Beauty & Beyond: Manly Beauty for Father's Day

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Note to moms: Cut out post and leave lying around the house, so that maybe...just maybe...your man will clean himself up for Father's Day.

Hey dads. Yes, I'??m talking to you. Over here. Gather 'round and listen up. Your women spend so much time ensuring they look oh-so loverly for you'?¦dontcha think it'??s time for you to look loverly for them (in a 007 sorta way)?

Let'??s start on Father'??s Day. Yes, I know'?¦I know'?¦This is the holiest of days...a day during which you do nothing and let your womenfolk fawn all over you. You can still do that, but let's do it with a little more style this year, eh? Here are a few things that can help.


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I never look at, touch, think about my husband's feet. OK, right now breaking rule No. 3 by thinking about them has me getting all oogyed. Let me just say, they ain't pretty. I don'??t know if my husband has ever suffered from dry feet and athlete'??s foot (because of the no-spy zone status, they also aren't topics of conversation). But these are common conditions among active men. Tough tootsies require tough love, so organic Male OM4 launched the new Healing Herbal Antifungal Foot Treatment.

This moisturizing foot cream is a great solution for both skin softening (you want foot rubs on Father'??s Day, don'??t you, boys?) and athlete'??s foot prevention. It has lavender (an antiseptic/antibacterial that calms and soothes skin), black walnut (an anti-fungal/anti-parasitic/anti-bacterial), Pau D'Arco from the inner bark of the taheebo tree (an anti-fungal that actively fights yeast infections), and calendula (an anti-fungal/anti-inflammatory). There are so many antis in there, how could you not be pro-treatment.

Massage a generous amount of foot cream into the feet after showering, especially, after workouts or sporting activities. Now you can safely say you'??ve kicked icky feet to the curb.

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One of my favorite beauty experts I've ever interviewed is the always effervescent and enthusiastic natural skin care guru, Ole Henriksen. Although it's been a few years since we last spoke in person, I was happy to see that he's got a few power tools for you guys to look fantastic on Father's Day.

First start off with his Aloe Vera Cleanser. It banishes dirt and oil and leaves skin squeaky clean with aloe vera, chamomile extract and comfrey extract to calm irritation and reduce redness. Eucalyptus oil and vitamin E ward off infection and nourish skin. Then lather up with the Clean Shave Gel, a lightly-foaming, paraben-free gel that gives a clean, close shave without any irritation.

Of course to make that shave a little smoother, exfoliate daily with the Walnut Complexion Scrub. This man-friendly version is densely textured due to the walnut powder and Korean ginseng, so it won'??t feel as girly as other face products tend to.

Ole Henriksen's line is available at Sephora and olehenricksen.com.

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You want a Ferrari? Tough noogies, stud. Kids gotta go to college. Mama needs a new pair of shoes. Or three. She needs three. Get her three.

I do, however, have a great solution for you. The new BaByliss PRO Volare X1'?¦no, this isn'??t a sport car'?¦this is a Ferrari-designed high-torque engine inside a'?¦wait for it'?¦clipper.

Beards, side burns, necks...now you can be all sweetly preened and cleaned up like a king for Dad's Day. You'??ll be using an ultra efficient engine developed in collaboration with Ferrari engineers in a luxury trimming system (even the blades are impressively made in Japan). I'??m going to now throw out some serious guy lingo'?¦diamond-like carbon and titanium nitride-coated steel cutting blades are two times more durable than stainless steel, while the 45 degree edge positions so that you cut in fewer passes for 6 percent improved cutting precision.

It goes from 0-60 (read: it charges) in only one hour. And gentlemen'?¦it'??s red. Say no more.

A Ferrari could cost around $1.8 million. BaByliss PRO Volare X1 is available on Amazon.com for $150. Make good choices.

Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.'?¨

Momtrends was not paid for this post. We did receive samples for review purposes.

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