The world’s oldest barbershop helps improve your grooming practices, from facial hair to skincare, for National Men’s Grooming Day and beyond.
National Men’s Grooming Day is a holiday centered around men’s self-care through styling and best grooming practices celebrated on the third Friday of August each year.
- 20 August 2021
- 19 August 2022
- 18 August 2023
- 16 August 2024
- 15 August 2025
- 21 August 2026
- 20 August 2027
- 18 August 2028
As the world’s oldest barbershop with more than 210 years of experience in styling mustaches and beards, Truefitt & Hill has always been at the forefront of product development for the male grooming industry.
If you plan on taking to social media this August to showcase the results of your superior grooming habits, here are a few things you may want to consider as part of your regular grooming routine.
A sense of overall wellness starts with the feeling of healthy skin. Skincare basics include cleaning and moisturizing. We will review the foundational skincare products every man needs.
When looking for a shower gel, hydrating ingredients are a must to keep your skin looking its best. Many gels also include exfoliating beads or have naturally occurring vitamin E to heal the skin. If used regularly, this kind of scrub replenishes the moisture lost through the exfoliating process.
For a facial cleanser, look for a cream-based formula. A cleanser should also have a subtle fragrance and some may also contain beads that gently exfoliate, preparing the skin for shaving in the morning or cleansing at night. Essential oils also help to moisturize and condition the skin giving you the best face forward for your day/night ahead.
A facial moisturizer should create a barrier that helps protect against dehydration and premature skin aging. It should also contain oils to soothe and promote skin healing, as well as vitamin E and panthenol to help slow the effects of aging. Some moisturizers contain an anti-UV sun filter (such as Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate), which can help reduce skin damage, but a sun filter should not be used in place of sunscreen.. If you are going to be outdoors for more than an hour or so it is best to add a layer of sunscreen, we recommend waiting approximately 15 minutes after applying your facial moisturizer to apply sun protection. You want to give your skin a chance to absorb the moisturizer before applying the layer of sunscreen.
Once you have these basics, you may wish to dive deeper to find products for your specific needs. Whether you are looking to resolve ingrown hairs, dry skin, or razor bumps, we can help. To get you started, check out our guide for more tips on proper wet shaving.
Whether you are sporting a classic hairstyle or something more modern, we have products to help you style the perfect ‘do. However, the best hairstyles only look as good as the hair being styled. To take care of your hair, start with these basics:
Shampoo & Conditioner
A good shampoo will feature hydrating vitamin E protein and glycerin, perfect for nourishing dry hair. This combination leaves your hair moisturized and shiny.
Look for a replenishing conditioner that contains milk and wheat protein to strengthen hair and add body. In addition, the protein makes the hair appear thicker and adds loft to the hair follicle, helping hair to seem fuller. While synthetic conditioners can create touchably soft hair with body, these types of conditioners tend to create buildup. Natural ingredients tend to support hair health over the long term.
For styling, you can’t go wrong with a classic pomade. Pomade provides a firm hold on medium to long styles with a shiny, polished, and healthy-looking finish. While some styles need the strong hold of a gel, or the body of a styling clay, In our opinion, pomade is the right product for the well-groomed gentleman to start with.
Facial Hair Care
Throughout the changes in facial fashions, Truefitt & Hill has the perfect beard and mustache product to assist you in pursuing your ideal style. Whatever your facial hair choice, whether it’s a Handlebar, Dali, or Fu Manchu, Truefitt & Hill is committed to ensuring healthy and natural offerings.
The best waxes are formulated using 100% natural, non-synthetic ingredients and are alcohol and paraben free. These unique products not only condition and soften the whiskers but also offer an excellent moldable hold. That hold will allow a mustache to be styled into various shapes and provide a glossy, controlled, and well-groomed look. Style or comb with a mustache comb to suit.
Beard balm should be alcohol and paraben free if possible. This produces a balm easily absorbed by the skin and formulated to nourish, condition, and soften even the most inflexible beard bristles. Regular use will help to improve beard strength as well as aid in the prevention of dry, itchy, and flaking skin. You can then style your beard as desired with a beard brush or mustache comb to smooth the hair and help disperse balm more evenly.
Look for beard oil made with a natural blend of the finest oils. Coconut, Avocado, Sesame, Jojoba, and Argan Oil can be combined to leave the beard looking and feeling soft, well-conditioned, non-greasy, and neatly styled. The skin not only quickly absorbs the blend without clogging pores or hair follicles, but it also combines to reduce irritation and condition and nourish hair and skin alike. Once applied, style your facial hair with a beard brush or mustache comb to smoothen your hair and help disperse oil evenly.
Grooming Products to Meet Your Needs
Once you have the basics down, you can celebrate National Men’s Grooming Day by finding your perfect scent. A well-groomed gentleman goes beyond looking good and finds ways to engage all the senses. You can always turn to Truefitt & Hill for grooming tips beyond shaving. We are the grooming solution for the modern man. Be sure to stop by for a visit, be that online or in-store.