The Ultimate Guide to Men’s Grooming - Our best tips & tricks revealed
There was once a time when the standard men’s skin care routine was limited to a wet shave and a quick face wash. Thankfully, grooming trends have changed over the years now that it’s widely known (and accepted) that men need to look after their skin as well.
In honour of men’s grooming month this August, we’ve decided to divulge some of our best kept secrets on all things grooming. Sharing some of our favourite products from the men’s range, we also provide top tips and tricks, and our experts answer the most frequently asked questions.
Maintain the Mane – the best haircare tips for men
Multipurpose hair and body products like 2 in 1s may simplify your routine, but they do little to nourish your skin or hair. As they can potentially strip essential oils from your body leaving it dry and coarse, we’ve used our years of pharmaceutical experience to take the best attributes of the miracle all-elixirs, and pair them with our luxury fragrances. Enter our Men’s Hair & Body Wash - created to be nourishing and smooth, with a long-lasting scent. This luxurious skin-softening formula will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, while it hydrates your hair and body for the day ahead. Available in all our signature scents including Victor and St Tomas, this bathroom essential is suitable for all skin types.
Top Tip: When in the shower, massage your scalp with your hands and nails. Massaging is a good way to exfoliate the scalp which helps to remove dead skin cells and product build-up.
The Shaving Guide
Though men’s hair and skin may be approximately 20% thicker than women’s, it still needs protection. Regular shaving can take a toll on the skin and damage it over time, whether you’re a cut-throat blade, standard triple blade, or electric kind of man. Our De-stress After Shave Balm is a thick, yet light-weight cream that evenly coats the skin with a fragranced shield. This fights against nicks, abrasions, and razor burns, leaving your skin moisturised and protected throughout the day. This balm is also so hydrating it can also act as a face moisturiser.
Top Tip: Shave in the shower as the steam and heat opens your pores and softens your hair. This makes it easier and smoother for a close shave, especially if you have sensitive skin.
Eau de Toilette for Him
When it comes to fragrance, it’s a very personal choice. Whatever you settle on, there comes a point in every man’s life where a sophisticated and confident Eau de Portugal is called for. At Charlotte Rhys, we’ve developed our men’s collection of fragrances to be suitable for anywhere… from a boardroom meeting or dinner with friends to collecting the kids from school.
If we’ve tempted you to ramp up your grooming routine, our Men’s Gift Set contains a Hair and Body wash, De-stress aftershave balm, and Eau de Portugal, available in all our signature men’s fragrances including St Tomas, No. 17, Victor, and Oud Noir. This could also make a perfect gift for that special man in your life.
Top Tip: To make your fragrance last longer, layer your Eau de Toilette/Parfum with other products. Moisturised skin tends to hang onto the fragrance better, so using the same scented body lotion, after shave balm and/or shower gel is a great way to prime your skin for the final Eau de Toilette spritz.
What skincare products should men use?
When it comes to the skincare products men should use, and in particular moisturisers for the face, the answer is simple. Everyone should use moisturiser, whatever their gender. Environmental stressors such as wind, sun, sea, air pollution, and friction can exhaust and dry out skin, so it’s important to look after it with something hydrating. More important than anything else is that your moisturiser has some level of SPF protection – vital for not just men’s bodies and skincare, but everyone’s.
What’s the difference between men’s and women’s body moisturiser?
When it comes to the difference between men’s and women’s body moisturiser, there’s one key factor. Men’s skin and hair tends to be a little thicker, and slightly coarser than women’s, so it can cope with slightly more abrasive scrubs and high-potency active ingredients. That is not something we live by at Charlotte Rhys, preferring gentle and natural approaches, and we insist that all our products use sustainably sourced, 100% vegan ingredients, adhering to the kind to you, kind to nature mantra.