By Mik Hyldebrandt

 

Maybe your new year’s resolution is about hitting the gym on a more regular basis, and after a sweat-dripping workout, skincare is probably not the first thing on your mind. But even with a quick shower, you can do wonders for your skin and make you look as good as you feel after a workout.

 

Shower (Almost) Right After

If you had a good workout, you broke a sweat. Sweat on the surface of the skin can, of course, lead to B.O. but the excess oils and grime that comes with the sweat can clog pores and create impurities. A quick shower (at the gym or at home) relatively close to your workout will remedy that.

Gentlemen’s Tonic Gentle Body Wash, $14

 

 

 

 

 

Wash Your Face

It is especially beneficial for your face to be cleansed after a workout. The skin on your face produces more natural oils, and on the surface of the skin they can make you look shiny, and pave the way for spots.

Ole Henriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser, $25

 

 

 

 

 

Clean Your Hair (and Scalp)

A good rinse can clear sweat and dirt from your hair, but if you’ve been sweating excessively, nothing beats a good cleaning of your hair and scalp. A moisturizing but mild shampoo is best – no harsh anti-dandruff stuff here!

D.R. Harris Coconut Oil Shampoo, $21

 

 

 

 

 

Shave (If You Have Time)

Shaving after your workout is very beneficial because the skin is warm and stubble is already softened. Remember that the skin has already been hard at work sweating, so go easy and use an alcohol-free care product.

L’Oreal Men Expert Hydra Sensitive After Shave Balm, $14

 

 

 

 

 

A Light Moisturizer

Efter working out and showering the skin is still warm and open, so use a light moisturizer – like a gel or lotion – so your skin can breathe and cool down. A heavier cream would ’seal off’ the skin and retain heat and sweat.

Anthony High Performance Vitamin A Hydrating Facial Lotion, $49

 

 

 

 

 

Fragrance

An antiperspirant deodorant and a touch of cologne will keep you fresh and smelling nice even after the hardest of workouts.

Voyage D’Hermès Eau De Toilette, $98

By Jamie Kirk

 

Now is the time of year that most folks are very focused, disciplined and intentional about their behavior.  The time by which we grab the fat-free stuff, the gluten-free crap, and the almond milk.  We also have our alarms set with the label ‘GO TO GYM.’ Each day for about the first 14 days of the year, we are deliberate in announcing our resolutions, how many times we “got it in” at the gym or maybe even made a good decision like only four drinks on Saturday night instead of our normal six.  We act like there is a medal or a t-shirt for the disclosure of our plans.

 

We have to be very careful during this time of year not to over-extend ourselves and become resentful about the things we said we would do.  Neglecting to follow through just on one of our gazillion resolutions can sometimes send us into a tailspin. That should not be the case. We need to set goals/resolutions strategically and with an end state in mind. Regardless of what the end state is, it must be rewarding enough for us to power through the days and nights that are difficult.

 

A few things to keep in mind and help you along the way….

 

  1. Get an accountability partner. Not a workout partner, not a business partner, not a mentor or a mentee. Choose someone that will give you grief when you slack, but not make you feel guilty. Someone that you admire and, most importantly, is aligned with your goals also. If you are trying to eat healthily, grab your accountability party to go to the store with you. They will help you and stand with you as you grab sorbet instead of a Breyers in the freezer section.

 

  1. Make yourself uncomfortable but not miserable. Make sure that your goals/resolutions will stretch you beyond your comfort zone, but not so much that you feel resentment and back-slide. An immediate example comes around drinking and partying.  If your goal is to stop drinking or not go out as much, that can be overwhelming without a support group. Instead of not drinking at all, reduce the number of nights out, which should indirectly reduce the number of nights you drink. Taking baby steps is always a good thing!

 

  1. Don’t eat the elephant all in one bite. Avoid making more than three goal-oriented resolutions. Making more will be too overwhelming and might cause you to get depressed or moody because you are over-extending yourself and lacking focus. Goals/Resolutions work best when you have a strategy and a planned approach. Having more than three goal-oriented resolutions will leave you drained and out of energy. Your three need to be the ones that bubble up to the top when you think of the best way to move your life forward.  You can have sub-goals, but your “big rocks” should be life-changing and easily sustainable for years to come.

