Skin S(h)avers

Article submission, Wednesday 28th March 2007

men's skin

When we think of skin care we usually think of women applying the latest moisturizers and exotic facial wraps in the pursuit of beautiful skin that defies the aging process. But what about the guys? Most men do not take time to effectively care this essential organ of the body.

Of course it’s not entirely their fault. Most men have never been educated on how to look after their skin, while woman generally know how to care for their own complexion. There are many important differences between men’s and women’s skin. Its time this all changed so here are some tips for caring the male complexion.

A key difference of male skin Lies in the lower layers of skin, known as the dermis. These deeper layers of skin are significantly thicker in men, giving men’s skin the potential to look younger for years. However because men are less diligent at protecting their skin from sun exposure, this advantage is rarely realized. Although both sexes initially produce about the same level of sebum (the skin’s natural oil) men begin to produce around 15% more than women do after adolescence. This is the reason why men tend to have larger pores.

Men exfoliate their skin everyday Whilst shaving, the skin’s outer layer of dead skin is effectively removed. However, this particular exfoliate method does not often come without a cost. Shaving rash or bumps are a common fact of life for many men. They are caused when shaved hair grows back into skin, thus creating a bump and significant irritation can occur. This can be a real problem for men, particularly when you consider that the average man will probably drag a razor blade across his face over 9,000 times by age 50 There are steps to minimize this.

Shave during or after a hot shower to soften the hair.

Choose a shaving a shaving cream that does not contain benzocine menthol, which tend to close the pores.

Always shave with the grain.

Don’t place too much pressure behind the razor, instead glide it.

Always rinse with cold afterwards.

Clear Skin Requirement

Both men and women require same nutrients, a healthy diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetable is important, Vit C and Vit E are powerful antioxidants that preserve the balance of the skin. Zinc is a crucial mineral for wound healing, helping to ensure that those shaving nicks and cuts heal quickly. People troubled by acne should ensure they get plenty of zinc in their diet. Eggs, oysters and most nuts are good sources of zinc. If you get cold sores, you can help to fend them off by including L-lysine in your diet. Bananas are good sources of L-lysine. But for those who cannot part with junk food it time to take supplement and exercise to clear of toxins but this habit is not recommended definitely!


Sing to exercise all muscles of your face.

Oxygenate your skin through abdominal breathing.

Drink plenty of water.

Daily cleanse, tone and moisturize the skin use products suitable for your skin type.

Choose a cream which has rich hydrating properties.

Foods for Your Skin in this weather. Sip on something Hot and cleanse up. For example:

Vegetable Garlic soup with Asparagus

1cup finely chopped mixed vegetables (carrots, beans, cauliflower, peas, corn, carrots, asparagus).
1/2tbsp crushed garlic.
Small finely chopped onion.
2tbsp quick cooking rolled oats.
1tbsp olive oil.
Salt and pepper.
Heat oil sauté onion and garlic till onion are translucent or pink.
Add vegetables and sauté for few minutes.
Add water, salt and boil ,till vegetables are tender.
Add oats and simmer for another few minutes till you get consistency add pepper to taste.

Serve hot with bread sticks.

Low in calories, high in protein and fibre.

Above information is given in good faith however for any diseased condition please consult physician or dietitian before starting it. Your questions and suggestions are welcome at:


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