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Beard Care for the man with sensitive skin*

Spoilers: the man is me. I’m the man with sensitive skin.

The fine folks over at Murdock London kindly gifted me some of the products featured in this post and they’ve revolutionised my face a little bit. They’re experts in men’s grooming and I truly appreciate any help as I’m a man with ridiculously sensitive skin that likely has razor burn on it at any given point during the warmer months. And a beard that I just can’t take care of because I can barely take care of myself!

Today I thought I’d share a couple of products which help to protect my skin and beard whilst shaving and in general daily life, life is tough enough without your facial hair reeking havoc upon your face.

So for a bit of background, I recently decided to overhaul the shaving system I’d had in place for the best part of a decade since I began to shave my face at 13 years old. Still waiting on that growth spurt but got the facial hair pretty god damn early. The reason behind this was that my face was just getting ruined by shaving, my skin was in tatters, it was awful.

My skin became rough to the touch every time I shaved it, I’d have days of itching and razor burn and nothing seemed to be soothing it. This began to effect my confidence as no one wants to be going out with a rash on their neck that can’t be hidden, I loved wearing shirts with collars as they’d hide it a little bit. As someone who owns about 4,000 band tees, this wasn’t the life I wanted to live!

When I’m referring to shaving, I more so mean tidying up the lines of my facial hair and getting the runaways on the cheeks and tidying my neckline up. That’s also something I’ve changed thanks to Jonathan’s advice on Queer Eye, he’s a grooming guru. My beard began to suffer as I wasn’t taking proper care of my facial hair, I didn’t know what to do so sorta did nothing about it instead.

In many ways I’m very lucky because I grow facial hair very quickly, I can mess around with lengths and styles because it’ll be back to normal in a couple of days. The downside of this is that my face needs constant management or I’ll become a yeti who’s facial hair joins his eyebrows in the north and chest hair in the south. And said facial hair would be extremely dry, unstyled and the poor skin beneath would be destroyed.

I reached out on Twitter because the blogging community knows what’s UP and essentially told me to stop doing everything horrifically wrong and begin from scratch. My buddy Ryan Mules gave me some amazing recommendations, so let’s run through some of the products in my new and improved shaving and beard care routine.

The Bluebeard’s Revenge Pre-Shave Oil

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Body Shop Discoveries

Today I was having a bit of a down day, and thought I’ll put on Kelly Clarkson’s Greatest Hits album (there’s no get pumped jam like ‘Breakaway’ in existence, call me if you find a better one), whipped out my camera, and deciding to film a video and take some blogging pictures.

Thank you for motivating me Kelly.

So, I only delved into the skin care world about a year or two ago, and only extremely recently have I started utilising the Body Shop. And I shall never look back. I LOVE IT.

Today I thought I’d share a few of my favourite Body Shop products that I’ve been using at the mo’!

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Keep me out of Lush

Hello everyone!

So I counted the amount of Lush products I had in my bathroom the other day, and I counted 13. Oops. I don’t even have a bath so I don’t own any of that stuff.

Then I recounted and realised I only have 8 products, which you can see down below (except the hand soap which is sat in it’s home [the sink].)

I have no clue how I counted 13. I’m still confused about that.

I thought we’d have a laid back post today in which I tell you what products I like to rub all over my pasty body.

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Lush Grease Lightning Review

Happy Monday, and happy new week! Also happy half-term to those of you who still get half-term! I’m definitely jealous of you if you do.

First of all, I need to apologize for missing a few days last week! I just didn’t get around to writing posts. I had them planned, so they’ll be going up at some point soon. This post was intended to be Friday’s, I rushed in the morning to take a few pictures on my phone, when I usually use a legit camera, but I ended up being quite busy for the rest of the day, and not making the post. So I could have faffed about and used my camera in the end. Oh well.

Also, this post is more appropriate now, as I cannot stop listening to the Grease soundtrack for some reason. What’s better to start the week with, than a Lush product named after one of Grease’s most famous songs?

Get this album playing, and keep reading

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