 

  1. Keep quiet. There is no need to announce your plans to the world. Telling a few chosen folks that could turn out to be an accountability partner, your significant other, etc. is wise. These folks will support you and encourage you when you need it most. The challenge with telling the world is that now they have input into said plans. If you announce to anyone that will listen that you are going to travel aboard twice in 2018, the first few times they see you they will ask about your plans. This can be frustrating, especially if you are still saving or looking for a travel companion. Just keep this in mind: VSOP (Visible Signs of Progress).

 

  1. Be kind to yourself. If you have a slip-up, it’s okay. If you fall off a bit mid-year, it’s okay. If you change the course or need to adjust the resolution, it’s okay.  As long as you keep the goal in mind, you can adjust how and when you get there. So, you don’t lose 10 lbs. Before May, but you did lose 8 lbs. – celebrate the victory of the 8, not the defeat of the 2.  We don’t have to put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and adhere to every goal we have set.  Take breathers, celebrate the small wins and realize the improvements you ARE making.  Continue to focus on the outcome, not the way things are currently. You will be surprised at how much more tenacity and strength you have by manifesting what you want into existence.

 

  1. Assign a date. Give your goals/resolutions a specific (hopefully unmovable) date that is not tied to a holiday or a trip. A day, date, and time. This is when you will evaluate the good, the bad, and the ugly of your efforts. A goal/resolution without a date is a waste of time. You have to asses your efforts and know how much further you have to push yourself or when to make adjustments.  Don’t let someone convince you of when you need to assign a date to your goals. You pick it. You decide. It’s our goal; you own it, ALL of it. The date will be your driver of productivity and resolve. Make the date a game. Putting big red X’s on your calendar or maybe an alarm at the end of the day that says ‘I made it one more day,’ could be an excellent way to acknowledge your efforts, while putting a big ole smile on your face.

 

Make sure you surround yourself with people that are encouraging you to be a better you. Sometimes we have to leave people behind; we can pick them back up after we collect our 200 bucks and pass go. But we can’t do both, we can’t move forward, with people in our lives that are envious or jealous of our wanting to be better and do better. The right relationships will make all the difference in the world in our efforts to succeed or fail. Having people that will offer to be your accountability partner is an essential key to a positive outcome. Our ability to commit and be intentional to what we “say” is important, BUT can only be believed and celebrated by our actions.

 

Don’t waiver. Don’t second guess. Stop putting it off. Don’t avoid. Don’t delay. Just do it. Make a plan, work the plan, plan the outcome and plan to celebrate your success. Everyone has different levels of “stick-to-it-ness” and comparing yourself to someone else’s level of effort is a very good way to become frustrated and eventually give up. The goals/resolutions have to be about you and for you ONLY. We have to continue living and looking forward by being as committed as we can. Living as purposefully as we can. Being as authentic as we can. And remembering to forgive ourselves when we don’t live up to this fantasy in our heads of a perfectly normal life.

Jamie Kirk works for a software company and is a certified spinning instructor. He also enjoys yoga, swimming, bicycling and running. He aspires to start a blog about what we put in our bodies not only fuels our body but our mind and spirit as well. Follow Jamie on IG @tysonsda

By Darren Floro-Bryant

What’s your new year’s resolution for 2018?

I’m going to lose weight in 2018!

I’m going to eat healthy in 2018!

I’m going to exercise more in 2018!

 

While these are great resolutions to have, when it comes to health and fitness goals, many people put so much weight into these aspirations that any perceived failure can break their resolve. The equally important question is, how do you make your resolution stick?

 

So many of us make these broad resolutions with the best of intentions, yet we find ourselves giving up at the first set-back. It’s now three weeks into 2018; the perfect time to ask: Are you having challenges keeping on track?

