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Older Japanese men making up for lost time by dipping into cosmetics

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A smear of pink lippy and some blusher always does wonders for my haggard face.

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After a wet shave, I recommend moisturizer with UV protection. The surgeon has already cut 4 pieces out of my face.

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I wonder if their wives are the ones waiting for them to get ready before going out lol. Been using cleansers, toners, and moisturizers for many years because of my zit face. Recently incorporated UV and yes, I 100% agree with BigP and that it is vital.

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Humans are the only animal that age so hideously disfigured. Maybe some men need cosmetics to make themselves look nicer.

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SDCAToday  08:09 am JST

I wonder if their wives are the ones waiting for them to get ready before going out lol

It doesn't appear to be their wives that they are thinking about.

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Every day, my wife prepares a hot towel for my face, applies cream, oils my hair, and gives me a massage twice a day. I use the UV indicator on my phone to remind me when to apply UV cream.

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After I shower or take a bath I use a body cream to help prevent dry skin which causes itching.

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Hey Wallace!

Your making me jealous.

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BigP

Hey Wallace!

> Your making me jealous.

Growing old together means taking good care of each other.

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Very good, but please stop shaving and coloring the eyebrows then coloring the hair Purple.

Another thing NO WIGS PLEASE bcz. they just look absolutely Horrible.

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I am going to have breast implants below my eyes as I look haggard and would tighten the skin a bit.

I work out a lot and there is no fat on my face.

What do you think?

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Japan is becoming like S. Korea in this sense.

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For most part, a tremendous waste of time and money. By all means, take care to protect against UV damage risking skin cancer. Otherwise, you're flogging a dead horse. Aging is inevitable and you're kidding yourself if you believe potions and creams are going to make that much difference.

For the record, I use whatever toiletries we happen to have in the house, which tends to mean children's sensitive combined body soap and shampoo. I shave with stuff from Costco bought in bulk for convenience.

Remember that the likes of Shiseido get the most benefit of the publicity from these campaigns. Spend your money on eating healthily and getting some exercise instead.

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Throw on my frisbee shaped wig and red lipstick for men and I am ready to rock and roll.

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@NegativeNancy don’t skimp on the brazilian wax! Nobody likes a jungle.

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Old age brings many skin problems. Dry skin and skin tags. Cream for dry skin and Tea Tree Oil for skin tags. The hair becomes very dry and falls out more. Hair oil is a must. My wife suffers from hives from food allergies and needs cream for that. In the bathroom, we use Greek organic soaps which are very nice.

https://akesoskincare.com/en/shop/soaps/fragrance-free-olive-oil-soap/

it pays to take good care of the skin.

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Italian men have used cosmetics for decades.

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Wallace..good advice.

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Was it Ronald Reagan we all saw on TV being made up for the cameras? Did he get that from his acting career, or was the practice already widespread by then?

DT also uses subtle shades of yellow (?) on his face.

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Cosmetics or not, since when does anyone care what old Japanese men look like?

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Skin tags are a nuisance. I heard you can remove them with crushed aspirin which is salicylic acid applied on a bandaid over the tag.

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Thumbs up for Wallace on Tea Tree Oil. Surprisingly good, almost miraculous for skin things like tags, warts, etc.

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Redemption

Skin tags are a nuisance. I heard you can remove them with crushed aspirin which is salicylic acid applied on a bandaid over the tag.

I have tried many methods and the Tea Tree Oil works the best but needs several weeks of applications.

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Great! Just rub it on daily?

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Taking care of your health by taking care of your skin is a call for good health.

Wallace gives a good example.

But that is the explanation of this article.

So when you care more about the looking of your skin than you care about others, situation is dire for the future...

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Effective skin care products for aging spots, please.

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No lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, etc. Remember - you're a man, so try to look like one. Use powder made for men. I recommend Clubman Pinaud. Unscented skin cream, lotion and skin oil are OK. Get some good sandalwood or black amber soap. The smell is not strong but manly and the women love it. Don't giggle like a little girl or sit down to take a whizz. You're welcome.

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I am going to have breast implants below my eyes

Go ahead, Jind, you could start a new craze.

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No lipstick, eye shadow, eyeliner, etc. Remember - you're a man, so try to look like one.

Oh, you are awful, but I like you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dJmg-879j5o

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For the record, I use whatever toiletries we happen to have in the house, which tends to mean children's sensitive combined body soap and shampoo. I shave with stuff from Costco bought in bulk for convenience.

Thanks for sharing.

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Mocheake

or sit down to take a whizz. You're welcome.

After prostate cancer, some of us have to sit down. Tough, but we are still alive. No less a man.

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After I shower or take a bath I use a body cream to help prevent dry skin which causes itching.

I use a towel to dry off.

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Artificial altered beauty is just that, artificial, and most are noticeable to the naked eyes which sooner or later may be found chemicals damage natural beauty even more of which may cause deadly consequences... Nothing tops natural beauty as long as keeping it healthy and clean (just saying).

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wallaceMay 27 06:07 pm JST

Mocheake

> or sit down to take a whizz. You're welcome.

> After prostate cancer, some of us have to sit down. Tough, but we are still alive. No less a man

Never said anything against that. I am talking about men who willingly sit or are too weak to tell their spouses that they won't do it.

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Um, makeup -- no. Though I enjoy wearing a qipao once in a while. I don't look any younger, but I feel that way.

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I don't understand that useless hype. Just face the truth a little bit, men and beauty exclude each other right from beginning. Also, they are highly probably not part of those business deals, selling themselves. And the important clients or customers are interested in or wanting to buy a certain service or product, not an older man with 'beauty', attractiveness or some make-up allures. So again asked, what exactly is it useful for, then?

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If I started using eye brow pencil and all that my missus and son would probably think I’m on the turn or gone potty. They’d likely send round the men with the white coats to take me away, lol.

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zibala

After I shower or take a bath I use a body cream to help prevent dry skin which causes itching.

I use a towel to dry off.

How quaint. We have a body dryer.

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