The Male Grooming Guide

The Male Grooming Guide

No matter your facial hair preferences, having the right products in your shave kit is crucial. Here are some essential products for your shave kit:
Invest in a high-quality shaving cream or gel that suits your skin type and provides a smooth and irritation-free shave.
Applying a pre-shave oil before your shaving cream can enhance lubrication and protect your skin from razor burn.

Opt for a razor that suits your preferences, whether it's a traditional safety razor, a multi-blade cartridge razor, or an electric razor.
Regularly change your razor blades to ensure a close and comfortable shave, as well as decreasing the chance of bacteria build up that could lead to irritation and infection.

A soothing aftershave lotion or balm helps hydrate and calm your skin, reducing post-shave irritation. 
Choosing the right men's razor can greatly impact your shaving experience. Consider the following factors when choosing one for your shave kit:
Decide which type of razor best suits your lifestyle; a traditional safety razor, a multi-blade cartridge razor, or an electric razor
If you have sensitive skin, opt for a razor that minimizes irritation, such as a safety razor or one with fewer blades.

Different razors work better for various hair types. Thick or coarse hair may require a more aggressive razor, while fine hair may benefit from a milder one.
Make sure to consider the ease of blade replacement and overall maintenance required for the razor you choose. 
Regardless of your facial hair style, men's skincare still matters. If you haven’t started a skincare routine, here are some products to begin with:
Use a gentle face cleanser twice a day to remove dirt, excess oil, and impurities.
A gentle exfoliator for your skin type one to two times a week can help remove dead skin cells and prevent ingrown hairs.

Hydrate your skin daily with a moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, to help maintain its elasticity, giving a youthful look.
Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily to shield your skin from harmful UV rays.
For those with beards, use a specialized beard wash, conditioner, and beard oil to keep your facial hair clean, soft, and well-groomed. 
Already have a grooming kit and skincare routine? Consider these treatments here at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa to bring your routine to the next level:
Gentlemen’s Signature Facial: Schedule periodic visits to a professional esthetician for a facial treatment customized to your skin concerns.
Stonedrift Gentleman Facial: This customized facial treatment provides a uniquely customized skin treatment to build skin endurance, rebalance environmentally stressed skin and deliver immediate noticeable results.

Biodynamic Lunar Glow Facial: This facial combines the highest concentration of the most active antioxidants and the gentlest delivery system to take your skin to new heights. Reawaken your skin and enjoy a more radiant complexion.

Platinum HydraFacial: HydraFacial is the only hydradermabrasion procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration and antioxidant protection simultaneously, resulting in clearer, more beautiful skin. The treatment is soothing, moisturizing, non-invasive and non-irritating. Each serum targets specific skin concerns including sun damage, blackheads and whiteheads, enlarged pores, acne, brown spots, uneven skin tone, early aging, fine lines and wrinkles.

The Ultimate Facelift Hydrafacial: Indulge in this incredible dynamic duo treatment. Enjoy the benefits of a HydraFacial then finish off with fitness for the face, using the NuFace microcurrent device. This treatment has all the nutrition and stimulation your skin needs for a radiant youthful glow. 

For more information about our services or to book a treatment here at Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa, call 815.776.5SPA (5772) or 800.343.0868 or check out our website And, remember, Stonedrift Spa is open to the public so you do not need to be a resort guest to take advantage of all the spa has to offer!