5 GROOMING HACKS THAT "ACTUALLY WORK"

LESS IS MORE 

This applies to almost everything you do, from hair products to cologne. If you’re applying a product anywhere on your body, less is always more. Start small and add more if you need to; you’ll know right away if you used too much hair cream or moisturizer but there isn’t all that much you can do about it once you’re there. From crusty hair to oily skin to everyone in a 2 mile radius being able to smell sandalwood and musk, you’ll always be well-served to start subtle.

GET THE TEMP RIGHT 

Whether you’re washing your face or your hair, the temperature of the water has a huge impact. Warm water is good for opening pores up and cleansing, cold is better for closing them up and calming them down. Try shaving after your shower when the pores on your face are opened up followed by a post-shave elixir to calm and soothe razor irritation.

DITCH THE TRADITIONAL AFTERSHAVE 

At some point you were taught to shave, and it’s likely whoever did handed you a classy bottle of green liquid to splash on your face after. It burned like hell but that was part of the ritual, right? The problem: Traditional aftershave burns because of its high alcohol content. While it may have once been favored for its antiseptic qualities, with modern razors and shaving creams all it’s doing is drying out your skin. What you need is something soothing and moisturizing like the Post Shave Elixir that will leave your skin looking smooth and feeling great.

TAME THAT GYM BAG

Did you know tossing a dryer sheet in your gym bag can dramatically cut down on that post-gym stink? Some sprays of white vinegar in your bag’s seams is also a failsafe way to kill the nasty bacteria that causes bad odors. Plus, you can always make a killer salad dressing with the rest afterwards. 

DON'T POP YOUR PIMPLES 

For better or worse, we are now living in the Golden Age of Pimple Popping. That being said, resisting the urge to pop those pimples can dramatically cut down on scarring, infections, and irritation from popping pimples with your fingers. Instead, try icing the affected area followed by applying a paste made of crushed up aspirin. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which stops blemishes in their tracks.