 

First and foremost, you need to remember that no one is going to do it for you, and you are only accountable to yourself. Make yourself a priority! Next, if you stray from the path, forgive yourself and rather than abandon your goal, permit yourself to start again. Once you accept these philosophies, your resolutions will be easier to stick with, and you’ll be closer to achieving your goals.

 

Now, if you’ve made any of the broad resolutions listed above, keep them, but break them down into smaller, more achievable mini-goals that build on each other toward your ultimate resolution. Let’s take “I’m going to lose weight in 2018!” as an example. Don’t start with a broad ‘lose weight’ goal or even a sizable weight loss goal. Instead, set mini-goals of losing 2-3 lbs. per week that will build toward your ultimate resolution.

 

Or, if your goal is “I’m going to exercise more in 2018!”, figure out what motivates you. What will you enjoy doing? And then build a more specific exercise resolution around it. Exercise means something different to every individual. If running is not your thing but yoga is, develop your resolution around that. If you decide you want to do yoga but don’t like being in groups, either find an individual instructor or maybe an online source.  On the other hand, don’t rely on an online site if you know you will find a way out of it because it is easy to put off. Ultimately, understand and accept what works for you rather than against you, and personalize your exercise resolution so that it will keep you motivated. These resolutions need to be as individual as you are.

 

Staying on Track

Once you have broken down your resolution into mini-goals and made them more specific and achievable, you can now seek out tips and tricks from friends, family members, magazines, or online resources to find what will work for YOU! Just remember, there is no one formula that will work for every individual.

 

Below are a few tips that may help you stay focused, motivated, and on track:

 

Find a friend who shares this resolution, someone you can depend on and who will depend on you to keep each other motivated.

 

Hire a professional; a financial commitment may keep you on track.

 

Lay out your exercise clothes or gear the night before, you will have already done half the work and set your intentions for the next day.

 

Set an appointment in your calendar and set up reminders on your phone or computer (creating a routine will help make it a habit).

 

Celebrate your success! Share your achievements with others, giving yourself a sense of accomplishment and pride.

 

Reward yourself as you achieve each mini-goal, just be sure it’s not a reward that risks setting you back.

 

Create a grocery list before shopping – and don’t go shopping while hungry!

 

Prepare snacks and meals in advance; it will help you to avoid cravings or temptations.

 

One thing we all need to understand is that sometimes life happens, and it might interrupt your progress, but it does not mean you should abandon your resolution. It is your resolution, forgive yourself if you slip-up and can get right back in stride with your goal.

 

In conclusion, create for yourself a focused, measured, and achievable resolution that will be true to your goals.  Remember, you are only accountable to yourself so be sure to take a light-hearted approach to it, giving yourself a break when needed.  Create your resolutions and remember the quicker you achieve your goals, the sooner you can celebrate your success!  Have a great 2018!

Darren Floro-Bryant is originally from Ontario, Canada, but now lives and works in Atlanta, GA.  Darren has worked as a certified Group Fitness Instructor, Fitness Coach, and Personal Trainer for more than 25 Years.  Currently, he owns DFB Fitness and Foundation Fitness, operating out of Gravity Fitness. DFBFitness.com / FoundationFitness.co.

By Mik Hyldebrandt

 

Now that the cold weather has set in, a good, old-fashioned bath is one of the best ways to get and stay warm. Sure, a shower is faster and more efficient, but a bath done right can create a luxurious and relaxing oasis for you, which is incomparable to a shower. In fact, if you do it right, you create your own little home spa.

 

Added Bonuses of a Bath

  • You get time off from your phone
  • Your body is warmed up to the core
  • The body heat stays with you for hours
  • Soothes aching muscles
  • Lowers blood pressure

Natural Salt Soak

Bath Salts are the most natural of all soaks, and it won’t dry out your skin contrary to belief. Instead, the natural bath salt will stimulate and soften the skin.

Ahava Natural Dead Sea Salt, $22

 

Scrub with Salt

Salt is also perfect to scrub the skin with to smoothen skin and make it supple. In combination with oils, a salt scrub can do wonders for the skin. And a salt scrub can be used while you’re in the tub!

