‘Real men don’t use moisturiser.’
This is what I’m told. A real man, you know, a son of Adam, allows his skin to wear naturally and turn into what can only be described as elephant hide.
It sounds ridiculous but for a large proportion of chaps out there, facial care is seen as feminine and emasculating. Even worse, it’s seen as unnecessary.
How does that old saying go? ‘Fail to prepare, prepare to fail,’ and if you don’t prepare your skin for that rough and turbulent journey we call life, you’ll end up with disheveled and wrinkly skin quicker than you can say ‘Botox.’
I admit, I’m being slightly dramatic but It’s only to try and encourage you doubters to jump on-board the grooming bus! Showing your skin a little bit of TLC is a fantastic way to kick things off and let’s be serious, what’s 3-4 minutes of your morning to ensure your skin remains healthy for the rest of your life?
So, now we’ve all agreed you should take care of your skin, I guess the next question is, what products to use?
Well, this is where things get a little bit more technical and investigative – but don’t worry, as we’ve already done the leg work.
Proverb have produced a wonderful range of completely natural products that provide us chappers with a skin revitalising process that is just fantastic. I will admit when I first went down to meet Kirstie and Luke, the innovative minds behind the brand, I was a little apprehensive about whether this would be just another facial product that promised so much but delivered so little.
Such apprehension was needless.
Their products are fantastic, the ethos of the brand is inspiring – and perhaps most importantly, my skin felt incredible after using the Proverb tools.
It’s all about 4 x 4 x 4…4 Movements, 4 Products, 4 Minutes.
Skin Resistance Training Product
This tightens the jaw and adds facial definition,
Cleanse & Shave Nutrient Mud
This product lifts your cheeks and fights the unfortunate effects of gravity. Apply in an upward movement so that you go against the grain and lifts your skin to a better place.
Strengthening Skin Serum
The serum reduces those awful ageing signs and ensures your eyes look healthy and awake. It also assists in releasing tension in your face and helps your mind to focus.
Hydration Pro OR Oil Balance Moisturiser
Again, this helps to reduce facial tension and smooths out lines and wrinkles that nobody wants in their face.
The combination of all four delivers a long-lasting and effective facial workout, which can be done in four minutes. The quality is obvious both in the feel of each tool and also due to your skin feeling brilliant after using them.