Personal grooming and a proper skincare regiment are two things that guys (including myself) tend to neglect. It may be that the skincare and beauty industries have mostly focused on women up to this point or it could be that there really isn’t a blueprint on how to use all of these lotions and potions that experts suggest. Either way, taking care of your man-hide is not only important for your visual appearance but for your overall health.
You are what you put into and onto your body. Whatever is applied to your skin absorbs directly into your pores and most often circulates through your blood stream. Most conventional products are filled with synthetic chemicals, preservatives, fragrances and other ingredients that can be harmful to your body. For this reason I asked the good people at The Detox Market to give me 5 skincare tips for men using their all natural products. Their products are actually so clean that you can literally eat them! With that being said here’s your man’s guide to grooming with ease:
Cleanse and Exfoliate –
This is probably the step that is the most neglected by men. A bar of soap and towel just won’t cut it anymore. Cleansing and exfoliating helps to remove dirt, oil and dead skin that has accumulated throughout the day. A little face love will help stimulate circulation, regulate the skin’s pH balance and keep that baby face nice and smooth.
Tip: Add a little granulated brown sugar to your cleanser for a little extra exfoliation!
Moisturize and Hydrate the Face and Neck –
The skin is your body’s largest organ. It needs lots of TLC! You nourish your body with different foods, and you need to do the same for your skin! A great moisturizer will not only keep your skin supple and smooth, it will help prevent oil buildup, reduce redness and inflammation and prevent the early signs of aging.
Tip: Always massage moisturizer into your skin in a circular upward motion to work with gravity.
Nourish Facial Hair and the Skin Below –
Women love a man with some handsome manly scruff…however, we don’t love the dry crusty skin beneath it. Just because you have hair on your face does not mean you can neglect the skin below. A great shaving oil is essential not only for pre- and post-shave, but to help keep the skin below nourished and hydrated.
Tip: A good oil also prevents irritation, ingrown hairs and razor burn.
Condition Your Hair –
Long hair, short hair, buzzed hair, no hair…doesn’t matter! Shampooing alone just won’t cut it! Dandruff? This is your scalp crying for help! Conditioning your hair and scalp is essential.
Tip: You do not need to do it every day; once or twice a week is enough to keep your hair and scalp hydrated.
Use a Chemical Free Deodorant –
You may not realize it, but deodorants are loaded with different harmful ingredients and most times you’re applying them several times per day! Soapwalla’s Deodorant cream is one of the top selling natural and organic deodorant creams for men that actually works! The natural ingredients will nourish your skin, help minimize sweat and odour and keep your underarms healthy.
Tip: Good quality deodorant should last the whole day not matter what your day has in store!
The Detox Market has also been kind enough to offer you guys 15% off all of their products using the Mr. Cavaliere exclusive promo code: grooming15
For more info on The Detox Market or to purchase their all natural products visit thedetoxmarket.ca