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Jojoba Oil: versatile and vital nourishment

It is an oil that many would have read on the ingredients list on many a product, but perhaps not know just how useful it is. Our Grooming Editor Ms Mathahle Stofile tells us it is one of the best things you can do for your skin.  Jojoba (Spanish word pronounced “ho-ho-ba”) is a plant…

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Get your skin Spring ready

Any change of season has the potential to disturb your skin’s usual flow. Winter skin doesn’t hold moisture very well, everything evaporates much quicker and dehydrated skin becomes a common complaint. Warmer weather is so much kinder to the skin, however, but you still need to prepare for it, writes Ms. Mathahle Stofile.  One of…

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Grooming Q&A | Combination Skin

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Our long lost Grooming Editor Ms. Mathahle Stofile has noticed how many skin questions she gets from men, on her women’s beauty platform The Matte Project, and decided to help the rest of us by answering them here. First, the a to z on combination skin. Q: How do you choose a range of products for…

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Uni-scents | fragrances for all

The unisex, gender-bending or androgyny trend — one that we explored in menswear recently* — has steamed ahead over several years, and even in the face of a global resurgence in rabid conservatism, it is one that will not wane. The trend is as alive in fashion, as it is in the fragrance world, writes MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE. Unisex…

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Skin worth travelling in

With the holiday season almost upon us, many of us will be heading off in different directions, to destinations near and far. Wherever you decide to go, MS MATHAHLE STOFILE has some handy recommendations for keeping your skin in the best condition while in transit. We love holidays, especially those laced with lazy days in…

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Cleansing beyond face value

As a noted.man, you would have long moved beyond the soap and water guy trope, but for even the most advanced grooming warriors, the basics often still present some questions to be answered and myths to be debunked. MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE tackles those pertaining to cleansing.  Cleanliness should never be a hard sell for any anybody,…

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Treating pigmentation: a nocturnal affair

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Pigmentation is an all too common problem for many people of colour and there are various products designed to treat this. As MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE explains, the time of day you choose to use these products is crucial.  Whenever you use a product to treat pigmentation or discoloration, the effect is that of a mild peel…

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A dry, ashy season

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As the year progresses and the weather gets cooler, many of us will experience challenges with dry skin. MS MATHAHLE STOFILE investigates three types of remedies, designed for different preferences and budgets. Many factors can cause your skin to be dry and/or sensitive including harsh weather, too much direct sun exposure, medication, seasonal changes, over-washing…

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A bumpy road to a smooth shave

Not everyone has the patience or the genetics required to grow a full beard. For those men that choose to have little or no facial hair, the quest for a smooth, clean shave can be quite bumpy, thanks to the all too common problem of ingrown hairs. MS. MATHAHLE STOFILE shares a few tips on…

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5 Skincare investments for your best face

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As a noted.man you are quite evolved and will be au fait with the three-step routine. Our skins are complex things however, and as we get older, things get far more complicated and require more attention. MS MATHAHLE STOFILE has done all the work for you, here’s her edit of the best skincare solutions. Cleansing brush…

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