Women are educated about the importance of skin care from a very young age. Boys are just told to wash behind their ears. In fact, boys can be led to believe that skin care is a gender specific activity that belongs with Barbie dolls and make-up. This sad side effect of gender conditioning leads many men to neglect their skin.
This is a very difficult time and we find ourselves homebound, either working from home or not able to work at all. The kids are home and you are wracking your brain, worrying about what could happen to your family and stressing over how to keep everyone happy and healthy.
I’ve put together a few tips, things I have thought about and am using in my own home. Hopefully, some of the tips may help you.
Hyaluronic acid is a very important substance that is naturally produced by our bodies. It is a clear, gel-like substance that is found around our joints, in our skin and connective tissues, and in our eyes.
The most important thing that hyaluronic acid does is hold water in our tissues. One gram of hyaluronic acid can hold up to six liters of water! No matter how much you drink and moisturize, if you don’t have enough hyaluronic acid you won’t see all of the benefits of hydration.
Many people are used to using soap-based facial cleansers. When they hear about oil cleansers, it sounds strange to them. However, there are several drawbacks to soap-based cleansers, and oil cleansers have many extra benefits.
Even the most gentle soap formulas will dry out your skin. They strip the natural layer of good oils from your face. They also tend to be acidic, which creates a PH imbalance in the skin. Disruption of the skin’s acid mantle leads to accelerated signs of aging.