With face scrubs, face washes and moisturisers dominating much of the focus of the male grooming market it’s easy to forget other mens grooming essentials that help us look our best. Shaving brushes, nail clippers, loofahs and tweezers may not get as much attention as their fellow grooming products but are vital to the whole process nonetheless.
Each and everyday these items help in their small way to address our grooming concerns. It is with this article that we shine a light on these unsung heroes of the bathroom cabinet and celebrate their role in our grooming routine.
When shaking someone’s hand you tend to notice two things; the grasp of their hand and the state of their nails. Long and poorly maintained nails are never a good look and as long nails attract and trap dirt it is both physically unappealing and an issue for your health. Invest in a good pair of stainless steel nail clippers to keep long nails in check.Clippers will ensure a smooth, even cut of the nail and avoid a jagged and messy look.
Tweezing hair from your nose, face or eyebrows may not seem appealing to most men but it is the most precise and effective method of hair removal. Tweezers are the most effective tool for precision hair removal as the hair is removed from the root, allowing more time before the hair reappears. Shaving excess hair on your eyebrows, for example, is both redundant and risky. Not only will the hair appear more frequently with shaving but will also grow back thicker. So do away with that unsightly monobrow and if you’re feeling brave enough remove that hair protruding from your nostrils.
Nose Hair Trimmers
If you’re not feeling brave enough to attack stray hairs with a pair of tweezers you can turn to a nose hair trimmer. Nose hair trimmers allow you to avoid the unpleasant feeling that comes from plucking hair and instead removes hair in a quick and convenient way. Small blades also ensure you won’t forsake precision for comfort. The removal of excess hair is just another part of the grooming process, with a nose hair trimmer this part of your routine will be sure to be quick, painless and convenient.
With the recent rise in popularity of the wet shave the use of the shaving brush has also seen a resurgence. A shaving brush may not seem necessary to some but there are many benefits as opposed to lathering up with your hands. The major benefit of a shaving brush is it softens and lifts the facial hair upon application before the shave therefore offering a closer shave. A greater lather is also provided as the brush is capable of holding a great deal of moisture. If that’s not enough to convince you owning a shaving brush was once considered a symbol of status. Become a status symbol in your own bathroom and invest in a quality shave brush.
A loofah is an important tool for male grooming and one that is often under utilised due to its perception of being only for females. A loofah sponge offers incredible exfoliating qualities for the entire body. Exfoliating your face regularly is an important part of your grooming routine so why not extend that to the rest of your body? Remove built up dead skin and dirt from your arms, feet, chest and help to prevent the appearance of dreaded bacne.
Although these items may not receive the same level of fanfare as other grooming products they are essential to our daily grooming routine. Invest in some of these unsung heroes and allow them to come to the rescue of your grooming ailments.