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From how-to guides that teach you the right way to shave and shape a beard to product roundups recommending the best moisturizers to keep your mug in good condition, The Manual offers up honest reviews of men’s grooming products without all the noise and distraction you might find in the drug store hygiene aisle with the added bonus of bringing under-the-radar products to the fore.

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These are the best crew cut haircuts for summer

From function to fashion, the crew cut is making a comeback this summer. Here are the best crew cuts for you to try.
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Cologne sale: Save on brands like Tom Ford and Creed – from $20

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Dull skin? Here’s how to liven it up

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How to get rid of those annoying blackheads once and for all

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The best Stitch Fix competitors and alternatives

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The mistakes you shouldn’t make (but probably do) when you buy men’s cologne

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If you’re looking for the best men’s cologne, try these recent drops

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My 5 favorite (discounted) Tom Ford colognes in April 2024


Why everyone is saying bakuchiol is the new (natural) alternative to retinol for your skin

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Mineral vs chemical sunscreen: Which one should you actually use?

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5 essential anti-aging skincare tips every man needs to know

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Creed cologne is back on sale, with up to 52% off bestsellers

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Want the best cologne for men? These niche fragrances are perfect for spring

Spring time calls for a men's cologne that is fresh, unique, and fun. The secret to that? Wear a niche fragrance. Here are our top picks for spring 2024.
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A new study suggests the secret to your skincare routine is… strength training?

Strength training could actually be more effective in reducing signs of aging than cardio, especially for your skin.
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What are peptides, and do you really need them in your skincare routine?

Using peptides for skin — from aging to hydration — is trending on TikTok. Should you be using this ingredient? Dermatologists shared the truth.
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Why you need to take a cold shower after a flight

By improving circulation and stimulating the immune system, a cold shower can be a simple yet effective way to rejuvenate your body after air travel.
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What is oil pulling? The real facts behind this oral hygiene trend

We'll explain what you need to know about oil pulling for teeth if it works, and if it's safe to add to your routine.
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How often should men wash their hair? Experts weigh in

Men should wash their hair once every one to three days, according to dermatologists. Here's how to determine where you and your hair are within that range.
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How to shape a beard: The ultimate guide for every face shape

With proper practice and these tips, you'll be sure to have the best beard around by mastering the skills required to shape a proper beard for your face shape.
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Best men’s cologne sales: Save on Tom Ford, Creed, and more

There are many men's cologne sales going on right now and we've highlighted the very best which feature some of the biggest brands around.
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How often should you change your razor blades?

Not sure how often you should change your razor blades? Here are all the details to keep your razors sharp and your face smooth every time you shave.
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Does beard growth oil work? What you should know

If you've been wondering to yourself, "Does beard growth oil work?" — allow us to offer up some insights into growing the best beard possible.
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Cucumbers help get rid of puffiness, dark circles under eyes: Myth or fact?

If you have dark circles under the eyes, you may want to nix the issue. Cucumbers are a popular home spa treatment. Do they work for puffy and dark eyes?
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How to dye your beard at home in 3 simple steps

We've put together a number of tips to help you put the color back in your facial hair, making dying your beard simple and easy.
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How to shave with a straight razor without hurting yourself

Shaving with a straight razor is a delicate art form. Learn the straight razor facts, steps, and products you need for your classic grooming routine.
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How to straighten your beard at home safely and comfortably

This comprehensive guide on how to straighten your beard will help you tame your wild facial hair. Here are the best ways to straighten your beard.
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How to maintain stubble year-round

Stubble is the Goldilocks of the facial hair world, and there is an artistry to growing and maintaining the perfect stubble.
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How to sharpen a straight razor, according to a master barber

Straight razor shaving is a timeless grooming ritual. Here's how to keep your straight razor as sharp as possible for every use.
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The 11 best hair styling creams for men to get the perfect do

The best hair styling creams provide the right hold and the right style for all different hair types, no matter how unruly your hair can get.
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How fast does facial hair grow, and can you speed up beard growth?

Wondering how fast facial hair grows and if you can make it grow faster? We've found the answers to help you grow the facial hair you've always dreamed of.
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Get more handsome in your sleep just by tweaking your nighttime skincare routine

Believe it or not, beauty sleep is a real thing. Start your day off right the night before with these nighttime skincare routine tips.
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The 15 best body lotions for dry skin to lock in moisture

What lotion can keep your skin moisturized despite the changing seasons? Consider the best lotions for dry skin to add to your daily grooming routine.
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Make grooming easy: The 8 best beard trimmers to get the job done

To help you find the right tool for your facial hair, we put together this list of the best beard trimmers. Mustache, beard, stubble — we've covered it all.
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What actually causes hair loss in men? Plus, the tips you need for thinning hair

Thinning hair isn't just due to age. Here are a few other reasons — some are preventable. Here's what to know about what causes hair loss.
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Get your facial hair in order: The best beard combs

Help your facial hair look great with the best beard combs, crafted from the finest materials to better shape and style your beard.
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Hair loss treatment: Best options for men with thinning hair

Between genetic predisposition for male pattern baldness and other outside factors, what's a dude to do? Look for the best hair loss treatment.
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The 5 best body powders for men to help avoid embarrassing odors

Don't wait for the chaffing to start. Keep your body cool and comfortable year round with these best powders that are proven effective.
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Myth or fact: Can tea bags really help with puffy eyes?

A dermatologist spilled the tea on whether tea bags can really help people nix puffy eyes, and provided tips for safe application.
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Save on 1,241 colognes from Chanel, Tom Ford, and more today

Shop designer fragrances at Gilt before time runs out.
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How to get rid of dark circles under eyes once and for all

Have dark circles under eyes? You might be able to nix them with a few simple lifestyle tweaks. Here's what to know.
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The best beard balms to tame, hydrate, and shape your whiskers

Treat your beard to the best with the best beard balms right now, formulated to give your whiskers the shape, shine, and nourishment they deserve.
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Baxter of California, Jack Black, and more: The 10 best products to minimize ingrown hairs

Ingrown hairs cause irritation and itching. But these best ingrown hair products contain skin-soothing ingredients for a smooth shave.
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How to soften beard hair for men: Your step-by-step guide

How to soften beard hair is a tricky endeavor if you don't know where to start, but the right tools and tricks go a long way.
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Is Vaseline the Swiss army knife your skincare routine needs? What derms have to say

Can Vaseline help with chapped lips, dry skin, and other skincare concerns? Dermatologists discussed the TikTok-favorite product.
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Try the Dollar Shave Club for under $5 right now

Try out the Dollar Shave Club for less than $5 with this limited-time deal.
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At-home spa: Make your own exfoliating face mask with ingredients from your kitchen

Create hydrating and exfoliating masks at home using organic, cold-pressed, unrefined ingredients from your kitchen.
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Having beard struggles? Here’s how to fix a patchy beard, according to an expert

Make patchy beards a thing of the past with derma rollers, microneedling, color enhancements, and the basics of cleansing, moisturizing, and brushing.
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Keep your lips moist and smooth with the 11 best lip balms for men

Investing in the classic routine of lip protection can help you prevent dry, cracked, and even bloody lips. We've rounded up the best lip balm products.
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The 8 best travel-sized men’s grooming products to please TSA officers

Get friendly with the TSA staff with the best travel grooming products, all chosen to help you look good without sacrificing suitcase space.
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A dermatologist explains the best winter skincare routine

Winter is coming. Learn how to keep skin moisturized all winter long to prevent itchy and dry skin with tips from a dermatologist and products.