Love it or loathe it, facial hair is something that we all have to contend with. Whether you can grow a beard that puts a mountain man to shame, or barely produce enough fuzz to frighten a peach – it’s time to discover your grooming options on how to maintain and accentuate your facial foliage. There are plenty of styles and shapes that appeal to every man, and finding the right one for you is about to get a whole lot easier. Facial hair shapes more than just your face and mouth; it can determine who you are as a man, and how people interact with you.
Don’t believe us? Grow that bad boy out for a few weeks to hobo levels and see how many people want to sit next to you on the bus. Shave it all off, and wait for everyone to ask what the monumental occasion is. Whether you realize it or not, people do pay attention to your facial hair, and what you do (or don’t do) can leave a lasting impression. So whether, you’re ready to turn it up a notch and try out a new style, are looking to find ways to make the daily routine a little more bearable, than Male Standard has the answer.
We teamed up with industry experts AXE to find out what’s trending in the male grooming world and which effortless steps you can choose to improve your facial grooming routine.
The first major problem we encountered is that many men feel shaving is a universal method; if you watched your old man shaving and simply followed suit, then you might not realize that a) technology has changed, b) styles have changed, and c) that you might not have the same skin type or facial features as Pops; and could be damaging your face or wearing the wrong style to accentual your features. So where can you turn for answers? Shaving, sadly, isn’t something we are taught at school, and many more didn’t receive guidance at home.
The next red flag is that when asked, some men thought that shaving was only a two-step process; lather up some gel and whip it off. While others were more creative, and attempted to style and shape and sometimes to great success, it still shows that even today, we might not all be aware of the damages we are causing or how to shave correctly. Under that mane of growth is sensitive skin that requires specific treatment and care. Shaving can be particularly harmful when you irritate the hair follicles, producing razor burn and unsightly rashes.
Choosing the right tools for the job is just as necessary and often overlooked, with many men simply grabbing the first items they see in the grocery store. We totally get that you want to get in and get out as quickly as possible, but investing in quality products, such as the AXE Shave line, will help make sure that your skin receives the essential nutrients it needs to recover from damages and weekly maintenance. The choice doesn’t have to be complicated.
Even if, you are a proud bearded man, in fact especially if you wear facial hair, you will know that simply letting hair grow on its own accord is not an option. Without regular trimming and treatment, it will continue on its own grizzly course and leave you with an unattractive food catcher; the arch nemesis to good looks and svelte shaving routines. So what’s the best way to learn how to assess your facial profile and shaving needs? The answer is easier than you think! While it’s best to look in the mirror once in a while, we found a new interactive way to shape up.
The AXE Face and Shave Profiler is awesome fun, and can guide you through the process to find out which type of stubble you’re sprouting, which skin routines are best suited for you, and has a series of expert tutorials to guide you through the steps needed to get the exact look you are going for. Think of this like intensive facial hair boot camp; you’re going to come out the other side looking like a champ! As an added bonus, and to ensure that you get the best shave known to man, you’ll also be given expert advice on choosing the right AXE face products.
You can run the profiler here, but hold up. Before you dash off and have fun, we’ve upped the ante and want to offer you an exclusive opportunity to get your hands on some seriously exciting products – for FREE. Yep, you heard us right. Male Standard has three packs of freebies that have your name on it, with everything you need for the perfect shave. All you have to do is go and find your facial profile, and report back to the comments below with your results to enter into the male grooming competition.
So stop shaving and hoping for the best, and take a few minutes to discover the expert tips you need to know in order to create and maintain the perfect facial hair. Report back with your results and stand a chance of winning one of three goodie bags in the process. Good luck!
Thank you all for participating. We are proud to announce the winners of the AXE giveaway:
1. Joey Hernandez
3. Jonathan Cisneros
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