Spring cleaning is an important annual ritual, and it should apply to your grooming regimen as much as to what’s lurking in the back of your garage. But before you go all Marie Kondo on your beard, it’s important to take the necessary precautions, says Nick Harrington, a principal scientist for product design and development at Gillette. “It turns out that actually about two-thirds of guys globally report they have some level of sensitivity associated with shaving,” he says. To avoid irritation like redness, dryness, and ingrown hairs, Harrington suggests first cleansing with a face wash and using a lubricating shave prep. “Use the best possible blades you can buy,” he says. “Afterwards, make sure that you moisturize and nourish the skin.”
LAB SERIES THE GROOMING OIL 3-IN-1 SHAVE & BEARD OIL
This multi-tasker can be used for regular beard maintenance, and also for precision detailing or a quick cleanup.
CLARINSMEN SUPER MOISTURE GEL
Care for delicate skin post-shave with this ultra-moisturizing gel made with bison grass extract to soothe, energize, and hydrate for a full 24 hours.
COUNTERMAN SMOOTHING SHAVE CREAM
To make your shave extra comfortable, this cream blends shea butter and aloe — two ingredients known for their nourishing properties.
AMERICAN CREW BEARD SERUM
For those opting to maintain a soft scruff throughout the week, this serum contains botanical oils to condition without leaving a greasy feel.
CHANEL LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL
When it comes to face creams, less is more. This one is made with just 10 ingredients — each one carefully selected to keep you calm, cool, and collected.
This innovative razor uses a guard bar to gently smooth and flatten the skin away from the razor blades during your shave, effectively reducing irritating tugs and pulls.