In these image-conscious times it’s not surprising that men are fast catching up to women when it comes to spending time and effort on their appearance. The male grooming industry has grown by 800 per cent in the last seven years and men are a lot less afraid to admit that they use cosmetics regularly.
Considering these recent changes in a lot of men’s attitudes to their appearance, it shouldn’t really be surprising that things are already moving to the next level. Not only are men using more beauty products and spending more time and money on their looks but more and more men are choosing to take the quick route to looking younger and opting for Botox.
This trend for ‘boytox’ started in America but is now catching on in the UK too as an increasing number of men decide that they’d rather not wait for all the lotions and potions to take effect when there is an instantaneous solution available. The only problem is that Botox is a poison. It literally freezes the muscles in your face still, so you physically couldn’t move them even if you wanted to. Sure it gets rid of the wrinkles on your brow but it also means you can’t frown. And you can’t raise your eyebrows. Or really show any sort of expression at all. Basically, after a few treatments you could end up looking like one of those creepy ventriloquist’s dummies.
It might be a quick answer to losing the wrinkles and looking younger, but surely a preferable method would just be to treat your skin properly and look after yourself, so that you can look your best without feeling the need to inject poison into your face. Sure, the recent boom in men wanting to look good might leave many looking for a quick solution but there are other easier ways. The increase in sales of male grooming products means there is more choice than ever, with brands like Lab Series and Dermalogica making all sorts of creams and moisturisers to help smooth out skin and leave you looking younger. Kiehls also do a big range of facial creams for eyes and wrinkles that are an alternative, much less dangerous way to look younger.