GROOMING AND SKINCARE HACKS THAT ACTUALLY WORK
LESS IS MORE
This applies to almost everything you do, from natural skincare products, 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. Water that is too hot will dry out your skin and scalp. Try shaving after your shower when the facial hair is softened and the pores on your face are opened. Follow up with a post-shave elixir to calm, soothe razor irritation and minimize ingrown hairs.
DITCH THE TRADITIONAL AFTERSHAVE AND SWITCH TO NATURAL ALTERNATIVES
At some point you were taught to shave, and it’s likely whoever did give 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 healing like the Post Shave Elixir that will nourish your skin leaving your skin looking smooth and feeling great.
TAME YOUR 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 (test from inside to ensure no discoloration of the bag) are also a failsafe way to kill the nasty bacteria that causes bad odors. Finally, a sprinkle of baking soda in those hardworking gym sneakers or spin shoes will keep them fresh for your weekly gym sessions.
DON'T POP YOUR PIMPLES
For better or worse, we are now living in the Golden Age of Pimple Popping ala Tik Tok. Resisting the urge to pop those pimples can dramatically cut down on scarring, infections, and inflammation. Instead, try icing the affected acne followed by applying a paste made of crushed up aspirin. Aspirin contains salicylic acid, which stops blemishes in their tracks. Urth’s Post Shave Elixir is a healing blend of botanicals, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, and Beta Hydroxy Acid that is highly effective for minimizing pimples and ingrown hairs.