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Skin Care for Men

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Alright fellas, let’s talk skin. You may think to yourself “Whoa, whoa, whoa. Women talk about that stuff, not us guys.” Well, that shouldn’t be the case. Skin care is essential to any and every individual despite gender. Plus, women are going to be taking a close look at your face and we don’t want to repulse them, now do we? In that sense, it not only relates to men’s health but also to men’s social well being. Well you’re in luck, because I have a few things to say about mens skin.

Skin Type

Yeah, even guys have skin types. It varies, of course, from person to person: some have oily skin while others have dry skin, and so on and so forth. If you were to manage your skin type with the wrong skin care product, what you may find is skin irritation. In essence, it’s always best to know what you’re dealing with rather than jumping the gun.

Clean you Face Daily

Although it may seem logical, you’ll be surprised how many guys neglect facial cleansing. Based upon your skin type, feel free to purchase a face wash. You can apply it twice a day or however many times it is recommended. In time, you’ll start to notice your face becoming much more healthy and vibrant.

Shave Carefully

It’s needless to say that shaving should be enacted carefully. When shaving, some discomforts such as cuts, shaving rash, and razor burns occur, but there are methods to make the process less painful. For one, razor blades. You may find yourself paying more for a good quality razor blade but if you want healthier skin, it would be worth the investment. Also, you shouldn’t use shaving foam that does not lubricate the skin. Rather, use a shaving gel or shaving cream that makes the friction between the blade and skin minimal. After every stroke you should soak your razor blade in water. Afterwards, wash your face with cold water and apply after shaving lotion in order to soothe the skin and prevent razor burns.

Moisturize

That’s right guys, even men have to moisturize. Let’s face it, between the cold and the heat, your skin can look like it’s been worn out: dry, flaky, and itchy. Naturally, you have to use a moisturizer that is right for you and in order to do that you may have to experiment until you come across the right one. Keep in mind that, in general, a good facial cream or moisturizing lotion is rich in concentration and texture. Even if you moisturize once a day, your skin will thank you. Moisturizers lock in moisture, leaving your skin soft and smooth. If applied regularly and with care, you may find that moisturizing can rejuvenate qualities to your skin and face that may have been impacted by external factors.

There you have it, things to do to in order to impress the ladies. Try it out, see how it feels, and determine whether or not it’s your cup of tea. Fare thee well!

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Categories: Summer Fun

Summer Tips

May 12, 2011 Leave a comment

Hi folks, welcome to my first blog post and I’m glad you can join me for a small look into men’s health.

First off, look outside, what do you see? Are people wearing scarves and coats? No, sir. They are actually out and about in their shirts and shorts enjoying the highly anticipated warm weather. You see people walking their dogs, having lunch outside, and people jogging?! Yup, that’s the right idea, get fit for summer.

It’s going to be really nice out soon and, as men, we are going to want to strut our stuff in public, but before we do we want to consider what we have to do to prepare for it. The two factors that play a vital role in summer health are watching your eating habits and, of course, exercise.

Eating Healthy

Instead of ordering the burger and fries for lunch, try out a healthy salad. Ok, sure you may not find it to be very appetizing at first, but it really does grow on you. Where as a burger is tasty from the get-go but it makes you grow! Because vegetables are nothing but beneficial nutrients and minerals, you reduce fat intake, which, ultimately, helps you with reducing weight.  If you have a sweet tooth, bypass those cookies and go straight for those healthy, healthy fruits. Below are a few tips on eating healthy

  • Start eating vegetables and fruits regularly along with whole grains
  • Avoid foods with high fat content
  • Avoid carbs right before you head to bed
  • Eat moderate portions at regular intervals
  • Reduce, don’t eliminate certain foods
  • Foods aren’t bad, you can indulge yourself systemically, it won’t kill you

Exercise

Why is exercise important? Not only does it improve your quality of life but its summer! Maybe you don’t want to be cocky by showing off, but if you feel comfortable with what you have, why not make yourself feel good? If you do eat something that is fatty and want to burn it off, exercise is key. Without a proper exercise plan the pounds will just keep packing on. Don’t just focus on weight lifting guys, there are also cardio exercises. Below is but a small list of possible cardio exercises.

  • Running
  • Swimming
  • Bicycling
  • Step aerobics
  • Walking (yes, walking is an exercise in it of itself)

Well guys, this is just a peek of what the you need to do in order to get that summer body. If you practice healthy eating and regular exercise, you’ll get there but remember it takes time, patience and effort. Don’t try and push it to the max, know your level of comfort as well as limits.

Thanks for joining me and I hope to provide some insight into men’s health.

Categories: Summer Fun