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Grooming for guys

Chrystal Clear

Calling all guyslet’s discuss some of your grooming habits. Or, those that you may not have, but should. No, reading this does not make you a sissy. It will clue you in as to what us girls want to see. Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who’s clueless about men’s grooming. Most of you guys feel a little uncomfortable talking about skincare and waxing it’s just not standard bar stool banter. So you don’t have to tell anyone that you actually read this article, but I guarantee that you will benefit from the tips. And to the girls: maybe leaving this article open on the coffee table for a few days will give him just the subtle hint he needs.First offThe Hair Impaired:If most of your hair has disappeared, there are a few things that you can do to lure it back (or at least keep the loyal strands that you still have). First thing, promise me that you will never try the “comb over” look. I don’t care who you are or how old you are, this is never a good look. Second, pick up a cleanser, conditioner, treatment and supplements that contain bio-nutrients like vitamins, proteins and amino acids.Product Pick: Thomas Hair Therapy System ($36.95) sold at http://www.folica.comTwo eyebrows are better than oneQuick grammar check: eyebrows are generally referred to in the plural because people are supposed to have two of them. So, if you are the unlucky owner of a continuous “uni-brow” its time to do some division. Gab a pair of tweezers and get busy. If there’s even a hint of monobrow, it’s too much (and no crying about the pain: if a woman can do it, you can, too!)Use the ForceIf your back looks like Chewbacca’s, you are certainly going to need the “force”. The force of a good waxing that isDon’t try to go this one alone or coax a friend or girlfriend into doing it for you. No one but a professional, someone who has (for whatever reason) chosen this as their life, should have to encounter your hairy back. Book an appointment pronto! Your back will be hairless for 2-4 weeks.Holy Zit”Pizza face” is a name that should only apply when you are a 12-year-old, hormonally charged kid. If you’re still battling acne, I feel sorry for you, but something must be done! So clean the puss out of your ears and listen up: They may sound gimmicky, but those pore strips really do work! No one has to see you do this, but if you are caught, tell them it’s an athletic breathing strip. Just put one of those strips on your nose right before you go to bed and voila no more blackheads.If you’ve got a more severe problem than just a few blackheads, try Zirh’s “Fix”, $32 (sold at most major department stores). This blemish control lotion contains bacteria and fungus killing ingredients that will zap the rest of your zits.LeatherA great look for handbags, not your faceYou fellows might pretend that you don’t worry about wrinkles and crows-feet, but we all know that’s B.S. Some of you are more vein than us girls when it comes to wrinkles.To prevent looking like a Shar Pei, it is very important to both moisturize your skin and protect it from environmental elements such as UVA/UVB rays.Crystal Clear is a socially savvy Vail native who brings a candid female’s opinion and pointers to the Vail Trail. Crystal would love to hear your opinions at crystalclearinvail@yahoo.com.


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