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9.27.2012

Skincare for Men | Like Husband, Like Wife.

That the husband knows quite a handful about skincare for men isn't surprising. After all, he is married to a very vain woman. And the fact that he takes good care of his skin is one of the many things I love about him.

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.

Photo credit: The Art of Shaving
Next, he applies shaving cream to 'lift' the beard from the skin. This protects the skin from irritation and razor burn, thus resulting to a clean and comfortable shave. Then, he proceeds with shaving using his trusty razor that has been in his possession for years now.

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.

10 replies:

Karen Dawkins said...

Funny, informational post. My husband is probably a little older than yours... a basic shave and a haircut guy! But if he ever wants to pamper himself, I'll email him a copy of your post. ;-)

Susan Liberatore said...

My husband is crazy about a close shave. He's tried these products before and they are just excellent.

Columba Lisa Smith said...

That's interesting! My teen son has just begun shaving. He uses an electric, bypassing all the water and shaving cream. I will have to show him this!

Carla Karam said...

Czjai.. I may be the only one laughing here.. I read Karen's comment about her hubby... my hubby... he's got the rugged look! and I love it!! I even get shocked when I see a clean shaven face here and then and again! Great article! for the metro-sexual males out and about. ;) Grace, peace and many blessings, Carla

Gina Baker said...

I would not know what to recommend to him (my husband), he is sooo particular about his little shaving process. :)

dusty katt said...

It's surprising how many men fuss over this. Scott spends more time grooming than I do. :)

dusty katt said...

It's surprising how many men are so fussy about this. Scott spends more time grooming than I do. :)

Franc said...

Very helpful grooming tips. Aside from applying warm water to the face. I also try rinse the shaver into warm water to open up the pores when shaving.

Kai Grafia said...

A lot of men nowadays are actually becoming more VANIDOSO and very OC when it comes to their skin or well being and I think this is a good thing for when the women are not around we can be assured that they can take care of themselves :)

MARIA SIGRID Lo said...

Hubby seldom shaves...not until the few hairs have grown. haha As in I can count the hairs! But he does maintain only one brand for his facial wash and scrub coz he has oily skin. :D

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