Here’s How Much Money Men Really Spend On Grooming Products

There’s a prevalent stereotype about the typical American man’s grooming habits. We’re led to believe he pays significantly less attention to his routine than most women and leans heavily on a drugstore-brand 3-in-1 wash for most of his needs.

But a 2019 Mindbody survey found that men prioritize beauty and grooming as much as women do, overall spending just slightly less on average than women. They attributed the difference in male spending to a higher number of men saying they rarely or never get beauty or grooming services.

HuffPost spoke to eight men of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, locations and occupations about their grooming routines. We found that like women, many men aren’t afraid to pay top dollar for a product or service that’s just right for their needs. They love a well-working bargain product just as much as a specialty brand, and many of their daily and weekly regimens

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Cleaning Off Your Face Is as Easy as 1, 2, 3 (Miracle Products)

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How to show yourself love after Valentine’s Day

Singles, rejoice! Valentine’s Day is officially over, and Singles Awareness Day is here.

Valentine’s can be a difficult time of year, especially during an already isolating pandemic – but Singles Awareness Day, celebrated Monday, is the perfect excuse to celebrate, sans partner. 

And following a day that’s all about love, it’s the perfect time to show yourself a bit of extra love and care.

Here are some ideas for how to focus on self-love this Singles Awareness Day:

Self-care spa day

An at-home spa day is a tried-and-true way to make yourself feel better on the inside by giving yourself some extra TLC on the outside. From a mani-pedi to a facial, get out your favorite skin care and beauty products to give yourself some much-deserved pampering.

Looking to step up your spa day? Add a foot peel to your pedicure. You can also get creative with DIY face

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Why Botox is becoming popular with Zoom users

Working from home has some New Yorkers Zooming in — on their wrinkles. 

“Since the pandemic, I’ve been in video calls 24/7, staring at my own face and thinking, ‘Oh, my God, it’s time,’ ” said Liz Aiello, a 29-year-old talent agent who lives and works in Hudson Yards. She got her first Botox injections this past summer at Ject, a boutique doctor’s office-cum-spa. 

“If my career relies on me being on Zoom, and I’m looking at myself, then I thought I might as well do it,” said Aiello, who had a few forehead lines smoothed. 

At-home beauty experiments — from haircuts and dyes to TikTok-inspired acne cures — have been on the rise since lockdown has left us stuck, and bored, at home. Others have gone to more extreme lengths to alter their appearances, taking advantage of extra downtime — and masks — to hide the healing process after

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