only are eye creams effective and easy to apply, but they also can also be a refreshing addition to your routine, especially in the morning when you’re a little groggy. Late night, or early start? Roll on the Men Expert Hydra Energetic Cool Eye Roll-On. The cooling applicator helps diminish the appearance of under-eye circles and puffiness as it nourishes, perfect for those inevitable early morning eye bags.

Tip #6: Don’t neglect the under-eye area

It’s often easy to forget about the skin around your eyes, especially when you’re still working to get the rest of your face care regime down pat. Eye care should be a dedicated step in your skin care routine, as it is often the first area to show signs of ageing. This is as the skin is particularly thin and delicate. For men of all ages, adding an eye cream will help hydrate this delicate skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Not only are eye creams effective and easy to apply, but they also can also be a refreshing addition to your routine, especially in the morning when you’re a little groggy. Late night, or early start? Roll on the Men Expert Hydra Energetic Cool Eye Roll-On. The cooling applicator helps diminish the appearance of under-eye circles and puffiness as it nourishes, perfect for those inevitable early morning eye bags.

Tip #7: Find your signature scent

Everyone should have a signature scent, including you. A few spritzes of cologne could have you catching all sorts of compliments. Our sense of smell is a powerful thing, after all. Find a scent you love and spray it on your pulse points every day. Soon enough, you’ll be associated with your signature scent in the minds of everyone you know.

Tip #8: Get on the self-care train

Self-care means different things to different people but one of the most popular self-care rituals among women is indulging in a face mask. And why should girls get to have all the fun? Carve some time out to really care for your skin and unwind. Whether your idea of finding inner peace is indulging in a nice cold beer in the bath and chucking on a sheet mask or relaxing with a good book and a detoxifying clay mask, there’s a mask to suit you. Choose the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Replumping & Smoothing Sheet Mask to refresh dull skin or the Men Expert Pure Charcoal Purifying Clay Mask to unclog pores and reduce blemishes. Trust us. You’ll be a masking convert in no time.

Tip #9: Don’t be afraid of hair styling products

Smoothing a single product through your hair can make all the difference in how well-groomed you look. While hair is damp, tousle to style and work some Barber Club Messy Hair Moulding Clay through your strands for an effortlessly cool look – start at the back of your head and work your way forward. If you’re after a more structured style reach for the Men Expert Extreme Fix Indestructible Strong Hold Paste
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Barber Club Beard Oil and Beard Styling Cream

Tip #10: Keep dry shampoo on hand

When it comes to men’s grooming dry shampoo isn’t usually mentioned however this isn’t only for women with long locks — anyone can put this holy grail product to good use if they’re trying to combat oily roots. In between washes or whenever you need it, refresh your style with the Elvive Extraordinary Clay Dry Shampoo, and you’ll be a dry shampoo convert in no time. To use, simply spray onto your roots, working in sections and holding the can six to eight inches away from your head.

Tip #11: Don’t skimp on the sunscreen

Sun damage is not only detrimental to your health, but it also greatly affects the appearance of skin. To protect your skin against premature ageing from sun damage, make sure you’re slip, slop, slapping an SPF on everyday – even in winter. If you find a traditional sunscreen too heavy for your skin, choose a moisturiser with an SPF in the formula. The Revitalift Classic Day Cream SPF15 is a good place to start.

Tip #12: Body care is always essential

While we’re on the topic of grooming tips for men, we couldn’t possibly forget about body care. After you’ve got your facial skin care routine down pat it’s time to look at what body care products you should be using. Let’s go back to basics – shower gel. A good shower gel will do wonders to invigorate your skin in the morning and wash the day away at the night. Sore muscles after an intense gym session? Reach for Men Expert Stop Stress Shower Gel crafted for an instant in-shower calming effect. Or get squeaky clean with Men Expert Clean Power Citrus Wood Shower Gel. Post-shower it’s important to keep that refreshed, clean feeling going. While it almost goes without saying, a good deodorant is essential and will make a world of difference. Whether it’s a white shirt or a black tee Men Expert Shirt Protect Anti-Perspirant will keep both sweat patches and yellow stains at bay.
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Men Expert Shower Gel

Tip #13: Keep those greys in check

While you don’t have to hide your greys (we’re all about embracing a head full of silver), touching up your roots and keeping greys in check can refresh your overall appearance. Keep some root touch-up on hand to disguise any greys in seconds. Both work to quickly cover errant silver strands. For grey roots, choose the Magic Retouch Temporary Root Concealer Spray, and for scattered grey hairs use the Magic Retouch Precision Root Touch Up. Just keep in mind that these are both temporary, quick-fix options and will wash out after one shampoo. Want more permanent coverage? Opt for Excellence Creme Permanent Hair Colour for 100% grey coverage in a range of natural shades. 

Tip #14: Take care of your beard

While we’re on the topic of men’s grooming, we would be remiss to ignore crucial beard care tips. Some men wouldn’t necessarily include their beard as part of their skin care routine, but it definitely deserves the same attention as your face. If you’re looking for a multitasker that takes into account how nourished hair and skin below should be, look no further than the Men Expert Barber Club 3 in 1 Beard & Hair & Face Wash, which is packed with essential oils to soften and protect both hair and skin. Finish off with a beard oil that soothes irritation and tames facial hair for a non-greasy, sleek look. Our pick is the Men Expert Barber Club Beard Oil.

Tip #15: Don’t skip the heat protectant

Remember: protecting the hair on the top of your head is just as important as nourishing your beard. Whenever you reach for the hair dryer make sure you prepare your hair with a heat protectant. Excessive heat can cause your hair to become brittle and prone to breaking. The Elnett Heat Protect Sleek Spray will ensure hair is protected from damage and leave a lasting sheen.

Now you’re armed with the top grooming tips for men, get ready to not only look your best but feel your best!