Photo Courtesy of ShutterstockGuys, 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 doesnít work that way. So to help you look a little more like that ruggedly handsome actor all the ladies swoon over, weíre 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 ďelegance and durabilityĒ 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 youíre going to get to an all-in-one anything is Jack Blackís 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 canít be bothered with having as much on your bathroom shelf as the wife. Itís pH balanced and gentle enough for everyday use, while containing botanicals to give it a light fresh scent without any heavy fragrances. Jack Blackís 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. Youíll get the odor blocking protection of deodorant, plus you donít have to put on cologne. You can if you want to, but keep it to a minimum, and no mixing scentsóitís 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 itís ok to shave in the caróitís 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 donít use it every day, itíll 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, donít leave it be. Try Kiehlís 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 itís filled with salicylic acid and soothing botanicals to calm irritated skin and leave it moisturized. Painful skin aside, thereís nothing worse than little, red bumps all over your fresh new look. Kiehlís 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. Thereís no pulling or pain and the small rotating razor wonít 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.