Here at bbHQ, we were feeling a bit sorry for our lone bello bloke in the midst of all the bella beauties - so we have found him a mate to hang out in front of the TV with! Here's our new guy on the grooming block - slightly bewildered, but willing to learn...smart boy!
When you think about it, we actually spend a bit of time on our faces (talking to the world I mean, not just snoring into the pillow). The shaving. The getting rid of those always pesky nose hairs. I’ve been even known to brush my hair off my forehead before I realised it was easier to have my hair short anyway (and no, that’s not my hinting I have premature baldness… just don’t ask me about salt and pepper grey!).
Seriously, I’ve come to understand that your face is your walking front door. Or something like an advertisement for your personality. If it’s full of stubble it spells trouble. Then again, writing in clichés like that won’t help, either! But hey, a bit of bloke love on the face doesn’t hurt.
I like my face. It’s the only one I’ve got. So now I’m showing it some love.
Masks Don't Just Belong To Weird Guys in Musicals
With complete respect to the Phantom of the Opera and baseball home plate catchers, it’s not that weird to give your face some love. Really.
To help the facial fronting up along, I have recently discovered facial masques (OK I didn't discover them, but I have tried them out - almost without embarrassment). And I admit, the result was - pleasing! The new bellobox has a great option in it from Vitaman - an age control masque that felt great on and was easy to use. Afterwards, my skin definitely felt like it had had a bit of a breather - all good!
'Moisturiser' Is Not A Dirty Word
My wife loves moisturiser. If money could buy happiness, then Mrs Unslob would be living in a world of moisturiser. She’d be ecstatic and it’s right then I’d tell her we were getting Foxtel for life and a New York style hotdog maker was replacing the oven. But I digress. It’s simple this one – making the time (step away from the Foxtel) and realising that after a pretty nasty train trip standing to and from work, you owe it to your skin to give it something decent back.
I tried out Beauty Mate's Moisturiser and I liked it. A lot. So now - it's Moisturiser World for me. And as a result, possibly Foxtel...
AfterShave Doesn't Have to Mean AfterBurn
If you’re like me you won’t leave the house until you’re happy with the shave. I hate facing the world during the week looking like I haven’t been bothered and as I’m getting better at looking after ‘me’, I’ve appreciating that if you show your face some love, it’ll shine right back at you. The mirror doesn’t lie – unless you close your eyes – but it’s true. Make the effort and the results speak for themselves.
If moisturiser is your friend then a post-shave cream or balm is your unslob wingman. It’s like a chaser of ‘ahh’ for your skin post your close shave. It’s you showing your neck and lower jaw some respect. It also completes the picture.
I felt pretty posh using Trumper's West Indian Lime Skin Food post-shave the other day. Not sure about the idea of putting food on my skin - I'd rather eat it - but the result was great. Smelled good, felt even better.
'That Smells Good' Can Mean Me As Well As A Roast...
Old Spice ain’t necessarily the sartorial standard for scent - but a good men’s fragrance is the calling card of cool in my view. Trust me. Mrs Unslob buys mine and I generally know I’ll be turning my phone off for quality time when she does. James Bond wore aftershave. In fact he was so cool he bathed in it. One could argue Sinatra was even cooler. I prefer putting it on each morning. A good, non-burn, give your skin some pre-work lurve, and away you go. A rolled gold ‘date night’ must!
On the 'date night' note, the Miller Harris 'Feuilles de Tabac' I found in the new bellobox is pretty special - saving that one up for big occasions!
So there you have it - grooming is good. It isn't scary, it isn't hard to achieve - well, not as yet - I am only new to this caper - and it seems to make Mrs Unslob like me. None of these things are bad - so I suggest popping online to bellobox and signing up today!
(Image courtesy of choice.com.au)