Knowing where to start your grooming regime can be a complex issue, especially if you're one of those guys that is still afraid to talk about it with your mates (uh, why?). Anyway, to help kick start you into a new year of grooming here is quick starter kit for what you need.
The money-maker. The face needs some love, gents, and a simple splash of warm water in the shower is no longer enough. Here are three products to add:
1. Foreo Luna 2
Two minutes of use, twice a day, is all you need of this new wonder product. Users experienced a 97 percent smoother shave and 91 percent more toned skin. It’s perfect for pre-shave skin prep, while the anti-aging mode firms skin and reduces the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles.
Foreo Luna 2, Harvey Nichols, Mall of Emirates, Dhs950; for best results use with the Foreo men’s cleanser, Dhs119; foreo.com
2. Blaq Mask
This unique charcoal-activated formula has ingredients including collagen, glycerine, hyaluronic acid and vitamin C help get rid of those dreaded black heads. The mask sticks to impurities below the skin surface and, when removed, each impurity is drawn away from the skin leaving a fresh, clean surface.
3. Captain Fawcett’s beard oil
There is nothing worse than unruly face fuzz, so Captain Fawcett’s sells a range of essential beard products including combs, moustache waxes and alum bars. The brand is most famous for its oils that will soften and condition the most brittle of beards.
Men are paying more and more attention to their manes, and rightly so. Hair care is no longer just for women and taking care of yours should be high on the 2017 priority list.
1. Sachajuan dry hair conditioner
Deal with dull and dehydrated hair with ocean silk technology, providing maximum shine and moisture without making the hair heavy. It also protects against the elements.
Sachajuan dry hair conditioner, Dhs130; Bloomingdales, The Dubai Mall
2. Label.m thickening tonic
Those thinning locks are a problem that most men face at one time or another. Label.m has created a thickening tonic to at least make it appear we have a full head of hair for a few more years to come.
3. Rahua cream wax
A versatile styling product that offers control, manageability and hold. A 100 percent plant derived product, carnauba wax provides staying power, yet rinses out like a dream.
Obviously you will have already booked your new 2017 personal trainer sessions, but that’s not enough. Grooming products now need to match those gym hours.
1. Sachajuan body lotion
It is easy to forget to moisture your skin after a day on the beach, but sun damage and sea water can dry it out. Keep skin smooth and moisturised with this masculine body lotion.
Sachajuan Body Lotion Shiny Citrus 300ml, Dhs150; Bloomingdales, The Dubai Mall
2. Aesop redemption scrub
Contains finely milled pumice and bamboo stem to slough away tired cells and polish skin. Essential oils of pine needles and sage leaf give a fresh, woody aroma.
3. Nip+Fab Ab Fix
For the lazy (smart?) among us, Nip+Fab has a series of muscle sculpting gels and lotions for toning on days when a gym session is out of the question. (Note: this isn’t a permanent solution, though we wish it was.)
NIP+FAB Ab fix, Dhs159, Sivvi.com