Guys, we are going to break down some of the simplest and man-friendly items for you to use during your morning routine, because contrary to popular belief, your shampoo is not a body wash, shave gel, deodorant and lotion all-in-one. It doesn’t work that way. So to help you look a little more like that ruggedly handsome actor all the ladies swoon over, we’re going to dish out just a few tips.
To get the best shave possible you have to start with freshly prepped skin. A good shaving brush can help release trapped hair, exfoliate and moisturize the skin, while softening and lifting the beard. The Art of Shaving
Engraved Nickel Silvertip Brush is going to help you get the closest, most comfortable shave yet. Made with fine badger hair, the brush is made for “elegance and durability” and is all handcrafted. Plus it has that old time barber feel which just makes shaving fun. The Art of Shaving Engraved Nickel Silvertip Brush is available at Bloomingdale's
and is priced at $250.
Because every gent needs a little aftershave, Gucci by Gucci
Pour Homme After Shave Lotion is going to make you smell like a million bucks. Aftershaves double as an astringent to keep your freshly shaved skin protected from the bacteria it can be exposed to with small knicks or cuts. This lotion will leave your skin moisturized and subtly scented giving you that sexy Hollywood effect, just like Gucci front man, James Franco
. And have you ever met a lady not head-over-heels in love with James Franco? Gucci by Gucci Pour Homme After Shave Lotion is available at Nordstrom
and is priced at $59.
The closest you’re going to get to an all-in-one anything
is Jack Black’s
All-Over Wash, which can be used as a face wash, body wash, and yes, even shampoo. This does not make it a shave gel, guys. This is perfect for rushed mornings, travel and if you plain just can’t be bothered with having as much on your bathroom shelf as the wife. It’s pH balanced and gentle enough for everyday use, while containing botanicals to give it a light fresh scent without any heavy fragrances. Jack Black’s All-Over Wash is available at Nordstrom
and is priced at $46.
In the spirit of finding as many double duty products as we can, there was no way to leave out a cologne deodorant. And it does exactly what you think it would. Skip an extra step and throw on Guerlain
L'Instant de Guerlain Deodorant Stick. You’ll get the odor blocking protection of deodorant, plus you don’t have to put on cologne. You can if you want to, but keep it to a minimum, and no mixing scents—it’s not a cocktail. Guerlain L'Instant de Guerlain Deodorant Stick is available at Neiman Marcus
and is priced at $29.
While electric razors can be easy, (it seems to make more than a few of you think it’s ok to shave in the car—it’s not) nothing can get you a shave quite like a manual razor can. The Acqua di Parma
Shaving Razor With Stand is specifically crafted to give you the best shave you can get. Handcrafted in Italy, the wenge wood handle is weighted and shaped specifically for an easier, closer and more comfortable shave. Even if you don’t use it every day, it’ll look so cool on your countertop. Acqua di Parma Shaving Razor With Stand is available at Nordstrom
and is priced at $310.
In the event you do get a few bumps and ingrown hairs while growing in your macho five o'clock shadow, don’t leave it be. Try Kiehl’s Since 1851
Razor Bump Relief Lotion to help get rid of ingrown hair, razor bumps and razor burn. This can be used in any shaving area, plus it’s filled with salicylic acid and soothing botanicals to calm irritated skin and leave it moisturized. Painful skin aside, there’s nothing worse than little, red bumps all over your fresh new look. Kiehl’s Since 1851 Razor Bump Relief Lotion is available at Bergdorf Goodman
and is priced at $28.
To be as sensitive as we can about this, we know some of our more rugged
mountain men have a little extra grooming issues, so Zwilling Pour Homme
Nose & Ear Hair Cutter might be able to help. There’s no pulling or pain and the small rotating razor won’t come in contact with your skin. Because, quite honestly, scissors up your nostrils just seems dangerous. Zwilling Pour Homme Nose & Ear Hair Cutter is available at Neiman Marcus
and is priced at $30.