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Grooming hacks for him

Published:Monday | August 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMKrysta Anderson

Beauty hacks have become a way of life for so many women these days. So why leave our male counterparts out of the mix? Fellas, we have a few secrets just for you. Here are some grooming hacks that you can try at home that are guaranteed to not only keep you fresh and clean but handsome, too.

 

DROP THE SOAP (IN THE BAG)

 

Gym bags tend to carry unwelcoming odour from all that sweat. Want a 'natural' deodorant? Drop a soap in your gym bag and in no time, the gym bag will adopt that sweet scent.

 

GO ROGUE WITH A NAIL CLIP AND TWEEZERS

 

Men, you're always shaving, but we all know you don't necessarily get everything in one go. For those hard-to-reach, unwanted ear, nose and facial hairs, go rogue with a nail clip and tweezers. Get to nipping and pulling.

 

FACELIFT

 

Now, I know what you're thinking, but think again. Suffering from a hangover or haven't been sleeping properly? Get an ice-cold pack and put it on your eyes or your face for about 10 minutes. It's better to look your best, even if you don't feel like it.

 

CONDITION YOUR SHAVE

 

Don't you just hate when you run out of shaving cream? Guess what's a great substitute - hair conditioner. And when you think about it, it all makes sense because it is sensitive to the skin and moisturises your facial and body hair, like it would to your scalp. Added bonus: imagine that amazing smell.

 

DON'T LET IT BURN

 

If you want to prevent those awful razor burn, it is recommended that you put on the shaving cream and let it soak in for a bit, five minutes or so, before you begin shaving. The proof is in the results, so don't knock it until you try it.

 

VODKA TO YOUR TOXIC

 

Want to get rid of body odour? Try this: combine vodka and water (one to one) in a bottle and spray away. You'll be surprised by the fresh outcome.

 

WATER, YOUR BEST FRIEND

 

Having problems with pimples and blackheads? Nobody wants that, not even men. Maybe you need more water in your diet. Drink more aqua daily and see for yourself just how quickly your skin will clear up.

 

ALCOHOL IT IS

 

Wanna remove facial grease? Try your hand at alcohol to get rid of the dirt that you can't see with your naked eye.

krysta.anderson@gleanerjm.com