As a beauty enthusiast, I'm in no shortage of lotions and potions and products. However, it can be a struggle to get Mr. Lovey to adhere to even a simple skincare routine. Men. To be honest, it would be a bit weird if the man in my life was equally zealous about beauty and skincare so I shouldn't complain. That said, I would prefer that my prince charming kept my charming looks for years to come. In this post I'll share how I've attempted to incorporate some simple skincare into his routine.
First, I've found that Mr. Lovey also appreciates nice and matching packaging. Even if he could care less about skincare, I know he secretly likes things that look nice too. Packaging that says 'for men' doesn't hurt either. Secondly, it doesn't have to be expensive. I think the St. Ives products here look quite nice and work well. I don't want to flip out if he takes two big pumps of the cleanser every time and it disappears within a month! Third, I'll choose things that smell fresh or are unscented. I'm pretty sure the last thing a man wants to smell like is old-lady creams. He could care less if there were expensive anti-aging amino-peptide-hyaluronic-supposedly-scientific ingredients in it. Right now Mr. Lovey is using Clinique's dramatically different moisturizing gel. Technically he's just helping me use it up since I'm allergic to it. It's light in texture and unscented so he doesn't complain. Fourth, I've chosen more moisturizing face cleansers. This is partially because he has dry skin. It is also because I know he'll skip moisturizer often and I don't want his skin to dry out quickly after using stripping washes. Finally, I try to figure out what he likes. I was surprised to see that he used up a sample size of Anthony logistics exfoliator. I made sure to purchase a milder version: the St. Ives moisturizing Olive scrub for him.
This brings me to another point. Whenever I order beauty products online, I try to throw in samples for Mr. Lovey. That way I can figure out what he likes and who doesn't like getting little luxe samples? I can't go wrong with woody fragrance samples. I'd like to note that he actually owns more bottles of fragrance than I do. Below you can see a few little samples that are currently on his counter-top. The Eshu shave gel and Art of shaving pre-shave oil were deluxe samples during promotions. The current fragrance samples he has are from Prada and John Varvatos.
Finally I made sure to get him his own set of nail tools. I'm sure he had his own set before we lived together, however, recently I caught him using mine because they were better and sharper! Of course I made sure to get him his own after that.
Thanks for reading! Do you have any tips or tricks that you've used for the men in your life? (It's not just Mr. Lovey. I have a brother that could care less about skincare too.)