care for men
Even basic care will go a long way in improving appearance and slowing aging
is not so often that most men think of taking care of their
If you are like most
men, you shave in the morning (and I know
how rough some of us get on our faces while shaving ourselves), maybe
put an aftershave lotion, and get out of the house. Some men might have a face cream but that is pretty much it.
Do you know that there is hardly any difference between the skins
of a woman and a man? Do you know that you need to protect your skin from the
make sure that it is hydrated, and provide all the nutrients that the
skin needs to stay healthy? And
yes, like you need a
haircut from time too time, your skin also needs
some scrubbing (to get rid of the dead cells that can block the pores
from breathing and make you age faster). Just in case you did not know,
skin is also an organ and has its own maintenance requirements like any
other organ in the body.
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if you really want to be like those good looking guys on the “Queer
Eye for the Straight Guy” show, then life is easy.
Just pick all the standard treatments used by women, and there
will be nothing else for you to do.
The challenge is for those guys who do not want to go to that
extreme but still want to do something that will make us look great (and
not old) without losing our manliness.
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are the minimum skin care
products that a man needs?
against sun: There
should be no argument at all why we need to protect our skin against the
sun. First and foremost is
the risk of skin cancer. Second,
exposure to sun makes the skin older soon.
So the part of the body that a woman sees first should look the
best. Something like
California North Titanium SPF 15 Sunblock
should do the job pretty well. (Related:
cleanser: I know we men
are lazy and end up putting some cheap soap on our faces every day.
This is an absolute No-No. What
you need is a cleanser. I
like M.D. Forte Facial Cleanser
eliminates impurities on the skin (sweat, dirt, etc.) and is not harsh
on the skin as most soaps are. If
you insist on using soaps, try to buy those that have no
Yes, those of us who are constantly inside buildings get easily
dehydrated. During the
winter months in most parts of the US, we also deal with very dry air if
at all we get exposed to any. Most
of the time we are indoors in heated homes and other buildings where air
can be excessively dry. A
moisturizer is a must for the skin to function properly.
California North Action Moisturizer does
a great job for most skin types.
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I told you about all those dead cells on the skin.
If these are not removed, they accumulate and do not allow fresh
skin cells to come out. Over
time, your skin looks ‘old’, ‘flaky,' ‘dead’, and lacks
radiance. Do not think that
Ben Affleck’s skin is only a gift of Nature!
All celebrities look so damn attractive because of greater care
that they take of themselves and right personal care products that they
use. When you see them in
public, more often than not, they are also wearing makeup to conceal
skin imperfections. So at
least a weekly scrub allows all the dead cells to be washed off, leaving
behind a shiny skin.
You might want to try
Appellation Spa Microfine Grapeseed Scrub.
you do more?
I personally see no embarrassment in taking care of yourself.
Even if you are called names, or a metrosexual,
I see no reason why that should be a problem.
Our body is the only thing that we have as long as we live.
While I think that a good body allows me to attract more women,
well, that should not be the only reason to take care of the body.
How to get
of products that are needed for basic hygiene, the ones that I think are
the minimum, as described above, you also need to nourish your skin.
With these nourishing products applied regularly, you are
basically delaying aging. Remember,
it is much easier to
delay wrinkles than to eliminate them.
In fact I am not convinced that wrinkles can be truly eliminated
but my discussions with experts tell me that good skin care can
definitely delay onset of old age by at least a decade.
links: Eliminate dark spots
from your face Spas
for men Learning
from metrosexual men to take care of skin
for dry skin Skincare
for sun damaged skin Rosacea
Skincare during winter
Exercise during winter
Dark spots on face