Male Grooming: Getting Your Regime Right

Looking after yourself is a good thing whether you are a man or woman, although it is still fairly new for the majority of guys. Things like male skin products, manscaping tools and male makeup are now readily available on the high street, but there is still a long way to go in terms of the offerings coming anywhere near to the wide variety of products available to women.




If you’re a guy who likes to groom, or you feel like you want to start investing a little more in your aesthetic wellness, then these tips will be a really good starting point for your journey into self-care and styling:


Hair & Scalp

Wash your hair with the same stuff you wash your bits with? This won’t be the best for your hair or scalp because body washing products aren’t designed for hair or scalp care. There are lots of ways to give your scalp and hair extra love, which will in turn reward your with thicker better conditioned hair and a healthy scalp. Try to integrate these tips into your hair care routine:

  • Get a great haircut.
  • Pat your hair dry, don’t rub it, as your hair is more vulnerable when wet.
  • Avoid heated styling tools like a hairdryer or straighteners.
  • Try and avoid rinsing your hair in super hot water – if you want piping hot water enjoy it on your body not your hair as it strips essential oils from the hair.
  • Choose a stylist for any chemical treatments on your hair as home treatments can damage the hair greatly.
  • Use the right shampoo and conditioner – if you are unsure, ask your hair stylist.
  • Use a paddle brush to brush your hair when wet, or avoid brushing at all to avoid damage.
  • Get a trim every six weeks to get rid of split ends.
  • Massage your scalp regularly and avoid using any products that irritate it and cause dandruff.



A good diet and lots of water will benefit you from the inside out, but you can also improve your skin with some quick, cheap and easy changes to your current regime like these:

  • Use a great cleanser – your skin could have been exposed to a lot of harsh environments like super hot showers, polluted air in the city, wind or cold if you work or spend a lot of time outside, and possibly harsh wash products. Use a good cleanser to soothe, clean and clear the skin as well as moisturise it.
  • Use a really good quality razor as cheap ones can cause razor burn or encourage ingrown hairs. Use a wet razor that suits your skin, or consider using a good quality electric razor like the Braun Series 7.
  • Moisturise with a fragrance free moisturiser that is right for your skin. A skin consultation with a qualified skincare expert could be a good idea to help you find out your skin type and to understand which products are best for your skin.
  • Protect your skin with an SPF every single day. Even when we can’t see the sun, there are UV rays continually ageing and damaging our skin, whatever the weather. Using an SPF of 30 or higher will help keep your skin protected.


Facial Hair

Facial hair may not go beyond eyebrows for you, in which case threading or waxing every few weeks, or even just a bit of tweezing will help keep you looking groomed. However, you may have other facial hair to think about as well. If you have a beard, it is certainly a good idea to get into a habit of grooming it to stop it looking scruffy or bedraggled. Using beard oil, trimming your beard and combing it should keep it in good condition.

If you have stray hair coming out of your nose, or ears, this is a natural process of ageing, but that doesn’t make it particularly enjoyable to have. You can get special trimming scissors with rounded ends to manually snip away those sprouters. Alternatively an ear and nose hair trimmer might not be the most exciting purchase you have ever made, but it will be specially designed to quickly and conveniently get rid of those stragglers.



A good general maintenance plan for the teeth is to brush twice a day for at least two minutes at a time, with a suitable toothbrush and toothpaste, as well as cutting down on bad habits that may damage the teeth and gums and visiting your dentist every 6 months or so alongside additional hygienist appointments as well. It may also be that you want to enhance the look of your teeth with cosmetic dentistry.

Within the last few years cosmetic dentistry has soared in popularity as procedures like adult teeth straightening, veneers and teeth whitening became more affordable and accessible to most budgets and lifestyles. There are many options for you if you would like to incorporate dental aesthetics into your lifestyle, but the first step is a consultation to discuss your wants, needs, budget, timescale and expectations, and to give you an examination to determine what is suitable for you. Under no circumstances is it a good idea to buy tooth whitening kits online, or to go to an unregistered salon to have your teeth whitened. This can cause various negative issues such as burning of the gums or long-term damage to the soft tissues in the mouth.

The amount of grooming you choose to do is personal to you but if you do want to ramp up your grooming game, there are many different options for you to enjoy and incorporate into your daily routine, just have fun with it and don’t be afraid to try different things out.


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How to Fight Under Eye Circles and Bags

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There are so many beauty problems that we have to deal with on a daily basis as ladies. The dark circles and puffy bags are among them. If left unchecked, they can dull our appearance.
There are a lot of reasons why we have dark under eye circles or eye bags. Lack of sleep, stress, allergies and age are among the common causes. For some, under eye circles and bags are genetic. They were probably born with light or thin under eye skin which makes them look darker underneath the eyes because the collection of blood is more visible.

