Quick-fix Skin Care Products for Men – Do They Really Work?
With all the ads running claiming amazing results in the elimination of bags and wrinkles, I always wonder, what do these people know I don’t when it comes to skin care and wrinkle reduction? Bags and lines under the eyes gone in seconds? Damn, I want that stuff. If it works better than Mug, I’ll sell that instead.
So, I have tried
some of these products in hopes (like everyone who orders them) that their
claims were legit that wrinkles and bags disappear in seconds. I am happy to
report that they do and they don’t… it depends on what you want, i.e.,
long-term benefits or quick, short-term fixes.
Instant Wrinkle Relief
The products claiming instant results like wrinkles disappearing in under a minute are for the most part, true. The caveat is, that these results are temporary…like in hours – not days, as one would hope and maybe even expect when buying (which I never have seen the disclaimer: results are only temporary).
The No-wrinkle Date…
But for us guys, these products might be just what we need. If you are going out on a date and use it prior to leaving, your wrinkles are gone! Hopefully, as the evening wears on and your wrinkles start reappearing, she is getting a little tipsy, your charm is working and she doesn’t even notice you aging right before her very eyes. You could always go into the bathroom and reapply a couple hours into the date. Why not, woman are in the bathroom doing a similar things like reapplying their makeup, so why can’t we do the same thing? Because, we are men and we don’t do that shit. So, put it one once and hope for the best.
Quick Fixes vs. Long-term benefits -You Can Have Both!
Maybe it doesn’t have to be one or the other, but both. Daily use of a products like Mug Skin Care that has long-term benefits and occasional use of these quick fix skin care products might be a good way to go. Us guys need all the help we can get. Remember how much woman spend on their skin, don’t you think they want a man who does too…or at least looks like he does?
Essential Skin Care Tips For Men
Men are considered rough and tough but their skin needs as much care as women’s do. The only difference is men are more straight forward and easier when it comes to usage of beauty products or making choices among what to wear when. There are no rules and tips for men but they do know the basic essentials of skin care. Then there are men who want to know how to do it and when to do it, which is what we have explained in this article.
Know your Skin Type
The first and foremost step is a knowhow of the skin types men have. They have to identify what type of skin they have before moving on to the products they are going to use on their skin. They should know whether they have:
Oily Skin – It is shiny and usually looks greasy all the time
Dry Skin – It is rough and sometimes itchy
Normal Skin – It is plain clear skin
Combination Skin – Some portions of the skin are dry and others are oily
Sensitive Skin – It develops burns or rashes with the usage of any product
Cleansing is Important
Wash your face daily with a mild facial cleaner or a face wash that suits your skin type. It will wash away all the dust particles from your face and your skin will look fresher and clearer. It you don’t want to use a facial wash, you may wash your face with regular water twice a day. Always remember to wash your face with lukewarm water or fresh water. Hot water is a big No regardless of your skin type!
Use your skin type scrub once or twice a week if the product instructions say so. It will help exfoliate your skin, remove dead cells and you will look fresher.
Moisturizing your skin is as important for your skin as keeping it clean. No matter what skin type you possess, you should moisturize your skin on a daily basis because keeping your skin hydrated is the key to fresh and glowing skin. Read the product ingredients and instructions before applying anything on your face. Always buy products that suit your skin type because after all, the face is all that shows.
Another magical tip to have fresh and clean skin is to drink water or fresh juices. According to research, it is advised to take at least 8 glasses of water a day and it will do wonders to your skin. This is why it is important that you keep yourself hydrated all day long.
Your Food is Your Skin Food
When talking about skin care, do not ignore what you eat mostly because food does matter. Consuming vegetables, mostly green leafy vegetables, and fresh fruits makes your skin healthier and cleaner because they intoxicate your whole body and tend to save your skin from early wrinkles and aging.
Smoke Away Bad Habits and Exercise Regularly
Your skin tends to get affected also by the type of bad habits you possess. Yellow and pale skin tone signals that you need to stop smoking, alcohol (if you do so) and any other bad habits and start something healthy to look more fresh and energetic. Exercising regularly is not just good for your whole body but your skin. It tends to take out all the bad enzymes out of your body in the form of sweat and leaves behind a healthy you with healthy skin.