Oxalis Sea Salt Body Scrub, $26

 

Bathing with Oils

A bath soak can dry out the skin on its own, but in combination with a bath oil which dissolves in the water, your skin will be detoxified and moisturized.

Tisserand Bath Oil, $14

 

Scented Candles

A scented candle can quickly set the mood and have you riding aroma-therapeutic waves into deep relaxation.

DW Home Mahogany and Suede, $16

 

Pop and Fizz

A bath bomb is basically a fizzy and fun way to release all sorts of oils and salts in the tub. This one contains cleansing and calming spices.

Lush Metamorphosis Bath Bomb, $9

 

Get Clean

Even though you soak in the tub, you’re actually also in it to get clean. Finish your soak by using rinsing off with a nice shower gel that nourishes while cleansing your skin.

Kiehl’s Musk Shower Gel, $20

By Jamie Kirk

 

Well, the time has come to take an inventory of what worked for us, what didn’t, and literally what has to stop in 2018. Sometimes it is very difficult to look at our lives and determine if a goal or committed resolution worked or not because we often get so tied to the end result that we get downright disappointed when the results are not positive or what we planned.  

 

For example, if you committed to going to the gym at least three times a week at the beginning of the year, and you stayed committed to that, but you only lost five pounds all year; that can be very discouraging. BUT…it doesn’t mean that it didn’t work.  Think about how much weight you could have gained, had you not been committed to hitting the gym?

 

Another great example is switching to be vegan, or reducing your alcohol intake or perhaps NO GLUTEN.  All of these things are potentially no good for us, but according to whom? Just because mainstream media says so? Because our neighbor has a child that is allergic to sialic acid? Because after you drink heavily, you sleep the entire next day?  If you cut out or add something to your diet, it should make you feel better, healthier, and stronger. Not the opposite.

 

When we look in the rearview mirror of 2017, we have to be clear and honest about what we need to let go of, and what we need to carry over into 2018. The best way to handle this task is to set out with how you measure it. Asking these three questions should help:

 

  1. Did it work / Did it make you “feel” better?

Take a look at whatever it is and quickly assess how you feel when you recall it. Try this: “In 2017, I said I was going to do more cardio”. Immediately, think if doing more cardio made your knees hurt or according to the scale you lost minimal weight. And more importantly, did it make you breathe easier? Did you feel accomplished after 45 minutes on the spin bike? Bottom line is you need to carry it over into the New Year, but maybe differently. Stay committed to the goal of health and fitness, just be flexible in your approach. When you are taking better care of your health, you sometimes have to find non-traditional ways to reach and sustain this goal.

 

  1. Did it not work/ Do you have resentment now?

Observe how you feel about something you said you would do in 2017 and determine if you didn’t make any strides forward; it could be at home, at school, with your friends.  Here’s a great data point to use: when you made this resolution did you make it for YOU or SOMEONE ELSE? Most likely, if you made a change in your life because of or in spite of someone else, it’s probably not working for you. The resolution you may have made was not driven by a change you wanted to make.  Just because you didn’t want to make it, doesn’t mean it was bad, it just means you were fine with it. If it didn’t work for you in 2017, you might have to let it go. You may have made it 365 days (and being unhappy the entire way), but it doesn’t have to be 366 days. There is no need to carry over something you didn’t enjoy.

 

  1. Did it move you backwards or steal your peace?

Especially when you look at fitness goals or health goals, it is so easy to over-commit to unrealistic goals. If you went even part of the year doing something or eating something that did not honor you or move you forward, you shouldn’t take it into 2018, no matter how hard you want too. If you have come to realize that even though you want to be more active or take more yoga, but you can’t afford a gym membership or yoga fees, and you are stressed in your Shavasana pose, you may need to re-think this one. Nothing in 2018 should make us feel stressed out. If the goal you had set has not paid off financially, spiritually or made you feel healthier, leave it in 2017.

