3 Mistakes Men Make With Skincare

3 Mistakes Men Make With Skincare

Stereotypically, people often say that men don’t take good care of their skin or know how. Are you making one of these common mistakes?

1.) Not changing your razors regularly 

Not changing your razors regularly means that you’ll be shaving your face (and other areas of your body) with a dull and dirty blade. The longer you use a razor, the more bacteria, dead skin cells, shaving cream, and hair crops up in there. That goes double if you’re also not rinsing well in between strokes. The bacteria can lead to breakouts and acne.

2.) Not using a specially formulated wash for your face 

If you’re using body wash or hand soap to wash your face, stop! You should be using a face wash. This is because body wash is harsher than face wash and can dry out your skin. When your skin is dry, it overproduces oils which can cause acne. In addition, you should moisturize after washing your face. Moisturizing your face can also help prevent acne and keep skin looking healthy.

3.) Not using sunscreen 

Using sunscreen on your face is one of the easiest things you can do to help prevent aging! Studies show that using sunscreen helps damaged skin to heal and prevent further damage. Long term, this will mean your skin will look younger and will continue to look younger if you use sunscreen consistently.

Face Mask Round Up

We went down an Internet rabbit hole and decided to share the fruits of our labors with you.

Face masks for dry skin 

Oatifix from Lush. It contains oatmeal and banana, which are great moisturizers.

 

Laneige’s Water Sleeping Mask. This innovative mask is formulated with highly concentrated Hydro Ionized Mineral Water to deliver intense doses of moisture to stressed, parched skin.

Face masks for acne-prone skin

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Mask. This mask contains bentonite clay, which helps to remove toxins from your pores, allows the skin to heal and reduces inflammation. It also helps in the lightening of acne marks on the face.

ORIGINS Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores. Charcoal helps flush out environmental toxins, dirt, and debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look dull. 

 

 

Places to Take Your POLY Go

Places to Take Your POLY Go

You’ve purchased a POLY Go! Congrats! But, where can you use it beside your house? Let us offer you some suggestions.

1.) On Your Commute

This may require you to get a little comfortable with strangers looking at you funny, or with multitasking. While you’re sitting in traffic or sitting on the bus, pull out your POLY GO and treat yourself!

2.) On Your Travels

Because the POLY Go is a handheld light therapy device, it can fit in a carry on or suitcase with ease! If your trip is short, you may not even need to bring the charger because it has 4.5 hours of battery life!

3.) At The Gym

Studies show that red light helps reduce inflammation and ease pain. Perfect for right after a tough workout to help with soreness and healing!

How to treat your skin in the fall

How to treat your skin in the fall

It’s September, so it’s officially Fall! Even though it may not feel like it, you should start prepping your skin for Fall and impending Winter. Read on below for some suggestions of things you can do to prepare!

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Moisturize with Squalene

As the weather becomes less humid in the Fall, your skin is going to become drier. That’s because there is less moisture in the air for your skin to absorb. Try adding a serum or moisturizer that has squalene in it.  Squalene is a substance that occurs naturally in our bodies and many other animals and plants. It’s one of the many natural lipids your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. Squalene is a better option than a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid because hyaluronic acid requires moisture from the air (humidity) to work properly. Something to keep in mind is that squalane (the hydrogenated version) is usually made from sharks. If this is something that bothers you, don’t worry. Squalene is derived from plants and is the same substance!

Exfoliate or peel 

If you gave your skin a bit of a beating this summer in terms of sun exposure, exfoliating once or twice a week or getting a chemical peel may be a good option for you. This will help remove hyperpigmentation and damaged skin caused by sun damage.

Jade roll or use an ice pack mask

Heat and sun exposure in the summer can cause flushed skin. To cool things down, pop a jade roller or mask in the freezer. The cold will help ease inflammation caused by heat and sun exposure.

 

 

5 Supplements To Take For Beautiful Skin

5 Supplements To Take For Beautiful Skin

You’ve slathered stuff on the outside of your skin to keep it healthy, but what you put on the inside matters too! Let us make some suggestions for you!

1.) Fern extract

Fern extract is sometimes referred to as Polypodium Leucotomos Extract, or PLE extract, as that chemical compound is the primary active ingredient. Fern extract acts as a repairer of damaged caused by the sun. It helps restore collagen to skin!

2.) COQ10

CoQ10 is a super antioxidant that helps get rid of free radicals and other toxins in your body. Thus, it has the effect of promoting healthy skin and allowing your body to make as much collagen as possible.

3.) Biotin

Biotin is an essential B vitamin, also known as vitamin B7, that helps promote beautiful skin, as well as healthy nails and hair. Biotin is known to improve the structure of keratin, the important protein present in hair. Keratin is present in the skin and nails as well – one reason biotin has benefits in this aspect too.

4.) Tumeric

Tumeric contains curcumin, which acts as a super antioxidant and has been shown to have a number of health benefits, including anti-aging properties.

5.) Zinc

Yes, the vitamins typically used to battle a cold are also great for skin! Studies found that zinc can decrease oil production in the skin, and can protect against bacterial infection and inflammation. Zinc is a great supplement to take if you have acne.

Weird Products That You Can Use On Your Skin

Weird Products That You Can Use On Your Skin

We bet you never thought that hemorrhoid cream or that salt could be used for anything besides your dinner. Well, you’re wrong! Read all about it below:

1.) Hemorrhoid Cream

Hemorrhoid cream has been touted for years as a cure for under eye puffiness and wrinkles. This is because the cream has an ingredient that help provide relief by shrinking the veins around the anus and tightening the skin; so, the tightening effect must work on other parts of your skin too. Give it a try the next time you have a late night!

2.) Salt

Salt can help dry up pimples! Salt kills bacteria and can help rebalance the pH of your skin. Read about how to make sea salt water for acne here.

3.) Banana Peels

Bananas, and thus banana peels, are rich in nutrients! Banana peels contain vitamins A, B, C, E, and contain potassium, zinc, iron, and manganese. These nutrients can calm inflamed skin and reduce acne outbreaks.