Notes to My Younger Self
We can’t turn back time, however much we would like to close our eyes and relive that first kiss, or that summer that went on forever. But confidant in who you are today, you can educate and offer guidance and give a jolly good pep talk to your preppy self, particularly when it comes to male grooming.
Learning to take good care of your skin after you shave is the most fundamental part of a grooming routine. However, looking back, our younger selves often didn’t really have a choice, but to listen to our peers when it came to preening. A note to our younger self would be to avoid awkward shaving sessions with family seniors, and instead look towards the experts – it is a sure-fire way of getting it right.
Truefitt & Hill have devised clear, easy steps for the younger man – the erstwhile you. The starting point is the thoroughly modern No.10 Range, as easy on the eye and on the pocket as it is on your skin. Start your morning with the Authentic No.10 Cleansing Scrub and you are likely to end the week with nourished, healthy and rejuvenated skin. Follow it with the Authentic No.10 Sensitive Moisturiser, this may not feel important when you are a teenager, but rest assured it will become one of the most important habits most of those over thirty wished they had religiously stuck to.
Let’s cut to the chase, those first shaves were often a calamity. What is key to remember when shaving, other than preparation, are short gentle strokes. The razor should glide over the skin in the direction of the hair growth, to prevent nicks and cuts. With more confidence comes a closer and more comfortable shave. Truefitt knows, that as a shaving beginner, a shaving gel may feel easier to work with. Authentic No.10 Sensitive Shave Gel is enriched with willow bark, borage oil and aloe vera, it offers a clear path to shaving success, leaving you satisfied in the knowledge that in time, as you mature, you will be tempted by lathering formulas of shaving creams and soaps – but there is no rush, you will find your fit.
Truefitt senses there is something grown-up about the desire to aspire and with a step-up, presents the slick Ultimate Comfort Range. From one person to the next, sensitive skin responds differently to different cleansing methods, take the cream-based Daily Facial Cleanser - it not only deeply cleanses, but helps to retain moisture – a must for even the most fresh-faced youth.
Let’s face it, you will be in your skin for a long time, so treat it with respect, care for it, show it some love. Using an Advanced Facial Moisturiser creates a barrier to help protect against dehydration and skin ageing. Start your day, every day with Advanced Facial Moisturiser and feel hydrated and protected – containing a sun filer, this product helps to offer protection against UV damage, while lavender oil and allantoin soothe and promote the healing of the skin.
Turn back time and you will likely recall that a shave of the past meant a bleary-eyed you picking up a razor and dragging it across your face until the last of the stubble was gone – disaster! A really good shave, on the other hand, requires just a little more effort, some know-how and the right set of tools and products.
As the name suggests, the Pre-Shave Oil is an oil that is applied to the face before the use of any shaving soap, shaving cream or shaving gel. Truefitt’s neatly packaged pre-shave oil is jam-packed with ten essential oils to ease razor glide, moisturise, condition and protect the skin during the shave.
With tight schedules, time for many is hardly a luxury, but the morning routine should not be rushed. Truth be told, practice makes perfect.
The Ultimate Comfort Range is specially designed to work that little bit harder for the man with sensitive skin. The Ultimate Comfort Shaving Cream provides the closest shave whilst protecting and aiding in the repair of the skin. Using a shaving brush to whip up your shaving lather will improve your shaving experience dramatically. The last step in this pleasing grooming journey is the application of Ultimate Comfort Aftershave Balm. Rich in restorative ingredients such as aloe vera extract, it is designed to visibly reduce skin irritation related to razor burn, leaving the skin feeling smooth and supple with a soft, shine-free finish.
Aesthetically pleasing, the Ultimate Comfort Range collection finds fans amongst the twenty-something, when feeling good and looking good is not just about what you were putting on your skin, but a desire for packaging appeal – this contemporary colourway of off-white, taupe and Truefitt blue is a smart addition to any bathroom shelf.