Natural Mens Skin Care
The Latest Booming Trend
Now becoming a booming industry, natural mens skin care is finally making its way to the top of the agenda. Whether it's to remain competitive or to ward off the signs of growing old, men of all ages and all walks of life are starting to care about using natural skin care products for their skin type.
Men's skin contains a higher percentage of collagen and elastin, making it thicker. Men's sebaceous glands are more productive than a woman's meaning that men's skin generally is oilier.
Real men do use moisturizer.
In addition to all the regular enemies of skin like the sun, poor diet and cold weather, men's skin needs protection from the razor blade. Daily removal of facial hair requires the application of a natural vitamin-rich shaving gel to protect skin from rashes and burns that sometimes result from shaving.
If you want to avoid having your appearance referred to as 'weather beaten', start protecting your skin from the sun. Sunburns aren't sexy and neither are the signs of premature aging.
General guidelines for natural mens skin care
Begin the day by deep-cleaning your face with a natural cleanser to remove dirt and sweat. Cleanse again before going to bed.
Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and other pore-blocking grime. Exfoliating also will open your pores to ensure a closer shave.
Before shaving, splash your face with warm water. That will make it easier to work up a good lather and it will soften skin.
Take a few extra moments to massage in the shaving cream. The massaging action will help stimulate blood flow in the outer layer of skin. Always use a sharp blade and to ensure a close shave, always shave in the same direction as hair growth. Shaving in the opposite direction or shaving in both directions can leave you with skin that's red and irritated.
Moisturizing with a natural lotion is important to help skin seal in moisture. Plus, many commercial shaving products can dry skin. Choose natural moisturizing products that also condition skin such as those that contain vitamins or aloe vera.
It's important to use after shave products that don't contain alcohol. It's too harsh and it'll dry skin which can lead to premature aging and increased wrinkles.
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I couldn't even pronounce the ingredients in the average can of shaving cream or after shave. Lots of toxins and unpronounceable chemicals. These natural skin care recipes smell good and are easy on the face—or whatever you want to shave.
Natural Mens Skin Care Shaving Soap
20 oz palm kernel oil
20 oz coconut oil
40 oz olive oil
30 oz buttermilk
11 oz lye
3 heaping Tbsp Bentonite clay
Heat oils to 100. Partially freeze buttermilk. Slowly add lye to milk, don't let it go over 100. Combine. At trace: add 3.5 oz lavender essential oil, 3 Tbsp castor oil, and 2 Tbsp sweet almond oil.
*At trace - the point at which the mixture starts to thicken into soap
Natural Mens Skin Care Shaving Cream
2 ounces almond oil
1/2 ounce beeswax
4 ounces water
2 ounces liquid castile soap
1 ounce glycerin
1 teaspoon borax
1/3 teaspoon grapefruit seed extract
20 drops essential oils: Thyme, lemongrass, clove, eucalyptus, rosemary, or lavender--or a combination--are highly antiseptic as well as delicious-smelling.
Combine oil and beeswax in a double boiler over medium heat. Once the wax has melted, remove from heat and stir in the water, soap, glycerin, and borax. Blend with a whisk or handheld beater until creamy. Add grapefruit seed extract and essential oils and stir to blend.
Makes 1 cup of shaving cream. This formula will keep 6 months in a glass jar with a screw top.
Natural Mens Skin Care Aftershave
1 cup vodka
2 tsp dried yarrow
1 tbsp. dried lavender
1 tbsp sage leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1 tsp. whole cloves
Mix everything together in a glass jar and store in a dark dry spot for 2-3 weeks. Strain and rebottle. Splash on!
*Note: If you have a serious medical condition, consult a health care provider before using essential oils.
Finally, live the good life; eat right, exercise moderately, don't smoke, and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages, all of which help keep skin healthy. That's the part of men's skin care you don't often hear much about.
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