One thing I like about twitter is when people who are articulate go on rants about a topic which they are passionate about. Its usually an unfiltered stream of thoughts that if nothing is entertaining. The other day as I scrolled through my timeline I came across a sort of rant that was retweeted into my timeline. I’ve copied and pasted it for your convenience below.
If u see your man walking around with ingrowns on his chin and u don’t get that hot rag, the tweezers, some scrub, & some shea butter…girl If you love your beardgod, help him maintain his sexy… Every man I’ve dated… I took care of his skin. Men work, they don’t think about that kind of stuff. U walking around glowing and dewy… but his skin is looking dry and u don’t care… nah. My king will always look healthy .
This morning as I got dressed for work I thought of those words. My daily shower and hygiene routine has been altered since I’ve started dating the woman I’m currently dating. Not to say I had poor habits before I basically took care of myself like most men do. A trip to target would have been consisted of buying a 6 pack of Irish Spring, a new toothbrush, hair pomade, some Colgate and a bottle of Scope. I. used the bare minimum.
I never really had a problem with dry skin or razor bumps so using products for that was never on my radar. Within the last year I have been having issues with ingrown hairs and the resulting bumps. This morning as I got ready for work I used these three products.
•The Real Shaving Company face scrub
•The Cool Fix Gel Lotion for treatment of ingrown hairs and razor bumps.
•Bump Stopper 2 for treatment of razor bumps.
I would have never thought of walking in a store, seeing those items and thinking to my myself “I wonder how that product would work on my skin”. I find myself doing that now. Unbelievable. I will say that these products have made a difference in the overall health of my skin. I haven’t turned into a metrosexual who takes an hour to leave the house but I have noted and am starting to take more pride in my overall appearance.
I remember the first time she grabbed a pair of tweezers and told me to lay my head in her lap as she meticulously pulled out ingrown hairs on my face. She took me to Sephora and suggested I buy the Cool Fix Gel Lotion. I was skeptical at first but after using it the first time I was sold. Now I find myself looking for those ingrown hairs in the mirror.
Going back to that rant at the beginning of this post I’m glad that I have someone who is willing to help me maintain my sexy.