4 Editors on the Beauty Lessons They've Been Trying to Teach Their Dads For Years

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Raise your hand if your dear ol' dad has endless (and appreciated!) words of wisdom to share but could still use a tiny lesson or two in the beauty department.

If you can relate with that sentiment, there's a good chance you've taken it upon yourself at some point to teach him a new beauty trick. Maybe your dad doesn't necessarily even need new information but just not-so-subtle reminders to follow important grooming habits — ahem, like applying sunscreen every single day!

We say to consider those beauty tips as bonus Father's Day gifts and keep on kindly sharing. Maybe just buy him a card, too.

Ahead, four editors share the beauty practices they are still trying to get their dads to formally adopt.

Victoria Moorhouse, POPSUGAR Contributor

"My dad's skin-care and hair-care routines have always impressed me. He's very picky about the type of razor he uses and has impeccable taste in cologne. I have, on occasion, stolen a few spritzes for myself. He also never, ever misses a haircut. Given that my bangs frequently fall below my eyes, I could probably learn a lesson or two from him! However, there are two lessons I've been trying to teach him for years. The first is the importance of applying (and reapplying!) sunscreen. My visits home usually come along with a new bottle of SPF or SPF-infused moisturizer and a friendly lecture! I'd also like him to start using a hand soap that doesn't strip his skin of moisture."

Joanna Douglas, Executive Director

"My dad is a hippie with long, curly hair he now wears in a ponytail. I don't think he's skipped a morning shower in 40 years, but I told him that daily shampooing was too harsh for his hair — not to mention unnecessary. Now he only shampoos about twice a week, and other days he only uses conditioner to rehydrate, tame, and protect his hair. He also uses fabric elastics and takes his ponytail out at home to prevent breakage. I'm so proud! Now if only I could get him to lay off the strong colognes."

Stephanie Nguyen, Senior Editor

"You could say my dad puts effort into his appearance every day — he dresses nicely, applies hair mousse, and wears aftershave — but for some reason, the man will not apply the sunscreen! And as someone who wears sunscreen daily, even on days when I don't leave the house, it's something I've been trying to get him to do for years. The good news is he won't say no to freebies from me (perks of being a beauty editor), so I've been able to slip him some sunscreen. If only he would actually put it on once in a while!"

Aviel Kanter, Associate Content Director

"My dad has a bushy white beard and mustache that would put most aspiring facial-hair growers to shame. It's truly a thing of beauty — and I've tried to get him to pay as much attention to the skin underneath it as he does to trimming and shaping the hair itself. Every year for birthdays, holidays, and Father's Days, part of my gift is a new bottle of whatever gorgeous beard oil or moisturizer is popular. And without fail, every time I go home and take a sneaky look into his medicine cabinet, there they are — bottles upon full, untouched bottles. Sigh. A girl can dream!"

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