I use self-tanning moisturizer twice a week, and anti-shine matte powder. Clear lash and brow gel for my lashes, brows, and goatee during the day, black manscara at night and concealer under my eye bags with light foundation (StudioFive for Men). I'm 49. Always use a facial scrub and toner before applying anything.
Can't wear any kind of foundation during the day as it looks too obvious... unless I'm really hungover, oily, and red. In that case, I use eye drops, and break out my man makeup kit without prejudice, but blot away the excess with TP.
Guys, what do you use to enhance your face and/or hide the flaws?
I use Neutrogena anti-acne makeup on my occasional zit, mostly on my nose.
I use unscented store brand dandruff shampoo on my head, face and whole body, and lots of hot water. Period. I go to an old fashioned man's barbershop usually every 2 to 3 months, and he trims my hair and beard with clippers.
I keep my head trimmed very short because of tragic pattern baldness and really need to look into some sort of shine-blotting solution.
I give myself peels with a TCA solution every once in a while to even out my skin tones and give me a fresh look. I moisturize with a 45 SPF and then put on that Jergens cream with a slow self-tanner.
But then, I'm no professional like this guy:
Crew Tea Tree Oil Shampoo
L’Occitane Verbena Shea Butter Soap
Eshu Walnut Shell Face Scrub
Aqua Fresh Whitening Mint Toothpaste
Mitchum Gel Non Scented Deodorant
“Wood” cologne by DSquared
Burt’s Bee’s Lip Balm
Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Moisturizer for Men
Crew Hair Forming Cream
Suave shampoo, Dove soap, Gillette shaving gel and antiperspirant. No cologne, no facial scrub, no hair product. The full morning bathroom routine (including shit, shower and shave) is under 15 minutes.
[R4] Ummm ... I find MPB is often a turn on, preferring guys NOT shave their heads to hide it.
[R3] I have my beard trimmed by a barber about once a month, and my MPB hair buzz cut (#4 blade) every other visit as well.
Pert Plus shampoo (I'm not crazy about the extra body version I bought, but it's a BIG bottle and I don't have much hair) and pretty much whatever toothpaste and deodorant are on sale when I'm running out. I have enough bar soaps from various hotels to last a looooong time.
You're fast and efficient, but I hope you don't fuck that fast! :-)
[quote] Ummm ... I find MPB is often a turn on, preferring guys NOT shave their heads to hide it.
I should clarify that while it's hot on most men, my particular pattern baldness is tragic. I look like Bozo.
[R11] - I understand what you're saying, but I like those guys a lot (zilch above with tufted sides), the younger they get that bald the better!
(apologies for the digression)
I use literally the cheapest of everything. Hand lotion. Hair gel. Sunglasses. I've found over time that the experience versus really high end stuff isn't all that different.
A good plastic surgeon
Dial bar soap when I take a shower.
liquid African black soap with a cure series exfoliating bath towel - super hard weave.
everyman Jack shave cream and a Shick Hydro 5 (I find it shaves better than Gillette and cheaper)
Neutrogena Cleansing Wipes, Pink Grapefruit - right before bed.
Loreal Men's Expert Vita Lift Moisturizer - after I shave and after I cleanse at night.
That is pretty much it - does not take more than 15 mins in morning - shower, shave, moisturize, deodorant, brush teeth, shot of Gucci Envy - get dressed leave for work.
[quote]Can't wear any kind of foundation during the day as it looks too obvious
Girl, glad to know that discretion is the better part of valor.
R17, I mean no offense, but that sounds simply tedious. But then I loathe body grooming - hate to get my hair cut, hate to shave. Gel is something to keep my hair out of my eyes, and cologne is something to wear to shut people up.
I try to enhance myself from the inside: I take a pile of vitamins every day (anti-oxidants slow the aging process by reducing the free radicals in your system).
My hygiene products are simply soap, shampoo, deodorant and shaving scream.
Lots and lots of protein rich creamy facials.
[R19] -- I HATED shaving with a passion, so my 42nd bday present to myself was to simply ... stop. I haven't picked up a razor since (I pay a barber to trim periodically).
r19 tedious? I wash with liquid black soap in the shower and use the exfoliating bath towel (better than scrungie or sponge or wash cloth). Get out and shave, moisturize, brush teeth, deodorant, shot of cologne and go....
it only takes me 15 mins because I like to pretty up my asshole for photoshoots.
