Grooming 101: Manscaping for the weekend

The weekend is here and it’s looking as bright as ever! And why won’t it? After slogging for five days a week, it’s time to slow down, breathe and indulge in the most important person – you.

Moreover, with the festivities around the corner, it’s time to look your best and rock every weekend, weekday and every day that comes your way.

Come take a look at this amazing guide we’ve put together for you. It has every grooming gear you’d need to rock every party, every weekend.

Hello, weekend. Goodbye, oily skin.

This weekend, bid adieu to oily skin. Oily skin is a nuisance and can cause acne flare-ups and blemishes. The germs, stress and impurities only add to the grief. But don’t you fret. Here’s what you need to do. Use a face wash to keep your skin clean, healthy and hydrated. And we’ve got just the thing for you to help you face the weekend like a pro.

Weekend saviour: Garnier Men Acno Fight Anti-Pimple Face Wash

What’s that?

It is an anti-pimple face wash enriched with Salicylic Acid that washes off 99.9% of pimple-causing germs. It dries pimples and blackheads, controls sebum secretion and lightens marks. Just remember not to use it too close to the eyes.

Pro tip: Never use hot water to wash your face as this can strip your skin of moisture.

No dark spots. Just bright weekends.

Are dark spots darkening your weekend plans? Time to shed light on a solution. But first, you need to know that dark spots appear if you haven’t had enough sleep and also due to ageing. Anyway, we have a spot-on solution.

Weekend saviour: Nivea Men Dark Spot Reduction Crème

What’s that?

It is a breakthrough skincare product specifically for men. It contains UV filters and Liquorice Extract that reduce dark spots, and Aqua and Glycerine to keep the skin supple. It is feather-light, non-greasy and gets absorbed very fast.

Pro tip: Soothe your eyes with refrigerated tea bags that will further help reduce dark spots and refresh your eyes too.

Good plans? Yes. A good shave? Of course yes!

Nothing spells the weekend like a long, leisurely shave. Even if you want to keep a stubble, regular maintenance is highly important. It not only keeps your beard hair clean and healthy but also makes you look presentable and neat. All you need is a good razor to transform your face. Here are a few more shatips!

Weekend saviour: Gillette Fusion ProGlide

What’s that?

A cutting-edge shaving technology for manual shaving, this has a blade stabiliser to maintain blade spacing for a comfortable shaving experience, even when you have acne.

The best part is that it also allows the blades to mould to the contours of your face. It is enhanced with Lubrastrip Mineral Oil and lubricating polymers that allow it to move smoothly and avoid nicks and cuts. With the thinnest blade and precision trimmer, you can shave in those hard-to-reach facial areas without any tugs and pull. With an easy-to-hold handle, your shaving routine will be a whole lot of fun.

Pro tip: Never dry shave as this can cause nicks and cuts. Always moisten your skin and use shaving cream.

Get your hair set for the weekend

Good hair makes a good impression. So swing into the weekend looking as handsome as ever. Make sure you have a good hair gel handy so you can style your hair however you wish. Sport a clean debonair look or a savvy dashing look, slather on some hair gel and keep your hair in check and those pesky flyways at bay.

Weekend saviour: Set Wet Ultimate Hold Styling Hair Gel

What’s that?

This is the ultimate get that will tame your hair and let you ace any style you want. Inspired by the man who creates trends, this gel promises great hold and shine and is ideal for all hair types. It’s all you need to look impressive and make a lasting impression.

Pro tip: If you want those instant curls on your man-mane, simply twist or scrunch your hair.

Greys no more. Only fun weekends.

Got greys? Relax! We’ve got you covered. Literally, yes. Grey hair is nothing to worry about. Greys usually happen due to age or stress. Many grey adults have a grey crop and this is known as premature greying. But there’s an amazing solution to battle all this.

Weekend saviour: Revlon Top Speed Hair Color Man.

What’s that?

A natural brown shade, this ammonia-free hair colour protects the natural texture of hair. The formula is enriched with amazing ingredients like Mother Of Pearl and Ginseng Root Extract that leave your hair shiny and strong. It also comes with two quality brushes for easy application in just 5 minutes! Moreover, you can use it for many applications.

Pro tip: Always do a strand test. Not only will you get a glimpse of what the final cover will be, but you will also know if you’re allergic.

Not ‘hair’ to stay for the weekend

While hair looks good, there are those who don’t like it, especially the hair on your arms and legs. For those who like a nice, clean look, we’ve got just the thing for you. Manscaping is the in-thing and when you do, you need to use quality. No compromising on that. So, we’re going to save you the trouble of sneaking a hair remover cream from your girlfriend’s vanity case.

Weekend saviour: Veet Hair Removal Cream For Men

What’s that?

This is a men’s hair removal cream that is infused with Silk and Fresh technology. You can now remove unwanted body hair and even your prickly stubble without the nicks and cuts. This works wonders for removing hair on the chest, back, shoulders, arms, underarms and legs. Veet not only hydrates skin for up to 24 hours but its fragrance technology is also designed to ensure that there is no lingering malodor.

Pro tip: While using a hair removal cream, always wipe in the opposite direction of hair growth. Never rub hard.

Word to the wise

Whatever products you may pick, do read the instruction manual carefully before using. Also, keep a watch on the ingredients and avoid the ones you may be allergic to. If you’re not aware of the allergies, ensure you do a patch test first.

We hope our list has armed you with all you need for your weekend prep. We urge you to take time out and indulge in self-love. It’s relaxing, and comforting and feels great as you restore your energies to dive into the week ahead.

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