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Men’s Grooming Tips

by Myron Mariano

Men do not need as many products as those of the fairer sex, but that doesn't mean we don’t need to put thought in what we buy for ourselves. For spring, give your grooming regimen a much-needed refresh with these green picks.

Hair: If you're a guy with hair, then a shampoo-conditioner combo should be a mainstay in your shower, for two separate reasons: The shampoo cleanses the gunk that has accumulated in your hair, and the conditioner nourishes the strands. Acure Organics Lemongrass + Argan Stem Cell Shampoo and Conditioner; acureorganics.com

Hairstyling: Most guys need no more than a styling cream with a light hold (and perhaps a pleasant but subtle scent) to get them through most situations. Warm a small amount—about the size of a nickel—between your palms and apply the cream on towel-dried hair. Style with just your fingers for a casual, nonchalant look, or use a comb for a sleeker finish. ManCave Conditioning Style Cream; mancaveinc.com. Brothers Artisan Oil Sage & Mint Forest Oil; brothersartisanoil.com

Body Moisturizer: Light moisturizers work best this season, as they are absorbed faster and don't leave you feeling sticky. Pay attention to typical rough, dry spots, such as your elbows, knees, and—if you're lifting weights to get summer-ready—your palms. Marlowe Man Body Soufflé; marloweskin.com. Giovanni Cosmetics Graprefruit Sky Body Lotion; giovannicosmetics.com

Deodorant: An organic, aluminum-free deodorant should always be in your Dopp kit, to deal with the funk you get after sweating, be it at the gym or a big pitch at work. Kent & Bond Bentonite Clay Deodorant; kentandbond.com

Face Moisturizer: Reach for moisturizing facial oils now that the weather is warmer, instead of the emollient-rich variants you used during the winter. They may be pricier, but you only need a few drops to get the same thirst-quenching benefits. Plant Apothecary Face Oil with Sea Buckthorn; plantapothecary.com

Shave: Cleansing your skin with a mild facial wash with warm water is a must-do before shaving. This removes debris, opens your pores and helps your skin absorb the hair-softening properties of the shave cream better. Marlowe Men's Shave Cream and Shave Gel; marloweskin.com. Earth Tu Face Travel Face Wash; earthtuface.com

Bath: Your choice of cleansing agents depends largely on your bathing preference. Bars are great for guys who don’t take a lot of time in the shower. If you treat your time in the bathroom as part of a ritual, then a paraben-free, cedarwood-scented shower gel might be more your speed. A scrub session once a week will also do your skin wonders. Kent & Bond Charcoal Pine Organic Body Brick; kentandbond.com. Giovanni Cosmetics Cool Mint Lemonade Salt Scrub; giovannicosmetics.com. ManCave Cedarwood Shower Gel; mancaveinc.com

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