January 16, 2017

Skincare Mistakes Men Should Avoid

Men are commonly well-known for not taking care of themselves. The late nights out, working too many hours, and eating a few too many slices of pizza can all take a toll on your health.

You’ve only got one body, you might as well treat it right. Avoiding these mistakes will not only help you look your best but feel youthful than ever.

1. Not Protecting Skin from Sun Damage

One of the simplest, and least expensive things you can do for your health and your skin takes less than a minute a day. According to research, 80% of aging is caused by sun damage. Just slathering on a little sunblock can keep the majority of wrinkles and liver spots that are seen as we age, at bay.

Beyond just pure vanity, using sunscreen will protect you from harmful ultraviolet rays that can lead to skin cancer. Skin cancer can be deadly, so it never hurts to practice an ounce of prevention when it comes to protecting yourself from the sun.

2. Ignoring the Effects of Gravity on your Face

Even more than wrinkles, sagging skin can make you appear much older than you are and make you look tired. In a society where youthfulness is esteemed, taking care of your skin is an important investment.

Nowadays, several men opt for Botox or “brotox” as some call it. This anti-wrinkle treatment immediately relaxes wrinkles caused by muscle movement such as fine lines on forehead and crow’s feet that appear at the corners of the eyes when we smile. With the right technique from a skin specialist in Singapore, Botox can also be effectively used in lifting droopy eyelids that will give a refreshed and youthful look.

Other effective and non-surgical skin rejuvenation includes a Ultherapy, a non-invasive face lift procedure that stimulates collagen to life and tighten your skin. But if you want an overall improvement to minimize pores, smoothen rough skin texture, reduce wrinkles and dark spots on skin, you may consider a laser treatment from certified laser clinics in Singapore. Many of today’s advanced laser procedures provide skin tightening and other complexion enhancements without downtime.

3. Eating Junk or Fast Foods

We all like to splurge on our favorite junk foods, but living on a potato chip and beer diet is hardly a way to beat the effects of time. If you want to age well, you have to eat well– that’s the bottom line. Unfortunately, we all know that fast food and junk foods are two of the main causes of fat in the belly and weight gain.

Belly fat can be classified into visceral fat or subcutaneous fat. Visceral fat are dangerous type of fat that is found deep beneath the skin and around the organs – liver, kidneys, pancreas, intestines. The only way to remove it is by living an active lifestyle with regular exercise and good nutrition.

Subcutaneous fat on the other hand, are fat just underneath the skin. These are the fat bulges around the waist (love handles or muffin tops). Fortunately, there are now safe non invasive fat reduction treatments available to remove subcutaneous fat without surgery.

CoolSculpting uses a non-surgical FDA-cleared cooling process that destroys the fat cells underneath the skin, literally freezing them to the point of elimination. CoolSculpting targets fat that is resistant to diet and exercise, including fat in the chin, abdominal area (sometimes called muffin tops) and waist area (love handles).

What’s even great with CoolSculpting is that it can also target stubborn fat in the male breast area that are very difficult to remove even with rigorous exercise and training in the gym.

4. Skimping on Sleep

In our younger days, staying up and partying all night would have little effect on us the next day. As we age, that isn’t the case. We need sleep because this is the time our body repairs itself, regenerating new cells and rejuvenating every inch of our systems.

You can make sleep even more useful by using an anti wrinkle treatment at nighttime before you go to bed. If you regularly get sleep but still have dark undereye circles, or under eye bags, there are ways to address this. A skin specialist at medical aesthetic clinic in Singapore may suggest using a dermal filler made from hyaluronic acid (component that is found in our skin) to treat the under eye area which can also minimize lines under eyes.

5. Accepting a Lower Libido

Decreased libido is something many men deal with as they age. This doesn’t have to be a life sentence. Treating the underlying cause of this, such as hormone imbalance or lack of proper nutrition may restore libido to proper levels. If you don’t know where to start, you can always get help from the experts.

Optimagenics Age Management Program is a holistic practice that balances hormone levels as well as advises in nutrition and exercise. Instead of just treating the symptoms, Optimagenics can get to the core of the problem and prevent it.

The Optimagenics Age Management Program can effectively help you manage or delay indicators of aging through proper exercise, nutrition and hormone optimization in order to improve your body composition, restore strength, increase libido, prevent premature disability and increase the quality of life.

Consult an age management physician such as Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, a US Board Certified and Harvard-trained physician, to know whether you are a good candidate for the Optimagenics Age Management Program.

With these effective lifestyle tweaks you will definitely see a big improvement in how you feel and look at yourself as well as an improvement in your quality of life. Take the time to take care of your health; your body will thank you for it.

Tags: aesthetic clinic, botox, coolSculpting, ultherapy, age management program