Skin Care for Men
Four products in four minutes
Many of my male patients express an interest in looking as young as they feel. They are willing to work-out, follow a healthy diet, and some are even considering surgery, but when I mention skin care to them they can be a bit resistant. Considering the trumped up claims of some skin care products of days gone by, I guess it shouldn’t surprise me.
With the compelling science behind the Skinceuticals products that I provide you never have to wonder if the products will work. I can provide you with a skincare program that has been scientifically proven to slow the aging process and can make your skin look younger. Best of all, you don’t have to spend a lot of time in the mirror dealing with the products.
If you can commit to four products and four minutes, twice a day, I promise you will notice a positive difference in your skin’s appearance. Each patient’s skin is a little different, so I meet with each patient and assess the goals and starting point. I then spend time educating the patient about the products, how they work, and how to apply them. My aesthetician and I then check in with you regularly to assess progress and answer any questions. It’s that easy.
If you have been using soap and water to cleanse your face, please stop. Soap is in the opposite end of the acid-base scale that is healthy for skin. Skin is healthiest in acidic ph range, and fruit acids are the best cleansers for delicate facial skin. Don’t worry, you won’t smell like a pineapple.
These fascinating molecules slow the aging process in the skin by repairing DNA damage that occurs from environmental damage and aging itself. In fact, phloretin, an anti-oxidant found in apple skin, has been proven to reverse pre-cancerous skin cells to normal skin cells.
Skin is healthiest when it is hydrated. Drier climates, outdoor activities and shaving can make skin hydration a challenge. Non-oil based moisturizers are the key to sustainable skin hydration.
Everyone now accepts that sunscreen is important for skin health, but almost everyone errantly thinks the SPF number is the key to picking a good sunscreen. The SPF rating only relates to blocking UVB rays. UVA rays are equally if not more important to protect ourselves from. There is no rating system for UVA protection. Few over the counter sunscreens have broad spectrum UVA coverage. All the sunscreen products I provide have the broadest spectrum of both UVA and UVB protection available. When sunscreen is used in combination with an ant-oxidant, protection from damaging rays increases from about 75% protection to over 95% protection.
Even the busiest professional can usually carve out four minutes twice a day to take care of their skin. This program is quick, simple and effective. Please contact my office to arrange a personalized skin care evaluation. You will notice the difference in your appearance in no time.