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Father's Day grooming gifts

PUBLISHED: 18:25 06 June 2015 | UPDATED: 18:29 06 June 2015

Ferrari leather essence

Ferrari leather essence

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Spruce Dad up with some top styling tips and grooming products he'll love

Prevent ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs occur when hairs grow back on themselves after shaving, forming a painful and unsightly bump on the skin’s surface.

Especially common in Afro-Caribbean skin because of the natural curliness of the hairs, help prevent them by exfoliating your skin regularly with a face scrub and opt for an electric shaver or a single-blade razor such as Taylor of Old Bond Street’s Original Safety Razor, rather than one with multiple blades, www.tayloroldbondst.co.uk.

This stops you from shaving too closely, preventing hairs becoming trapped below the skin’s surface and by extension, ingrown hairs.

Finally, round off your shave by applying a product like Anthony Logistics Ingrown Hair Treatment, which contains glycolic and salicylic acids to help dislodge dead cells and keep hair follicles fully functional, anthony.com/ingrown-hair-treatment.

Dry facial skin

If your face is dry, then look for facial moisturisers containing hyaluronic acid, such as Nuxe Men Moisturising Multi-Purpose Gel or Recipe for Men Facial Moisturiser, as this particular ingredient helps attract and bind moisture to the skin, https://uk.nuxe.com/nuxe-men.

You should also avoid scorching hot showers as hot water draws essential moisture away from the skin.

Hair care

A lot of guys with greasy hair make the mistake of over-washing it with harsh shampoo and bucket loads of hot water. Not good on several accounts.

For starters, anything that strips the hair of too much oil will only stimulate the scalp to produce more to compensate.

With this in mind, wash hair with a shampoo like Kerastase Specifique, www.kerastase.co.uk/scalp-hair-care/specifique, which is specifically designed to remove excess grease but not strip the scalp of the oils it needs to stay healthy.

If hair is very greasy, apply to dry hair and massage in before you add water.

Greasy hair will benefit from a conditioner, but opt for a lightweight one such as Unite conditioner and only use a small amount, applying to the ends of the hair where it’s driest, rather than at the roots.

How you treat hair after washing is also important. Since both heat and friction stimulate oil production, always blow dry on a cool setting and avoid fiddling with your hair too much or over-combing when styling.

Its worth having a Dry shampoo like Unite 7seconds in your grooming armoury too -great for those times when you need to de-grease in a hurry and don’t have the benefit of water and shampoo.

Affordable moisturiser with SPF

By now most of us are aware of damage the sun’s rays do the skin: along with smoking and sugar, they’re its worst enemy.

What’s not often appreciated, however, is that skin is under UV assault all year round – even in winter - which is why a moisturiser with a built-in sunscreen is a daily grooming essential.

Although they are often pricey, affordable versions that come in under £10 include Gillette Series Instant Moisturiser SPF15, Boots Botanic Anti-Ageing Moisturiser and Bulldog skincare for Men’s new Protective Moisturiser.

Facial hair

Attitudes towards beards have changed massively in the last few years as their popularity has, like the whisker themselves, grown.

Beard maintenance should include keeping your beard clean and fresh with a face wash or shampoo; just don’t overdo it.

To ensure your facial fuzz is soft and conditioned, apply some fragranced beard oil such as Tom Ford Conditioning Beard Oil (available in House of Fraser and Debenhams) or Beardbrand Four Vices Beard Oil, www.beardbrand.com/collections/beard-oil.

The best time to apply beard oil is immediately after the shower while your pores are still open.

Great gifts

If your chap is into his motors, then he’s going to love the Ferrari Essence Collection, an elegant ode to the Ferrari Gran Turismo spirit. This anthology of four luxury scents offers high-end, yet wearable fragrances for varied noses. Leather Essence and Essence Oud are more heavy, sophisticated scents, whereas Cedar Essence and Essence Musk offer more zingy, fresh compositions.

The collection is currently available at Fenwick, Canterbury, 100ml is £79.

Keep a jar of Pommade Divine on the bathroom shelf and apply daily for kitten-soft hands, feet and lips – your Other Half will appreciate it! Makes a very good rub too and one jar lasts for months. Perfect for all the family. Available at both Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells branches of Fenwick, £20.

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