The Shocking Truth About Male Skin Care
According to recent studies, more than one gender now cares about skincare. We all know how crazy women are about their skin, especially as it starts to age. They’ll do anything…buy anything…that gets rid of wrinkles and saggy skin. But now, they won’t just be elbowing each other to get to the latest product.
Finally, men have woken up to skin care health. Well, some men.
Companies have taken note too. Many now offer man skin care lines that rival their womens line. They offer everything—face creams, eye gels, body lotions, and even masks.
Some of that stuff probably sounds girly to you. And you wouldn’t tell your buds at the gym that you put on a hydrating mask over the weekend. Male skin care products, though available, are still very much an underground thing. Don’t believe me?
Well, the next time you have to buy a gift for a guy friend, father, or brother, get him skin cream. And watch the reaction as he opens it. One of two things will happen. The other people in the room (men and women) will crack jokes about your gift. Or the room will be dead silent and the guy you gave it to will say, “oh…skin cream”.
In many households and social circles, there still is a stigma to male skin care. This is unfortunate and hurts men in two ways.
(1) Men avoid using skin creams altogether. Even though they notice the bags under their eyes or dry skin, they just live with it in silence. Could you imagine a woman doing that? Your skin is no different from other body parts. In fact, it’s the largest organ. Yet, an entire gender pretty much ignores it to maintain some sort of false sense of manhood.
(2) Because men don’t know how people close to them will react to their interest in man skin care, they avoid asking for help. They don’t know what to look for when shopping for skin care