Happy New Year from all of us at 18|8 Brookhaven! Now, we realize that this is the time of the year when many people make resolutions in an attempt to better themselves (and typically failing too!). As your Atlanta men’s salon, we’d like to bring up the idea of making a few of these resolutions in an attempt to better your own grooming habits (and hopefully succeeding!). While you can always come to our barbershop for Brookhaven shaves, beard trims, and waxing, it’s just as important to maintain a great daily grooming regimen on your own. To help you out, we’ve provided you with three great ideas for grooming resolutions that would be perfect for the new year!
Learn to Properly Wash Your Face
Truthfully, plenty of men really don’t know how to wash their face properly. You may even be surprised that some guys don’t even bother washing their face! Ew! Many use standard bars of soap for cleaning their faces, but this will just strip the skin of the natural oil that it produces. Instead, use a face wash to clean your face as it’ll remove the dirt and gunk from your face while leaving in the moisture. We recommend washing your face twice a day – once in the morning and then before going to bed.
Take the Sting out of Shaving
This is going to sound very redundant, but lots of guys don’t know how to shave well either! Sure, while they’re completely capable of shaving – that is, removing all those pesky hairs that sprout from their face – they just don’t know how to do it properly. If you’re one of those guys, it’s okay – you’re not alone at all! Allow us to give you a quick and easy three-step process that’ll make your shaves much smoother:
- Exfoliate – Before shaving, you’ll want to use a face scrub. This will remove your dead skin and help expose your hairs. This will allow for a better shave with much less irritation.
- Shave – We recommend using a natural shave cream for your skin. This will minimize any redness and itchiness that you may feel and it’ll make the shave so much easier for your skin.
- Aftershave – After you’ve finished shaving, apply a natural aftershave – one without alcohol, as it’s unnecessary and can just cause irritation. The aftershave will help soothe your skin and leave it feeling clearer and smoother.
Don’t Forget to Floss!
One of the first things that someone else will notice about you is your teeth so don’t forget to give your teeth the same level of care that you would your skin! Not only will it dislodge any nasty plaque and food particles between your teeth, but it can help you stave off gum disease. Advanced cases of gum disease can cause a variety of health problems, including the loss of your own teeth. And if that happens, it’ll take more than just a bit of grooming to cover that up! Make sure to floss daily to keep your teeth looking great and your gums feeling healthy.
Contact Your Brookhaven Men’s Salon!
Have any questions for us? Feel free to contact us and let us know! If you’re interested in scheduling an appointment with us for Brookhaven shaves, beard trims, waxing, or any of our other exceptional services, please don’t hesitate to give us a call at (404) 481-5368. We can’t wait to hear from you and we hope you have a great 2018!