Monday, February 02, 2009

I So Shaved

Manuary ended with an extremely long shave at approximately 12:07am EST, February 1st.
I feel SO much better!
Not that many people even noticed my attempt at facial hair in anything but a clinical way.
"Seriously? Your cheeks don't grow hair at all? Ever?"
"You last shaved in December? Holy crap!"
The important thing is that it is over and Frank raised a ton of money for cancer research . . . Even though he shaved early "accidentally" and left me to muscle through the rest of the month with only my lip stubble to keep me company.
Of course, this means Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng needs a new focus.
By oh-so-appropriate request, I give you the first post of "Fab-ruary!":

Men's skin is different than women's skin. It must be cared for differently.
Studies show that male skin produces an average of 15% more oil than female skin. Also, the pores are larger.
This means deep cleaning is necessary.
We here at the Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng Worldwide Blogging and Skin Care Laboratories Amalgamated Unlimited Headquarters recommend a natural scrub with a gentle glycerin-based soap.
Look for the soap with the fewest additives. Heavy perfumes are not what you are looking for here. We will deal with scents in a later post (hint: think essential oil).
Work up a good lather and use this time to stretch the skin gently.
Since we men spend a good deal of time engaged in manly activities, our skin loses elasticity early.
For an additional moisturizing treatment, follow up the cleansing with some vitamin E. Rub it in tiny circles under around the eyes to reduce the onset of the symptoms of aging.
On that subject, the Pr3++yG33kyTh1ng Employee Procedure Manual strictly limits time spent in the sun to no longer than the time it takes to walk from the car to Bath and Body Works to reduce the possibility of sun damage.
Finally, eat right (foods rich in vitamins C and E) and avoid excessive consumption of alcohol without adequate hydration.
I hope you've enjoyed our first excursion into Fab-ruary.
In the comments, please let the rest of the readers know what your favorite hair care commercial was during last night's exciting baseball match!

Stay fabulous, internetz!

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