Travelling for work can be a chore. Frequent airportdelays, cramped flights and overcrowded hotels are just a few of the challenges that stand between you and a successful trip. With all those troubles, many men could be forgiven for not looking their best, but not you. Here are a few tips to make sure you look clean, crisp and professional when you land.
1. Never Use Low Quality Razors
A good travel kit should contain all the things you need to look your best. You don’t need to pack your entire medicine cabinet, but you will need shaving cream, a good razor, aftershave and maybe a trimmer (if you don’t plan to be completely clean shaven). Resist the urge to purchase a flimsy travel razor; most are only two blades and will give you an uneven shave. Instead, try a six-blade Dorco disposable razor. You’ll get the same smooth skin you get back home, and if you lose it, there are two more in the pack!
2. Shave the Night Before (Play It Safe)
You want to look your best at that big meeting you flew halfway around the world to attend. Common sense would dictate shaving in the morning, right? Think again. You’re groggy, sleep deprived and not paying attention, and that can mean razor burn or even cuts if you’re not careful. Play it safe and shave right before you go to bed; if you need to shave again in the morning, your skin will still be smoother and less prone to irritation.
3. Be Resourceful
Everyone wakes up in a hotel room after a long flight and realises they forgot to pack something. More often than not, it’s shaving cream (or if you didn’t read the travel restrictions, it was taken from you at the airport). Fortunately, shaving cream is pretty easy to make in your bathroom. Take a bar of soap and lather it in the sink until it’s good and frothy, then cake it across your face. If you can’t get the right consistency, add a bit of shampoo for thickness. Voila! A nice clean shave, and clean skin to go with it.
These are just a few tips to make sure you start and end a business trip with buttery smooth skin. We’re not saying that a little stubble will mean the difference between success and disaster, but it can’t hurt to sport a perfect shave either. Pack smart, play it safe and be resourceful on the go, and pretty soon you might see a fancier title on your business card.