There are certain tools that every man should have in his shaving and grooming arsenal. Whether you are the fast and furious type or you prefer taking the time to enjoy a thorough preen, pimping your routine comes with a whole host of benefits. Gone are the days when a lowly pot of shaving cream and a comb would suffice, and adding a few select items can enhance the performance of your core products no end.
Here are five items worth treating yourself to right now.
1. Shaving brush
Used to slathering your cream on with your fingers straight from the tub? Then chances are you’re hitting the bottom far more quickly than necessary and compromising on the quality of your shave. Using a shaving brush to create a rich lather before applying evenly to the skin is economising at its best, as well as lifting and coating each individual hair to facilitate a cleaner, smoother shave. Try mixing an almond-sized amount with water on the back of your hand, or better still, use a …
2. Shaving bowl
An attractive shaving bowl can make quite the statement sitting on your bathroom shelf, but it’s also a highly practical piece of equipment. Save on mess and create the best lather yet, and trust us – you won’t look back.
3. Cut-throat/straight razor
Nothing makes for a manlier shave than a cut-throat, but with the popular triple-blade razor now saturating today’s market, they are often overlooked. While getting the hang of a straight razor shave might take some practice, it’s worth the extra time and effort, and once you’ve mastered it you’ll marvel at the results. If you happen to suffer from common shaving issues such as razor rash, burn and ingrowing hairs, then swapping to a single blade can prove highly beneficial, minimising overall irritation.
Mums are rarely wrong, so revert back to your childhood and get your hands on The Bluebeards Revenge’s new flannel. Guaranteed to facilitate a superior wash to what is achieved with soap or cleanser alone, the face-cloth doubles up as an exfoliator, sloughing away dead skin cells and leaving you looking brighter and healthier. Worried about detracting from your masculinity? Don’t be. Only Real Men use The Bluebeards Revenge – remember?
5. Man Robe
Although this won’t technically facilitate your grooming routine, it will certainly keep you cosy while getting yourself prepared in the mornings, as well as protecting any under-garments from splashes and spillages. Believe us, this will go down far better with your housemates/family members than parading around the house naked!
Leave this page open on your computer close to Christmas, and hopefully your better half will get the hint!