Throughout time there has been an interesting tug of war between the sexes, especially when it comes to grooming. The female species has been known for looking good, smelling divine and using things that look all pink and pretty and with men, well if they wanted to imbibe in any of these fancies there was something the matter with them.
Thus, men have been relegated, in recent history, to a bar of ivory soap and perhaps some stinging aftershave. And while manhood is all well and good, beating on one’s chest is only great if you’re an ape. Gladly past the days of the “metro-sexual” craze, the one good thing to come out of all of that silliness is the increased acceptance on the part of male-hood in general to try out new products and to treat themselves a little more like the ladies.
There is nothing wrong with taking care of your body, the only side effect being that you will look better longer, be healthier, happier and probably live to a greater age. This is sarcasm folks; these are actually all good things.
So put moisturizer on your face, use conditioner on your hair, put hand cream on your hands. You’ll have fewer wrinkles, your mane will look much more manageable and who knows, someone might want to hold that hand now that it’s not all grubby, chaffing and chapped.
And there is no better place to go to address all of these grooming needs than anywhere that stocks Kiehl’s products. A New York based apothecary in business continuously since 1851, the last 10 years has seen a skyrocket in product launches and brand exposure and availability. Any department store worth their weight will have a Keihl’s counter and if you are in or around New York City there are a number of stand along stores to visit as well.
Try the brushless shaving cream for the morning shave, the facial fuel with SPF for everyday use, the body scrub soap for exfoliating in the shower. Also the Keihl’s Lip Balm #1 is arguably one of the best and most simple products on the market. Use it at night or anytime during the day.
Make a special trip and don’t be afraid to ask for help. And while you don’t have to go crazy while you are there a good start might be a product for the face, one for the hair and one for the hands. From there branch out and see what else they might have that could be of use to you.
Just remember, while it might be “tougher” to be like granddad and go it alone, when it comes to male grooming, it’s also a whole lot “cooler” to look more like a civilized human being and less like a grizzled mountain man, with no direct offense to all of the grizzled mountain men out there.
The Kiehl’s Flagship store is located on the East side of Manhattan at 109 3rdAvenue (at 13thStreet):