I was ruddy faced as I dressed for Petaluma, the small town where the ASW warehouse is located, the other morning. I had had a masseur work on my tight neck the day before and topped that off with a facial and shiatsu massage that involved still more neck work.
Now, traditionally males do not speak of this sort of thing for fear of being perceived as less than manly. But it just makes sense for men past the prime of their youth to get facials several times a year in my opinion (the people who give them for a living recommend a frequency of six weeks to quarterly). Facials consist of a series of procedures for cleansing the skin, exfoliation, a facial massage, steam and a cream or moisturizer. Combined with a daily regimen of still more cleansing and moisturizing, the result is a younger, healthier appearance. And since one of the purposes of our dress is to raise other peoples' eyes to our face, it only makes sense that taking care of one's skin goes hand in hand with dressing well.
Now if only I had the self discipline to do something about my figure.