Is Skin Care Manly?
Only for girls? Let’s see…
Hi guys, I’m Agustin. Now, in my mid 30s I look back over my life, like I’m sure everyone does, comparing the past with the present and recognizing how much I have changed (I hope so! 🙂 ).
I will never forget the thrills of adolescence – all those crazy hormones flying around, the good times with friends, sneaking around to drink alcohol (please don’t do it!), and of course them – girls. I remember I was too shy to ask them out… You don’t want to believe me, but we guys can be very insecure too.
One thing I remember that is definitely not on my nostalgia list however, is the appearance of those unwanted yellow friends – pimples, those acne-breakouts that horrified many of us. Back then, I thought that using creams and stuff for the skin was only for girls. As a man, I never considered daring to use beauty and skin care products. As everyone knows, adolescents can be really mean to each other. I wouldn’t have dared, in all the trips I took with my friends, to take out any creams – not even sunscreen! Forget it. I would have ended as dead meat. Just kidding, but you know adolescence is a hard time.
Nowadays, as a doctor, I have a lot of stress going on, not enough hours to sleep or to eat calmly, and therefore little time for personal care. I’m not complaining, because I love my job! And as a result, those acne-breakouts I had in my adolescence have appeared again. Probably stress- or poor-diet related. I started thinking, hey, still think skin care is only for girls? No buddy, not anymore. I don’t care if people say using cream for skin care is not “manly”. I want to look nice and fresh for me and my patients. So I am using creams and I feel really cool about. I don’t think cream and skin care belong only to women. Hey, after all it’s the 21th century… Do we still believe in gender roles?