2011/02/09

Myths: Skin Care For Men


Who says men don't need skincare? 



There’s little a modern man won’t do to look his best; yet most men choose to treat their face like it’s separate from the rest of their body and pay little or no attention to it. While they aren’t averse to getting pedicures, facial services are still considered a women’s-only indulgence. But gone are the days when facials were laboriously long, heavily scented and administered in the back rooms of a women’s beauty parlour. These days skin services are relevant for both men and women. Here’s breaking five myths that could be preventing you from getting one:

MYTH 1: I DON’T NEED A FACIAL
Men need facial services because of the high levels of stress and pollution that aggravate the skin. Earlier, there was normal, dry, oily and combination skin types, but these days, there are many more categories within these types. This means that skincare is far more complicated and requires professional help. In addition, men’s skin tends to be thicker, coarser and oilier because of different hormonal constituents. Shaving also causes acne-like breakouts in a large number of men. The answer to these skin issues is facial services as they are an effective way of getting a thorough and much required cleansing.

MYTH 2: IT WILL EAT INTO MY TIME
There are many solutions that’ll have you glowing in anything under 60 minutes. A simple microdermabrasion or a chemical peel takes only 20 minutes. Because these treatments are clinical they effectively exfoliate and refresh the skin and also help reduce blemishes and old acne scars. If you want something a little more relaxing when you have extra time, go for an Everyday Radiance Service which will exfoliate, hydrate and nourish your skin from deep within. Just remember to slather on the sunscreen post-procedure because skin needs that extra protection. And the best part? You can go straight from the clinic to the boardroom with zero rashes and not a whiff of rose in sight.

MYTH # 3. IT’S NOT REALLY SCIENTIFIC
Facial services these days are so scientific they use technology in combination with efficacious products to target specific skin problems. Since lack of hydration is one of the top skin concerns today, pumping the face with hyaluronic acid is like giving parched skin a long, cooling drink. Do check with a dermatologist what service is best for your skin.

MYTH #4. A FACIAL IS THE ONLY THING I NEED
Facial services help alleviate the effects of the environment and stress, but if you keep adding toxins to your system, there’s little it can do. A diet rich in vitamins A and C (yellow and orange fruits and vegetables) keeps the skin young and clear along with 8-10 glasses of water and regular exercise. In addition, get a simple skin routine in order.



5. IT’S JUST AN INDULGENCE

In medicine, there is a huge shift from illness to wellness, and it does have a positive effect on the hormonal and endocrine system, which contributes to the overall health. However, the right facial can also be extremely helpful in different situations. An international trip can leave your skin tight and dry. A hyaluronic facial comes in handy to stay moisturized, so you can ignore your skin and concentrate on work. Similarly, a smattering of stress-related acne can be resolved before an important event with a salicylic acid peel. Even if you wish for new skin altogether, it will be granted. Laser resurfacing is one such procedure where old scars, pigmentation, pock marks and wrinkles can all be smoothened to fresh, unlined and unmarked skin. As long as you’re in the hands of a good dermatologist, a facial will not only give you immediate and long-term benefits, but can also become a very important part of grooming, just like a haircut or a shave.

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