From swapping out your disposable razor to extending the life of your shampoo bottle, here are six men’s grooming hacks that you need to try.
When it comes to looking and feeling your best it’s a case of balancing effort with effect. After all, nobody wants to shell out their hard-earned cash on products that simply won’t last or make a blind bit of difference. To help you streamline your routine, we’ve pulled together our favourite money-saving grooming hacks for men. Study them, practice them, and profit from them in the long run…
SWAP TO A SAFETY RAZOR
Sometimes the best way forward is to take a small and carefully calculated step back. For years we’ve been drowning in adverts for multi-blade razors that promise the closest shave imaginable. The reality is that by scraping your skin with too many blades, you increase the likeliness of skin irritation and ingrown hairs. Don’t listen to the adverts – you only need one sharp blade to slay your stubble.
Swapping to a Double-Edge Safety Razor will not only improve your shave, but save you money too. Unlike throwaway plastic cartridges, double-edged razor blades cost just pennies a piece. They can be recycled too, helping to reduce your environmental impact on the world around you.
LATHER UP WITH A SOAP BAR
Traditional soaps are on the comeback and we couldn’t be happier! Why? Because these slippery little bars are so much more versatile than their shower gel counterparts. Their compact design makes them an easy fit for gym and weekend bags, while their long-lasting nature means you get more bang for your buck. Extend the life of your soap bar even further by lathering yourself up with a washcloth or loofah.
USE VASELINE TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR SCENT
Vaseline isn’t just for dry and damaged skin, it’s also essential for extending the life of your chosen cologne. As the day turns to night, even the best colognes can lose their effect. But applying a small amount of Vaseline to your pulse points (wrists, neck and behind the ears) before spritzing your favourite scent can help to maintain its potency for longer.
TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET WITH YOUR FACE PRODUCTS
There’s nothing worse for your relationship than rough and cracked feet. Well, there’s cheating – but none of our grooming hacks will help you out of that self-inflicted mess.
When it comes to looking after your feet, it really doesn’t have to be complicated and you don’t need bespoke products. Instead, simply repurpose the same exfoliating face scrub and moisturiser you apply to your face. Pay particular attention to dry and rough areas and repeat as often as necessary.
SOOTHE SUNBURN WITH A POST-SHAVE BALM
Of course, the easiest way to soothe sunburn is to avoid it altogether. But at some point you’re going to be sitting in a pub garden, wondering how hot the sun is, and it will all be too late. When sunburn strikes, reach for your post-shave balm.
Cooling products such as this are often packed with anti-inflammatories such as aloe vera, witch hazel and chamomile. These natural ingredients will help to settle the skin until you can top-up your after-sun supplies.
DON’T SHAMPOO YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to wash your hair with shampoo on a daily basis, meaning your bottles (or bars) should be lasting you a lot longer. Instead, simply rinse your mop with warm water and save your shampoo for every third shower.
The problem with daily shampooing is that you end up stripping away too much of the sebum oil that naturally accrues on your scalp. This sebum oil is important for protecting the skin and keeping dryness at bay. Of course, every guy produces sebum at a different rate – even your hair type, lifestyle and diet can play a part. If you struggle with particularly greasy hair, then reach for your shampoo every two days, not three.
And that’s it – six simple grooming hacks for you to incorporate into your daily routine. If you’re looking for a range of long-lasting shave, beard, hair and body products to go alongside your new-found knowledge, then check out our shop today!