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The holiday season is already knocking at the door and the first snow just felt this week. We are already 20 days before Christmas and it is the perfect time for you, gentlemen, to prepare your beauty “assets”. Very often, men struggle with their beauty routine. Either we have no time for anything more than the basic hygiene or we will take hours treating ourselves. At the end, we do not really know how to handle a beauty routine on a regular basis. It is time for taking care of yourself. Here are 3 important pieces of advice to help you getting ready to celebrate.

Care for your beard, it is time to be perfect


Due to the fact that the hair that is on your face is much different from the hair on your head, it comes with its very own set of instructions. Beards are trendy at the moment, but only when they’re well cared for.  No one likes to look at a scraggly, scruffy beard with food stuck in it after all! And this could happen during those celebration diners at the end of the year. So, you need to get a very good beard trimmer, which is one of the key items to ensure that your beard will have a great  look. With an adjustable trimmer, you will be able to trim your beard without fear of problems. Stay completely away from scissors as there is no way that you will get an even cut with them. Getting a wide trimmer will assist you in making the overall trimming simpler, while a smaller trimmer will help you get the clean lines that you are after.

Keep up with your baby face and skin, Santa will appreciate.


Every morning it is the same struggle: how to take care of your skin and still keep things time efficient. As a man, your face is your visit card and year after year you need to take care of it. In order to keep your skin healthy, the advice would be to get rid of dead cells regularly so your skin can “breathe” and you keep a healthy look. For your face some beauty advisors would tell you to exfoliate your face twice a week. Obviously this can be challenging for us men that are still struggling with the basics. So we would advice to use a gentle exfoliator once a week and you can use it while taking your morning shower. It will be much easier to wash off the product. In any case you need to find the best beauty routine for men that would fit your needs and schedule. No matter if you are a man or a woman, every beauty expert will tell you that the best thing to do in order to prevent skin aging is MOISTURIZING! It sounds simple but it is the truth. It all start by a simple gesture: drink enough water. In deed, every efficient skin moisturizing starts from the inside. We need to drink between 1.5L and 2.0L of water everyday. This will supply the natural moisture your metabolism requires. Of course bringing some help is always a good thing. You need to choose carefully the best product as your skin type and the way you will use it might be important. You can find the best skincare products for men just by asking your beauty advisor at the perfumery store.

Smell good, feel good and be a Christmas star

Most of men do not know exactly what is the correct name of their fragrance. They choose a fragrance to wear and sometimes someone else have chosen the fragrance they wear. Nevertheless, there is an aim to “smell good” and men know that fragrances can be part of their seductive power. So yes it is important. So how to choose the right fragrance for you? Not a simple task. Some men will prefer light fragrances like Eau de Cologne. It is fresh, not much intrusive and represent a good extension of their hygiene routine. Smell fresh equals smell clean. Fragrances like Ck One, Mugler Cologne, Eau Sauvage, Acqua di Gio or Cool Water by Davidoff represent a set of choices you might wish to explore if you like sparkling and bright fragrances.

Acqua Di Gio by Giorgio Armani

In case you wish to step up a bit, masculine perfumery has scented bombs that will definitely boost your charisma (in a certain way). Fragrances like Le Male by Jean-Paul Gaultier, Azzaro for men, A*Men by Mugler or even One Million by Paco Rabanne will make a blast no matter where you go. Obviously they are very distinctive fragrances and you will leave an invisible yet present mark everywhere you go. Last but not least, you might be looking for something more unique, more confidential and that might not be a perfumery mainstream. For that you can find hundreds of alternative brands, mostly independent, that will offer unique and exquisit fragrances. These niche brands will work their product portfolio aways from the perfumery “block-busters” and if you fall in love with one of these scents you might not be able to find something similar elsewhere. Interesting brands to discover are Serge Lutens, Penhaligon’s, Creed, Joe Malone, Frederic Malle or even Maison Francis Kurkdjian.

A*Men by Thierry Mugler

By taking care of yourself, you show you are a caring person. Also do not forget that we live a longtime now, so you might want to keep up the good looking for an extra while. With all the beauty tips above you have a great beauty programme to create and please yourself with self-indulgent great moments. Get ready for Christmas and enjoy this cheerful time of the year

José Amorim

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