When trying to fight with skin problems, I try as much as possible to make use of natural remedies because they contain no chemicals and I’m pretty sure my skin will not be damaged in the process. So, here are some ways you can make your under eye circles and bags appear brighter and less puffy.
1.    Cucumber
Cucumbers are a popular natural remedy to under eye circles and bags. The anti-inflammatory properties in cucumber can help reduce eye bags. Place a slice of cucumber on each eye and leave for 25 minutes. This will help soothe your under eyes and reduce puffiness. I aim to do this once a week.
2.    Raw potatoes
Slice a raw potato and place a slice directly on your eyes for 15-20 minutes. Another method is to grate the raw potato and squeeze the juice out of it. Take a cotton ball soak it in the potato juice. Apply the soaked cotton ball over your eyes and leave for 10 minutes. The potato will help reduce the swelling under your eyes and reduce the appearance of the dark circles.  Never underestimate the power of potatoes! I wrote about how potatoes can lighten your underarms some weeks ago. Potatoes have the power like that.
3.    Use a cold press
A cold press can be quite effective in reducing the appearance of dark circles and eye bags. Soak a ball of cotton into a bowl of cold water and apply the cotton ball over your eyes. Let them rest for a couple of minutes. You can also make use of spoons to reduce eye bags. Dip a spoon into the bowl of cold water then press the spoon under your eyes for some minutes. When the spoon grows warmer, dip the spoon back into the bowl of cold water.
4.    Vitamin E oil
Vitamin E oil has been known to do wonders for your skin. It also helps fight dark circles under eyes and reduce swelling under your eyes. In a bowl of cool water, add a couple of drops of vitamin E oil. Soak a ball of cotton into the mixture and leave it for 20 minutes.
5.    Egg whites
Another effective solution to dark circles and eye bags is an egg white mask. It will make the skin under your eyes feel tighter. What you’ll need is to separate the yokes from the whites of 1-2 eggs. Beat the egg whites together until it is stiff. Apply the egg whites under your eyes. You can do this with a brush or you can simply use your fingers. Leave the whipped egg on for 10-20 minutes then wash it off with cold water.
6.    Cold milk
Milk soothes and nourishes your skin. This is what makes it a great remedy for under eye circles and bags. Soak a ball of cotton and apply it on your eyes. Let it rest for 20-30 minutes, and then wash it off. This will help cool the under eye area and improve its appearance.


Have you tried any of these methods before? What are your thoughts?

Product Review: Clearista Retexturizing Gel Kit


I had the opportunity to try out this Clearista Retexturizing Gel Kit some weeks ago. I got sent samples, and I have been using this product twice every week, for a month now, so I have a lot to say about it, but before I get into it, let’s hear what Clearista has to say about this Retexturizing Gel:

The Clearista Retexturizing Gel™ contains our patented and scientifically proven formula plus mild, biodegradable exfoliants to enhance the skin’s natural exfoliation processes. Our gel not only helps reduce the appearance of rough and bumpy surface blemishes, but is also effective at reducing the appearance of age and sun-related folding and wrinkling of sensitive areas around the eyes and mouth.

Looking to achieve the effects often contributed to moisturizers, scrubs, and serums? Well, we packed all that goodness into one stylish tube. 

Here is how it works:

I massage the Clearista Retexturizing Gel to my cleansed face, using circular motions for about 60 seconds, I leave it on for about 10 minutes, then I rinsed off with warm water and pat dry. I do this twice a week.

Clearista Product Review


Here are my thoughts on the product:


  1. This product has not been tested on animals. Cruelty free guys. That fact alone rocks my boat.
  2. Clearista offers a full money back guarantee if you do not notice a difference in your skin. Now that is a brand that believes in its product, and that is a bold move I respect. I have used this product for over 30 days and I have noticed a huge difference in my skin, so this product is the truth.
  3. The Retexturizing gel goes for $70 and it is good value for money, as it does the work.  You also get two 15ml/0.5 fl.oz. tube travel sizes as well as a full size tube.
  4. It is gentle enough for the sensitive skin.
  5. I love the sweet, light scent.
  6. It exfoliates my skin beautifully, leaving my skin soft and smooth.



  1. Some people may find this product pricey at $70 for a kit. I think it is money well spent!

I recommend this product to anyone whose skin needs a little TLC, this product is worth every penny. It actually does what it says it would do.

Have you tried this product before? What do you think of it? Drop me a comment, let’s chat.

Thanks for stopping by.


*PR samples included in the post.

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