Lately I've been reading up on all things grooming and beauty related. And I mean all things because with these two books, you get just about every questions about skincare answered. In each their own way, these two books are excellent reads, and I HIGHLY recommend them both!
Let's start with Manmade by Kiehl's president, Chris Salgardo. The book recognizes the very important fact that men generally don't like to be categorized in broad strokes - especially when it comes to skincare, which for many guys can be an extremely personal thing. So what Salgado has done (brilliantly) with this book is to divide men into self-confirmed archetypes - the modern gentlemen, the hands-on man, the thrill seeker/limit pusher, rebel artist, and the renaissance man - which effectively does away with one-size fit all grooming guides once and for all. He provides the reader with the purpose of each and every product, and he gives great advice and guidance on just about anything from skincare over exercise to life hacks. With this book there is no excuse for not going pro with your skincare! Get at it Kiehls.com.
The second book - Sådan for du superhud - is by beauty writer extraordinaire, Anette Kristine Poulsen, who I'm lucky to call a great friend. I have already praised this book on social media, but it deserves a shout-out here as well. Because it is very, very good - and it's too bad that so far it's still only available in Danish. The book not only promises but delivers strategies on how to improve the look and feel of your skin no matter what skin type you have. It gives you tools on how to choose the right products for your skin, and how to greatly improve your with everything from targeted beauty products, treatments, and lifestyle choices. The 'No Bullsh*t Beauty' tag line on the cover really holds up because unlike many other beauty books, there is no over-promising or fake statements, but instead a solid guide through the jungle of beauty products. You can get it right here (but remember, it's in Danish!).
LOVE THE LOOK!