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5 Grooming Essentials for a Healthy Beard & Hair

On weekdays, it might take two, three, even five alarms just to coax a groggy guy out of bed to prepare for the workday. After a few snoozes, many guys find their grooming time to be quite limited. Adding another step to your morning routine may as well be out of the question. By investing in yourself, you can look better and feel better, too. It takes 21 days to form a new habit. Once it’s formed, it becomes just that–a habit. Each of the following grooming essentials are quick and easy to use. Check out these five products and why every guy should add them to their morning routine.

The 5 Essentials Every Man Needs for Grooming

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    Beard Wash

    Your face is more sensitive than your scalp. Using a regular shampoo on your face and beard can cause breakouts or irritation. A quality beard wash can help clean the coarse hairs on your face, no matter the length, while gently cleaning and exfoliating the skin below.

  • 2

    Beard Oil

    Next up in your grooming regime: beard oil. Beard oil leaves your face smelling fresh while relieving itchiness, flakes, and dryness. Just a couple drops of high-quality beard oil can help nourish hairs while also acting as a styling agent to ensure your beard is sculpted and shiny.

  • 3

    Beard Softener

    For some guys (and perhaps their significant other), thick, coarse facial hair may be irritating. Use a beard softener to moisturize the beard itself and the skin underneath. This not only deep-conditions the facial hair but it can help relieve the itch of growing hairs.

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    For different skin types, there are different moisturizers. Regardless of the product you choose, find one that includes SPF. Even in the winter, even when it’s cloudy, your skin is susceptible to harmful UV rays. By using some form of SPF protection, like that found in a daily moisturizer, you can reduce your chances of developing melanoma by up to 50 percent.

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    High-Quality Shampoo

    Okay, the whole shampoo thing is already part of your routine… we hope. This grooming essential goes deeper than cleaning your hair; A high-quality shampoo moisturizes the hair and scalp with essential oils and vitamins to strengthen each hair to its root. A great shampoo leaves hair sleek, shiny and flake-free.

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