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10 BS facts about men’s grooming everyone thinks are true

We’re now at an age when the general consensus on vanity no longer just apply to women. But while men have become more and more conscious of grooming and personal hygiene, there’s a lot of things they do that don’t seem right.

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One of the greatest myths debunked when it comes to men’s grooming is that men can use the same products women do. Men’s grooming, however, requires an entirely different set of products – products that are made specifically for them and for certain areas of their bodies

To set things straight, let’s delve into some of these grooming myths and unveil the reality behind them.

More shaving cream means better shave.

Don’t fall for this trick — it’s not a shaving hack but a waste of shaving cream. The shaving cream you use is meant to protect your skin and not shield it from the razor. What you need is to find a shaving cream with a consistency that creates a rich lather (not too thick and not too thin) that will serve as a layer of protection between your skin and the blade.

Shaving Cream, Eucalyptus & Menthol by ProrasoShaving Cream by Proraso
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

You only need a dime-size dollop of this shaving cream, add some water, and you’ll get yourself a rich lather.

Moisturizing after shaving? Is that a thing?

Yes, it is and it’s a must especially if your skin is prone to dryness, irritation, and nicks and cuts during shaving. Applying a moisturizer should also not just be dedicated to after shaving but should be included in your everyday skin care routine.

Men + Care Post Shave Balm Hydrate+ by Dove

Post Shave Balm by Dove
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Why go electric? My shaving knife works just fine!

This might be true but only until the 1950s.Times have definitely changed for the better and you have to keep up with the trends. Electric shavers are popular for several reasons — it shaves faster, doesn’t require a lot of grooming kits, and reduces cuts and ingrown hairs.

SensoTouch 3D Electric Shaver with Foldable Charger by Philips

SensoTouch 3D Electric Shaver by Phillips
International shipping weight -2 kg

Body hair is the same as facial hair, so I’ll just use the same razor.

Wrong. Facial hair razors or trimmers are designed differently from body hair kits. Body hair requires a different grooming regime and using the same products you use for your face might yield less satisfactory results.

Vacuum 5-in-1 Grooming Kit by Remington

PG6070 Vacuum Personal Advanced 5-in-1 Grooming Kit by Remington
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

I’m growing my beard out, it doesn’t need grooming.

Yes, it does and there’s a device specifically designed for it. Beard trimmers are not the same as shavers; the latter is designed to shave the beard off while the former just cut the hair in uniform lengths to make your beard look neat and well-maintained.

Cordless Moustache & Beard Trimmer Wet-Dry by Panasonic

All-in-One Adjustable Wet/Dry Trimmer by Panasonic
International shipping weight -1.5 kg

I’m growing my beard out, it doesn’t need grooming version 2.0.

If you’re going to grow a beard, you will have to go through the “itchy stage” which can be irritating. You can alleviate this discomfort by using a specially formulated wash for your growing facial hair.

Medicine Man's Itchy Beard Wash by OneDTQ

Anti-Itch Beard Wash by Medicine Man
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

My body soap works just fine on my face.

Your face needs a special attention and care, which means it requires a different set of products — body soaps are called “body soaps” for a reason. Women’s facial products are also not advisable. If you’re looking for a facial wash, go for facial cleansers that have a deep cleansing formula like Clinique’s charcoal face wash.

For Men Charcoal Face Wash by Clinique

Men’s Charcoal Face Wash by Clinique
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

Cleansing is the same as exfoliating…right?

Facial cleansers remove the dirt but it’s not formulated to remove dead skin cells and stimulate skin renewal. Baxter’s facial scrub for men is specially formulated with natural exfoliants, such as honey and lavender mixed with cornmeal, walnut powder, and chamomile.

Facial Scrub by Baxters of California

Facial Scrub by Baxter
International shipping weight -0.5 kg

I’m not on the beach and it’s not sunny, I don’t need sunscreen.

Sunscreen is a daily essential no matter what the weather is or where you are. The sun may not be shining as bright as it does in summer, but the UV radiation can still harm your skin. To make sure that you’re properly protected from the UV rays, put sunscreen on and Kintari’s Skinbrella SPF 30 Broad Spectrum.

Skinbrella SPF 30 Sunscreen by Kintari

Skinbrella SPF 30 by Kintari
International shipping weight – 0.5 kg

My body  is not as sensitive as my face, I can use any soap on it.

A lot of men value convenience more than vanity but that doesn’t mean you can use your shampoo or recycle the lather from your hair to wash your body. Body soaps like L’Occitane’s Shea Butter are meant for deep but gentle cleansing. It also has natural ingredients like milk, vegetable oil, and shea butter to prevent dry skin.

Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap by L'Occitane

Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap by L’Occitane
International shipping weight 0.5 kg

These grooming myths still live to this day but now’s your chance to do things right and spread the word while you’re at it. Happy grooming!





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