So this is for the men folk… for all you SNAGS out there (are you still called SNAGS?) You know – Sensitive New Age Guys…oh no
wait you are now Metrosexuals aren’t you? Ah yes has the Macho Neanderthal beer swilling man that us women grew to know and love have now possibly faded into oblivion, to be replaced with one who spends longer in front of the bathroom mirror than what we do.
How many of you men are into facial creams? You know the ones that Mc.Dreamy (Greys Anatomy) Patrick Dempsey advertises (ok I need a moment)
In fact I can’t for the life of me remember WHAT he advertises as I’m too busy drooling. Where was I? Oh yes, nowadays as the world progresses (sometimes for the better) you menfolk have much more variety to slap on your faces than the standard 4711 or Brut (hands up who remembers them) but I’m not taking aftershave. I am talking Male Rejuvenating Products.
In fact this should be your regime : facials, moisturizer (morning), moisturizer (evening), face wash (morning), face wash (evening), serum, toner, eye cream, exfoliating scrub, mask. ‘Ha’ I hear you laugh, I’m a bloke (Aussie for male) “I don’t need any of that stuff, give me a bar of Imperial Leather and I’ll do just nicely thank you”.
I wish I didn’t put the pic of Patrick up there, I keep scrolling back up.
Seriously though do you use any of the new products on the market? Are you roped in by advertisements and promises of a new and younger looking you? Or are you embarrassed about using facial products? Do you think in fact they would make a difference? I wish I had the answer. I don’t see the harm in slathering a bit of moisturiser on you skin. I mean you shave – you have bristles, you have skin that is constantly being subjected to shaving cream, brushes, razors, the harsh environment. Your skin does dry out, so I say (if you aren’t already) give it a try. As far as eye creams that firm..hmmm tipping they won’t do much (but don’t let me stop you from trying) also an exfoliating brush to remove dead skin cells (yes sounds revolting, but you have them as much as we do).
I just wonder what Charlie boy who once said “I look like a quarry someone has dynamited”..would have ever muttered the words “Give me some of that exfoliating scrub”.
or would this one have drawled “Come on punk make my day and hand me over the serum”.
or…yes I had to do it…this one saying “I’ll be back – for my moisturiser”.
So there you have it menfolk, the choice is yours. No longer will you have to hide dried out faces, or droopy eye skin or heaven forbid dead skin cells for there are miracles out there in a bottle (or squeezy pack) just waiting for you to spend your mega bucks on. I am sure you are relieved to know that now you not only have ‘product’ for your hair but you can ‘zhush’ your face as well.
Let’s face it us women go through childbirth, we slap all sorts of goo on us to try and make us look young again, we shave, we pluck, we laser, we colour our hair, I’m sure if you try really hard you can force your self into that Department Store for a lotion or potion that may in fact make your skin feel as soft as a babies bottom (without losing any of your masculinity).
So what say you my gentlemen readers…are you a slather kinda guy?
and that was my 450th post – thank you linesmen thank you ball-boys
450 … that’s good.
I look after myself. I use Body Shop shaving cream with Maca Root, Body Shop White Musk aftershave balm, Body Shop Maca Root balancing face protector and Body Shop Maca Root face scrub. Then to top it off I use ASDA essentials face wash 😆
Good heavens Alastair you certainly do! Do you work at the Body Shop or have shares or just like their product? I have to admit you are the first male I have known who has such a regime, well done you! Do you find that it helps/works, I am assuming it does otherwise you wouldn’t continue to use. It is pleasing to see that men actually now have a different approach to ‘product’ than they did even 10 years ago. Keep up the good work! 🙂
When I was married, my ex-wife used to work for Body Shop, and after we split I just carried on buying them
Ahh huh knew there was a reason 🙂 – Body Shop products are good, though a little on the $ side over here.
Yes, they are expensive. I’m glad they last a bit longer, and I always get a voucher when I go in there. Plus the staff are pleasing on the eye 😆
you naughty naughty boy 😉
I may be getting old, but my eyes haven’t failed yet. As long as I don’t talk with them, it’s fine as long as I’m concerned.
🙂 oh sorry I was only messin’ I wasn’t meaning anything by that.
No need to apologise, I was mucking about too 🙂
I don’t know..but umm I’m still into macho guys…I can’t even begin to imagine a guy putting on a moisturizer or a scrub!!! That sounds so weird :S
Ahhh but they do hun, a male can still be ALL MALE and still use product on their skin. Hopefully they don’t feel less masculine for doing so – equality of the sexes has no barriers it seems 🙂
Still an exfoliating scrub!!! Seriously 😀
I am looking forward to what the men have to say. I prefer a well groomed man myself.
Not many men have commented so far 😦 I have to approve your comments for some reason? I too prefer a well groomed man, at least clean shave 😉 x
O.K you got me–I started “using” this winter after the cold air was drying out my skin to the point of pain…and now it is spring and I am still on the juice! I can’t stop!! I like it! Hopefully none of the guys from the pub visit this blog:)
Hi Wayne – Thank you for reading and joining in with your commentary – much appreciated! You had me laughing, still on the juice and hoping none of your mates from the pub see what you wrote. Pfft stand tall my man, it’s a good thing 😉
Oh…the ‘approving comment’ thing has happened to me before. I think if someone goes onto another computer (or ISP), then it does not totally recognize them? Something like that I think.
Uh huh…. 😉
I like ’em a little more rugged!
lol you made me chuckle Lyn. I like ’em rugged sometimes, but I’m pleased to see out of the 2 that have answered (Alastair and Wayne) if they want to use product then kudos to them I think for wanting to maintain or help their skins appearance. Sings “Let’s hear it for the BOYS”!!! 🙂 xx
crap…I commented on the wrong blog post lol
I love your nuttiness!!!!! 🙂 🙂
I keep posting to the wrong blog post comment! Arrrgghhhh. Must be I am new to computers…having been without for a couple days haha.
Anyway…McDreamy lives about an hour and a half from me. *grins*…woo wooo
He what??????? OMG I’m taking the next plane over to visit you! Do you want me to fix up anything we comments or just leave?
Ok so back to McDreamy…. swoon
I think you can just leave my mistakes lol….I don’t care if everyone thinks I am a dork haha.
As for McDreamy … he lives in Seattle, Washington, USA…I am in Vancouver, Washington USA. But now I am wondering … are you coming to visit me? Or actor-doctor man? Oh, last month he was trying to buy a coffee chain I think…but it did not work out I think.
You are a beautiful dork so all is good 🙂
Of course I would visit you…. no I would….it’s just that ..oh hell bells my hearts all a fluttering… I do love actor-doctor man and I would buy his coffee..in fact I would make him a coffee… 😉