Sunscreen and Men – Make it Easy for your Guy to Protect Himself
I have learned a thing or two about guys and sunscreen over the years; they really don’t like to wear it and are very fussy about their options. They either complain that it’s heavy, greasy or it smells funny. The problem is that men need to protect their skin just as much as women do. Frequently they are out enjoying activities in the sun and don’t think about the damage they are causing to their skin.
I have found that with persistence, you can convince a guy to wear sunscreen if he has the right product. Here are general rules about men and sunscreen. Of course this is based on my own findings and is certainly nothing scientific:
Rule # 1. Guys prefer sunscreen in a pump or aerosol spray. They typically don’t like to rub on lotions or creams.
Rule # 2. Guys generally shy away from anything that makes their skin feel heavy and greasy. They typically prefer water-based, oil-free products.
Rule #3. Guys don’t like the look of mineral sunscreen. They typically report that mineral sunscreen leaves a powdery makeup look.
Rule #4. Guys don’t like the smell of sunscreens and generally prefer either a fragrance-free variety or one that has a neutral fragrance from a natural ingredient like citrus.
After assembling these general rules, I came up with a list of good options for your man. Just remind him to apply about 30 minutes prior to sun exposure. Trust me when I tell you that he won’t think of that.