Health & Beauty
Father's Day Special: Best Grooming and Skin Care Products for Your Dad
Here's a list of top-rated men's goods (some stolen by wives and girlfriends alike) that might just make a great gift for dad
While the majority of the products on TotalBeauty.com are for women and mostly reviewed by women, we also have skin care products for men on our site too. We get men chiming in about the skin care products they love and we even have women fessing up that they borrow (more like steal -- with love) their man's shaving gel, razor, body wash -- you name it. Start reading their confessions.
This roundup of male grooming products contains top-rated skin care goodies for your face and body, but unsurprisingly have lots to do with shaving. See the products now. So if you decide to put together a little Father's Day package full of skin care products like shaving cream, razors and aftershave -- be sure to pass along these shaving tips to dad as well:
Tip 1: Avoid shaving first thing in the AM. This gives puffiness from fluids (that collected in your skin while you were sleeping) time to deflate, which will help you get a closer shave.
Tip 2: Use an exfoliating cleanser to slough off dead skin cells and open up your pores to prepare them for a close shave.
Tip 3: Wet your stubble with warm to hot water before shaving. This will swell the hair shaft so that the razor can cut the hair and not your skin.
Tip 4: Rub shaving cream into face thoroughly. Try an aloe-based shaving cream, which will give you a soothing, close shave and help prevent razor burns and rashes.
Tip 5: Avoid super foamy shaving creams that contain skin irritants such as Sodium Laurel Sulfate if you have sensitive skin.
Tip 6: Use a sharp blade. A dull blade yields nicks. Change your blade every five shaves.
Tip 7: Use slow, short strokes and rinse your blade frequently in hot water when shaving.
Tip 8: Shave in the direction of hair growth -- shaving against the grain can cause ingrown hairs and razor burn.
Tip 9: Apply an oil-free moisturizer after shaving to soothe and protect your skin.
Tip 10: Steer clear of after-shave that contains alcohol and shaving products with menthol in them because they may irritate skin.
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