As a young boy my fondest moments spent with my grandfather involved keenly observing him as he went through his morning grooming routine – shaving, splashing on cologne and styling his hair with Brylcreem and a metal comb.

I remember the clean, masculine smells, the clinking of a blade against the porcelain basin. I can still see him smudge away the steam on the mirror with the back of his hand, the windowsill above the basin an apothecary of potions and elixirs of manliness.

My grandfather understood that a well-stocked bathroom and a good grooming regimen are essential aspects of a man’s life. I am not suggesting you spend hours in the bathroom obsessing, fastidiously sculpting each strand of hair – but you do need to find the middle ground between neglect and obsession – a few minutes in the bathroom is all you need. The key is finding the right products and creating your own sanctuary of manhood.

Enhance your grooming regimen (and good looks!) with Tom Ford for Men’s luxurious Skincare essentials.

Tom Ford for Men Exfoliating Skin Scrub contains crushed apricot seeds to help remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. (100 ml R925.00)
Tom Ford for Men Purifying Face Cleanser conditions while it cleanses. It’s lightweight formula hydrates the skin as it unclogs pores and prepares skin for a smooth shave. (ml R890.00)
Tom Ford for Men Anti-Fatigue Eye Treatment is a multi-beneficial, restorative eye treatment that lifts and firms the look of the skin around the eyes. (15ml R1300.00)
Tom Ford for Men Oil-Free Daily Moisturiser is great for oily skin types yet still rich in hydrating agents. (50ml R1690.00)
Tom Ford for Men Purifying Mud Mask is great for clearing away dead skin cells allowing better absorption of topical moisturiser. (100ml R1250.00)