How To Get Rid Of Dark Spots From Acne in 2016

dark-spots-from-acne---maskYou thought your problems were finally over, you got rid of those nasty pimples and just as you were getting ready to get on with your life you are struck by yet another problem – dark spots! And now, instead of going out and facing the world head on, you sit at home days on end wondering how am I going to get rid of these darks spots from acne!

Well, you are in luck because we have some good news! You can get rid of dark spots from acne and we are going to show you how! Not only that, we are going to help you understand dark spots better, how and why they form, so you can fight them more efficiently and ensure they never come back!

The Difference Between Acne Scars And Dark Spots From Acne

Before we tell you exactly how to get rid of dark spots from acne, we feel it is important to differentiate them from acne scars.

Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes. Skin pores become inflamed due to excess oil or dead skin cells build up, or due to bacteria. When these blemishes swell, the wall of the pores breaks causing lesions. Smaller and shallow lesions will usually heal quickly, but deeper, more severe ones will leave scars.

Dark spot and marks are known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and occur as a result of increased melanin(the pigment that gives our skin, hair and eyes their color) deposition within the skin cells. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, or PIH, will appear in individuals regardless of their skin color but it is more prevalent in darker skin types.

Even though PIH can last for a very long time (months and even years) before it completely fades away, the good news is that we can affect its duration and shorten it drastically! You should start out by avoiding exposing these spots to direct sunlight – either cover them with your clothes or use a good sunscreen.

Treating Dark Spots From Acne

After we’ve covered some basics and clearly distinguished acne scars from hyperpigmentation, it is time to take a look at the best ways we can treat it and answer the question we asked at the very beginning of this article – “How to get rid of dark spots from acne!”

Home Remedies

lemon-skin-lighteningThough home remedies are not always as effective as premade formulas you can buy from the store, we always like giving people this option as well. Making home remedies is fun and will help you pass some time while getting to know your skin!

Citrus Juice

The old saying “When life gives you lemons make lemonade” really holds water here since lemon juice has been used as a home remedy for skin lightening for years.

The recipe for lemon face mask is quite simple and it goes like this:

  • squeeze one fresh lemon
  • add 1 tablespoon of honey
  • add a few drops of essential oil and
  • mix it good

After you’ve applied it to your skin, let it sit for 15-20 minutes and rinse off will warm water. IMPORTANT: do not apply this mask more than 3 times per week since it can damage the skin. Also, apply sunblock when going out regardless of the time of the year (remember that UV light can penetrate the clouds).

Raw Potato

Raw potato is so rich in vitamin C it is believed to have mild bleaching properties. The recipe is simple: just cut a raw potato in two and rub the fleshy part over the dark spot. Repeat up to 3 times per week and track the progress.

Aloe Vera

Is there something this amazing plant can’t do? I wrote on many different topics and skin conditions and almost always recommend aloe vera! It will help calm down the skin inflammation and might even help with discoloration.

When you need is to break off the leaf and rub that white thick sap over the affected area on your skin. You can just leave it on without rinsing it, but you can also rinse it off after around 20 minutes.

Best Products For Getting Rid Of Dark Spots From Pimples

Though the idea of using home remedies sounds appealing to most of us, the results will take longer to achieve, compared to products with premade lightening formulas. Knowing this, we’ve come up with a list of some of the best products to help you lighten your dark spots:

TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

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When choosing a good skin lightening product, make sure you look at the list of ingredients – you should generally look for high concentration of vitamin C. TruSkin serum is at the top of our list since vitamin C makes up a full 20% of this amazing cream.

This cream is also 98% natural and 72% organic and, as such, will be suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive, problematic skin. It is manufactured in the US, abides by all FDA regulations and cruelty-free (it was never tested on animals).

This serum will help with uneven skin tone due to acne marks, improve the skin texture, make it more vibrant and glowing, fight premature aging and skin damage due to UV lights and make your skin silky smooth!

Not only that, this amazing cream comes with a 3 MONTH FULL MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.

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Kleem Organic Vitamin C Serum

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Yet another natural solution with 20% Vitamin C and 15% Hyaluronic acid.

If you look at the label, you will see only natural ingredients, making this serum perfect for sensitive skin – it won’t cause those burning or stinging sensations, rather it will soothe your skin and restore its brightness and youthful glow.

The innovative formula, combined with airless packaging, will ensure the serum lasts longer without bottle oxidation and bacteria build-up. What this means is you will be able to use this bottle longer without worrying the serum will go bad. Also, the bottle comes with a pump for the ease of use – you will only need one pump to cover both your face and your neck!

Besides helping you fight hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, Kleem serum will help with fine wrinkles, tighten the skin, reduce pores and make your skin healthier overall. It also comes with a 100% money-back guarantee!

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Pure Body Naturals Vit C Serum

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Last but not least, Pure Body serum with concentrated 20% vitamin C serum combined with vitamin E and Hyaluronic acid. This mix will help the serum get absorbed into the skin quickly and result in a dramatic (positive) impact on your skin.

This serum is also made in the US, it is natural and 72% organic. You’ve probably noticed all three serums we recommended so far were both natural and organic, don’t contain any harmful chemicals, parabens or alcohol. We believe this is the best policy since natural products won’t irritate the skin and are suitable for all skin types.

This product also comes with a full 3-month guarantee and it guarantees brighter skin, more even tone, reduced appearance of dark spots from acne, and an overall younger look!

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How To Get Rid of Forehead Acne, Pimples and Bumps – 2017

forehead-acneIn one of my previous posts (about whiteheads) I pretty much shared my story and my struggle with acne, pimples and bumps and the effects they had on my self-esteem. Truth be told, I`ve never had any major problems with forehead acne, but I had every other kind you can possibly imagine.

