As a man, you are far too busy to worry about menial aspects of life like what you should keep in your bathroom. Your focus is probably more towards work, studies, sports, and prospering in general. But to do that, a certain image of yourself needs to be present.
That image is one that mirrors the best that you can be, and yes that includes physically. It is therefore important to have the proper essentials in your bathroom so that you can perform your daily routine with ease. Now let’s talk about 5 of these essentials and their purpose for taking space in your bathroom.
#1: Beard Tools
Let’s face it, beards are in right now; perhaps more than ever before. And because your beard is front and center on your face, it is crucial that you have the necessary beard grooming tools.
The first one should come as no surprise, and that is a beard trimmer. With this, we encourage you to find a high performance beard trimmer because you will be using it almost daily and need one that can handle the wear and tear. Depending on if you have a short or longer beard, you should also pay careful attention to the length settings that come with this tool. For short beards, look for a stubble trimmer instead because it will have several short settings that can cater to that 5 o clock look.
Aside from that, you need to properly hydrate your beard. Moisturizer just wont do the trick here because your beard hair will almost certainly block passage to the skin underneath. Therefore, you will definitely need a beard oil or wax that can penetrate through and properly hydrate your skin. Look for a product strictly made from essential oils here and nothing else.
#2: A Soft-Bristle or Electric Toothbrush
Your teeth are extremely important in terms of your looks, and making sure that they are both clean and pristine is critical. Opt for a soft-bristle toothbrush or an electric one(although expensive) to adequately clean your teeth and gums without damaging them.
Hard bristle toothbrushes are responsible for several teeth and gum issues(such as receding gums), so avoid them as much as you can. You can read this wonderful post as to why you should switch to a soft toothbrush immediately.
As far as electric brushes go, they are almost certainly soft bristled and do a great job of thoroughly cleaning your teeth and gums. Lastly, make sure you floss daily to prevent plaque from building up and causing bad breath among several other problems.
#3: Skin Care Products
This does not need to be very complicated, and in most cases men completely avoid taking care of their skin. You need 3 products:
- Facial Cleanser: Use it every night to wash away those particles and dirt that made contact with your face throughout the day.
- Moisturizer: Apply this after you cleanse at night and every morning before you go out.
- Sunscreen: The sun is the leading cause of skin disease. Aim for a UVA/UVB 40+ SPF sunscreen and apply it before going out every morning.
That is all you really need. You should also be chemically exfoliating once or twice a week but the bare minimum is having those 3 products above. Of course, you should know your skin type and buy products that are clearly labeled for your skin type, so keep that in mind before rushing to the pharmacy.
#4: Hair Wax or Alcohol Free Hair Gel
Some of you are lucky enough to be blessed with hair that does not require any products, but for the most of us we need a decent wax or gel. If you do use gel, avoid ones with alcohol as they will be highly toxic to the health of your hair.
There are plenty of options available, and choosing which one is not necessarily the most important part. Instead, make sure you do not over-apply too much wax or gel.
#5: Natural Body Wash
Here’s a hot take for you guys. The body wash you are using is most likely harmful to your skin. If you are buying those “big brands” for under $10, you are most likely dehydrating your skin and causing a host of other issues to your skin.
Most popular body washes on the market are made with cheap ingredients to save money, and they should be avoided at all costs. In this case, it is recommended to just pay up for a better body wash that is naturally made.
Look for essential oil based washes as they are much more safe on your skin, especially ones made with lavender oil.
After you include all these essentials in your bathroom, you will notice that it is a lot more vibrant and full than ever before. Furthermore, and more importantly, your appearance game will be on point.