Why do so many men shave their chests now? Because, as I told the skeptical Army doctor, it shows off muscle definition. That's to say: It shows off. Now that metrosexuality is pretty much "normal," young men think nothing of wanting to be sexy. To be hot.
There is a moment I think of often. My son, about 13 at the time, had been sporting a shadow above his lip for several months, and had been asking when he could start shaving. I was aware that this was supposed to be one of those hallmark moments between father and son.
I have quite a large number of male patients, who come to my practice with a toiletry kit full of skin care products. Men are clearly becoming more aware of the importance of their skin. Who are these men who are so interested in skin care?