 

I think once we do the quick exercise of determining overall how we are closing out the year, we can assess what needs to remain in 2017, what needs to be tweaked for 2018, and what we need to continue doing as the new year approaches us.  Yes, there is value and commendation for “sticking with something.” But there is also stress, a lack of peace and unhappiness to continue doing something that is not working.  Staying committed to making healthy choices, making choices when we are not stressed, saving money, being kind, etc., are all good goals to take into 2018.  But the focus for 2018 should be not looking at the easy stuff, but taking a good hard look at what is not working and make the necessary adjustments. If you get stuck, use the above criteria, and you will have a solid framework to defend taking or leaving resolutions into 2018.

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You don’t always have to change the goal; sometimes you have to change the approach.

Jamie Kirk works for a software company and is a certified spinning instructor. He also enjoys yoga, swimming, bicycling and running. He aspires to start a blog about what we put in our bodies not only fuels our body but our mind and spirit as well. Follow Jamie on IG @tysonsdad

 

By Mik Hyldebrandt

 

A busy work schedule and a full social calendar can leave you stressed out and tense. There are many ways to unwind, but your home is the ideal place to create a calming atmosphere that will soothe your senses and bring some well-earned balance to your life. Here a few tips on how to get your pad zenned out.

 

Scented Candles

Candles on their own help set a particular mood, and if you add scent, you stimulate even more senses. Wooden and herbal scents are preferred if you want to set a relaxing scent mood.

DW Candles Sandalwood and Myrrh, $12

 

 

 

 

 

Burning Incense

Incense is a more powerful way to fill your house with aromatic scents and is known for not only adjusting the atmosphere in the room but also change your spiritual mindset.

We See Stars Incense Burner, $85

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get Weighed Down

Extra heavy blankets and cover are actually a valid form of therapy used to calm down stress and anxiety. The feeling of being warm and weighed down a little will instantly calm you down – or even make you sleepy!!

Amy Garden Weighted Blanket (25 pounds), $185

 

 

Fall Asleep and Wake-up

If you want to optimize your sleep, there’s a whole science to how you fall asleep and wake up. This clock not only gets you up on time but sets the correct lighting to help you fall asleep and wake up in the best possible way.

Philips Norelco Sleep and Wake-Up Light, $200

 

 

 

 

Therapeutic Aromas

Aromatherapy with essential oils is a proven method to create a different state of mind. One of the best ways to diffuse the aromas is through steam where this little gadget comes in handy. You can select a multitude of essential oils to target the exact effect properties you seek. Try Lavender for its proven calming effects.

ArtNaturals Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser, $17

 

 

 

 

No Visual Stimuli

Sleep masks can be great, but they can also feel uncomfortable if you wear it all night. This one cushions your eyes and face in the softest way possible for optimal rest or to use while you meditate.

Tempur-Pedic Sleep Mask, $29

 

No Audio Stimuli

Sometimes it is just wonderful to shut out the world for a while. These noise-canceling headphones fit comfortably on your ears and are perfect for a little quiet time or to use with soothing music while you meditate.

Bose Wireless Headphones, $350

 

 

Check out this week’s Peach List for tips on how to deal with stress for a little more zen in your life.

by Joshua Neal

Everyone wants to feel good on the inside! Your spiritual fitness is a direct connection to your mind and soul, so it’s just as important as your physical fitness. We all pretty much know how to achieve our physical fitness: by going to the gym, working out, eating right, etc. But how do you achieve spiritual fitness?

Here are Five easy ways to increase your Spiritual Fitness

  1. Meditate

Think deeply or focus your mind for a period of time in silence to reflect

  1. Environment
    Surround yourself around positive and like-minded people. Others that have the same aspirations and goals and are able to hold you accountable.
  2. Believe in yourself
    Turn setbacks and milestones into determination and victory!
  3. Take a yoga class

Yoga igoes beyond the physical. Yoga means to yoke or to connect. Yoga connects your mind, body and soul.

  1. Worship
    Go to Church. Pray. Build your faith in God or whoever your Higher Power may be.

 

All in all, there is no harm in building your spiritual fitness to its highest potential.  Spiritual Fitness helps you cope with life better, help you stay grounded and non-reactive to the things that are out of your control. In the end, it gives meaning and purpose to life, and there’s nothing wrong with that, right?

