The skin is a fascinating part of the human anatomy. It breaths, it grows and it’s the only part of our body that gets exposed to the elements. The dermis, as it’s known, is the only layer of protection that our muscles, bones and internal organs have against the harsh conditions that exist outside of our body. Skin problems are extremely painful and bothersome, especially if they come as a result of poor hygiene. Since the skin is considered an organ in its own right, keeping it clean and healthy is extremely important. Dermatologists all around the world advocate for certain regimens to keep your skin healthy and problem free. Nardo’s natural is one of several organic products aimed at providing the best possible care for the epidermis, especially since organic elements are gaining popularity amongst even the most stalwart of baby boomers. Continue reading
You may not have thought much about it if you are like most men, but did you know that there is a large difference from one razor to another when it comes to shaving razors? The truth is, there is a large difference between them. One of the major differences in shaving razors is in the razor blades. Some of them have one blade and others have as many as four. However, the number of razors in them is only part of the difference.
What is the Difference?
The real difference in blades in razors is in how sharp they are and how much blade space is used for cutting the hairs on your face. Having multiple blades can also help with shaving because you get one that is designed to lift a bit and then cut with multiple blades. Continue reading
An accessory is something that is added to something else to make it more attractive. You could consider your hair, face and body your most important accessories. Men’s grooming products enhance your accessories and you need the right ones to do the best job. There are a few essentials that every man should have and know how to use properly. The products listed below will get you started.
Deodorant and Antiperspirant
Deodorant is at the top of the list. If you smell, people will want to avoid you. Body odor is a result of bacteria growing in the sweat your body produces. The sweat doesn’t smell, the bacterium does. The underarm is the perfect place for bacteria to grow. Deodorants are made to cover up the bad bacteria smells. Anti-perspirants work because they don’t allow the sweat to emerge from the skin which is not a very healthy route for your body. The fragrances in these products can also help you smell good. Continue reading
Some might say that the day of the barber has been and gone, but many men are starting to become interested in traditional barbering techniques. In more traditional times going to the barber would be a regular routine for many men, and they would get both their hair cut and their beard shaved. However, with the advent of the safety razor shaving culture started to change, and barbers became less popular as men were now able to shave at home without need to have the specialized stropping and honing skills to use a tool such as a straight. Yet, straight razor shaving has become increasingly popular over the years, and many men are going to barber shops for this type of shave, as well as learning the necessary skills to do it at home. Continue reading
The best after shave lotion is one that has the healing formula of Shea butter and coconut oils, combined with an SPF sun block that both hydrates and protects the skin. Men who shave every day sometimes feel the irritation of the face that is burned by the razor. Even the gentle touch of a razor can burn, but by using a moisturizing balm to cool the skin that is irritated, a man who is cleaning up his whiskers can leave his face feeling refreshed after he finishes up in the bathroom. The daily ritual of shaving affects men with sensitive skin, but that is why a man must follow the four steps of shaving that can leave him clean, fresh, and looking forward to his next shave.
Each Step of Shaving Treats the Skin
A razor that pulls and lifts facial hair before cutting it can irritate the skin. Even though hot water is preferred when shaving with a manual razor, there are times when the hot water makes the skin sore and red. The added irritation of a dulling blade can leave an individual cut and bleeding, but that is where using the right oils, creams, and lotions can help soothe the skin and deliver the clean close shave that men expect from their razor. Before shaving, essential oils that lubricate the skin should be massaged into a wet face. The oils allow the razor to move easily over the surface of the skin and provide the base that a good lather can cling to. When lathering up, a shaving brush should be used to exfoliate the pores. A sharp blade is best when shaving, and must be replaced every a few days to keep the razor as sharp as possible. After clearing away the growth of stubble, the final step in shaving is to moisturize with an after shave balm. Continue reading
A man who chooses to give himself a wet shave in the morning has a choice when it comes to the products that he will use to clean up his whiskers. Hot water is an essential component of the wet shave, but so too is the soap that is used to lather up the beard before shaving. Although there are a number of different products that can be used to treat the skin and soften up the beard, the best shaving soap is one that is whisked in a bowl with a badger shaving brush. Shaving brushes make is easy to give the skin an exfoliation treatment while massaging the foam of the soap into the pores. Although there are gels and creams that can be used directly on the face, many men have discovered the secret that barbers use to shave their customers. Continue reading
It is really not difficult to get a man a gift that he will like. Generally speaking, men like anything that has to do with sports, sex, or lying around the house not having to do anything. It really is that simple. However, giving a gift to a man that he doesn’t know he can’t live without becomes a little more difficult, especially if that man has a tendency to go out and buy the things he needs, and therefore, appears to have everything. Most men, however, would not think of buying a shaving brush, much less a badger hair shaving brush, which is too bad because a badger hair shaving brush takes the shaving experience to a whole new level.
Of course, if you are going to star with the badger hair shaving brush, you will want to make sure to fill out the rest of his shaving needs. (Once he has a taste of shaving luxury, these things will become needs.) Continue reading
Almost all men shave daily from the time they begin growing facial hair until the day they die. Although all men live very different lives, one thing they all have in common is the constant discomfort from skin irritation related to shaving. Razor burn, ingrown hairs, and constant dry skin are all things that every man experiences on a regular basis. Although nothing can permanently relieve these shaving problems, there are a few strategies that can be employed to relieve their frequency. Using proper shaving technique, and investing in proper equipment such as a shaving brush and a multiple blade razor can be two of the most important keys to getting a better shave. Continue reading
When a guy starts shaving, he can be in for a bumpy ride. Shaving can sometimes result in razor burn or nicks on the face. Not only is this irritating and painful the first time around, but it also makes the next shaving session uncomfortable too. Aside from switching out razors and using a sufficient amount of shaving cream, a guy can improve his experience by adding one more step to the process. Using shaving oil coats and softens the skin to prevent redness, irritation, and cuts. You have the option of buying this oil if you feel the money is worth it, or you can go the more inexpensive route by making it yourself. Continue reading
The razor you choose to shave with is the most important part of the entire shaving process. Your choice can either make or break your shave. First and foremost, you want to choose a razor base that best fits your hand; the base is half the battle. If you choose one that does not fit the contours of your hand, you will have to face some discomfort, and that will hinder the closeness of your shave. The rest of the decision comes by way of blades—choosing a poor quality razor can have some pretty awful results. A good razor is going to give you the smooth, like a new-born baby’s skin feel, but a bad razor is going to hack up your face and make you look worse than you did when you started. You want to be sure to get a razor that works well with your skin and hair type. So when you start looking into shaving razors, consider something that will bring you the best results. Continue reading