This one is for the dudes…

posted December 2, 2015, 3:04 PM

Aesthetic services aren’t just for women anymore. Let me repeat, aesthetic services are not just for women anymore. There, we said it. While it seems that most cater to a female clientele, there are some exceptions to that rule. Guys need services too. To simplify it, just focus on the basics; skin care, laser hair removal and anti-aging.

Skin care just makes sense. Everyone should take good care of their skin. If we were to break it down to just a few basics, this is what we recommend every man should use. First, a sunscreen is a must use everyday product. One of the main causes of skin damage that we are exposed to everyday is the sun. Use a minimum of a SPF 30. Next, a topical vitamin C (we recommend Revisions Vitamin C) to provide protection against free radical damage (environmental hazards like sun and smoke) and also to stimulate collagen growth (firms sagging, lax skin). Finally, if sticking to a minimalist routine, add a retinol to the routine. Retinoids are a derivative of vitamin A and not only combat aging but also correct existing damage.

Don't be this guy.

Don’t be this guy.

Again, as with skin care, some services just make sense, like laser hair removal. While we don’t judge, we just provide solutions for those wanting to rid themselves of body hair. Women do laser hair removal as a convenience–no more shaving. Guys do it to get rid of what they consider unsightly. Trust us, your wives never say “Yeah! He asked me to shave his back…” I think that falls in the same list as cleaning the sink drain or unclogging a toilet–they don’t like it. The back is most common area we see targeted but others do the back of their neck, even upper arms.

Okay, so maybe we have piqued your interest a little, want to know more? Anti-aging services are also popular with the men. Brotox for one. What?!?! Okay, it’s just Botox but we emasculate it by adding the “r”. Yes, guys use Botox. It smoothes over some fine lines around the eyes and on the forehead. What else? ClearLift is a laser service that we see men doing. ClearLift is a non-ablative (no surface skin damage) laser procedure that works beneath the skin’s surface and tightens “crepey” skin, smoothes fine lines and wrinkles, improves rosacea/broken capillaries and lightens dark circles under the eyes. Finally, SkinPen is something we see more and more men requesting. This is a newer procedure that uses micro-needling to trigger your body’s own self repair mechanism and repair acne scarring, smooth over fine lines and wrinkles and even out skin tone.

There you have it. Aesthetics are not just for the ladies anymore. At Bare Body Shop, probably 20-25% of our clients are men. We create an atmosphere that is gender neutral and welcoming to all or as we like to say, guy-friendly. Curious? Want to know more? Give us a call!