I shower at night and use Neutrogena body oil on my skin (neck down) afterward and Neutrogena lotion on my face. I'll cake on Neutrogena cream around my eyes and on forehead lines before I go to bed (if I'm alone, lol) to moisturize while I sleep. After shaving in the morning, I'll apply more lotion to my face and lightly dab more cream around my eyes. I don't know if it helps but I feel better doing it. I'm 50 and have done this for years. Compared to some my age, I feel I look pretty good.
Any shower list of more than three things is turning into an ordeal. Shit. Shower. Shave. All at once if you're so inclined and have the drain for it. (Gross)
Fess up - is everybody a shower a day person?
I've gone through periods where I showered twice a day, and some where I'd go a few days between showers. They both make me itchy.
all the boys want to kiss r25 - brush your teeth you gross fuck.
Cleanser and moisturizer on my face at night. Sometimes cleanser in the morning, sometimes just warm water. I usually use my Clarisonic to wash my face w or w/o the cleanser. Less is more, I think, with the face. I think exercise and diet do much more for great, taught, wrinkle free skin than products...but this thread isn't about that.
I don't even use deodorant unless I could possibly sweat during the day. If I do, it's something that smells like soap. Sometimes I spray sea salt water mixed with conditioner into my hair and it looks textured and I smell like the ocean.
R27, I brush after meals. Do you mean to tell me you do in the bathroom?! Where you SHIT?!
Yeahhhhh. All the boys want to kiss THAT.
I live in the frozen tundra of Madison, WI, so it's essential here that you use lotion on your body on a daily basis during the winter months--male, female, straight, gay--everyone. Otherwise, your skin will dry out so badly that you develop these little bumps all over your body and they itch like a sumbitch.
So..aside from Gold Bond Aloe body moisturizer, I use regular old Colgate toothpaste, Crest mouthwash, a facial moisturizer (almost anything, but usually regular Oil of Olay) and that's about it. For showering, I use Irish Spring liquid and also Irish Spring deodorant, because the smell of that shit is so good I almost turn myself on. No cologne, but I will admit that I often run the Irish Spring gel deodorant over my neck before I go out.
R30, the year I lived in Madison was the year my heels split open so bad during the winter I couldn't walk. No fucking thank you ever again.
[quote]I use literally the cheapest of everything. Hand lotion. Hair gel. Sunglasses. I've found over time that the experience versus really high end stuff isn't all that different.
What an empty life you must lead. I'm not saying you have to wear eyeliner like some of the dizzy cunts around here, but fucking hell, getting the cheapest of everything is no way to live.
Can anyone here recommend a good shaving cream/lotion for easily irritated skin?
R32 - Jesus, must you be a judgmental cunt about everything? Deciding that there is very little difference in experience AFTER have sampled the high end stuff and made an adult decision hardly qualifies as an "empty life." You probably make those sorts of leaps a lot, right?
But to be clear - I'm not knocking the high end stuff at all; it's great. But at the end of the day there's not much difference to me. I've had really expensive sunglasses and ones I bought at a gas station. Essentially the same thing.
[R25] - one shower per day for me, only exception is if I've been traveling overnight to the east coast via a redeye and connection to visit my folks. By the time I hit their place it's early afternoon, we usually don't go out anywhere, so sometimes I just put off a shower to the next morning.
[R29] - I thought ALMOST EVERYONE brushes their teeth in the bathroom, guess not!
My dentist once told me it didn't matter what kind of toothpaste anyone used; the idea was to clean the teeth with thorough brushing and no toothpaste would actually whiten teeth.
Still, I could never force myself to just use the cheapest toothpaste. I buy Rembrandt, brush before I shave and usually leave it in my mouth while I'm actually shaving.
Malin & Goetz vitamin b5 body moisturizer (2x/week)
Molton Brown body wash (daily, in the shower)
Gilchrist & Soames shampoo, hair conditioner (also for shaving)
Gilchrist & Soames bar soap
American Crew forming cream (hair - only when it gets sticky-outy)
Stick deodorant (usually only when traveling)
Generally 1 shower a day here. Will usually do a second shower on weekends after outdoor activity (mowing the pasture, mucking in the corral, hauling brush, etc.) or after activity at the fire pit (grilling or homebrewing).
