In a world of selfies and social media it seems as if most people are obsessed with themselves. With billions of people watching many now feel they need to be presentable while in the public eye. Majority of people would say women pay more attention to this issue but this is far from true. Putting on a full face of makeup and being sure every hair is in place may have been extreme to men in the 1800’s but modern men also primp before occasions.
In 1994, the term metrosexual was created for men who like to take a little extra care of themselves. Spending more time and money than the average Joe, these men were considered “pretty boys” or “flashy” because of their detailed appearance. As time passed more and more men begun to take pride in their appearance.
The beauty industry has even expanded the amount of products marketed toward men. There has never been so many product choices for men than there are now. Stepping away from your normal shaving cream and desert dry skin moisturizer, men are now offered a vast array of facial cleansers, moisturizers, eye creams, body care and facial treatments.
Huffington Post and YouGov created a poll that gathers information on how much time it takes someone to get ready. The questions read:
- How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
- How long does it take you to get ready for a night out?
- How many skin care and styling products do you use to get ready in the morning on a typical day?
As a whole, the average person takes 10-30 minutes to get ready in the morning, 10-30 to get ready for a night out, and uses 1-2 styling products on a typical day. In the morning, men and women shared they both like to take about 10-30 minutes to freshen up. At night, 52% of women claim to take about 10-30 minutes getting ready, while the same 52% of all men polled said they take about the same time. 42% of women stated that they take over 30 minutes which is fair due to makeup application and hair styling. So there you go, both men and women take more or less the same time to get ready!
Besides deciding what restaurant to attend, couples always seem to argue about who takes the most time getting ready. Most men would say their woman takes longer but as the concern for beauty spiked in the male community, men are no longer just shaving their beards and throwing on aftershave. Fine line, dark circles, and crow’s feet are not only concerns for females so men are adding extra steps to their routine.
How long does it take you to get ready?