As we prepare for our newest event, Makeover Mayhem, we thought it would be a great idea to share with you some must-have grooming products that should be in every college students’ shopping cart. From cleansers to conditioners, we’ve got you covered.
Here is our Must-Have Grooming Products list:
1. Face Wash
Taking care of your face can be the simplest, and best, thing you can do! When looking for face wash products, you should choose based on your skin type. After all, a product that works for someone with oily skin may make someone else’s skin dry and flaky. Some great brands are: St. Ives®, Simple® Skincare and Cetaphil®. If you have acne, use a product that contains salicylic acid, such as Neutrogena® Oil-Free Acne Wash.
With the help of a face moisturizer, your skin can stay soft and smooth, even in the harsh winter months. Clean and Clear® Dual Action Moisturizer helps you maintain pristine skin by moisturizing while fighting acne. Clean and Clear® also has a Morning Burst Hydrating Gel Moisturizer that will make your face feel fresh, clean and ready for the day.
Winter weather brings dry skin; we all know it’s true. So don’t feel weird pulling out the lotion in the morning, it’s a necessity! Some great lotions under $10 are Aveeno®, Eucerin® and Bert’s Bees®. Aveeno® lotions come in many varieties and are non-greasy, making them a great product that can be used all year round.
4. Lip Balm
Do your kissing partner a favor; if you feel your lips cracking, apply some lip balm. One of the best kinds is Burt’s Bees® Lip Balm. Depending on your preference, you can get a balm with no color or choose from one of the many tinted lip balms in the brand’s collection. Burt’s Bees® lip balms are made from natural ingredients including, of course, beeswax! They don’t have much flavor and help to cure chapped, cracked lips. If Burt’s Bees® just isn’t for you, you can always stick with the trusted Blistex® and ChapStick® brands.
5. Shaving Cream
Have you been cutting yourself while shaving? No worries, there are some great, trusty shaving cream bands that can add a smooth surface for your razor, preventing cuts and razor burns. Skintimate® brand shaving cream is really soft on the skin, and it’s affordable too! It also comes in different varieties depending on your skin sensitivity. If you’re looking for the perfect beard buster, try Barbasol® shaving cream. The rich lather allows for a close, comfortable shave.
6. Shampoo and Conditioner
The shampoo and conditioner aisle always seems to drag on forever, and it can be hard to decide which brands are best. What works for you will depend on your hair style and type. TRESemmé® offers a lot of different options, and isn’t that expensive. Less expensive brands that still do the trick include: Suave and L’Oréal®. For a stronger scent, try Axe® Dual 2-in-1 Shampoo and Conditioner. No rinse, lather and repeat for this one; you only have to apply it once! You also avoid having to buy conditioner.
Hairsprays are an essential. Not only do they last a long time, they also keep your hair looking perfect and in place all day. Try Aussie®. With a wide variety of products under its line, you are sure to find one that suits your needs. Most of the hairsprays are humidity resistant, provide strengthening for the hair and give the hair maximum volume.
Styling hair can be difficult without some help. That’s where mousse comes in! Do you have flyaway curls? No worries, Suave® Whipped Crème Mousse product styles the hair and keeps them in place. Some other brands to consider for straight or curly, long or wavy hair are: Pantene® Pro-V®, Nexxus® and TRESemmé®. For shorter, thicker hair, Suave® Styling Aid for Men is a trustworthy product.
9. Mouth Wash
This product may be overlooked, but it helps to brighten your smile and freshen your breath. The most trusted brand is Listerine®, which comes at a decent price. Although the original Listerine® is known for its burning sensation as it cleanses your mouth, there are other flavors that do the job with less bite. Mint, cool mint and fresh mint flavors all are much better for those who don’t enjoy the original.
10. Perfume and Cologne
Here is where the prices escalate. No worries though – you can easily find sweet-smelling aromas at a decent cost. For the ladies, there are some enticing new perfumes at Bath & Body Works®, like Forever Midnight and Twilight Woods, that are sure to keep you feeling fresh and awake. For a less flowery scent, try Old Spice®, Men’s Bleu de Chanel or Axe®. Old Spice® promises that the Red Zone Swagger products will turn up a masculine smell and enhance your awesomeness (their words, not ours). If that sounds right for you, try it out! Find your signature scent and you will be a step above the rest.
Don’t forget to check out the Makeover Mayhem event on Tuesday, Nov. 19. It’s an event for all students. This is a great way to see how some of these products help in creating your own personal style. Bring a friend and let the pampering and grooming begin!