Joshua Neal is a writer, blogger and model whose career in fitness and health spans nearly 20 years. Follow him on Instagram @joshuahdneal.

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What is Spiritual Fitness? 

It is a person’s belief aimed at promoting the highest level of health and well-being for one’s life. It is also a process, a pursuit from the inside out, not from the outside in like with physical fitness. Many use their faith and religion as a means to achieve their personal spiritual fitness. If you don’t turn to religion, your spiritual fitness can be obtained by whoever or whatever your higher power is. And power can easily be you!

by Joshua Neal

Everyone wants to feel good on the inside! Your spiritual fitness is a direct connection to your mind and soul, so it’s just as important as your physical fitness. We all pretty much know how to achieve our physical fitness: by going to the gym, working out, eating right, etc. But how do you achieve spiritual fitness?

Here are Five easy ways to increase your Spiritual Fitness

  1. Meditate

Think deeply or focus your mind for a period of time in silence to reflect

  1. Environment
    Surround yourself around positive and like-minded people. Others that have the same aspirations and goals and are able to hold you accountable.
  2. Believe in yourself
    Turn setbacks and milestones into determination and victory!
  3. Take a yoga class

Yoga igoes beyond the physical. Yoga means to yoke or to connect. Yoga connects your mind, body and soul.

  1. Worship
    Go to Church. Pray. Build your faith in God or whoever your Higher Power may be.

 

All in all, there is no harm in building your spiritual fitness to its highest potential.  Spiritual Fitness helps you cope with life better, help you stay grounded and non-reactive to the things that are out of your control. In the end, it gives meaning and purpose to life, and there’s nothing wrong with that, right?

Joshua Neal is a writer, blogger and model whose career in fitness and health spans nearly 20 years. Follow him on Instagram @joshuahdneal.

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What is Spiritual Fitness? 

It is a person’s belief aimed at promoting the highest level of health and well-being for one’s life. It is also a process, a pursuit from the inside out, not from the outside in like with physical fitness. Many use their faith and religion as a means to achieve their personal spiritual fitness. If you don’t turn to religion, your spiritual fitness can be obtained by whoever or whatever your higher power is. And power can easily be you!

By Jamie Kirk

 

Everyone has that one or two things they do daily that just becomes part of their routine.  There are many examples of things we just “do” without thinking. For some folks, it is a glass of wine as they cook dinner. For some, it is taking a walk around the neighborhood.  For others, it is meditation.  There is no right or wrong way to unwind or decompress from a long day.  However, once you become dependent on an activity and get tense or stressed out when it is omitted from your schedule, and you get antsy, cranky or depressed; that can be a sign that the train could be headed to derail.  

 

The difference between a routine and a vice is that routine can be altered and flexibility can come without angst.  A vice is often associated with bad behavior that can quickly become suffocating. Think of a pair of vise-grips.  Vise-grips tend to fit very tightly and do not leave room or space for anything to seep in. The sole purpose of a vice is to hold you in a place of vulnerability.

 

A common misconception is that a vice equals bad behavior. Being in love can be a vice, always dating someone can be a vice, going to the gym can be a vice, getting advanced degrees can be a vice.  Although none of these things seem negative on the surface, anything in excess ain’t good. Vices have to be monitored and controlled so that you don’t allow the pattern-of-choice to become an essential part of your life such that if it does go away, your ability to remain positive and at peace is compromised.

 

During the holidays creating vices is common. Many of us tend to over-spend, over-eat, and over-think what this time of year means. It becomes less about being grateful for what we have and focusing on the deficit areas (which is so very easy to do). The ‘good’ thing about vices is that they allow us to avoid areas in our lives that may need attention. They feel comfortable and familiar, and often think we feel our best when we don’t have to challenge or put ourselves “out there.” The only way to grow is to become uncomfortable and push through into an area of our life that stretches us and causes us to put forth genuine effort.

