Men's Grooming Skin Care

3 Shower Hacks to Set You Up for Success (Updated 2020)

Disclaimer: Thank you to our friends at AXE for asking me to review their new AXE Body Wash, all of the thoughts and opinions shared are 100% my own.


Listen, guys, grooming doesn’t have to be complicated. You can be out of the door in three simple steps and to prove it, I’m sharing how I turn my shower time into a foundation of success. These are tips I use before going to a red carpet event or to the gym, and you can use them too to look and feel your best in any situation. I’ll also reveal my shower hacks that will amp up your mental and physical wellness. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Wake Up Your Brain 

The first thing I do when I get in the shower might surprise a lot of people, but I turn the water down as cold as I can humanly handle. This wakes me up right away and gets my brain firing on all cylinders. It’s refreshing, and some people believe it aids in weight loss and supports mental agility too. I love AXE Black Body Wash, which smells amazing and leaves my skin soft and clean. I also find that the cold water keeps my skin in top condition. Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Step 2: Invest in Yourself Like a Boss   

The next thing I do is crank up the hot water and rinse off. This relaxes me and fills the room with hot steam that softens facial hair and opens pores. I let the water run for a minute or two, before turning it down to a more reasonable temperature, and will shave in the shower. I find this way more comfortable than standing over a sink, and I’m not worried about making a mess; I can rinse off. Plus, I get a smooth shave thanks to this spa-like environment of a shower.

Step 3: Set a New Personal Best  

After I get out of the shower, I meditate for ten minutes before facing the world. One of my favorite quotes is, “Fail to prepare, and you prepare to fail.” No one wants to arrive at the office an hour later smelling funky, but being prepared goes beyond grooming protocols. Use your shower time to plan out what might go wrong in your day, and respond to those areas now to prevent them, not when they happen.

I promise if you follow these simple life tips you will look and feel your best, and will outperform your personal best each day. Success is all about taking consistent action every day. Grooming doesn’t have to be complicated, but with the right attitude. Look for ways to ask how you can exceed expectations each day, and take action. That’s the Male Standard way and will set you up for success in all aspects of your life.

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