Men’s Skin Care: the top 3 ways to protect your skin from wrinkling, the younger you start, the better

When it comes it comes to stopping your skin from aging, the secret is to be proactive and start before the wrinkling starts.  The truth of the matter is that once you get wrinkly, the only way to make yourself look better is plastic surgery; but research shows that if you change a few things while your young (or wrinkle free, usually around 35-40), then the better your chances are preserving your skin.  Although many wrinkle lotions are made for women, no one wants to watch their body and facial features rot  right in front of their eyes, and as a man, you don’t have to watch the favorite parts of your face sag, decapitate, and fade away, as long as you do something to stop it early enough.

Antioxidants

When you ingest vitamins, the antioxidants and  minerals usually are not used to nourish the  skin, but when applied topically the skin does a really good job at directly absorbing the nutrients. Antioxidants aide the skin in its ability to protect itself from pollutants, which results in the skins enhanced ability to moisturize, to prevent breakouts, and to fade and prevent age spots and dark spots ( that frequently pose as freckles).  Vitamins A, E and C are a combination of antioxidants and vitamins that have anti-wrinkling properties. These vitamins assist the skin in moisture absorption,  prevent the formation of liver spots and dark spots, and  aide the skin in pollution protection.  Unfortunately, most really good antioxidant lotions can cost up to $100 or more, but you can find a good one for around $30.  If you only use it on your face, hands and neck, it will last a really long time.

This is a Vitamin C lotion from the Signature A club brand.  It's only about $30.  VitaminC helps tighten the skin, and hlps fade age spots, or dark spots, like pimple bruises, or bruises left behind from ingrown hairs.  This cream doesn't feel greasy on the face, and doesn't smell girly.

This is a Vitamin C lotion from the Signature A club brand. It’s only about $30. VitaminC helps tighten the skin, and hlps fade age spots, or dark spots, like pimple bruises, or bruises left behind from ingrown hairs. This cream doesn’t feel greasy on the face, and doesn’t smell girly. It’s most economical if you order it from hsn.com

Omega Fatty Acids and Collagen

The last layer of your skin is made of fatty tissue that over the years, looses moisture and begins to sag.  Collagen creams can help fill these fat deposits if they are already sagging.  If they aren’t sagging yet, creams with Omega fatty acids (like omega 3, or 6) are great at assisting the skin in maintaining a healthy fat deposit, in order to stop wrinkling.  lotions that  have flaxseed oil or almond oil will have Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, which is good for your skin. Just be sure to use these every other day (not daily) if you have oily skin, in order to prevent clogged pores( clogged pores =pimples).

Exfoliate

using a face scrub will allow your skin to shed the outer layer of dead skin that accumulates on the skin’s surface, which is virtually impossible to get rid of without exfoliating.  Sometimes, even after your first time exfoliating you’ll see a big difference in your skin.  Exfoliating prevents pimples, and prevents dead skin from accumulating on the skins surface. This means that the healthier layer of skin will be able to receive better nourishment (from the lotions you use, the sun and so forth). Just remember to exfoliate your hands, neck and face at the same time.

This honey and oat scrub is perfect for all types off skin and won't get stuck in  your beard. The best thing about it is that it won't make you breakout, and that you can buy it  at any drugstore.  it usually costs no more than $5.

This honey and oat scrub is perfect for all types off skin and won’t get stuck in your beard. The best thing about it is that it won’t make you breakout, and that you can buy it at any drugstore. it usually costs no more than $5.

The #1 easiest way to get rid of man acne!

DISGUSTING!

English: Acne Vulgaris: A: Cystic acne on the ...

English: Acne Vulgaris: A: Cystic acne on the face, B: Subsiding tropical acne of trunc, C: Extensive acne on chest and shoulders. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Does your face look like this?  If you have bad skin, you know how hard it can be to find something that works.  A lot of guys that I know who pick regular drugstore acne treatments quit using them in a matter of weeks, or are constantly complaining about the burning and irritation the treatments cause.

Everyone at some point has went to sleep with toothpaste on their skin. The reason why toothpaste works so well is because of the baking soda inside.  Baking soda helps remove oil, dirt and bacteria from the pores, which is why it’s so good at getting rid of acne breakouts.

Before you invest in a pricey acne treatment, see if a daily baking soda mask will work for you. Give this treatment at least a month before calling it quits.  If you don’t have chronic acne and are using it for just a few pimples, you’ll be able to see a difference after the first usage.

What you will need:

  • tbsp of baking soda
  • pure water

Mix the two until the mixture looks and feels like a paste.  If it’s too watery, it will be too messy when you put it on.  You can either apply it all over your face, or directly onto the pimple.  Leave it on for at least three minutes.  Ff the pimple is really big, you might want to leave it on over night.

Things to add to make the baking soda mask even stronger:

  1. pure lemon extract (not imitation)
  2. pure almond extract (not imitation)
  3. apple cider vinegar
  4. a crushed vitamin A tablet

All of these extra ingredients naturally draw dead skin, bacteria, oil and dirt out of the skin, however, they all will burn when using them to get rid of acne. If your skin is really bad, I would not HESITATE to grab any one of these to  make the baking soda mask even stronger! Cry now, celebrate later 🙂