Men’s Grooming is Booming: Skincare, Laser Hair Removal and More

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Is your man’s grooming routine up to par? The seed-based botanical’s in Yuli’s Liquid Courage Antioxidant Serum will give his skin a boost of courage. Photo: @thefetchhunter

We love beards on men, especially when they’re decorated with flowers. But too much of something is never a good thing. The chest, back and arms can be particularly hairy on men, and unwanted hair seems to sprout from all sorts of places like the ears and nose on my boyfriend. Fortunately men are spending more time on self care than ever before, which was definitely unheard of in my Grandfathers’ day!

The men’s grooming industry is estimated to bring in $21 billion in revenue in 2016. I’m even observing the trend at home: My boyfriend, who once scoffed at my beauty regimen—which includes red algae Tatcha masks, Lush bath bombs, and slathering on nutrient-rich moisturizers like John Masters Organics to the face—now joins me in these rituals. And it’s true that pretty much any mask or scrub that we use, they can use too, so feel free to share your natural beauty faves with your dude. His favorite mask of late is May Lindstrom’s The Problem Solver made with raw cacao and activated bamboo charcoal, and I secretly hate that he’s using it up.

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Maybe your man isn’t into masks yet, but he’s one of the legions of men itching to get rid of unwanted hair for good. Safe and effective laser hair removal at a place like Therapie Clinic is the way to go. Be sure to do you research to find a seasoned dermatologist or physician you feel comfortable with who is trained in laser hair removal. As with any treatment, consultations are important and it’s even OK to have more than one consultation done. While some persistence is necessary – laser hair removal happens over several sessions – the hair free and hot result is totally worth it.

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About Lindsay E. Brown
Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay currently manages field marketing for Health-Ade Kombucha in the New York region and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia where she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities. There she was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine, EarthHour.org, Eco-Age.com, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

One Comment

  1. I am going back to the old fashion shaving and skin care. Using coconut oil for shaving . That was the only available thing I found long ago when I run out of shaving cream, and it works!
    I definitely see more friends spending more money in things like skin care , and different types of creams, mostly for after shave.

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