5 Smart Gadgets to Use During Your Morning Routine

shaving, grooming

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You carry a smartphone so why not upgrade your grooming routine into equally intelligent territory? Whether you’re “tress-ing” to impress with your daily ’do, scrubbing up for the perfect skin, or flashing those extra-pearly whites, technology can be your best assistant. Upgraded, smart gadgets have more benefits to offer than ever before. Even traditionalists, who swear by a straight razor and a bar of soap, should step outside the soap box and embrace these techy tools.

This new generation of powered up super-devices will have every aspect of your face, hair, and smile looking better than ever — no monthly wireless plan necessary.

Face time

Source: Clarisonic

Source: Clarisonic

Specifically engineered for men’s skin, the Clarisonic Alpha Fit Men’s Cleansing is the brand’s first sonic cleansing device for the guys. And, no, you just cannot borrow that other Clarisonic from the girls. Designed to sweep away dirt, oil, sweat and pollution from a man’s tougher, thicker skin from the first use, the product goes where no facial scrub has gone before to cleanse and renew. It’s almost like a daily facial at home.

The brush head is packed with a head-spinning 26,000 bristles and produces more than 300 movements per second. So, “sonic cleansing” certainly isn’t an understatement. The rechargeable, American-made device is equal opportunity, too, meaning it comes with two settings: one for clean-shaven skin and one for beards. Plus, the waterproof, compact design fits easily in a suitcase, gym bag, shower or bathroom cabinet, so you can have some Clarisonic face time not matter where you find yourself.

Smiling and profiling

Source: Sonicare

Source: Sonicare

From sonic skincare to sonic teeth care, the Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Sonic Toothbrush features the same cleansing superpower for your pearly whites. The whitening brush head has unique diamond-shaped bristles and a central stain removal pad that is densely packed to remove plaque and surface stains. The brand claims that it whitens twice as effectively as manual brushing and removes plaque seven times better. Five brushing modes, including a standard clean setting along with gum care, polish, sensitive, and whitening, cover all the bases for a bright smile. And, this toothbrush was also designed to be a statement piece in the bathroom. Forget the multicolored, manual models, this one is sleek and shiny in amethyst, white, or black, and it even has a bespoke charging glass, not to mention on-the-go-friendly USB charging and a slim travel case.

Source: Sonicare

Source: Sonicare

And it doesn’t stop there — the Sonicare AirFloss Pro is pretty nifty for anyone who cannot stand the idea of stringy tooth floss. Cleaning your entire mouth between or after brushing takes just 60 seconds and the press of a button that directs bursts of air and water (or mouthwash) between your teeth. The product’s slim-angled nozzle and guidance tip make finding the correct placement along your gum line easy. But what’s even easier to swallow is your overall improved oral health and the helpful prevention of cavities that can form into between teeth. Flossing just became fun again.

Hair show

Source: NutraStim

Source: NutraStim

A fuller head of hair is yours for the taking with the Nutrastim Pro Hair Laser Comb uses laser light to stimulate follicles to promote hair growth. Handheld, cordless, and easy to use, the comb also features a sleek design with rechargeable batteries to give you the freedom of movement, not to mention the freedom for hair-flipping, head-banging glory — or at least a few new strands to fill in any patchy spots that have developed.

Close shave

Source: Braun

Source: Braun

Give the cold shoulder to redness, burning, and itching caused by shaving with the Braun °CoolTec CT2s Electric Razor with “active cool technology.” The new dry shaver takes the heat out of shaving with an innovative aluminum cooling bar that actively cools the skin leaving it healthy and refreshed rather than inflamed, making it a particularly good fit for men with sensitive skin. In addition, special blades tackle hair growing in various directions for the closest shave possible. It’s also been specifically designed to be safe to use in the shower for maximum flexibility, so now, you really have no excuses for that day-old scruff.

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