A well-stocked men’s grooming kit is a good way to give yourself some self-care. This list gives you all the men’s hygiene products you’ll need, whether it’s for your body, face, hair, or nails. Consider these personal grooming tools the next time you shop for supplies.
Men’s Grooming Kit | Top 10 Essentials
1. Signature Scent
Each gentleman needs a bottle of his signature scent in his grooming kit. After all, it’s not only important to look good, but it’s also essential to smell good as well. Sporting a good scent is sometimes the cherry on top of your look for the day, and is a great way to show off some personality. Just be mindful not to spray on too much of your favorite scent. You wouldn’t want people mistaking you for an air freshener! Remember, too much perfume isn’t always a good thing.
2. Face Cleanser
Now, more and more men are understanding the need for a separate product for washing the face. Pick a facial cleanser suited to your skin type, whether it’s dry, oily, acne-prone, or a combination. Getting the right one can make or break your cleansing routine, so choose wisely at the department store or supermarket.
An oily face shouldn’t stop you from moisturizing your face. Some men choose to skip this step of their skin care routine because they’re afraid it will make them break out more. However, the solution to this is simple. All you have to do is choose a gel-type moisturizer or one that is considered oil-free. Using a gel formulation will help ensure that the moisturizer sinks into your skin quickly, without sacrificing the hydration your face needs.
4. Shaving Kit
Shaving kits are necessary whether you’ve got a full beard or not. At the end of the day, facial hair needs to be properly cleaned and groomed in order to maintain its luster and health. Apart from investing in a beard shampoo, stock up on razors and blades you trust. It’s important to get ones you’re familiar with to avoid any unsightly cuts that could turn into permanent scars. A good shaving gel or cream is also recommended for your kit. Choose a travel-sized one if you’re planning to bring your grooming kit around with you every day.
5. Body Wash
Always be ready with a bottle of body wash for those days when you know you’ll be showering away from home, like at the gym or your girl’s apartment. The best ones are those that come in travel sizes as well. That way, you won’t have to keep lugging around heavy grooming products in your kit.
Now you won’t ever have to worry about sweaty underarms ever again. A good and trusted antiperspirant will save you during those grueling meetings at work and those (sometimes) nerve-wracking first dates when you want to make a good impression. It also saves you from any embarrassing stares while walking down the road.
7. Nail Cutter
One of the easiest ways to keep your nails clean is to keep your nails short. Doing so not only makes for a more polished and put-together appearance, but it also prevents any dirt from getting stuck under your fingernails.
8. Toothbrush and Toothpaste
Lunches and snacks can leave foul odors in the mouth — especially if what you’re eating has a ton of garlic in it. Instead of popping a breath mint, head over to the restroom and brush your teeth for a fresh-smelling mouth. If you’d like, you can also include a roll of dental floss and a travel-sized bottle of mouthwash in your grooming kit.
Make sure not a stray of hair is out of place by having a trusty comb in your grooming kit. Depending on your hairstyle, a simple comb through might just do the trick. If, however, you’ve got a hairstyle that needs more effort to maintain, stock up on some wax and styling clay as well.
10. Hand Sanitizer
A bottle of hand sanitizer will come in handy during those days when you can’t find a sink nearby. Get a few drops on your hands before you eat, if you need to clean your hands, and if you suddenly feel an insane urge to clean your desk. That way, both you and your workstation will be 99% free of germs and harmful bacteria.
Want to know what else to put in a man’s grooming kit? Press play in the video from DLM Model Lifestyle below:
Maintaining a men’s grooming kit takes a bit of extra work and effort. But at the end of the day, you have to remember that you are doing all this grooming for you. No one else can do it for you. After all, if you want to be taken care of, you first have to learn how to take care of yourself.
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