From post-shave lumps and bumps to dry, chapped lips, male grooming gripes are not the easiest to deal with. However, making sure your bathroom shelf is stocked with just a handful of products can make a whole world of difference. These are the six must-have grooming buys that every discerning gentleman should own.
Washing your face with this revitalising cleanser from Kiehl's, morning and night, will totally transform dull, tired skin. Formulated with Caffeine, Vitamins C and E and invigorating citrus extracts, skin will be cleansed of impurities and dirt and ready for a close, comfortable shave.
Shop Kiehl's Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash 250ml, £19.50
Known in Korea for its mattifying properties, the Black Charcoal in this scrub will leave skin free of sebum, dead skin cells and impurities. Used once or twice a week, applying a fine layer all over the face, and leaving it to work its magic for a couple of minutes, will keep skin looking bright and smooth and minimise the risk of irritation after shaving.
Shop Erborian Black Scrub 50ml, £24
With a unique blend of antioxidants along with exfoliating Glycolic Acid, this product is about to become your post-shave hero. Applied after shaving, the powerful ingredients work to remove dead skin cells and debris from the hair follicles to avoid further irritation, while the antioxidants aid healing of any damage already done.
Shop Murad Man Razor Burn Rescue, £36
To combat any flakiness or irritation as a result of dry skin, simply apply one to two pumps of this concentrate all over the face and neck. The ultra-light formula with water-binding ingredients ensures that skin remains hydrated and protected from environmental stresses all day, without any unwanted oiliness.
Shop Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator Water-Gel Concentrate, £34
5. Eye cream
Want to slow down the first signs of ageing? It's time to focus on your eyes. One of the most delicate areas of the face, the eye area is usually the first place to start showing fine lines. Luckily, this eye balm from ClarinsMen helps combat wrinkles and restore firmness, while the magic ingredient of Maritime Pine helps limit the visibility of dark circles.
Shop Clarins Line Control Eye Balm, £33
6. Lip balm
If you suffer with dry, cracked lips, there's no reason that a lip treatment shouldn't be added to your daily skincare regime. Once you've finished your grooming routine, coat lips with a thin layer of this Shea Butter and Vitamin E-infused balm to soothe and protect against harsh weather conditions.
Shop Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip balm SPF15, £7.25