Make Over Your Guy's Grooming Routine (on the Sly)
Does the dude in your life use body wash to anchor the shower curtain? Mine does. Here's how I got my husband to actually apply a few grooming products
Mission No. 1: SPFIf I could get Brandon to use one product in addition to his beloved bar of soap, it would be sunscreen. He's an avid golfer, and he grew up in Florida -- both of which are starting to show in the form of fine lines and sun damage. A daily SPF would help protect his skin, and hopefully stave off skin cancer.
I lecture him about this constantly, but I haven't made much progress. (Surprise, surprise, right? As any woman knows, nagging isn't exactly the best way to inspire her guy to change.) So I do an informal poll of my male friends who wear sunscreen, and they almost unanimously recommend Kiehl's Facial Fuel UV Guard SPF 50+ For Men, $38. I head over to Kiehl's to test it out. It sinks into the skin almost instantaneously and feels like nothing -- and nothing is exactly what Brandon wants. I make room for it in the medicine cabinet and hope that it catches his eye.
A few days later, Brandon packs a bag for a weekend golf trip and I notice that the SPF is missing from the bathroom. I stare in disbelief at the blank shelf space where his sunscreen now lives. Then, I remind myself that packing a product is one thing -- using it is something completely different.
When he gets back Sunday night, I notice that his skin is the same shade it was the Friday before. "Was it very sunny?" I ask coyly. "It was hot as hell," he replies. "I used that sunscreen that was in the bathroom. It was pretty good -- it didn't get all over my clubs." And then he promptly changes the subject.
I sneak into another room to do a happy dance.
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