American Crew – Fiber
The number one reply I got from you ‘gents when asked about the one product you can’t live without? American Crew Fiber. This hair product helps thicken, texturize and increase fullness to hair – keeping your locks in place and giving you some great volume. The Fiber version works best on shorter hair, but American Crew has a huuuge array of products for everyone’s specific needs. To get the best-looking result, rub a small amount between your palms and distribute it evenly through damp or dry hair, then style as needed.
L’Oreal Pure-Clay Masks
There is nothing I love more than a clay mask. I feel so CLEAN after. Clay masks detoxify the skin, reduce excess oil and help unclog pores. Even if you do a clay mask once a week, it will make a world of difference. One of my favorites for both men and women is the exfoliate & refining mask from L’Oreal. This one contains 3 Pure Clays and Red Algae, which exfoliates dead skin cells and unclogs and tightens pores. The best way to use this is to apply an even layer on clean, dry skin and leave on for about 15 minutes. Remover with warm water in a circular motion to really exfoliate your skin. Nothin’ wrong with a lil’ self care y’all.
Cosrx Green Hero Wipes
Since we are officially dipping into the brisk, cold winter season, the weather can take a toll on your skin. If you suffer from red, dry irritated skin – these are the pads for you. These calming bads have awesome ingredients like green tea leaf water (reduced inflammation), centella asiatica extract (helps recover irritated skin back to new), along with witch hazel which is great for soothing and balancing skin. These are gentle enough to use for daily exfoliating and wiping away dead skin cells, dirt and germs. Swipe one of these across your skin (don’t forget your neck), and then pat the rest of the toner in for better absorption. Follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Kiehl’s Age Defender Gel Moisturizer
This firming, anti-wrinkle moisturizer is suited for all skin types and will keep you looking young and supple. This product is specifically created for men’s thicker, coarser skin and is formulated to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles while improving your skin’s elasticity. So pretty much, this baby is gunna make you look young, firm and very Brad Pitt-y. (I don’t care for Brad Pitt but I just feel like he’s the best example for keeping it tight as you get older, ya know?) All you need to do for this is massage a small amount onto freshly cleansed skin and let Kiehl’s do the rest of the work for you.
A beard can completely change your face (I liken it as a push-up bra for men, LOL) – so if you have one, you want to take good care of it. This is where the beard balm comes in. Conditioning your beard with something like this will minimize any irritating your itching, protects your from the everyday elements like rain, heat, etc., and keeps all your beardy fly-aways in place, making you look more put together and ready for the day. Try to reach for one with natural ingredients, like beeswax, jojoba oil or argan oil. Take a small amount in your hands, run it through your beard and shape as desired.
Gents, will you incorporate some of these items into your routine? Ladies, anything your boyfriend might love? Let me know below!