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As the founder of Mug Skin Care, I have researched and written extensively on the subject of sunscreens and applied those finding in the decision not include sunscreen chemicals in Mug For Men products. The bottom line: mixing dangerous chemicals in our nutritious and natural products would be about the dumbest thing I could do, along with being a huge disservice to our customers. I was recently reading the following bullet points on realfarmacy.com and I thought I'd share them, as the summer is upon us and what better time to bring this up again:
- According to a June 2014 article featured in The Independent (UK), a major study conducted by researchers at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden found that women who avoid sunbathing during the summer are twice as likely to die as those who sunbathe every day.
- In the USA, vitamin D deficiency is at epidemic levels. Ironically, vitamin D deficiency can lead to aggressive forms of skin cancer. A ground-breaking 2011 study published in Cancer Prevention Research suggests that optimal blood levels of vitamin D offers protection against sunburn and skin cancer. That’s because overall sun avoidance combined with wearing sunscreen effectively blocks the body’s ability to produce vitamin D3 from the sun’s UVB rays, which is by far the best form of vitamin D.
- A 2000 Swedish study concluded that higher rates of melanoma occurred in those who used sunscreen versus those who did not.
- Elizabeth Plourde, PhD, is a California-based scientist who authored the book Sunscreens – Biohazard: Treat as Hazardous Waste, which extensively documents the serious life-threatening dangers of sunscreens not only to people but to the environment as well. Dr. Plourde provides proof that malignant melanoma and all other skin cancers increased significantly with ubiquitous sunscreen use over a 30-year period. She emphasizes that many sunscreens contain chemicals that are known carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDC).
- Bernard Ackerman, MD, (deceased 2008) was one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject of skin cancer and the sun, sunscreens and melanoma skin cancer risks. Below are Ackerman’s views excerpted from an article in The New York Times (July 20, 2004), titled “I BEG TO DIFFER; A Dermatologist Who’s Not Afraid to Sit on the Beach”: The link between melanoma and sun exposure (dermatology’s dogma) is unproven. There’s no conclusive evidence that sunburns lead to cancer. There is no real proof that sunscreens protect against melanoma. There’s no proof that increased exposure to the sun increases the risk of melanoma.
Above excerpts taken from article written at: http://realfarmacy.com/scientists-blow-the-lid-on-cancer-sunscreen-myth/
One of Mug For Men's main reason in the decision making process not to add sunscreen to our formulation, was that my research found that Vitamin D from the sun is much more beneficial than protecting it from the sun, whilst applying dangerous chemicals on your body (which is absorbed into your body) was harmful. Further research found that many of the chemical in sunscreen have been on the FDA's approval wait list for over a decade. Why haven't they been approved? My only guess is that they know they are dangerous, but if they deem them dangerous, it would throw the sunscreen industry (and their lobbyists) into a tizzy. If they approved it, and then it comes out they were in fact dangerous, the government could be held liable.
The biggest scam and potentially dangerous practice that skin care companies do is add SPF 15 or 30 to their moisturizing creams (which are usually chemicals mixtures anyway). Think about it, when do most people put skin care on? Mostly in the morning followed by bedtime. When is the sun at its weakest? The morning. How long does protection last? Well, the FDA recommends reapplying every 90 minutes. So, if you get ready at 7am, by 8:30am you should be reapplying (and of course blame Trump).
Now do you see the error in your ways? So, it doesn't work and you just put a bunch of chemicals into and on your body. So, why buy from skin care companies that are putting your life in danger and lying to you about the benefits, just to make a buck and for some good (but erroneous) advertising?
So, the next time you go to the beach or golfing, I recommend covering up, wear a hat and use sunscreen sparingly and with natural ingredients like zinc oxide. Although sun does "weather" the skin and causes wrinkles, it’s not going to kill you like the lack of Vitamin D could. So, put it on your face and use the rest of your body to absorb vitamin D, because fearing the sun, is like fearing the boogey man.
Kevin Kenneth, Founder/CEO
First, most sunscreen - other than the organic types like zinc oxide, are chemical mixtures. Mug for Men is about natural skin care and so I shy away from adding chemicals. What goes on your body is absorbed into it. Your skin has enough to do to defend against the stuff absorbed from your daily environment, why exacerbate the issue by adding more directly on your skin? That's just one reason I don’t add it to Mug for Men products.
For many of us, reaching for anything on the drug store shelf is the order of the day even though what they may be putting on their skin may require a chemistry degree to understand the ingredients.