Back when I was young, a long time ago, mens skin care products generally consisted of shaving cream. Skin care for men wasn’t heard of, and men couldn’t have cared less.
Now men’s skincare products are hot, and selling extremely well, and for good reason. Mens fashion/grooming is part of the new paradigm for men.
All those years ago things were different. Men were men. They ate a lot of steak, went camping and shooting a lot and only visited the doctor if they were about to die. Mens skin care? What was that? I use shaving cream don’t I?
Men’s fashion was a new pair of jeans. And maybe a new pair of boots every now and then, when their toes were showing through the old ones. To go with the new pair of jeans.
Men’s grooming, and mens fashion, and for that matter men’s health, have come a long way. I, for one, now visit the doctor regularly for checkups, keep fit, and take care of my skin with good quality mens skincare products. My father has had skin cancer and I need to take care of my skin as much as anyone.
That’s not because I want to keep up with the latest men’s fashion, I’m way too old for fashion. It’s because I recognise that taking care of our skin, for a man, is a health issue. For my part, after being burned many times before anyone even knew how bad sunburn was for the skin, taking care of my skin now may prevent fatal skin cancer.
It’s never too late.
Men’s skin care is also about looks though for many modern men. Mens fashion in the 21st century is also about anti aging and youthful looks, like it is for women.
It’s not good enough now for men to use a good shaving Aronia berries cream, buy themselves a new pair of jeans every other year, and eat steak every second night.
There’s now available a wide range of high quality mens grooming and anti aging and skin care products. Men can take care of their hair with good hair care products, nail care products help take care of their nails, and good skin care products help men take care of their skin. Mens grooming products are slowly catching up to womens grooming products with increasing sales and increased quality.
However note that I said “high quality” skin care products for men.
The “high quality” part is extremely important. There are many skin care and anti aging products on the market that are not “high quality”.
Unfortunately big brand name mens skin care products and mens anti aging products share many characteristics with popular womens anti aging products.
They don’t work very well, or at all, and are overpriced, often by necessity to pay for all that overhyped TV advertising using highly paid big name stars.
But worst of all, many of the ingredients used in skin care products in general can be suspect or downright harmful to our health, and skin. And that includes popular mens skin care products too.