Yes, we talk about men today. Really our page is new and not many million liked (yet!) trended one but half of the ones who did like it so far is men (and thank you really J). Anyone surprised? I am not at all. Well first of all it is normal in this region for men to participate in so many choices their women make. So many men here do care about what their women wear, put on themselves, eat, drink etc.
Another very logical reason also men are not mummified at birth J. Their skin gets worn out just like the women’s skin. And it is a myth that majority of men do not care about it. They care and so many do not like to see the wrinkled dry skin in the mirror when they wake up. But in so many cases they do have neither time nor desire to go shopping and looking for the right skincare products. Also consider this. The majority of adds for cosmetics are targeting ladies. So imagine the choice making they got.
But does that mean there is a special choice for men skincare. Yes and no. Yes of course for the choice of smell and texture for example and no as skin is skin and it needs the same food to redevelop. There are though the best ingredients often used for men’s choice skincare products
Avocado is a great antioxidant due to high Vitamin E content. It is great for dry skin or one with irritation, rather mind and helps with collagen production.
Jojoba – well this one seems to be some sort of a panacea. For most at least. It is indeed a great component. It helps healing and soothing the skin which is great for after shaving products, it contains vitamins, minerals and fatty acids so much required for healthy skin regeneration
Aloe Vera is course is one the of the best to use for shaving jellies or aftershave balms. It relieves irritation has great antioxidant qualities and is great in protecting the skin cells from damage.
Cranberry seed is a great source of Vitamins A, C and E which is working great for skin tightening. It has wonderful antioxidant function as well to protect skin from damage.
Seaweed (Algae) Extract is loaded with vitamins rich in antioxidants an protects the skin from damage. Also great for acne control.
Sea butter is great for fresh rejuvenated look. It slows down aging and has beautiful anti-inflammatory agents which help soothe the skin.
Chamomile Helps to heal skin and acts as anti-inflammatory agent. Is very gentle and works great with sensitive skin type.
Rose hips are working great for brightening the skin/ Thanks for high antioxidant content hel with itchy and dry skin. Full of vitamins and also this one is a very light oil compare to others. It has great absorbing qualities.
Cucumber is full of Vitamins (A, C, E and K) help to heal acne decrease swelling effect if any not mentioning the great soothing freshness this ingredient is famous for.
Coffee improves skin tone and elasticity. It has high content of fatty acids rich in phytostrols helping to keep skin moisture and nourished. Smell is great as well.
Green Tea is great to help with skin inflammation. Very gentle and helps fight UV radiation which is important in this region. It helps to protect and rejuvenate skin cells.
Orange is mega supply of vitamin C to the skin. Is full of antioxidants which help with irritated and itchy skin. Great smell addition as well.
So think of some DIY projects and share with us. Here are some few ideas for you also to start out with.
Face Exfoliant and Moisturizer
Exfoliating your face will help to slough away dry skin, leaving your face much softer and smoother. This recipe takes about five minutes to make, and the scrub can be used once or twice a week.
Oatmeal about 1 table spoon
Chamomile or Orange Blossom Hydrosol 30 ml
Sea salt or ground almonds or walnuts 5 gr
Jojoba or Rosehip oil 10 ml
Honey 10 ml
essential oil (5 to 10 drops)
Combine all of these ingredients and stir thoroughly until they form a paste. If you find that it’s too thick, add a bit more water until it’s a consistency that you like. Slather it on your face and use your fingertips to rub it around gently in circular motions. Rinse with warm (not hot) water, and pat dry. For the choice of essential oil of course you will have to consider the personal taste. Oud, Sandalwood, Coffee, Orange, Mint are great on men though of course all depends on personal preferences.
Try to play with hydrosols to make an aftershave spray. Chamomile, Orange Blossom and Rose hydrosols are one of the best ones to use as a base.
Or order one if are not sure you are comfortable to go on with this project. Also look for our new special for men products coming this week.