What are grooming habits you should start (or stop) in the new year? While we all know we should floss more, what are small, daily grooming habits that will have an outsized impact on the year ahead? Here are our top suggestions:
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Ditch Your Antiperspirant
We all know that traditional antiperspirants are terrible for our health, possibly leading to everything from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Ditching your antiperspirant and switching to an natural deodorant is one of the easiest and healthiest lifestyle changes you can make to your grooming routine.
Backed by the power of activated charcoal and fermentation technology, the takesumi detox® deodorant acts like a Brita filter for your underarms — filtering out all the bad toxins, bacteria and aluminum from your body. Added bonus — it keeps you smelling fresh all day long.
Avoid a Toxic Shave
One resolution for healthier grooming in 2018 is to switch from chemical laden pre-shave, shaving, and after-shaving creams. Many shaving creams contain toxic chemicals that have been linked to cancer and reproductive issues. To make matters worse, these chemicals typically dry and irritate skin.
80% of men wet shave every day and 75% of them experience some form of skin discomfort. This means 60% of men could use this grooming tip to not only eliminate these toxic and irritating chemical with an organic shave like Se Rasant.
Upgrade Your SPF
Fight sun damage and aging. Coupled with plenty of water, exercise and sleep, Menaji’s Power Hydrator is a convenient 3 in 1 product that is an after-shave, tinted moisturizer as well as a sunscreen with SPF 30.
Learn the Value of Exfoliation
2018 is almost here and now is the perfect time to showcase radiant skin. However, fluctuation in the weather affects the skin badly which makes the skin dull and rough. Exfoliating before you shave your face is often overlooked. Gently exfoliating with Camellia Alise Pre-Shave Exfoliate or others like it will remove dead skin cells and improve circulation of blood throughout the body and keep you from getting those pesky razor bumps and ingrown hairs.
Embrace the Benefits of Essential Oils
Thanks to the endless lines of scented soaps and lotions now available to women, many see essentials oils as a solid staple in beauty products. But men shouldn't miss out on the benefits of the antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of essential oils either.
Today, the healing & moisturizing oils are growing in popularity, especially in men's products, as they act as a natural medicine without side effects. For example, Birdie by OLIKA is a hand sanitizer that uses oils of of Bergamot, Lemon, Spearmint and nourishing aloe vera to cleanses your hands and leave them refreshed.
Maintain Your Testosterone
The generation of young men alive today should expect to live past 100 years of age. How they care for themselves and their health now will directly impact their quality of life between 80 and 100+. We don’t want to be bed ridden or in a walking frame. We would like to be living with vitality and looking good.
This means committing to a daily routine of exercising both our bodies and our brains, brushing our teeth and flossing, looking after and keeping their hair (there is a correlation between hair loss and future prostate problems, so keeping their hair also means reduced risk of prostate cancer in future) and other preventative medicine regimes that will reduce their risk of diseases in later years.
Additionally many men may have low testosterone which can result in fatigue, gym workouts not being effective, low libido, low energy, higher risk of heart disease and osteoporosis amongst other things. The same symptoms will occur as men age and lose 10-14% of their natural testosterone levels per decade. HRT with bioidentical testosterone produced naturally from yams will reverse these symptoms and reduce risks of above mentioned diseases. It isn’t necessary for them to suffer these symptoms as long as testosterone is supplemented naturally and in the right amounts.