There’s no denying it, over the last few years beards have been having a moment! But, did you know there’s more to a beard than simply breaking up with your shaver? For you to score ultimate beard bragging rights, you need to keep it neat, tidy and nourished. Allow us to help you navigate the world of beard grooming with a little help from Clinique’s seriously stylish shaving products for men available now at The Perfume Shop.
Plus, as if learning how to create the beard you’ve always dreamt of wasn’t enough, we’ve teamed up with the amazing people at Clinique for Men to give away an amazing bundle of goodies! Read on to find out more and for your chance to win.
Let it grow
Before you can begin fine-tuning, make sure you’ve left your facial hair to grow for at least 4-6 weeks, so you have a great base to work with. If you try trimming and manipulating the hair before you’re happy with the growth, you may find uneven patches/textures. If the handsome rough and ready look is what you’re after, trust us you can still achieve this without interfering. Patience is key!
Shape up like the pros
When you’re ready to trim or shape up your beard, be inspired by the professionals. You can get a better shave by pressing a hot towel on the skin (this opens up the pores) before shaving. This is great on those harder-to-trim areas like your neckline. You can also use shaving soap or gel to prepare the skin for a smoother shave.
Close the pores with aftershave lotion or balm
Once you’ve trimmed away the unruly hairs and shaped up your lines, you need to close the pores. This step is often overlooked, but it’s so important as it can help prevent redness and ingrown hairs. We recommend using an aftershave lotion or balm (the balm has the same properties but has a slightly different texture that’s more suited to sensitive skin types). A splash of this closes up pores, releases your favourite scent and also contain antiseptic agents that prevent infections from cuts and skin irritation.
Keep skin nourished
Once you’re happy with the length and shape, keep skin nourished with the help of moisturiser and beard oil. Adding moisture will prevent dry and flaking skin which can show up in your beard (not the best look). The beard oil is a scented touch that is less grease and more added shine. So, in a similar way as you wouldn’t think twice about leaving the house without product in the head on your head, you need to give the same considerations for the hair on your face. And a little comb through wouldn’t go amiss too!
Win with Clinique for Men
We are giving 1 lucky customer the chance to win a selection of Clinique For Men products. The winner will receive a bundle including:
- Happy for Men Cologne Spray 100ml
- Clinique For Men - Aloe Shave Gel 125ml
- Clinique For Men - Charcoal Face Wash 200ml
- Clinique For Men - Exfoiliating Tonic 200ml
- Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Activated Water-Gel Concentrate 48ml
- Clinique For Men - Maximum Hydrator Eye 96Hr Concentrate 15ml