 

We have to be mindful that vices can be good or bad. Beneficial or harmful. Mundane or life-changing.  We have to be in control enough to control the way we live our lives. We can refrain from doing something, and change the way we are living provided it’s not an addiction of some sort. Getting a handle on the way you approach life is not always easy. You have to have a strategy for the change because vices hate strategic approaches. Once you have the strategy and a course of action mapped out, the vice will have no other option than to take a back seat.

 

As a reminder, anything or anyone that you feel is becoming a “need” instead of a “want” should be addressed.  Vices make us think it’s just “what I like to do.”  Well, that quickly becomes a “habit,” which, in turn,  can become “vices.”

 

So, there you have it.  Nip obsessive patterns in the bud, and avoid the downstream impacts of trying to pull back from something that may prove to be chaotic, detrimental or unproductive to your well-being and happiness.

 

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Manage your vices, or they will manage YOU.

Jamie Kirk works for a software company and is a certified spinning instructor. He also enjoys yoga, swimming, bicycling and running. He aspires to start a blog about what we put in our bodies not only fuels our body but our mind and spirit as well. Follow Jamie on IG @tysonsdad

Products That Over-Deliver on Their Promise
By Mik Hyldebrandt

Yes, they really do exist! Skincare products that are packed with all sorts of goodies that do more than what they promise – perfect for a season where you may need a little more indulgence to balance out the busy work days, extra partying and late nights.

Bobbi Brown Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm
Dry indoor heat, colder temperatures, a little more alcohol, a little less sleep – all variables that can dry out your skin and make it look dull. This balm will deeply nourish your skin back to health. Use at night on clean skin. $98

 

 

 

 

Aurelia Botanical Cream Deodorant
It may be a strange way to put on deodorant, but this one will keep you dry and odorless even though you run really fast during the day (and night). $25

 

 

 

 

 

Escentric Molecules Molecule 01
This scent cult classic is actually comprised mainly of one single molecule which isn’t even a scent note – but the molecule interacts with your skin to create an alluring an unique fragrance that is bound to get commented on. $135

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate
The serum glides on your skin easily, and after even brief use, you will notice a difference in your skin’s feel, look, and texture. Always use with a moisturizer, never just on its own. $60

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insta Natural Retinol Moisturizer
Retinol, also known as vitamin A, is known for its repairing benefits that include boosting collagen levels and improving skin cell renewal. This one is packed with hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, and green tea extract too. $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip B Nordic Wood Hair & Body Shampoo
All-in-one products usually do a lot of things only halfway – except for this one, which is a fantastic shampoo and body cleanser in one. And the scent is unbeatably fresh too! $39

Why not gift the man you adore (or yourself) with something that’ll boost confidence and make you look better?

 

Disney Dollops

Not only everything you need for a pretty confident skincare regimen (face wash, shave cream, moisturizer, and exfoliating soap bar), but wrapped in the cutest Disney box for the kid in all of us.
Disney x Kiehl’s Ultimate Man Refueling Set, $54

 

 

Get on Your Soap Box

Soap bars are back with a vengeance, and these two make a perfect pair: one for exfoliation, and the other for cleansing without stripping the skin. And a cute soap box too!
Oars+Alps Charity Soap Kit, $26

 

 

 

 

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Scent in Season

A seasonal scent is a perfect and personal gift for someone you love – this incredible musc scent develops over hours to reveal new layers of an incredible fragrance.
Parfume Generale Le Musc & La Peau, $125

 

 

 

 

 

Style Kit

You wouldn’t throw your designer suit in a trash bag, right? Let your skincare travel in style with a nice travel kit.

Filson Travel Kit, $95

 

 

 

 

Chic Shave

Enjoy this new take on an electric shaver which combines a shaver, trimmer and edger in one very smart tool.

Philips Norelco OneBlade hybrid electric trimmer and shaver, $30

 

 

 

 

Soft Scruff

Give the scruff a softer side with this all-natural beard oil that can also double as an all-over skin moisturizer to deeply nourish the skin.
Port Products Conditioning Beard Absolute, $20