For men and women alike, vigilance is required to maintain healthy skin. Unfortunately, there are many men who don’t take the time to incorporate skincare into their daily routine. Instead, they turn a blind eye to the negative impact that environmental factors, diet and stress have on their skin and as a result experience signs of premature aging and in the worst case – skin cancer. A little information, put into practice, can go a long way towards protecting the largest organ of your body and it can help you maintain a superior quality of life into your later years.
One big myth when it comes to skincare is that it is time consuming! Some of the most important proactive skin care measures are incredibly time-efficient and easy to incorporate into your daily routine.
Cleanse: It helps remove dead skin cells, bacteria, pollutants, viruses and dirt, all of which increase signs of aging.
Moisturize: After you wash your face – moisturize! It seals in moisture and over time will help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It also helps prevent more fine lines and wrinkles from forming and keeps you looking younger and keeps your skin feeling fresh!
Hot Tip! Choose a facial cleanser and moisturizer that contain antioxidants. Antioxidants help neutralize free radicals caused by pollution, cigarette smoke, radiation and other environmental factors which lead to signs of aging, thereby helping prevent cell and tissue damage.
Sunscreen: This is incredibly important. Take the time to apply sunscreen – even on cloudy days! Men who are bald or who have receding hairlines need to be especially vigilant to apply and reapply often. Also consider wearing a hat to protect your head and shield your face from damaging UVA and UVB rays.
A couple lifestyle tips for maintaining healthy skin include:
Eat well: Cheryl Karcher, MD, a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, states that “a nutritious diet that keeps your inside healthy will help keep your outward appearance looking good. On the other hand, a poor diet will show up on your skin.” This means limiting sugars and bad fats and ensuring that your diet includes a wide assortment of nutrient dense fruits, vegetables and proteins.
Maintain a low stress level: Stress causes your body to make hormones like cortisol, which tells glands in your skin to make more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and can also aggravate psoriasis, rosacea and eczema.
In addition to easy-to-incorporate daily skincare measures and healthy lifestyle choices, there are some fantastic services that the Refinery Skin Clinic offers to keep your skin healthy and looking its best!
Foaming Enzyme Treatment Facial by Is Clinical®: An easy way to make a big impact on tired skin! We exfoliate and refresh skin with a luxurious combination of papaya and pineapple enzymes and glycolic acid.
SilkPeel® Dermalinfusion: A 3-in-1 dermatological treatment that simultaneously exfoliates, extracts and infuses skin with condition-specific serums for an all-inclusive treatment in one step. This treatment can be customized for all skin conditions and concerns.
Refinery Signiture Peel: Safe for all skin types and conditions, this chemical peel will improve the appearance of dull and uneven skin tone and texture, fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots and sun damage, discoloration, large pores and skin roughness.
Botox®: Originally developed to calm eyelid twitching, this treatment is now successfully used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It is safe and effective and one treatment typically lasts 3-4 months.
Kybella®: If you’re feeling self-conscious about stubborn fat pockets under your chin, around your knees or on your back, this treatment is for you! The treatment takes anywhere from 20-40 minutes, within 6-8 weeks of the treatment results begin to show and best results can be seen at 12 weeks post-treatment. And the best news? The results are permanent.
If you’re ready to be more proactive with your skincare routine or would like to know more about the services we offer, we would love to sit down and talk with you!