Many guys aren’t comfortable with the idea of having a manicure, using a face mask or having their eyebrows threaded or waxed by a professional. Some might even describe these grooming practices as “extreme” and “unmanly”. Yet there are many who are quite comfortable with all of these grooming activities.
Wherever you fall on this spectrum, there are some things every man should be doing as part of his daily grooming regimen. And even if you don’t consider yourself to be the most well-groomed guy on the block, if looking and smelling good is important to you, then these products are must-haves.
5 essential products for your bathroom cabinet
Crabtree & Evelyn Hair and Body Wash Moroccan Myrrh (R369)
If you have dry or sensitive skin, give the bar of soap a miss and invest in a body wash/cleanser. Bar soaps tend to dry out skin.
Crabtree & Evelyn’s hair and body wash is a convenient investment. The luxurious wash cleanses and conditions skin and hair, leaving you smelling fresh and feeling revitalised.
Six Man Moisturising Cream (R405)
It’s important to moisturise your entire body daily, not only to keep your skin hydrated all day but so it has a healthy glow.
Six Man’s Moisturising Cream has apple extracts and rosemary as active ingredients which makes for a great-smelling product. Apple extract encourages the growth of new skin cells and rosemary balances the skin’s oil secretion.
Hugo Boss Iced (R1 155 for 125ml)
One of the best ways to make a good first impression, before you’ve even opened your mouth, is to smell good. Singer Jill Scott said a man who smells good is a man after her own heart. She said: “I like a man who smells good … it keeps me wanting. I like feeling that way.”
Hugo Boss Iced, which became available on South African counters earlier this month, is a great pick because of its versatility. The scent, which is refreshingly fresh and energetic, is perfect for the office, outdoor activities and even a night out.
Dermalogica 50 Sport SPF50 (R595)
One of the biggest misconceptions about sunscreens is that they aren’t as important in autumn and winter. But even in the colder months, you’re is exposed to the sun’s UV rays, meaning you’re still vulnerable to sun damage.
The Dermalogica 50 Sport SPF50 is a water-resistant, non-greasy SPF for the body. It’s oleosome microspheres help enhance SPF performance and counteract moisture loss triggered by extended daylight exposure.
Bluebeards Revenge Classic Blend Beard Oil (R324)
The importance of beard oil should not be underestimated. While it might not make your beard grow faster, it will keep it clean, cared for and healthy looking.
Bluebeards beard oil contains a unique blend of fresh and masculine-smelling oils and fragrances designed to smooth, moisturise and protect your beard.