Summer Skincare Tips for Men

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Summer is coming, and while there are many reasons to rejoice for warmer temperatures, including summer barbecues, swimsuit season, and leisurely boat trips; there are also a few downsides to the constant sunshine. Sun exposure, wind, and dry air can all wreak havoc on your skin. Taking care of your skin is not just for the ladies any more! Men want their skin to look good as they age as well. If you are a man who wants to preserve the good skin that nature gave you, the following tips can help. You will need to create a summertime skincare…

SPF Moisturizers for Men

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The dog-days of Summer are in full effect and that means you have to remember to pack sunscreen, right?? Right! But how do we handle our sunscreen needs on our “normal” days? You know, the 9-5 part of our lives? Our faces can always use an SPF-upgraded moisturizer but when it comes these warmer months that becomes even more important! So here is a list of SPF moisturizers that I’ve put together as strong considerations for you this summer. Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 by Kyoku Facial Fuel SPF 15 Sunscreen by Kiehl’s  Daily Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 15 by Lab Series Face Balm…

Moisturizers – How they work, and why they’re different!

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By Dr. Josh Zeichner For Men’s Life Today Knowing how moisturizers work can help you select the best one for your individual skin needs. In general, moisturizers are products that improve the function of the skin barrier. They usually contain ingredients that help increase the amount of water in the skin. Here are three categories that moisturizing ingredients may fall into: Emollients: molecules that hydrate the skin. Examples include oils or lipids, such as petrolatum or dimethicone.  (Products like: Eucerin, Intensive Moisture Balance by Dermalogica and Cetaphil) Humectants: molecules that attract water to the skin surface from deep in the skin and from the environment and that may also hydrate the skin….

Cold Water.

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Ever taken a cold shower and noticed the difference in the way your skin feels vs. when you take a warm one?  What about after you shave…does your face feel better after a splash of cold water? Or, have you ever hopped out of  a warm shower and struggled to get your hairstyle just right? Well, here is the secret.  Cold Water. From the top of our heads, to the bottom of our feet,  our body is alive. GOOD FOR HAIR: When you are finished shampooing and conditioning your hair, give it a final rinse with cold water.  Why? Well, it closes the cuticles that are…

The pimple stopper!

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Ever had a pimple you wish you could pop, but it just wasn’t ready yet? Trust me, I have! I know, I know, doctors say to never pop your pimples, but who wants to walk around with a bulging white zit on their face? I’m certainly not doing it! So my wife suggested that I rub a little tea tree oil on the area before bed, and it should be ready for the plucking in the morning. Reluctantly, I tried it… And would you believe it worked!? In less than a 24 hours, it was ready to be popped. And the best part, it left no scar!  So of course I…