Shaving can be beneficial to your skin, as long as you know how to do it properly. Still, sometimes we look very closely at our shaving props and techniques and tend to forget that what happens after the shave is as important as the shave itself. » Read the rest of this entry «
November 25th, 2010 § 0
November 17th, 2010 § 0
Men are notorious for skimping on our skin maintenance routines. Skin care has not been considered manly, and the label “beauty product” has not helped to get us close to moisturizers, face washes and the like.
Now, things have changed quite a lot, and a weathered, leathery face is not what we want to sport anymore, nor what women prefer.
But what are the bare essentials of skin care? Is there a simple routine to improve the health of our skin without going overboard? » Read the rest of this entry «
November 9th, 2010 § 0
Some archeologists claim that beer kicked-started civilization, and whether that proves to be true or not, the civilized beer connoisseur knows that there’s more to life than hops. And to sport a spotless mug, the folks at DRAFT Magazine picked some fine products brewed just for men. Among them, Anthony Logistics for Men Razor Burn Repair. An emulsion that “soothes razor-burned skin and erases irritation; ingredients like St. John’s wort and chamomile calm inflammation, while aloe and marshmallow squelch redness and sting.”
Read more about Razor Burn Repair here.
November 9th, 2010 § 2
You never see razor burn in old photographs. For all our modern tools –lubricating gels, moisturizing balms with SPF– an apothecary-style morning ritual combining today’s knowledge with old-time techniques may be a better way. I started with a [...] Semogue shaving brush, handmade in Portugal by a small family business. The stiff boar bristles of the 1520 brush [...] (fendrihan.com) felt so great while exfoliating my skin that I may start brushing my face for fun. I used it with [...] Gentlemens Refinery’s Black Ice shave cream [...], developed by Las Vegas master barber Perry Gastis. Its light pink hue and whiff of anise (an anti-inflammatory) shocked me at first, but it builds a rich, not-too-thick lather. I finished off my face like my old man did, with an aftershave splash…
Old-style shaving techniques do have a lot to offer, and as Lidsky notes it, the improvement might not only leave you with better skin, but also with a smile upon your face.
November 9th, 2010 § 0
Mühle-Pinsel is celebrating its 65th year of operations. Run by the grandchildren of founder Otto Müller, the brand is recognized by its iconic mill; or Mühle, in German, the place where a Müller, or miller, works.
The house of Mühle excels at bringing together tradition and cutting-edge technology to a carefully designed product line. The Mühle offering has sure evolved and the company has prospered since the first bristle brushes were produced in a wash-house and loaded on to horse carts, shortly before the end of the Second World War. The company is one of the few worldwide producers of complete shaving lines, and their trendsetting design is young and contemporary.