The Stages of Convincing Your Guy to Clean Up His Beauty Act
Chances are if your man has ever stepped outside of his comfort zone when it comes to his skin care or hair routine, it's thanks to your suggestions. He may not want to admit it, but the moisturizer/mud mask/serum combos completely changed his skin for the better. And although he only tries the products with you in private, he secretly doesn't mind the almond-scented body scrubs or treat-yourself spa nights, especially if it falls on Valentine's Day. Getting him to this acceptance stage, however, requires a little patience and convincing. If your bae has ever been hesitant to try anything in your beauty arsenal, then you will fully understand the struggles below. And if he still won't budge, these manly grooming gifts for Feb. 14 are the perfect alternative.
When you introduce him to any feminine product.
He can run, but so can you.
You promise his skin will instantly look better.
And he'll get a major confidence boost.
After much coercing . . .
It really only takes a couple of pleases.
He finally agrees to try some things with you.
Cue your happy dance.
You start with the basics.
Like beauty brands and what special ingredients are inside said product.
Meanwhile, this is his expression.
He just wants to use it already.
You suggest mud masks and enzyme peels.
To ease him in to the whole process.
And he's like:
Men just don't get as excited as we do for these things.
But when the mask comes off 15 minutes later . . .
His skin's smoother and his pores never looked better.
Soon the nightly skin mask rituals become a thing.
But you still have much to teach him.
There are just so many products to try together.
So you convince him to try teeth-whitening strips.
And he actually doesn't mind a whiter smile.
And mention something about his eyebrows.
You lie and say eyebrow threading won't hurt at all.
And couples manicures and pedicures.
Which he'll refuse to do.
And couples bubble baths.
Which is one thing he won't turn down.
He tries it all.
Just once (maybe twice).
There's one thing he'll never do though . . .
Especially when he's around his guy friends.
And that's admit he enjoys all the pampering.
Because it's an unspoken rule.