5 Tips for a Man's Morning Routine


Multitasking may not be the best idea in some areas of life (driving, for instance), but when it comes to getting ready and getting out the door in the morning, learning to multitask a few of your morning rituals can save you time.

For example, have you ever thought about clipping your fingernails and toenails while you're in the shower? Warm water softens the nails, making them easier to trim. Plus, if you're in the shower, you won't have to worry about where the clippings land -- they'll just wash down the drain. You can do other things in the shower, too, like brushing your teeth, cleaning out your ears (warm water softens earwax) and even shaving.

Another way to multitask is by using combination hygiene and grooming products, such as shampoo and conditioner in one, or a body wash that's designed to clean both the body and hair (yes, they make those!). Out of the shower, you can try a combination aftershave and moisturizer that can be used on your whole face. Some guys like to simplify their routine by keeping around only what's needed to get the job done, so these products are a great way to reduce the clutter while keeping all of your body-cleaning bases covered.