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Top 10 Male Grooming Products for This Summer.

These days men are serious about how they look whereas in the past a haircut was simply the only thing that counted as grooming. Men have more than just a passing interest in self-care.

In the 21st century men are nearly as fussy as women when it comes to how they look and smell, writing this as a male I can certify that this is true. If you are a man who wants to look and feel the part this summer, then these are the 10 male grooming products you absolutely need to get.

1. Loreal Men Expert Vita Lift 5 Daily Moisturiser

This product is a must-have for men, it will keep your skin looking fresh, young and will reduce wrinkles, what is not to like! Men who suffer with eyebags will also find this product amazing as it helps to combat those dark circles under your eyes. If you want to get Cristiano Ronaldo’s glowing skin without spending a fortune this product is for you.

2. Paco Rabanne 1 Million

Another essential for men this summer is the 1 Million perfume, this fresh and spicy fragrance will allow you to smell like a million dollars and feel like it too. It’s Flamboyant, self-confident, daring. Summer is a time when you can enjoy yourself and go out more and if you want to smell like millions everywhere you go, this perfume is the one.

3. Cantu Post-Shave Soothing Serum

No one wants to have irritated and dry skin after shaving which can lead to redness, bumps and acne, that’s why this product should be the first pick in a man’s toiletries if you want your morning shave to be a success and leave the house with your skin feeling fresh and looking like an A-list celeb.

4. Lush Dirty Shaving Cream

Cantu-post shave soothing serum is an essential for men this summer and if you want your skin to look impossibly smooth and silky then you need to pair up the soothing serum with Lush’s Dirty shaving cream which helps to soften your skin and hair pre-shave making for a cleaner and less irritating shave that will leave your skin thanking you repeatedly for being so kind to it!

5. Pritech Nose Trimmer

Seeing somebody that has overgrown hair sticking out of their noses can be extremely revolting and make you want to run a mile. Men that want to stay looking well-trimmed and properly groomed should definitely have this product in their bathroom this summer, after only a couple minutes your nose will be forest free and you can start the day off on the right foot.

6. Kyoku For Men Lava Masque Acne Treatment

Acne can be annoying, and it can sometimes seem impossible to get rid of no matter what you do.

However, for men suffering with acne, worry no more because Kyoku have come up with the ultimate weapon to defeat acne, their product finds the deep root of what causes acne by using specific minerals and special lava mud to reduce inflammation within pores and to remove surplus bacterial and oil.

Apply this face mask and you will be glowing inside and out this summer as your skin is given a new lease of life.

7. American Crew 3-in-1 Shampoo/Conditioner and Body Wash.

Hair is debatable one of the most important things to men and looking after it is especially important for us. If you are a man that wants to have hair that is healthy, dandruff free (obviously) and shines in the summer sun, you should make it a priority to get this 3-in-1 product which does everything you need and more. It is ideal for after a long sweaty gym session or in the morning when you want to get ready for the day ahead.

8. Hugo Boss Element Aftershave Lotion 90ml.

This fragrance represents summer, it contains citrus and ginger which gives off a fresh essence and smells amazing. This perfume will make heads turn when walking in the summer sun as the scent is so refreshing and revitalizing. It is not overbearing and strong which makes it a perfect summer fragrance.

9. Blanx Intensive Stain Removal Whitening Toothpaste 75 ml

Having the whitest teeth has become an obsession for men in the 21st century and this product offers you the chance to get a gleaming grill without using sometimes harmful teeth whitening methods. This product removes stains caused by smoking, food, drink and plaque and will leave you blinding people with your smile!

10. Racing Green Face Moisturiser

If you want your face to be as glowing as your teeth, then this product is an essential item for this summer. It contains ingredients such as vitamin c, aloe vera, argan oil, vitamin b3, vitamin e & shea butter which will leave your skin feeling relaxed and hydrated while combatting the stress and excess baggage of daily life.

To summarise our findings, we here at Ikran’s Cosmetics want you to be looking, smelling and feeling like the VIP you are. The products mentioned above will give you an edge this summer and leave people wondering what your secrets are. The aim of this post was to take your grooming game to another level, and we hope when you finish reading this post that you will have learnt some new grooming tips and products. If you like this post why not get a friend to scroll through too.

 

 

 

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Pre-Wedding Skincare Routine

If you have ever seen a bride-to-be in the last few weeks before her wedding, you’ll know that there’s an incredible amount of work that goes into that special day. The event lasts a few hours, but the time that goes into planning, organizing, and rehearsing can’t be measured.

On a day such as this, the last thing you want is your skin acting up. However, all the stress from wedding planning can lead to a breakout. While you can try to hide it with makeup, the best way to get flawless photos and look fresh and confident on your big day is to have a pre-wedding skincare routine.

Here’s how the Clinique Anti-Blemish Solutions 3-Step System can help your skin look smooth and blemish-free for your wedding.

What Is the 3-Step System?

The anti-blemish solution comes in a set of three different products that you need to use in a set order. One set can easily last for around four weeks, which means you should start at least a month before your planned wedding date. The three steps include cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing to clear your skin and prevent breakouts.

If you’re more prone to breakouts and have skin that takes longer to adjust to new skincare routines, you may want to start sooner to prevent any redness or irritation closer to the wedding day.

