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BN Beauty: Mustache Wax, Face Wash & More! 8 Grooming Tools We Think Men Should Have



BellaNaija Beauty Grooming for Men - BellaNaija - August 2015_001The world of beauty is not for the woman alone. Pimples, dark spots, uneven skin tones, ingrown hairs are not sexist – they affect men just as much as they do women.

In today’s world, skincare has become very important to both men & women, and it is important to know what kind of products you need to get the best out of your beauty.

So here’s what we’re doing today – BN Beauty will be sharing the top 8 grooming products we think every man should own. This will not only help you narrow down your search the next time you go shopping, but will also help you figure out a skincare regime that works for you.

Check them out.

Lip Balm

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I get it, guys sometimes don’t want to walk around like they just finished a bowl of fried meat. But the reality is, lip balms can go a long way when it comes to caring for your lips.

Depending on the brand, lip balms come with many advantages & ingredients that heal and soothe cracked & chapped lips. They have light scents, and sometimes come with SPF to protect your lips against the sun’s harsh rays.

One brand I would suggest is the Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm. It comes with SPF 25 and has a soothing oil-base that helps heal cracked lips and sores to give your lips better health.

Face Wash

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Oily skin and dirt are just some of the may causes of pimples, back heads, white heads, irritation, eczema etc. This is why you need a face wash that works.

These washes often come with salicylic acid which is great for breaking down excess oil on the face. They not only penetrate & unblock the skin’s pores, they also reduce the shine you may experience if you have oily or combination skin.

A great product you can use is Neutrogena Men’s Skin Clearing Acne Wash. It is high in salicylic acid so you would only need to use it 2-3 times in a week for the best results.

Face Scrubs

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A face scrub is another tool you will need to get your skincare routine on a roll. Exfoliating is the process of using a granulated formula to scrub off dead & flaking skin, dirt, grime etc to reveal newer and smoother skin. This is what you use your face scrub for.

Depending on the brand, face washes come with loads of supplements and vitamins that can help heal and nourish your skin while you scrub.

A great face scrub you can use is the Jack Black Face Buff. It contains menthol which gives a great refreshing buzz after use and vitamin c which helps reduce appearance of scars, dark patches, spots and more.


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Moisturizing is a very important part of skincare. Exfoliating can strip the skin of its natural oils and leave it feeling & looking dry. Using an oil-based or water-based moisturizer would help return the balance of oil to your skin and keep it looking supple and radiant.

A moisturizer like Anthony Logistics Oil-Free Lotion for Men has SPF 30/50 which is great for protecting the skin from the sun and is oil-based to help replace lost oil during exfoliation.

There is an increasing number of skincare brands that are including moisturizers for men to their product line, so you have loads to pick from that will suit your skin’s special needs.

A Personal Shaving (Grooming) Kit

Men's Grooming Tools - BellaNaija - August 2015 (4) We can’t imagine how you feel when dealing with bumps on your chins, necks etc. That is why we would suggest that you get a personal shaving kit. This reduces the risk of getting bumps and boils and also helps keep you away from sharing tools like shaving sticks, clippers and more with strangers at the barber’s or anywhere else.

This point also includes getting a handy nose clipper. We’re just going to say it – overgrown nose hair is not cool. Using a trimmer will not only get rid of the hair, but give you a neater looking face.

Pre-Shave Oils

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Say goodbye to bumps and irritation. Pre-shave oils are creating a whole new dynamic in the world of shaving. This product contains a blend of lightweight oils like peppermint, rosemary & olive that help soften the hair & skin so you get an easy shave. It is great if you often experience dryness on your chin and beard.

Mustache Wax

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This one is for the beard gang. A number of companies have gotten on the mustache wax band wagon and the product is getting increasingly popular with bearded men.

The product is a styling tool that helps keep stray hair at bay while trimming and performing general maintenance, among other functions. A popular brand is the Mr Bear Family Beard Balm which gives sheen and a full and lush look.

A Manicure Set
A manicure set is another tool we think men should own. They literally contain the few tools like a nail clipper, file, cuticle remover and more to ensure your fingers look their best. Brands are even making them a luxury item to own with gold & silver-plated manicure sets for the man of style.

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A tip for when you’re buying a manicure set it so always check whet tools it has. If it has more tools than you think you’ll need, it would be better to opt for a smaller one.


Think we missed one? Share your favourite grooming products with us!

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  1. Anon

    September 1, 2015 at 4:36 pm

    1) Anti-perspirant/deodorant for obvious reasons. Some men don’t like shaving their armpits and they underestimate the harm that bacteria does when it comes into contact with hair, heat and uncleanliness.

    2) Mouthwash (alongside toothpaste and a solid toothbrush.)

    Should apply to women too, but this article is about men.


    September 1, 2015 at 4:38 pm


  3. Tosin

    September 1, 2015 at 7:06 pm

    lol, it’d better just be a phase, a very brief phase. all them smelly beauty products in my house.

  4. George obed

    September 3, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Mis Jennifer thanks you so much for educating us on beauty tips,but you didn’t educate us type of food that can help to beautifying our skin.

  5. Kolade idowu

    September 3, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    I love that

  6. Kolade idowu r

    September 3, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I need some .

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