The one thing letting men down
There are many reasons to love you. For one, no matter which cologne/aftershave/deodorant you’re wearing, you always seem to have that musky man smell. Then there’s your ability to kill spiders and cockroaches without even batting an eye. And let’s not forget how good you look in suits.
But if there’s one gripe I have with you as a gender on the whole (sorry to generalise), it’s that you don’t really pay attention to your hands. And I’m not just talking about dry hands. I’m talking about long, jagged and dirty nails, too.
And, men, if you think we don’t notice, we really do. You may as well have flashing neon signs on your hands. So please do us (and yourselves, really) a big favour and tend to your hands. Let them be as endearing as your other wonderful qualities.
Here are some products you can use to get the ball rolling…
KEEP YOUR HANDS CLEAN
I’m not talking about obsessively washing them every minute – just a quick wash (with soap!) after you’ve eaten, gone to the bathroom and done some hands-on man work (like fixing the car engine, or something like that). To make the whole process even easier, keep a bottle of Dettol Healthy Touch Moisture Liquid Hand Wash on your bathroom sink and in the kitchen to cover all your bases. It’ll leave your hands clean, germ-free, and smelling fresh.
KEEP YOUR NAILS DIRT-FREE
It’s amazing how quickly dirt can accumulate under your fingernails and in your cuticles (where your skin meets your nail) – even if you haven’t done all that much during the day. Besides making you look a little less than groomed, it’s pretty unhealthy to have that kind of dirt going in to your mouth, on to your face, or on to others. And while washing your hands will definitely help, you might want to invest in a nailbrush, like Manicare Wooden Nail Brush, to help scrub all that dirt away.
KEEP YOUR HANDS SOFT
This might be a step you’d often miss. Probably because you didn’t see the point of it. Well, if you want your hands smooth and soft (which you do – just ask any of the ladies you touch), then moisturising your paws at least once a day will do you a world of good. L’Occitane Verbena Hand Lotion will be absorbed into your skin super-quickly, so you don’t have to worry about greasy hands. Plus, it doesn’t smell too ‘girly’ either, so your mates will never suspect your new grooming ritual.
KEEP YOUR NAILS MANICURED
If you’re already putting some effort into your hand care, you won’t want to ruin it by sporting nails that are long or jagged (also note: the longer your nails, the bigger chance of collecting dirt under them!). Sally Hansen Clip-N-Catch is an easy-to-use nail clipper that’ll ensure your nails are nothing but well groomed. Even better, the clipper has a catcher, so you won’t have a mess to clean up!
Do you (or your man) care for their hands? How important is hand care to you?
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