Self-care is important. Anno 2019, it’s the buzz word on everybody’s lips. For good reason. It’s precisely those love yourself first tweaks that will help replenish your long-lost fuels. You simply feel better when you stop taking the ‘me’ in me-time for granted. We don’t need to tell you that. Or do we? Although women may be the usual subjects when you drop the words self and care in the same sentence, it’s time to steer the spotlight towards men.
With Father’s Day just around the corner, we thought we’d seize the opportunity to inspire men to treat their bodies with a little more kindness. Here at Way of Will HQ, we do our self-care the same way we take our coffee – daily and unapologetically. It’s a concept that unfortunately rarely makes its way into men’s routines. Until now, we hope. With an abundance of options available and no crystal clear idea of where to start, we’ve gathered all the self-care allies you really need to know below.
The Brilliant Basic
If you’re ready to do self-care any justice, you’ve got to start right at the beginning. Let’s talk the king of all basic hygiene – showering. Pre-work or post-workout, however you take yours, meet the new reason you’re gonna love them. Our body washes are natural, refreshing and never guilty of drying out your skin. They simply confirm that basics should never be anything less than brilliant. And these body washes are the living proof.
The Daily Insurance
Natural deodorant has gotten a bit of a bad rep over the years. A stiff and dry, fragrance-free alternative that is never really able to keep sweat at bay is often the first things that come to people’s minds. We’re here to prove them wrong. Our aluminium-free deodorants provide the answer your armpits have been waiting for.
They’re enriched with shea butter and coconut oil, so it slides and glides in whichever direction you want it to. Arrowroot is the natural ingredient that makes sure sweat doesn’t stand a chance and essential Lime, Black Spruce and Geranium essential oils are there to keep things extra fresh. Self-care has never smelled or felt better, just take our word for it.
The Detox Treat
Whoever said masking is a women’s only job clearly never used the right one. Weekly masking feels fantastic for so many reasons. Not only does it act as a refresh button for your skin, but it’s also a simple step to shuffle into your routine. You can watch Netflix or cook dinner, all while letting your skin reap the benefits.
It’s the zero-effort meets maximum results habit that we simply can’t get enough of. If you’re still looking for one that does it all, look no further than our Essential Oil Exfoliating Clay Mask. This detox powerhouse contains a natural cocktail of Jojoba Oil and two different kinds of skin-loving rocks (Multani Mitti Clay & French Yellow Clay) which cleanses without ever drying.
The Optimal Glide
Pairing your trusty razor with natural oil is a stroke of genius. In fact, we’d go as far as naming it the best invention since mint flavoured dental floss. Because why make things harder, and far less enjoyable than they need to be? That’s what we thought. Meet our pre-shave oil which is loaded with nothing but good for you ingredients. An oil that not only moisturizes the skin but also protects it from any unnecessary harm. Glide and slide your Wilkinson swords over your stubble and experience self-care without compromise.
The Moisture Magnet
Shaving is pretty great until it strips all the natural oils from your skin, am I right? What you’re left with is something that looks lovely but feels thirsty. Cue our moisture magnet, the aftershave splash that’ll feel like a tall glass of water for your skin. Long gone are the days where this product meant strong cologne scents and unpleasant burning sensations. We like to keep things safe and natural, so this feels as good as it looks.
The Natural Embrace
The skin underneath our facial hair often has a mind of its own. It’s the area that undergoes a whirlwind of emotions – it’s facing seriously sharp razor blades after all. This constant cycle of shaving translates into your skin being a bit high maintenance. Whether you wish to maintain your stubble, groom a fully grown beard or prefer a smooth kind of surface, chances are that you and your facial hair have been through a lot together. Irritation, dryness and overall sensitivity sound familiar? They really shouldn’t if you’re using the right product. Our beard oil hugs your skin in all the right places, naturally. And by containing the finest essential oils and zero alcohol, you no longer have to worry about inflamed skin that’s overstaying its welcome. It’s a pure and potent oil that is destined to become your new best friend.
Let’s face it. Finding a moisturizer that’s fit for the job is not an easy task. Too greasy, too light, too fragranced, too expensive, too chemical or just too darn complicated. You need something that hydrates, protects but also feels right for your skin type. Our Face Moisturizer with Ylang Ylang & Frankincense ticks all those boxes. It’s gentle, natural and provides the level of comfort your skin has been yearning for. Don’t you just love a great multi-tasker? You deserve something special. That’s why we’re here. So if you’re just starting to delve into self-care or want to treat the only real-life hero we believe in (hello dad!), keep on reading. Our Hero Dad kit features 6 full-size products that will bring your self-care game to new wholesome heights. Consider your me-time activated.