Step 1: Anti-Blemish Solutions Cleansing Foam

The first product in the set is meant to get deep into your skin and take out the dirt and oil from your pores. You’ll notice a clear difference in the way your skin feels once your pores are unclogged. When you initially start deep cleaning your skin, you might notice that there’s a bit of irritation or even a mild breakout in the initial days. This is because the dirt and grime in your pores is coming to the surface and needs a little time to clear up altogether.

Oily skin leads to more acne, which is why the salicylic acid in the cleansing foam is so important. It reduces oil and cleans out your pores, so your skin feels tighter and perhaps a little dry. Don’t worry about the dryness, however, because you’ll be moisturizing in the last step. Use this how you usually use soap, by lathering up foam and applying it all over your face. Even though it’s only the first step, your skin will feel lighter and cooler after you wash the foam off.

Step 2: Anti-Blemish Solutions Clarifying Lotion

Now, on to the second step. This is an exfoliant, which is an essential measure when it comes to clearing out blemishes for good. Exfoliants clear out dead skin cells and make your skin look more vibrant. Once your skin is clear of dead skin cells, you’ll feel like your skin can finally ‘breathe’. This helps reduce acne breakouts in the future and also reduces blemishes.

Exfoliants are especially important when you have sensitive skin that can’t be cleared with a scrub. It’ll feel cool and icy, making your pores smaller and clearing out even more dirt. Use a cotton swab to dab this all over your face. When you open the product, you’ll notice that there’s a layer of powder that is settled at the bottom. Give the container a good shake before using, to mix all the ingredients together.

Step 3: Anti-Blemish All-Over Clearing Treatment

The final step is the clearing treatment for moisturizing, treating, and clearing your skin. It helps reduce any irritation you might feel from the chemicals in the first two steps and lessens redness as well. It also moisturizes your skin, but just enough to not make it excessively oily or clogged.

It’s light and absorbs right into your skin for a soothing effect, without the shininess or stickiness you usually feel with regular moisturizers. It’s especially helpful if you’re prone to oily skin, because your skin doesn’t need as much moisture as dry skin does. It’s easy to pour out too much when it comes to water-based moisturizers, so be careful to take out a little at a time and apply it with the tabs of your fingers all over your face. It’ll prevent any peeling or drying you may encounter in the previous steps.

Why Is This Skincare Routine Effective?

Having a proper skincare routine in the weeks leading up to your wedding prevents any unforeseen circumstances from popping up, literally. When you’re regularly keeping an eye out for breakouts, acne, and blemishes and going through a three-step process to eliminate oil and dirt, your skin is being thoroughly cleansed.

If you’re a long-time victim of acne breakouts, you’ll know that there are always a few signs that tell you there’s going to be a pimple erupting from your skin in the next few days. That’s because the oil and dirt that build up beneath your skin, inside of a clogged pore, don’t just build up overnight.

A breakout usually happens from inconsistent cleansing and exfoliating practices, which leaves your skin dirty and clogged for long periods of time and finally pushes it to breakout and leave blemishes right before your wedding day.

If you’re prone to breakouts during your period or from high stress levels, you’ll want to make sure you use a skincare routine throughout this time frame, to prevent any blemishes from remaining when it’s time to glam up for your big day.

Final Thoughts

leading up to your special day, take out a few minutes each day and address your skin’s needs. With three products that aim to (1) deep clean and take out dirt and oil buildup  (2)exfoliate and remove dead skin cells that hinder your skin’s shine and vibrance (3) moisturize and treat your skin, you’ll be focusing on every aspect of skincare in only one routine.

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Eau De Toilette Vs Eau De Parfum

Shopping for perfumes can be confusing, not only do you have the daunting responsibility of finding one that you love but then you’re also expected to know the difference between EDP and EDT. The combination letters we find on our perfumes; these abbreviations stand for Eau De Parfum (EDP) and Eau De Toilette (EDT) both found in perfumes for Men and Women. Most of us have asked ourselves why they smell different or have found ourselves buying one thinking it is the same one you always bought but it smells lighter or stronger. To be fair, both style of perfumes are similar in ingredient but they carry different strengths in perfume oil. In our Blog today we will endeavour to help you distinguish the two types of perfumes so you have a better understanding when you are shopping for that perfect scent.

Eau De Toilette, Contrary to popular beliefs is not fake, this perception might come from the fact that it has a lower concentration level in perfume oil. It is a light perfume and it has a lower concentration level of 8-12% which makes it a little cheaper to buy than EDP. The word ‘toilette’ is French and it refers to perfume water women apply before going out, in other words, getting yourself ready for the day and freshening up. This reflects the nature of EDT as it is light, fresh and not in your face. It makes for good daywear and it will gradually fade during the day. Most people recommend applying unscented lotion on your body before spraying EDT to help lock in the scent and increase its longevity

Eau De Parfum, contains between 15% and 20% concentration of perfume oil and for that reason it is much stronger and it lasts longer on the skin, quite irresistible to anyone you might be trying to impress. EDP is found to be bit more expensive than EDT but you’ll find that you use Eau de toilette twice as much to achieve longevity because of the lower perfume oil content and you’ll get through the same-sized EDT twice as much as an EDP, so, you’re not really saving any money. However, with Male perfumes, designers tend to usually produce EDT or Cologne rather than EDP on their collection as most Male perfumes are strong anyway.

Simply put, they both have different uses and appeal to different consumers. Having said that, it’s always good to have both of them in your closet so you can switch between the two scents.

Check out our collection of EDP and EDT.

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