I'll also do a second shower when on vacation (after a day in the city and before the theater). Yes, I am guy who lives in the country and vacations in urban areas.
R37 are you British? Gilchrist & Soames is great but not that popular in America. I use...
Bliss Labs body wash (Lemon and Sage)
Jack Black for shampoo, shaving cream and aftershave.
Jack Black Lip Balm (mint is the best flavor).
Paul Mitchell tea tree shaping cream for hair.
Murad for skin cleanser, toner and moisturizer (I rub ice cubes on my face and neck after a shower to close my pores before applying the moisturizer).
Mitchum unscented deodorant.
OP, are you transgender?
I use baking soda to brush my teeth. No toothpaste works as well, and the hygenist always says that I have no buildup on my teeth.
Take a bunch of supplements, including fermented cod liver oil, Garden of Life whole foods multivitamin, and 200 mg Ubiquinol. Semi-paleo/low carb diet but I eat dairy and some rice/potatoes. No caffeine, occasional wine. No other drugs.
Brush teeth with equal parts baking soda and coconut oil or just baking soda, floss nightly. I've tried oil pulling a few times but have yet to get into it. Anyone do this?
Diluted baking soda to wash hair and a bit of apple cider vinegar in water to rinse/condition (the vinegar smell goes away after a few minutes) - much better for my greasy hair than shampoo. Kiss My Face hair gel to tame frizzies.
Soap with Kiss My Face olive oil soap or Dr. Bronner almond bar soap. Would like to try cold-milled goat milk soap.
Kiss My Face Lip Balm
Alvera natural deodorant in fall/winter when I don't sweat much. Regular deodorant in summer/when exercising is one of the few non-natural health products I'm currently using. I may be a hippie, but I won't subject others to my stink.
In morning rinse face with water and put on MyChelle 28 SPF natural sunscreen
In evening oil clean face with avocado oil instead of soap, use microdermabrasion cloth every other day
Before bed use Skin Biology Super CP Serum on face, topped with avocado oil. I previously used emu oil and liked it, but avocado oil cost about 75% less and works just fine.
Am 45 and friends tell me I look 25. Just kidding, but they tell me I look great for my age. That's good enough for me.
Drug store sale items for body wash, facial cleanser, deodorant, shampoo and conditioner. I have zero brand loyalty as I think all these items are basically the same at any price point. Unless its generic you're mostly paying for fragrance, packaging and advertising.
Aveeno face moisturizer with 15 SPF. Sometimes I get the generic. There are certainly pricier options but this works for me. I've been using it since my mid twenties and at 44 I have almost no lines on my face. (and I smoke!)
No cologne, it's gross and gets in the way of kissing and sex. Ever kiss a guy's neck or chest with cologne on it? Totally gross. A clean, natural scent is fine. Men aren't supposed to smell like meadows and sunshine.
No make-up, unless its Halloween. I hope OP is very, very young and still "expressing" himself, or a performer of some sort. Otherwise he sounds a little gender-confused.
Soap and water.
I'd never heard of split heels until I read r31. Then I Googled an image of it and screamed.
R43 is right - sunscreen makes an incredible difference. My younger brother is 2 years younger than me and looks a good five to ten years older than I do. Sun spots, crow's feet, and a much looser neck than I have, despite good nutrition, regular exercise and less weight fluctuation than me. He just never wore sunscreen, and it shows.
Goddamnit r30, I would move to Wisconsin just to lotion up your entire body. Am an SF native, where it's always cool, humid, and clammy. No excuse to moisturize here. Except that I have a body cream and lotion fetish, so I have quite a collection.
My intent was to get guys to admit what beauty products they use on this thread (another fetish), not their bathing regimes.
Am into masculine guys who use product and who slather.
Oh my OP, you seem a little creepy.
"Am into masculine guys who use product and who slather."
perfect example of "oxymoron".
[quote]My intent was to get guys to admit what beauty products they use
Really? Very few men of any sexuality use "beauty products", and the replies on this thread illustrate this. You're either a drag queen or seriously deluded about your level of masculinity. I'd also bet my paycheck that most people who encounter you slathered in foundation, mascara, powder and self-tanner think you look freakish at best.
