When it comes to grooming, expect the husband to be nitty gritty about it. Although his skin isn't as sensitive as mine, he's still very particular with the products that come in contact with his skin. For instance, he has a preference for anti-dandruff shampoos and conditioners. He also uses lotion regularly, as his skin tends to become dry, especially during winter time. And yes, he almost always keeps a lip balm in handy.
But if there's one thing that the husband is most meticulous about, it has to be shaving. He actually has a ritual for it. First, he prepares his skin by washing his face with warm water. As most beauty junkies know, warm/hot water opens up the skin's pores, thus making it easier to cleanse the skin. The same principle applies to shaving, as warm water softens the beard, and makes it easier to shave.
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Finally, he wraps up his shaving ritual by applying a special brand of after-shave oil. Made from organic virgin coconut oil, his choice of after-shave oil moisturizes the skin, and makes it refreshed and rejuvenated after having been shaved. And because his brand is alcohol-free, his skin does not dry out, become irritated, nor does he get nasty, ingrown hair.
I love it when my husband looks dapper, smells nice, and is clean shaven. He knows that very well too, so even if his shaving ritual adds up another ten minutes to his half-an-hour bathing time, I don't mind at all. For as long as I get to use the bathroom before he does!
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post for The Art of Shaving. However, thoughts and opinions expressed are entirely my own.