You want to look sharper, sleeker and cleaner but you want to do it fuss-free. Is that possible? You can achieve your goal by simplifying your grooming regime with these tips.
Just Use Two Hair Products
If you wear your hair short, you only need two products to keep it up: One, a shampoo to keep hair and scalp clean. Two, a versatile styling product you can use for an office-appropriate style and a more radical after-hours look. Try: Redken For Men Clean Spice 2-in-1 Conditioning Shampoo, $38 from Capello Loft, #03-14 The Centrepoint, Tel: 6738-5054, and Menscience Hair Styling Pomade, $35 from Whathewants.
Care For Your Skin
Thanks to our higher collagen levels, male skin takes longer to show signs of ageing than women’s. Start with the skin on your eyelids, which are the thinnest on your face. Research shows depth of wrinkles around the eyes and skin firmness are dramatically affected when men hit middle age. Apply early and often.
Try: Lab Series MAX LS Instant Eye Lift, $82, from Metro Paragon, Tel: 6733-9015.
Following the direction of hair growth is key to preventing ingrown hairs – even though going against the grain might give you a closer shave. Use a pre-shave oil for improved glide. If you do get a bump caused by an ingrown hair, never try to shave it off. You could make matters worse and cause an infection. Instead, use a pair of tweezers to gently lift the hair out of the skin.
Your soap (or body wash) forms the base for your personal scent. Find one with a unique and lingering aroma that you can keep using. Try Molton Brown Black Pepper Soap. Apart from its warm and peppery- sweet fragrance, it also contains black pepper oil and cracked peppercorns for deeply cleansing and smoothing the skin – a body exfoliator and cleanser in one. Try: Molton Brown Black Pepper Soap, $33, #B1-51 Ngee Ann City.