Gilchrist & Soames is as British as Indianapolis, where it is located and makes a business as the 'pretend house brand' distributed to less-than-luxury hotels too stingy to offer Ren, Kiehl's, Bulgari, or Penhaligons.
Anyone who goes and actually spends money on that crap is a fool.
In the morning, if my face is a little puffy, I'll put on an ice pack while doing my stomach crunches. I can do a thousand now. After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub. Then I apply an herb-mint facial masque which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older. Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
I bet all you "fabulous" product queens will look like shit after just one day stranded in a desert island
If I break out really bad, I'll use MENAJI which is essentially cover up for men. One tube can last 2 years and I apply it very LIGHT and blend it in on the troubled area.
I don't wear it everyday, only certain days if my skin looks bad. It most work since NOBODY has ever asked me if I'm wearing make-up. But then again the product is made for MENS skin, my sister told me about
Some days I wear a baseball hat to work, other days depending on time ill use AXE hair putty on my hair.
I shower everyday and brush my teeth at least twice a day.
I do a lot of the same stuff as R42...
cod liver oil, Skin Biology products (folligen and SuperCop), etc. I take a lot of supplements, though. Everything from lipoic acid to resveratrol to rhodiola rosea, lots of different herbs.
Sometimes I use emu oil plus coconut oil as a pre-shave oil before using a safety razor. When I shave I use an herbal decoction I make up weekly with hops, chamomile, lavender, licorice root, calendula, witch hazel and some other stuff. Heat some up in the microwave after taking the batch from the frige and use it to steam my face, soften the beard hairs, etc before I shave and use it to rinse after, seems to help with controlling inflamation, razor burn, etc. And I use a badger brush and Proraso Shave Soap (for sensitive skin). The herbal decoction stuff is my latest experiment, it's become really hard to get a decent shave as I'm getting older. I think that some of the phyto-estrogens in the herbs may be slowing down the rate of my beard growth (which is dark and heavy), which is good.
I also use a nightly BHA (Paula's Choice 2% liquid)and retin-a mixed with topical CoQ10 three nights a week.
One thing that has made a big difference with my skin and pores and blackheads has been using accutane at very, very low doses 3 times a week to control this weird sebaceous hyperplasia problem I developed in my mid 30s. I also used to Botox twice a year but now I'm trying to see if Frownies at night will work on my 11's and save me money.
Anyway, I was carded for probably the last time in my life last week at 43 buying some wine which made me happy.
What sunscreen brands do people here use? (that MyChelle Sun Shield suggested gets good reviews...)
I shower twice a day once in the morning and once before bed, I also mix a douche in there pre shower but I have a bf so I get fucked nightly (I am a prepared bitch). I shower twice a day because I am oily - like really bad. I get breakouts everywhere so I have to shower twice a day or my skin is a mess.
p.s. who the hell does not brush their teeth in the bathroom? Yes I poop there but not on my brush for god's sake - my crapper is in it's own lil room separate from the sinks.
I just kept my military crew cut when I got out so Suave 2 in 1 shampoo/conditioner. Gillette lemon/lime shaving cream. Suave deodorant. And I buy a bottle of organic sunflower oil for about three bucks and put that on my face a couple of nights before bedtime. In the summer time I put some non talcum foot powder around my dick to avoid jock itch. You can't use the talcum powder because the bacteria that causes jock itch feeds off it.
I like pretty guys that use beauty products
anyone use "hydrating aragan morrocon oil body cream lotion"?
[quote]Ummm ... I find MPB is often a turn on, preferring guys NOT shave their heads to hide it.
[quote]I should clarify that while it's hot on most men...
MPB is most definitely NOT hot by any stretch of the imagination.
Please, God, let these all be ESTs.
Soap, skin lotion, goo to keep my hair in place on workdays.
OP try Garnier's BB cream. It's quick and easy and gives a fair degree of coverage. I started using it about a month ago and I love it.
I scrub myself with comet to get the whore off. I use a toothbrush with bleach to get in my asshole and scrub it clean and free of the disease that infests me. I then rub down with alcohol so I am pure.
Then I use a little Hermes self tanner and ready to go!
I use Sebamed in the shower. It's impossible to find in my city, so I get it from Amazon. When I run out I use Cetaphil cleanser to tide me over, though it doesn't feel quite as clean.
Cetaphil lotion to moisturize face and hands.
