The All-Day Grooming Guide With Esquire Magazine
Plus, eight industry-leading products for less than you might think
Taking care of your skin and hair is a lot like working out in the gym. You can have all the best gear at your disposal, but it's knowing how to use it that really matters. With over £220 worth of products for just £50, our Grooming Box collaboration with Esquire Magazine already takes care of the heavy lifting when it comes to shopping. And now, so you don't have to throw your back out learning what to do with it all, we've pulled together a foolproof grooming routine using the contents that will see you through from morning until night.
The All-Day Grooming Guide
With The BEAST. x Esquire Men's Grooming Box
Looking good all day demands more than a quick rinse in the morning, but who has time for a 10-step Korean glass skin beauty routine before work? Keeping it streamlined calls for a clear set of priorities, starting with your face.
Providing you don't have extremely oily or acne-prone skin, washed your face well the night before and slept on a clean pillowcase, it's okay to skip the cleanser in the morning. In fact, splashing your face with water and applying a moisturiser like this one by SA.AL & Co not only saves time, it also avoids disturbing the skin's natural protective barrier.
Smelling good, on the other hand, is not optional. Lather up with Plant Apothecary's 100 per cent natural Wakey Wakey Body Wash to kick-start the day, then top-up the herbal yet zesty zing with the citrus and herbal-musk deodorant by Baxter of California. You've just saved yourself enough time for a proper breakfast.
A lunchtime gym trip can be a great way to hit your fitness goals during time-crunched weeks, but it also poses a tricky situation when it comes to your hair. If you're worried about over-washing (and you should be), rinse any sweat out using water, but avoid shampoo. Then apply the Sea Salt Spray by Murdock to towel-dried locks for that that just-been-for-a-swim-without-having-to-go-all-the-way-to-the-beach hair.
If a heavy workout or the 4pm slump has had you eyeing up the espresso machine, stop. Too much coffee not only dries out your skin, it also causes a spike in the stress hormone cortisol, which can cause your skin to produce excess oil, overproduce new skin cells, and increase your body's inflammation levels. Instead, pop an Energy Supplement Strip by Patchology on your tongue. Each tab contains 25mg of caffeine to improve alertness, alongside vitamin D to fight fatigue and antioxidant green tea. All jolt, no jitters.
Some of the most important work the skin does naturally happens while we're not even conscious. That said, it's not enough to simply brush your teeth and hit the hay. If left overnight, all the harmful toxins, pollution and germs your face has accumulated throughout the day can cause serious damage to your dermis. That's where the antioxidant-rich Cleanser by Allies of Skin comes in.
Follow up with the Agnostico All-In-One Balm by Bullfrog. As well as being celebrated for its ability to soften and moisturise coarse stubble, it's also a grooming all-rounder that works as a hydrating serum and post-shave balm.
Lastly, swipe away screen eyes with Heath's Eye Serum. The powerful roll-on features a unique blend of ingredients that block out and repair damage done by blue light. Keep it in the fridge for the coolest way to forget you have to do it all again tomorrow.
The BEAST. x Esquire Grooming Box includes eight full size, industry-leading products – plus a year's subscription to the digital edition of Esquire - for only £50, saving you £170.Back