4 Important Grooming Resolutions For 2018

4 Important Grooming Resolutions for 2018

It’s a new year, and that means it’s the perfect opportunity to revamp your style – and 18|8 Barrington is here to help. As Barrington’s premier men’s salon, we’re here to help the men of Barrington, IL look and feel their best every single day. We’re proud to provide expert haircuts, shaves, and other grooming services, but looking great means more than just a great haircut. If you want to make 2018 your most stylish year yet, these 4 grooming resolutions are a must.

 

Start Exfoliating. Now.

If you mention exfoliation to most men, they’ll probably think you’re talking about a foreign destination – but exfoliating should be a core part of your skin care routine. Exfoliation refers to the process of using an abrasive substance to scrub off dead skin cells, revealing the fresh, younger-looking skin underneath. If you’re not already exfoliating, make it a resolution to pick up an exfoliating cream or paste this year and start using it. You’ll be amazed how much your skin will thank you.

 

Sunscreen, Every Day.

Most guys only think about sunscreen when they’re headed to the beach, but it’s time to make sunscreen a part of your every day. Sunscreen protects your skin from harmful UV rays, which create wrinkles, fine lines, dark spots, and eventually skin cancer. You should be wearing sunscreen every time you expose your skin to sunlight – so for 2018, it might be time to make sunscreen a part of your morning routine.

 

Change Up Your Scent

Even for guys that use cologne, it’s usually a one-size-fits-all arrangement. But here’s the thing: colognes are designed with specific settings in mind. The dark, musky scents of winter don’t fit in with the floral aesthetics of summer. So this year, try using scents to match the season. Opt for heavier, thicker, muskier scents during the colder months, and switch to a lighter, fresher scent for the summer sun. Trust us – your scent will make much more sense, and as they say, variety is the spice of life!

 

Take Shaving Seriously

If you’re sick of razor burn, make 2018 the year you end it once and for all. Pick up a nice bottle of after-shave balm and apply it liberally after every shave. A balm will moisturize dry skin, help close any nicks and cuts from shaving, and repair some of the damage from shaving. If you really want to take your shave to the next level, though, it might be time to leave it to the pros – and an undeniably classic straight razor shave from 18|8 Barrington is the perfect way to do that.

 

Schedule an Appointment with Your Barrington, IL Men’s Salon

We hope these resolutions help you make 2018 your most stylish year yet – and if you want help in that department, that’s what we’re here for. We’ll help you look, feel, and perform at your best with world-class grooming treatments. Ready to see the 18|8 difference? We’d love to show you. Book an appointment online today and start 2018 in style!