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Man take shaving to the next level

October 22nd, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

When it comes to shaving, it is important for men to create as little resistance between the skin and razor as possible. The exfoliating properties of a face scrub means there is less grime left on a man’s jaw to clog up his razor and this means a lesser chance of razor rash, ingrown hairs, and irritation.

A thorough scrub before a shave will also help to lift stubborn hairs away from the face to further reduce friction for a closer shave. In fact, facial scrubs are becoming so popular among men that many barbershops are now incorporating them into their traditional wet shave treatments.

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Why Every Man Should Use a Face Scrub

October 1st, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

There is nothing sexy about an oily face that has pores that are more clogged than a dirty nightclub toilet. When skin reaches this level of neglect, the shine that it emits is even likely to attract greedy magpies. But, fear not. There is a simple solution – it is time to invest in a face scrub.

Skin is the body’s largest organ and takes a battering every day from environmental pressures such as air pollution and ultraviolet light. Add to that the stresses of long days in the office, sweaty gym workouts, and general wear and tear, and this organ has undoubtedly earned itself a pampering session.

The humble face scrub is an all-giving product that is often omitted from a man’s grooming routine – with moisturizing creams and more tenuous cleansers taking center stage, instead. But in truth, the exfoliating powers it possesses deserve to sit upon an honorary podium. Its chief purpose is to remove hard-to-reach dirt and grime from deep inside the skin’s pores, while gently eliminating dead skin cells. But, it also does so much more.

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Eating Fruit and Veggies for Hydrated Skin

September 10th, 2018 • Posted by Lupe Guthrie • Permalink

Skin hydration is important, but it is not only achieved through topical treatments. Diet can also help to keep the skin from becoming too dry. But the question is, which vitamins, minerals and nutrients are skin hydrating and which vegetables and fruits can they be found in?

Hydration is an essential component of skin care. Dehydrated skin can compromise the immune function of the skin and cause it to look older and more wrinkled. Skin tissue is constantly being renewed and, depending on factors produced in the dermis, skin can be regenerated every two or three weeks. Targeted nutrition, both dietary and topical, can dramatically increase the moisture level of the skin. Skin hydration can be accomplished from both the inside and outside.

Vitamin C - Ascorbic Acid
Are found in Papaya, bell peppers, broccoli, and strawberries.

Vitamin E
VITAMINS E are found in nuts, seeds, avocado, sweet potato, and vegetable oils.

Vitamin B3 - Niacin
Vitamin B3 or niacin includes tuna, chicken, turkey, and peanuts.

Vitamin B5 - Pantothenic Acid
Vitamin B5 includes avocado, lentils, salmon, and shiitake and cremini mushrooms.

Vitamin A - Retinol
Vitamin A comes from sweet potatoes, carrots, dark green, leafy vegetables, dairy, fish, and meat. Liver is an excellent source of vitamin A.

Fatty Acids
Omega-6 and Omega-3. Omega-6 fats come from vegetable oils such as palm, soybean, and canola. Omega-3 fats are found in fatty fish, fish oil, flaxseed, and walnuts (in much lower levels)

Lutein and Zeaxanthin
Lutein and Zeaxanthin are found in dark green, leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.

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