10 Basic Grooming Essentials Every Man Needs

Men, we hear you. You want to achieve an incredible look and you’re on the hunt for grooming essentials.

Making yourself not only look but feel incredible can be done with a few simple steps. It’s crucial to invest in the right tools so that you are not using anything harmful on your skin. We’ve compiled a list of men’s grooming essentials that are sure to have you craving a self-care day!

1. Toothbrush and Toothpaste

If you’ve ever tried to multitask while using a regular toothbrush, it’s near impossible. A hands-free toothbrush allows you to continue your routine while cleaning your teeth. If you want to make an even better impression with your smile, make sure that your pearly whites are polished and bright with luxury toothpaste.

Using the best teeth-whitening products can give you the white and bright smile you never thought was possible. When you are thinking about grooming tools, consider adding a stain eraser to your teeth-care routine! Stain erasers are the perfect way to keep your smile shining even after you drink coffee, tea, or wine.

2. Nail Clippers

Fingernails are tiny, yet they show how well you care for yourself. Trimming your fingernails (and toenails) is best before they can get grimy. Doing this also avoids scratching or piercing your skin.

3. Hair Trimmer

guy using hair trimmer

Hair sticking out of every orifice on your face may distract people if they are talking to you. You can prevent that distraction from happening by trimming unnecessary hair, plus you can make yourself comfortable. With a trimmer, you can trim the hair all down and nail that clean and professional look. Going into the barbershop every few weeks may not be ideal for your schedule, so having a trimmer on hand can allow you to freshen up between appointments.

4. Electric Shaver

When it comes to shaving, the secret is out, and that’s why electric shavers are quickly becoming the new must-have accessory for every guy. They work much more efficiently than their classic counterparts and remove facial hair much smoother, leaving you with a clean-shaven and hair-free face.

Although it sounds similar to a hair trimmer, an electric shaver is a tool that will allow you to get a clean shave while a hair trimmer will just help you to maintain your beard.

5. Razor

First, the razor is not meant to go against your skin. It’s a grooming tool that helps get rid of fuzz and stray hairs on your face, legs, arms, chest, and back — pretty much everywhere. It should be used with an after-shave lotion (a guy’s best friend!) to keep the skin refreshed and the pores open for healthy breathing.

6. Body Scrubber

If you want to keep your skin smooth and clean, you’re going to need some help. The body scrubber is just that — a mix of exfoliants and moisturizers that helps to keep your skin looking young and firm. All you have to do is use it two to three times a week to get the job done.

7. Hair Conditioner and Shampoo

Hair is one thing you want to keep smooth, especially when it comes to hot summer days. Keep hair looking and feeling soft and shiny by investing in a good-quality hair conditioner. Don’t forget to bring this with you when you hit the beach — your hair will thank you for it!

A lot of men’s shampoos and conditioners are marketed to be an all-in-one product, but this isn’t always the best option. Determine if your hair is thick, thin, oily, or dry, and find products that will help improve your hair. After you’ve found the perfect shampoo and conditioner pair, remember to always keep a few styling products at home! Even if you don’t use them all that often, you never know when they will come in handy.

8. Scented Body Spray

man using Body Spray

Have a scent around you, and make sure it’s something light and playful so that you don’t overpower people with your smell — that’s what cologne is for!

A scented body spray is a subtler alternative to a cologne, so this one is really about personal preference. Sprays come in different scents to suit your taste, including light and airy, masculine and woodsy. However you roll, there’s a spray out there for you.

9. Cologne

The trick with a cologne is picking out a scent that complements your overall aesthetic — bold, fancy, or fruity. It’s up to you to choose what works best, but remember that sometimes having one scent isn’t enough! And, sometimes change is good, too. Different scents may be nice for different occasions. For example, you may want a sandalwood scent for the workplace and a citrusy scent when on a night out.

10. Lotion/Oil

Every guy wants to feel like the king of the world after a long day at work. Push aside the stress, and refresh your body with a scented lotion that gives you a relaxing feeling, such as lavender and chamomile.

Focus on the Grooming

There you have the perfect man’s complete grooming kit. Remember, while these items may seem superfluous, they keep you feeling and looking clean. The perfect grooming set can take your self-care to the next level!

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