Men’s Grooming

by Taylor Hooper

Men! It’s time to step up your grooming game!  If you’re not already, it’s time to do the following:

-Exfoliate: This is a vital step that will help make your skin look great on camera.  Use a gentle soap like CeraVe and a washcloth or, even better, an exfoliating pad to sluff off that outer layer of dead skin.

-Moisturize:  I recommend using an oil free moisturizer with SPF (Neutragena makes a good one but there are also store brands that are great as well). You need to do this everyday, it will keep your skin looking younger longer and make a huge difference in front of the camera.

-Lip Balm:  Wear it!  Chapped lips are very tricky to retouch, so protect your lips every day with your favorite lip balm and every night before bed try putting on Vaseline or Aquaphor for extra healing at night.  If it’s too late and your lips are super chapped, DON’T WORRY, here’s a couple of tips to fix the issue — Method 1.) Layer on a bunch of Vaseline and let it sit for 20 minutes, then use an old tooth brush to exfoliate and get rid of the dead skin.  Method 2.) You can also use brown sugar and olive oil the same way- the brown sugar works as an exfoliant.

-Shaving:  It’s important to have a shaving routine that works well for you.  My process is this:  1.) Exfoliate, this softens the beard and makes the shave smoother to reduce irritation, 2.) Use a good shaving cream- I love Jack Black Supreme Cream, it’s pricey, but for me it’s the difference between hamburger neck and a smooth clean clear skin. 3.) Moisturize: you just stripped lot’s of oil from the skin while shaving, so moisturizing with help that and it will also help protect the new tender skin you’ve exposed from irritation.