The medicine cabinet is an often overlooked aspect of a man’s life.
But having everything you need (and a few luxuries) neatly organised in one place will help you develop a routine and keep your appearance on point.
Toothpaste and deodorant are givens. What we’re recommending are the essentials you never knew you needed, upgrades to current staples, and those little extras for special occasions.
Keep scrolling to check them all out.
The harsh surfactants in most bar soaps are not your friend.
Avoid tight, dried out skin by reaching for a mild cleanser like Baxter's Daily Face Wash, which is fragrance-free, gentle, and effective.
Pictured: Baxter of California Daily Face Wash ($US17)
True, you shouldn't scrub your face every day.
But a scrub before you take the razor to your whiskers can loosen up dirt and dead skin hiding in your beard and get your hairs ready for their cutting.
Pictured: Every Man Jack Face Scrub ($US9.95)
After your shave, don't reach for the astringent. An alcohol-based product is the last thing your skin needs after it's been stripped of its oils.
A cooling post-shave balm will moisturize skin and restore balance.
Pictured: Dove Men + Care Post Shave Balm ($US4)
Every day, after you get out of the shower, slap some moisturizer on your face.
This gives your face some relief and -- if your moisturizer has SPF, which it should -- protects against wrinkles and harmful UV rays.
Pictured: Jack Black Double Duty Face Moisterizer ($US28)
Nothing separates a man from a boy like a tube of Neosporin and a Band-Aid. Don't rely on anyone to bring you meds when you need them. Be prepared.
You'll need provisions for cuts and bruises, colds, headaches, and upset stomachs. Also, chapped lips are nothing to ignore.
Pictured: Band-Aids ($US3) and Neosporin ($US8)
Cologne may not be part of your usual routine, but you're going to need it sometimes.
Make sure you have a favourite. Don't actually keep it in your medicine cabinet, though, as the steam and heat of the shower can damage the delicate oils.
Pictured: Gucci Pour Homme II ($US88)
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