Several items for men’s grooming kit arranged on a wooden table

While many modern Filipino men have embraced the art of , there might still be a few who are uncomfortable with the idea of spending more time in front of the mirror and putting products on their faces. Don’t worry — there's no shame involved in taking care of yourself and putting together a dope grooming kit isn’t complicated at all.

A good grooming kit contains a mix of products and tools to help , appearance, as well as skin and hair health. The basics include skincare for the face and body, hair care products, oral care products, and deodorant. These are items you can use at home or throw into a pouch and carry on-the-go. Here are some must-have products to add to your grooming kit today.

Invest in Good Skincare for Face and Body

Good skincare products are the foundation of any good grooming kit because apart from staying healthy, you’re doing this to look good and feel good about yourself — and having good skin plays a huge factor in this goal. Cover all your bases with these essential products.

1. Have a good facial wash handy. 

Take a good look at your skin and determine if you have any skin issues.

A good facial wash means it suits your skin type, addresses your skin’s concerns, is something you enjoy using, and makes you feel good. To choose the right facial wash, you’ll want to take a good look at your skin and determine if you have any issues: acne, dryness, large pores, pigmentation, and uneven skin tone. Pick one that is formulated to address your specific skin concerns. 

For oily or combination skin with breakouts, try POND’s Men Acne Solution Anti-Acne Facial Wash, which targets acne-causing bacteria, reduces oiliness, and minimizes the appearance of pores. For tired and dull skin, use POND’S Men Face Wash Energy Charge, which has coffee bean extracts and cooling menthol to energize haggard skin.

2. Use a body wash for an extra refreshing shower.

It’s time to get over the idea that showering is just for cleaning the body. It’s a time to slow down and relax after a long day — hey, even dudes need some me-time. A body wash is a nice way to give your skin a bit more nourishment while ridding it of the day’s dirt and grime. 

Dove Men+Care Extra Fresh Body and Face Wash is a two-in-one product that effectively washes away bacteria while leaving skin refreshed and comfortable, with an invigorating green tea and cucumber scent.

Choose a Shampoo That Addresses Your Hair Problems

It’s time to stop using just any shampoo — choose one that addresses your hair’s specific needs.

If you want to build an effective grooming kit, then using just any shampoo and expecting targeted results won’t cut it. If you suffer from dandruff, choose a shampoo that cares for the scalp and prevents or eliminates flakes. CLEAR Deep Cleanse Anti-Dandruff Shampoo for Men specifically targets environmental residue, such as dirt and pollution, that gets trapped between hairs and on your scalp. It deeply cleans pores with activated charcoal and citrus, leaving your scalp fresh and healthy.

If hair fall is a concern, try Dove Men+Care Strengthening Shampoo, which is a fortifying product that makes hair visibly thicker and stronger. It strengthens hair from the root with caffeine and calcium.

Use Deodorant to Stay Fresh All Day

Don’t forget your deodorant! A good grooming kit won’t be complete without it. Apply it after showering to stay fresh and dry through all your activities. Rexona Men Invisible Dry Black and White Antiperspirant Deodorant Roll-on delivers 48 hours of odor protection, and the best part is, it won’t leave a trace. This means no more yellow marks on your white shirts! If you’re more into spray types, try Dove Men+Care Deodorant Spray Extra Fresh, which goes on instantly dry. It is non-irritating, 100% alcohol-free, and soothing to use.

Carry a Toothpaste and Toothbrush for Fresh Breath

For healthy teeth and gums and fresh breath, add your favorite toothpaste to your grooming kit. For those who want something that removes stains and makes teeth whiter, try closeup Natural Smile Toothpaste with lemon essence and sea salt for naturally brighter teeth. If you prefer all-around freshness, closeup All Around Fresh Cool Mint Toothpaste does the job. It’s made with zinc antibacterial mouthwash to prevent bacteria, deep cleaning silica that lifts plaque, and fluoride to protect teeth from cavities.

A well-groomed man is a product of discipline, good habits, and a well-stocked grooming kit. By adding these must-haves to your arsenal, you can stay fresh and confident all-day.