Men’s Skincare

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Men’s skincare is an area sorely neglected because of societal beliefs that taking care of one’s skin is not considered “manly”.  However, men face just as many skin problems as women and should take care of their skin properly.  Men face the same battlefield as women and should act accordingly.

Some common problems men can face are related to the sun. According to the American Academy of Dermatology <http://www.aad.org/media-resources/stats-and-facts/prevention-and-care/mens-skin-care> , only about 5% of men wear sunscreen on a daily basis.  This can lead to serious skin problems such as premature aging, sun spots, or even cancer.  It is important for all men to select a moisturizer <http://www.dermalogica.com/us/html/products/dynamic-skin-recovery-spf30-60.html?type=function&amp;cat=moisturizers> with SPF 15 or higher.  Luckily, your local esthetician <http://skintradespa.com/>  in Encinitas carries these products.

Men also face skin issues related to shaving.  Over 78% of men face irritation daily while shaving.  It is important to shave in the direction that hairs lie, and avoid shaving the same spot twice.  Similar to a waxing treatment, the skin needs to be relaxed during hair removal.

Unwanted hair on the chest, back, and shoulders can be a pain as wellWaxing is a good alternative for men because treatments can last up to 3 weeks, and after a couple treatments, the pain tends to subside as the skin becomes used to the procedure.  Waxing also discourages hair growth, and over time is a very effective hair removal treatment.  Although initially painful, waxing is an excellent, effective method to get rid of excessive hair. Shaving can lead to ingrown hairs, while waxing discourages this.

Men should set up a daily and monthly regime for their skincare depending on their needs.

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