Nov 30th, 2016
The NU FACE Wise men of 2016 don’t need frankincense and myrrh! They just need a great clinic and the best at home skincare. We tell you how to look fresh for ready for your parties and for 2017
Men, just like women are concerned with issues like ageing, pigmentation, sensitivity, and acne, they always have been, but skin damage from your shave routine or the sun can’t be fixed with the soap and water you need targeted products to help protect and restore the balance of oils. And with the trend of more Men shunning the razor and embracing the facial hair, then cleansing your beard and skin properly is a must, (A grubby beard is NOT attractive). So taking this into account and a probable lack of pro SPF sunscreen (we recommend pHformula or ZO Skinhealth), men need great skincare, thanks to their coarser skin, larger pores, hairy faces and increased chance of sun damage.
Dr Yiannis our NU FACE doctor cannot get enough of pHformula’s Mesoglow ampoules. There are ideal post shave and to perk you up after ‘the night before’ as it contains HA and Pyruvic acid which is a good collagen stimulator to keep you youthful and fresh.
So should you be stealing your partner’s products?
The biggest difference between male and female skin is due to the male sex hormones known collectively as androgens. The biggest being testosterone. When men start to climb towards middle age, their testosterone levels steadily decline which can account for the changes in their skin and hair.
Skin thickness: Is approximately 25 percent thicker in men than women. We love pHformula SOS cream – This is really good for those who have sensitive skin but is also very good for men who are active outdoors with sports or work. It contains Glycofilm and HA so it creates a protective barrier to retain moisture and protect against the elements. Or you can try a super charger which are great post workout like VITA A,B3 and/or C. These are highly concentrated creams which are light non greasy.
Collagen Density: Due to the thickness of men’s skin they have a higher ratio of collagen than women. Which in some camps is why some people believe women age quicker than men. Though with men not tending to use sunscreen speeds that clock up, it’s essential even on a winter’s day. Ask Dr Yiannis for ZO Skin Health Oclipse Sunscreen Primer SPF 30 for effective coverage and protection.
Texture: From a superficial standpoint men’s skin is different to women’s due to the thicker Stratum Corneum (top layer). Also men produce more sebum (oil) which can also account for men getting acne more than women. This is why we recommend a great face and body cleanse twice a day and especially after a workout.
You don’t need to think spa days, fluffy slippers and robes that are too small for the average man when we say facials. You just need to think of professional facials and beauty treatments as an investment in the preservation of a more youthful you. Over the last 10 years it has been slowly becoming more acceptable for Men to talk about anti-ageing and skincare. Maybe not down the pub over a pint, but with a skin specialist at a local barbers, salon or medispa. Trends in male cosmetic treatments here at NU FACE also reflect these changes. NU FACE Men are getting Boytoxed, lifted and smoothed more and more.
We cannot wait to welcome you into clinic for your final party prep with some Boytox and skincare to see you through to 2017. May 2017, be all you wished for.