There’s is a lot of pressure when figuring out what to do about skincare. IF the female patients feel that way, I can only imagine what it would be like for a man that doesn’t know what to get when shopping for skincare.
With the intention of making your life and the life of your loved one easier this holiday season I have a few tips for you;
1- Proper cleansing – You need a cleanser that’s appropriate for your skin type and condition. Most of us men have thicker and oily skin. My rule of thumb is the darker the skin the thicker it is. IF you fall into this category you want a foaming cleanser that’s clear and clean.
If you have more fair skin you want a cleanser that’s creamy like a shampoo for example, it helps with some hydration and prepares for the next step.
2- Daily topical use of vitamin C – Vitamin C if applied topically is a very power antioxidant and aids in fighting the free radical damage – Free radicals cause pre-mature aging and can lead to more serious medical conditions leading up to skin cancer.
3- Moisturizer with SPF. Since its winter in the USA, its ok to rely on a moisturizer without having to apply another product. Make sure you are getting protected. The cold, wind and snow can make things miserable for your skin. And if you are planning a ski trip make sure you get a physical block of 30 or higher. Cold burns are not pretty and can be worse than a sun burn.
4- Last but not least, Retin-a – The # 1 antiaging cream – to be used at night only – there are versions over the counter- This very powerful antiaging cream will improve skin texture, help to shrink pore sizes, help to correct pigmentation and overall give you a glowing skin that’s sexy and healthy!
Of course you are what you eat, so eating healthy, exercising and drinking water can only help your largest organ function at its best – Your skin!
Claudio Pinto, MMA
Master Medical Aesthetician