Showing posts with label Natural Skin Care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Natural Skin Care. Show all posts

Monday, February 2, 2015

Do Men Really Need Their Own Skin Care Products?

Skin care isn't just for women - skin care for men is just as important. As a result, more and more companies are making products especially designed for men. You'll find hair products for men, such as shampoo and gel, skin products like face washes and lotions, even anti aging skin care products especially for men. But, are all these really necessary? Is a man's skin so different that he needs special products just for him?  Surprisingly, the answer is YES!

The testosterone in a man's system causes his skin to be 25% thicker than a woman skin. Besides being thicker, a man's skin also tends to be tougher. The production of sebum (oil) is higher in men. The results are that men are more apt to have problems with acne later in life than most women do. Collagen production in men is higher than it is in women. Since the production of collagen is directly related to aging, a man's skin is said to be 15 years younger than a woman's skin of the same age.  Unfortunately for men, they have a tendency to be less sun savvy than women are. In other words, they don't use sunscreen. UV damages the skin and often the 15-year difference is unnoticeable.     

Since men usually don't care about their hands, arms, or legs being soft, a man's moisturizer is most commonly targeted to their facial needs. The difference between a man's skin and a woman's skin puts different demands on a moisturizer. For instance, a man's moisturizer may contain ingredients or fragrances that would would irritate a woman's more sensitive skin but has little affect on a man's tougher, thicker skin. On the other hand, a man's face may be more sensitive due to frequent shaving. Often, a man's moisturizer will contain an ingredient to help combat razor burn. As mentioned before, men are less likely to use sunscreen, yet they are more likely to spend their day outside than women are. Therefore, a man's moisturizer usually contains sunblock to help prevent damage from the sun.  

How about special hair products for men? Generally speaking, men's shampoo and women's shampoo contain basically the same ingredients. One difference is the scent. A woman's shampoo may smell a bit too flowery or feminine for a man. Some gels or styling products may be more useful for the type of hair styles men commonly wear, and hairsprays may have a different fragrance and holding power.

Hair may be hair, but skin is not skin. A man's skin has more oil yet is tougher and thicker than a woman's skin. It usually is more damaged by the sun.  Because of these differences, a man's skin needs to be treated differently than a woman's skin. Skin care products for men may seem to be a hype, but in reality, they are necessary.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Advice About Skincare for Men Over 50

Like women, men deal with a wide range of skin problems and are often hesitant or embarrassed to bring it up. Razor bumps and skin irritation after shaving is a common issue, as well as dark circles under the eyes and oily skin. Men over 50 face even greater issues, as 1 in 41 men are diagnosed with melanoma at some point in their life. This deadly form of skin care is easy to treat if caught early, but the cancer may spread throughout the body. Older men also struggle with wrinkles and fine lines, just like women.

Fortunately, good skin care for men over 50 can address and prevent many of these issues, including melanoma, but nourishing the skin, fighting wrinkles and blocking the sun's harmful rays. The bad news is skincare for men usually involves nothing more than a quick rinse with soap. This is an easy remedy, though, as it's never too late to adopt a good skincare regiment.

A good facial wash is the foundation to good skincare for men. The best face wash for men scrubs the skin to keep pores open and exfoliate dead skin cells from the surface. A gentle cleanser will also improve circulation and blood supply to the face, which gives the skin a healthy glow. Harsh bar soaps should always be avoided as they strip the skin of its protective surface and cause irritation. The bottom line is you should never overlook the importance of choosing the best face wash for men, which is the most important item if you follow nothing else.

Also important is a high-quality moisturizer. A moisturizer will replace lost oils to lubricate, nourish and hydrate the skin while leaving it soft and supple, but not greasy. Moisturizers are also part of the best anti aging skin care, as they help keep the skin plump and reduce the appearance of fine lines. You may also opt for an anti-aging eye cream to protect the delicate skin around the eyes.

Finally, be sure to include sun protection in your skin care regiment. Using a sunscreen on your face with an SPF of 15 or higher will help you avoid sun damage and wrinkles, as well as melanoma. Sunscreen should be applied 20 to 30 minutes before you go outside and it should be reapplied every two hours you remain outdoors.

While most men tend to overlook the importance of good skin care, no one enjoys noticing the passage of time in the mirror. Even men over 50 can take steps to improve the appearance of their skin, despite years of neglect, by adopting a good skin care regiment that includes sun protection, anti aging products, moisturizer and a good face wash. Remember: there is nothing "girly" about taking care of yourself and doing what you can to keep your skin looking and performing its best!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Skincare Lifestyle Company aims to transform our approach to healthy skin

Pure Chimp is a new company which provides 100% natural skin-care and matcha green tea to improve the skin. The Pure Chimp range is targeted at anyone with sensitive or troubled skin. Designed to be both affordable and fun, their products are already proving popular with young people all over the country. The current list of Pure Chimp products includes everything from "Super Face" cream to "Super Tea" (matcha green tea with 137 times the antioxidants of standard green tea).

The Cambridgeshire-based business was established in October last year by 25 year old Dean Legg, who studied business management in Sweden. He was inspired to launch Pure Chimp by his own experiences of acne as a teenager. It took Legg years of experimentation to discover what simple lifestyle changes and a gentle skin care routine could do for his face – and now he wants to use his expertise to help others. Legg is so confident in the Pure Chimp that he is currently offering a 30-day money back guarantee on all products.

The full range is available through the company website and Amazon, as well as via Etsy, NotOnTheHighStreet, LoveLula and Ebay. Legg is also hoping to roll out the collection into private retailers later this year. Visit at

Benefits Of Matcha Green Tea

You like many other people may not have come across matcha green tea. You're probably wondering what all the fuss is about. Is it as good as the hype? To be honest the plan and simple answer is yes it is. But why? Let’s find out.

137 x antioxidants of regular green tea

But what will all these wonderful antioxidants do for you? Antioxidants will help to prevent cells that damage your body. It does this by helping to stop free radicals from taking over your body.  This will help your body to fight off infections & diseases. There you go you might have just learnt something today.

Easy weight loss

A US study found that consuming matcha green tea can increase thermo genesis (the body’s own rate of burning calories) from a normal 8%-10% of daily energy expenditure, to between 35% and 43% of daily energy expenditure. So basically it boosts your metabolism. Be sure to back this up with regular exercise & healthy eating and your body will thank you for it.

Energy boosting

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get an energy boost without the negative side effects associated with coffee & energy drinks? Step on up matcha green tea. The caffeine found in matcha combines with a special ingredient called L-thiamine (energy meets calming ingredient = relaxed & long lasting energy boost). Is it time to put down that cup of coffee/energy drink and replace it with a serving of matcha green tea? It sure is!

Heart-empowering, cholesterol-lowering potential

A 2011 study showed that green tea had a significant effect in lowering the LDL or 'bad' cholesterol levels in research subjects. Times green tea by 10 and you have matcha green tea. Yep that’s right one serving of matcha green tea is the equivalent to 10 cups of green tea. You could say that’s another benefit!

100% natural skin care + matcha green tea = great skin


The list could go on. We have just highlighted what will feel are the top 4 benefits of matcha green tea.  Matcha green tea is a truly fantastic product that should be part of everyone’s life. Lots of benefits, no known side effects and it’s easy to consume. Simply mix with hot water & honey or mix your favorite juice/smoothie. Matcha needs a good old whisk so we recommend using an electric milk frother when mixing. You can’t go wrong with matcha green tea. Visit at