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10 New Year’s Grooming Resolutions For Your Most Handsome Year Yet

Happy New Year! The ball has dropped, but here at Grooming Lounge we haven’t dropped the ball.  With the help of founder, Mike Gilman, we’ve come up with your top 10 easy-to-keep New Year’s grooming resolutions. You’re welcome! You’ll see that a little bit of effort goes a long way, and with good grooming habits come instant results. Hell, it’s much easier than quitting smoking or grinding in the gym. Stick to these New Year’s grooming resolutions and enjoy your most handsome year yet.

  1. Be sharp. Always shave with a fresh blade. Feeling stingy? Consider switching to a safety/2x edge razor. Merkur Super Platinum Stainless Double-Edged Blades are the best fit for most safety razors as well as your wallet. They’re cheaper than the multi-blade replacements, and with a little bit of practice, you’ll benefit from a much closer shave.

  1. Clean up your act. Grooming Lounge founder, Mike Gilman suggests stepping up your grooming game with Mug Cleaner Face Wash. “No more using the same nasty bar of soap you just used to clean your rear-end. Treat your face right with a targeted facial cleanser that’ll improve the feel of your skin and every shave also.”



  1. Shed the dead. Exfoliate the top layer of skin cells with Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask. This natural formulation of Glycerin, Green Tea Extract, and Vitamin C is gentle enough to use on your sensitive skin. Sure your mug will look brighter and feel smoother, but exfoliating improves the efficacy of all your other grooming products allowing them to sink into your skin and go to work.



  1. Protect yourself. Hydrate your skin daily preferably with a moisturizer that has added sunscreen. Lab Series Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 is a non-greasy formula that will soothe your skin while protecting you from the sun’s harmful rays and premature aging.

  1. Don’t be a flake. You can tackle your dandruff problem while still addressing your other hair issues. You don’t have to choose. Brickell Daily Strengthening Shampoo increases volume, banishes flakes and restores shine. And it smells minty fresh, not like those other foul-smelling dandruff shampoos.


  1. Seek professional help. It’s time to lose the nose hair. Mike Gilman agrees,  “If your nose looks like a new year’s party favor when you sneeze, it’s time to get a trimmer or a professional nose waxing.” Whack those rogue hairs with Groom Mate Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer.

  1. Soften up. Treat that beard, urges Mike Gilman. “Growing a beard is easy – just stop shaving. But, maintaining it in a gentlemanly manner is essential. This can be done with the help of beard washes, beard lotions, some scissors and a beard brush.” The Ultimate Beard Maintenance Kit will keep your facial fur in tip-top shape.




  1. Consciously couple. It’s time to lose the unibrow, “Eyebrows are referred to in the plural since every man is supposed to have a pair,” says Gilman. It’s always best to get your eyebrows cleaned up by a pro. However, if you decide to DIY, tweeze  conservatively. You should never appear overly manscaped.

  1. Go Au Natural. The easiest grooming resolution to keep is ditching the  deodorant made with that bead stuff. “Avoid using deodorants with potentially harmful ingredients – and instead go for a more natural product that’ll keep you stench and bad-stuff free.” Smell great all year long with “Our Greatest Pits” Deodorant.

  1. Pull it together. Don’t be afraid to use hair product. Sure, it can be intimidating. With so many waxes, pomades, clays, and gels it can be hard to figure out which one is right for you. Your barber can help you decide on the kind of hold and finish (shiny or matte) you’ll need to achieve maximum handsomeness. And if you’re looking for light control, Pete & Pedro Cream will help you tame your mane.



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