The mens’ self care movement has been on a steady rise in the past few years. Gone is the notion that men are meant to be dirty and messy. In fact, the vast majority of men now understand the importance of proper hygiene, and it’s caused the mens’ self-care industry to flourish.
While having a competitive mens’ self-care industry is great, the problem is that it’s easy to get confused and even intimidated by the sheer number of choices available to us. This article is meant to help simplify the buying process. Here are some products that every man needs in his bathroom:
Even with shampoo and body soaps, it’s still important to keep hand soap in your bathroom. Not only is this a means to keep your hands (and those of your visitors’) clean, but it’s also a way to make your bathroom feel more welcoming. You may even want to hang a clean hand towel for bonus points.
A Spare Toothbrush
Besides your own toothbrush, it’s important to keep a sealed spare. You never know when you could have an unexpected overnight visitor. Even a simple toothbrush will do.
Extra Toilet Wipes
It’s bad enough to run out of toilet paper in your own home. It’s even worse when it happens while you’re at someone else’s. Spare your visitors from the embarrassment by leaving spare rolls in an easy-to-reach space. You may even want to consider getting flushable wipes to minimize the risk of your toilet clogging.
Perfumes should be treated as your primary fragrance while colognes are your remedy for a smell-related emergency. Colognes aren’t cheap, but they last for over a few years. Consider investing in a water-based cologne so that your skin gets hydrated too.
Shaving is an important part of your hygiene routine, but what you do after shaving is just as important. Aftershave helps disinfect the shaved area and it also prevents a skin infection called “barber’s itch”, which is caused by poor post-shaving habits.
Cotton swabs are used for more than just cleaning ears. They can be used to clean wounds, clean makeup mishaps, apply spot treatments, and they can even be used to free a stuck zipper. You’d likely be storing your first aid pack in your bathroom anyway, so you might as well have readily accessible Q-tips.
There should always be hair gel or pomade in your bathroom, even if you’re bald. You never know when a friend might need a quick touch up before you all head out. Your friends will definitely appreciate you for keeping a bit of pomade in your bathroom.
While it’s not recommended for regular use, Advil can spell the difference between a ruined day and an “okay” day. Having this in stock can help get you through headaches and hangovers that might otherwise ruin your day.
A gentleman’s bathroom is a sacred place. Whether you have regular visitors or not, it’s important to keep these things in stock as they not only help you maintain your hygiene habits, but being prepared for an emergency, even a minor hygiene emergency, is one way to boost your confidence. Feel free to add more items to your bathroom once you’re well stocked on these bathroom essentials.