Magazine: The Guide
A sneak peak into what products people are using on the regular to keep themselves looking as best as they can.
We’re taking cues from Gabe Alonso, Senior Editor at Gilt Man, in our first installment of Morning Routine. Gabe lives in New York and is an accomplished writer and men’s style enthusiast.
If the quiff hairstyles of James Dean, Elvis Presley and Morrisey are shaped up (pun intended) as freshly showered and slick, Garrett Hudland’s hairstyle on this month’s cover of Details represents the free-spirited, rebellious “day two” of the same hairstyle. Think of it as the morning after hairstyle of other 1950’s leading men. We sat down with Los Angeles hair stylist Russ Hart to advise us on how to get the look.
Nothing’s gnarlier than red, itchy spots that pop up on your neck after shaving. It’s embarrassing, and (sorry) it looks amateurish. Bring the razor super-close (think: Daniel Craig and Naomie Harris in Skyfall’s seductive-shave scene) with these six easy tips.
Scrubbing dead skin away unclogs your pores, helping to greatly reduce breakouts. Using a scrub before you shave will reduce ingrown hairs by lifting hair away from your face ― this means a closer, smoother shave.
Before you go spend your paycheck on an array of creams and cleansers, you need to learn a bit about your skin. The thing is, we don’t all have the same skin type. A product that works for your friend might not work for you. But once you understand your own skin type, choosing the right products and establishing an effective routine will become a whole lot easier.
We’re in the midst of summer: that means hitting the beaches and spending time in the sun. That also means your skin can take a real nasty hit and dry up like a raisin. That is, unless you adequately protect yourself.
For most men, we sleep for about a third of the day. This means that approximately 33% of the day we’ve got nothing going on―and you say there aren’t enough hours in the day! While we may not be able to get that tax return filled out in our sleep, we can repair our skin while getting some shuteye. In fact, sleeping is perhaps the best time to repair your skin.
To shave or not to shave? Sure, the Macbeth reference may be a little dramatic, but let’s not skate the issue at hand – shaving, the act of gliding a sharpened shard of metal across your face, isn’t necessarily the most exciting part of your morning routine.
Winter weather is brutal on your skin leaving it excessively dry, cracked, dull and flaky. It’s especially crucial to start using products that will replenish your skin’s lost moisture to combat the effects of the cold.
One of the main causes of breakouts is from dead skin cell build up. Like a snake sheds its skin, so should you. Exfoliation (using a scrub) is often forgotten or over-looked because it isn’t something that you should do everyday. However, using two-three times a week is key.
Not a man accustomed to sampling men’s grooming products, Mr. Style gives a quite humorous and detailed review of Apivita’s Shampoo for Normal Hair and Conditioner for All Hair Types. For a play- by- play of his shower experience and to learn a bit about Apivita’s products, check out the article by Mr. Style onRead More.
The following is the third segment of the Maintenance 101 series written by The Motley for Effortless Gent. Part III: Shaving Pre-Shave Avoid shaving first thing in the morning This lets puffiness subside. Thoroughly cleanse entire face See Part I: Skin Care for tips. Exfoliate shaving area This brings hairs to the surface and removesRead More.
The following is part two of a three-part series written by Matthew Ruggieri, founder of The Motley, a men’s grooming site. I’m happy Matt is able to share this great information with us and I hope you gents will get plenty of use out of this series. As always, please share your thoughts and questions in theRead More.
This article is from The Effortless Gent, a blog for men’s style, and part of a three- part series on men’s grooming composed by The Motley. Maintenance 101, Part I: Skin Care June 25th, 2010 The following is part one of a three-part series written by Matthew Ruggieri, founder of The Motley, a men’s grooming site.Read More.