Looking your very best takes work — usually performed in the bathroom at the very start of the day. To ensure that your beard, skin, teeth, hair and overall appearance are always as presentable as they possibly can be, make sure your bathroom is stocked with these seven important items.
1. A nasal hair trimmer
Nasal hairs can make your nostrils look like two overgrown forests. However, before you start plucking, it’s important to remember exactly why these hairs are there. Nasal hairs trap foreign objects in your nose before they find their way into your lungs. It is therefore essential that you always trim, and never pluck.
Nasal hair trimmers shorten the hairs in your nose effortlessly and, more importantly, painlessly. There are rechargeable and battery-operated models on the market that are exceptionally easy to use — making nasal hair trimming a one-minute job, once a week.
2. A dark spot corrector
No amount of skincare product or soap will remove dark pigments from your skin. But you can mask the problem very effectively with a dark spot corrector. Formulated specifically for men’s skin, these products brighten dark patches and break up melanin clusters.
And a special mention should be reserved for gels designed to remove dark circles from around the eyes. These products are often applied with a rollerball in seconds, and they work by rejuvenating the skin around eyes and changing the way light is reflected.
3. A wet shaving kit
Every man passionate about grooming needs a clean and effective wet shaving kit in their bathroom. Although electric shavers do a great job, nothing matches the closeness of a wet shave.
A great way to show you care is to make your own shaving set from scratch. Of course, the most important item will be a quality blade, so choose something from a respected manufacturer with a proven track record of creating quality products. Check out customer reviews, and do a little research into what constitutes a high quality razor blade. Look for products with multiple steel blades, anti-corrosion qualities, a lubricating strip and a pivot head.
Wearing the right cologne can be the difference between getting noticed and blending into the crowd. Just a quick splash of a great cologne in the morning will keep you smelling fresh and approachable for the rest of the day. But don’t go overboard. Dab a little on each cheek, on the base of your throat and on each wrist for maximum effect.
5. An electric toothbrush
Take the guesswork out of brushing your teeth by letting an electric toothbrush do the hard work for you. The latest models move quickly and oscillate for maximum coverage — which is perfect for cleaning between individual teeth and the base of the gums. And while you’re thinking about your teeth, make sure you have a plentiful supply of mouthwash, toothpaste and dental floss.
6. A hair thickening product
There is still no cure for baldness, but you can give your thinning hair a helping hand by using a hair thickening shampoo. Although this won’t regrow hairs, it will increase volume by coating each hair with invisible polymers. This increased volume could be enough to hide bald patches and create a ‘fuller’ head of hair.
One of the inevitable results of the ageing process is older-looking skin that takes much longer to repair itself. But you can give Mother Nature a helping hand by applying a moisturising agent daily. This will top up natural moisture levels, making your skin softer and more pliable.
As well as moisturising every morning, do it with a night cream just before bed too. This will hydrate and replenish your skin while you sleep.
By making sure these seven items are always available in your bathroom cabinet, you should be able to look your very best at all times.