Monsoon Grooming Essentials

Be a man: You have your own man bag, then why do you still dig into your girlfriend’s handbag if you suddenly need a face wash? Fiama de Wills has refreshed its men’s line just in time for the monsoon and the handy Moisture guard Instant Foam Face wash (Rs 99 / 45 ml) will slip into the slimmest satchels. Enhanced with triple conditioners this face wash combats roughness and leaves your skin hydrated. The scorching summer heat maybe subsiding but you still need to have a game plan for body odour. The new Fiama de Wills Aqua pulse deodorant spray (Rs 250 / 200 ml) combines sea minerals and blue lotus to keep you ready for those times you need to go shirtless.       The mane issue: Even your talented hair stylist can’t help you when the monsoon takes its toll on your prized mane. You might want to consider the Tony & Guy Refresh It Dry Shampoo (Rs 975 / 200 ml) that has been specifically crafted for men with oily hair. Its unique formula removes excess oil and yet leaves your hair with a distinctive matte shine. If that doesn’t impress the flock try the Toni & Guy Serum Polish Stick Hair Styler (Rs 1575 / 50 ml). This easy to use stick leaves your hair glossy and dense and might just come in handy for that sudden dinner date.   Heal those scars: Those shaving cuts and burns can hurt more than a relationship gone sour. If you are looking at an aftershave that calms razor burns and leaves your skin silky smooth, Chanel’s Allure Homme Sport After-shave Moisturizer (Rs 4250 / 100 ml) might be just what you need this monsoon.  This light non-oily emulsion features a delicate citrus scent and its fast absorbing texture makes sure your face doesn’t feel greasy. If your skin is touchier than your girlfriend give the Erbario Toscano Black Pepper Anti Aging After Shaving balm (Rs 3000 / 100 ml) a shot. With soothing and anti-inflammatory properties, this mild aftershave combines the goodness of wheat germ and aloe, while the strong presence of black pepper might be just what you need to wake you up after the extended weekend.   Refuel your skin: Men’s skin is thicker and needs more attention than women’s, especially when the monsoon is playing tricks. The Lancome Men Hydrix Micro-nutrient moisturizing balm (Rs 4650 / 50 ml) features vitamin E micronutrients and Shea butter that leave your skin softer than a baby’s butt. This time around she might be the one digging into your bag for that moisturizer.  - Ashwin Rajagopalan

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