Mitchum Smart Solid unscented. On weekends I use Tom's of Maine unscented deodorant to give myself a break from antiperspirant chemicals, but it doesn't really work.
Tom's of Maine toothpaste, because it contains no triclosan. Trader Joe's store brand is also good.
Three different colors of Listerine: white pre-rinse for whitening, purple post-brush rinse for flouride and intensely fresh breath, and blue antiseptic for weekends when my mouth feels especially nasty.
Surely this is all a send up?
Are there really men so girly and self obsessed. Fawk!
Glad I don't know any!
OP do you also diligently wax that vagina of yours too?
I didn't see the need to moisturize until I was 51. Now I do my face and hands daily, but not any of the rest of my body. Just drugstore "firming moisturizer."
Jesus. To borrow a quote from the much missed Price Leatherbarrow
"Lotions and potions for old bitches"
R33 Edge for sensitive skin
i'm a pretty girl.
I take my shower, shampoo, condition, use sunscreen daily, deodorant, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, cologne, eye drops, Chapstick, product for hair, some lotion, nail cleaning, then I'm out the door.
52 yo, and I use basic cleaning products only.
Suave shampoo ($2/bottle), Gillette shaving cream, Dove soap and antiperspirant from Costco, and regular baking soda toothpaste.
No creams, potions, or applied scents. Nothing in my hair at all.
I use Aveda Pureformance shampoo and grooming clay on my hair, Nivea shave and body wash, baby lotion on my body and Murad Moisturizing Serum for sensitive skin on my face. I use Certain Dri twice a week and Crystal deodorant stick everyday. When I wear cologne, it's Acqua di Parma. For my teeth, I use Colgate Total gel, Scope rinse and Reach floss.
I rub Nivea essentially enriched lotion all over my body because it feels like sex.
Im currently using Clinique moisturizing gel on my face. Its works great but I need to find something thats not as expensive.
I like guys that dont look like they use a lot of products but really are divas who use a considerable amount.
Severe Product Queen!
Tea tree oil soap
Witch hazel for face
H2O2 from a spray bottle as deodorant
H2O2 diluted as mouthwash
Almond oil for dry skin
Vitamin E & aloe for burns
Deodorants are toxic
And most products are full of harsh lab chemicals.
I second Jean Nate
liquid soap for washing hands and face
clippers for trimming finger nails and toe nails
scissors/clippers for nose and ear hair
styptic liquid for razor cuts
brush for between teeth
electric tooth brush
rubber tipped gum cleaner
hard-milled soap for showering
unscented prescription anti-antiperspirant
hair dryer on cold days
I didn't think I used much in the way of products, but this list tells me otherwise.
[quote]Surely this is all a send up? Are there really men so girly and self obsessed. Fawk! Glad I don't know any!
Oh, yes you do.
Black and Decker pruning shears.
[quote]Am into masculine guys who use product and who slather.
They don't exist. Seriously, unless you're a drag queen or in the middle of gender re-assignment surgery using gel on your eye leashes and brows, let alone foundation at any time of the day or night, would make you the least masculine man on earth.
Mr. Natural @R42:
Have you gotten good results with the Super Cop?
To be fair, R82, OP didn't claim to be masculine, he just said he was into masculine guys.
And I used to be fuck buddies with a totes butch 6'5" NYC cop who had every fucking product Kiehl's ever made.
I don't use anything. I avoid assholes.
Thank god I'm a lez!
[quote]And I used to be fuck buddies with a totes butch 6'5" NYC cop who had every fucking product Kiehl's ever made.
I can't take anyone who says the word "totes" seriously.
[quote]I can't take anyone who says the word "totes" seriously.
And you don't have to, sugar.
I don't use a lot of products. Soap and water do nicely. I just make sure I'm clean at all times. Head to foot. I run not walk to the shower after exercising. You can't be too clean.
I use a moisturizer with sunscreen and have been doing that for the past 10 years. I'm 36 and don't have any crows feet. I have the start of a wrinkle on my forehead.
[quote]When I shave I use an herbal decoction I make up weekly with hops, chamomile, lavender, licorice root, calendula, witch hazel and some other stuff.
Does it have...tannis root in it as well?
Irish spring soap
Head and shoulders shampoo
Ultra brute toothpaste.
I am simple man.
Correction R92 - You are a simple brute (but not too brite.)