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Showing posts with label beauty for men. Show all posts

Tips for a Clean 'Movember' Shave


Are you ladies ready for 'Movember' to be over? Now that it's December men all over the world should be shaving! The growing 'Movember' trend has men everywhere tossing their razors aside for the month of November, and growing out their mustaches and beards. Last year we even had a 'Movember' contest at work. The men were looking a bit scruff towards the middle of the month!

Lucky me, my hubby didn't grow a mustache, but he did try out Neutrogena's Men Shaving Line and Panasonic's new wet/dry shaver to get rid of his stubble. Here are the steps and some pro tips for a clean 'Movember' shave....
Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
Neutrogena Men's Line & Panasonic wet/dry razor
1 - According to Elizabeth Ulloa, Neutrogena beauty and grooming expert, you should prep your skin by running a washcloth under lukewarm water to open your pores. You should leave the washcloth on your face for about 45 seconds.

2 - Next, use a face scrub, like Neutrogena's Razor Defense Face Scrub, to clean out your pores and smooth out your skin. According to Ulloa, this will help remove dry, dead skin, which could potentially block the razor blade. Neutrogena's Face Scrub is a great option since it's oil free, dye-free and won't clog pores. It's also gentle enough to use on a daily basis.

3 - Cover all areas you want to shave with a shave cream. Depending on the type of cream, foam or gel you use, you will need to use different amounts. With Neutrogena's Shave Cream, a little goes a long way, and you only need a thin layer. Ulloa suggests gently massaging the shaving cream for about 1 to 2 minutes to help prevent razor burns. 
tips for a clean shave
4 - For shaving, dermatologist Dr. Kenneth Beer recommends 'using warm water, and following the grain.' My hubby really liked the Panasonic wet/dry shaver for a clean, close shave. This shaver makes shaving easy with its sensor technology and pivoting head. He loves that it is both a wet/dry razor, and has the option to take it in the shower with him if he needs to multitask. He got minimal razor burn while using this razor both wet and dry. Another tip: Use a magnifying mirror like the one above to make sure you don't miss any spots!

5 - Make sure to rinse your razor periodically while shaving!

6 - After your clean shave, rinse off the remaining shave cream and apply an after shave. Another tip from Dr. Kenneth Beer, 'avoid alcohol-based aftershaves.' Neutrogena Men Sensitive Skin Post Shave Balm is alcohol free and great for sensitive skin.

Did your boyfriend, hubby or friend partake in Movember? Hopefully these tips will help erase any signs of unwanted Movember mustaches! 

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Giveaway Break - Hey Dude Skincare

Hey ladies - News flash: Guys need beauty lovin' too! Check out this new set from Hey Dude Skincare!






Hey Dude Skincare has created the "Dudification" concept with the idea that savvy men won't fuss with lots of "girlie"  products that confuse them with fancy words and smell less than "masculine." Real Dudes want cool, hip products tailored to their own needs, not repackaged "girlie" products that are irrelevant to them, and even worse, cost a ton of dough to buy.


The line is made up of:
Dude Scrub Fresh Citrus Pre-shave skin exfoliator - $15.99

Dude Cleansing Shave Gel, low foaming, eucalyptus-infused formula - $14.99
Dude Aftershave Gel, menthol free irritation eliminator - $16.99
Dude moisturizer, all day moisture with vitamins C & E - $16.49
Dude Wash, double pheromone-infused 3-in-1 body wash, shampoo & shave gel - $9.99
Dude Self Tanner with SPF 15 oil free formula with aloe & vitamins A, C, & E - $17.99




Guys will find that Hey Dude products contain none, or a minimal amount of, any of the following ingredients, all of which have considerable evidence discouraging or questioning their use based on clinical studies:
• Parabens
• Mineral oil
• Lanolin
• Phthalates
• Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
• Propylene glycol

And you're likely never to see:
• Solvent alcohols that sting on contact
• Pore-clogging ingredients




***Giveaway***

Enter to win one of the products from the Hey Dude Skincare set for your man!

Fill out the form below to win! For extra entries, you can sign up for my mailing list, post a link to this giveaway on your blog, follow my blog, follow me and retweet on Twitter , follow me on Pinterest or become a fan on Facebook; just make sure to list the entries in your comment. Enter up to once a day!

This giveaway is open to US residents only. The contest will end on Sunday, February 19th. I will randomly select one winner and announce them on Lipgloss Break, so keep checking to see if you're a winner - Good Luck!




Beauty Goodies for Father's Day

TotalBeauty.com
Grooming Goodies for Dad

Find a Father's Day gift in this roundup of the best shaving creams, colognes and such


Grooming Goodies for Dad

This is a TotalBeauty.com men's skin care products article

Put together a Dad's Day care package from this list of best male skin care products.

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No. 9: Redken for Men Go Clean Daily Care Shampoo for Normal Hair, $12

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.3


"The smell is intoxicating for the women around me …"

No. 8: The Body Shop for Men Maca Root Deodorant Stick, $6

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.4


"This deodorant did control the odor all day …"

No. 7: Gillette Mach 3 Power, $9.99

TotalBeauty.com average reader rating: 8.5


"My husband uses it on his face and it always turns out silky and smooth …"

Want to see what other products made the list? Click here!