For those of you why haven’t read my previous post, here is a short summary – I had acne… a lot… on my face, chest and on my back. I had both whiteheads and blackheads and they had a devastating effect on my self-esteem, my ability to meet new people and function well in social situations.

Though I`m sure many of you can relate to my personal story, I know that that’s not why you are here; you want results! You want to find out how to get rid of forehead acne, bumps, and pimples and that is exactly what I will be covering in this article!

Before we go over some of the best treatments and home remedies for forehead pimples, I feel it is important to first talk about what are acne and how and why do they form.

What Are Acne – Whiteheads and Blackheads?

We can divide acne into two main categories:

Whiteheads –

Whiteheads form when dead skin cells, excess oils, and dead bacteria become trapped in a closed pore on your skin. The important thing to note here is that they are trapped in the closed pore and this is why they appear white; blackheads, on the other hand, appear black because the pore is not closed.

Main causes of whiteheads are clogged pores, hormonal changes, increased oil production, certain medication etc.

Blackheads

Blackheads are commonly caused by a build up/overproduction of oil called sebum, despite a popular myth that they have anything to do with skin not being “clean enough.” The thing about sebum is that it contains melanin (a pigment substance which gives the skin its color); since the blackheads form in pores that are not completely closed, this pigment comes in contact with air and turns black.

The Most Common Causes Of Forehead Acne And Appropriate Treatment

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We already briefly touched on some of the most common causes of pimples on our forehead, but now we are going to go a little more in-depth!

1. Clogged Pores

We can identify three main causes of clogged pores (on the forehead or any other part of the body), those are dead skin cells, dust particles and other impurities and increased oil production.

Dealing With Clogged Pores

Two best ways I came across, for opening up pores on my face, are steaming and scrubbing:

  • Steaming – steaming is by far the best and most cost effective way to open up your clogged pores and flush them out of impurities. The steaming process is very simple and self-explanatory – just grab a pan, fill it up with water and place it on your stove. Let it heat up until the water starts generating steam, then take it off the stove, place it on the table and lean your head over it (you should also cover your head with a towel to really maximize the effect of the steam). Remain in this position for up to 15 minutes to allow the steam to work those pores. After, dry your face with a towel and go on to the second step:
  • Scrubbing – scrubbing is the second crucial step in your skin cleansing routine and, ideally, it will come right after steaming, because your pores are nice and opened. Choosing an exfoliator can be a tricky business, especially since there are so many different products on the market today, which is why we advise reading one of our previous articles by clicking this link Best Exfoliators For Men

2. Oily Skin

I already said that I`ve battled oily skin for the most part of my teen years, which is why I take this problem very seriously and personally. To be honest, my forehead was not the biggest “oil hotspot” on my face but I faced a quite a few forehead pimples in my days!

It is important to point out that our skin needs the oil our body produces to stay healthy. In fact, there are studies showing that the oily skin tends to mature better and appear less wrinkly, so we have that going for us guys and girls! But there is a downside to this oil over-production – it causes more blemishes and flare-ups.

Dealing With An Oily Forehead

Most dermatologists say that the best way to address the problem of oily skin is to wash it regularly in the morning and/or at night.

Some of you might think that using a soap would be a good idea since it leaves that right clean feel, but you will want to avoid it and here is why… A soap will actually remove more oil than your skin needs so the skin will put the oil production in overdrive to compensate for this loss. And you are basically in the worse position than when you started out.

What you should do is replace your soap with a good face wash. You can find out more about the best face washes for men HERE.

3. Oily Scalp

I see many of you wondering what does my scalp have to do with these pimples on my forehead but if you have a particularly oily scalp, the oil may reach your forehead.

Managing Oily Scalp

Since the largest sebaceous glands are located in the groin area, face and scalp, it comes as a no surprise these are the most common problematic areas. So what is the best way to manage it? Well, ideally you will want to visit a dermatologist…

But if you are anxious and want to tackle this problem straight away, I would recommend choosing a natural (organic, if possible) product and stick to it for a few weeks and see what happens. My favorite organic shampoo is This One from Christina Moss Naturals.

4. Medication

There are certain drugs that can cause acne outbreak, such as – corticosteroids. barbiturates, anticonvulsants, steroids, medication that contains lithium, or iodides etc.

Of course, there is not much you can (or should attempt to) do on your own, but if you do notice a significant increase in acne breakouts you should consult your doctor and see if you can get some sort of a replacement.

5. Other

Of course, there are many causes of acne breakout on the forehead other than the ones we mentioned above. Those are:

  • Hormonal changes
  • Beauty products
  • Stress
  • Poor diet
  • Alcohol and smoking etc

With these, you really need to use your brain and, first, try to pinpoint the exact cause and then see if you can do anything about it or consult a dermatologist.

Best Home Remedies For Forehead Pimples

Before I recommend any products, I’d like to give you a few home-made options and natural remedies I’ve used over the years, with varying levels of success.

1. Lemon Juice

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Lemon might seem a bit counter-intuitive but applying it directly over your pimple and leaving it overnight is one of the most common natural remedies people use to get rid of a zit quickly!

Note: it would be a good idea to close your pores before you apply lemon juice – rinsing your face with cold water will do just that. Then you can apply the juice using a cotton ball. Remember not to expose your face to direct sunlight after you’ve applied lemon juice!

2. Vinegar

When it comes to vinegar, some people swear by it while other say it hasn’t helped them much. I have to say I haven’t used that much but I a few of my friends used it and it helped them. A top tip is to mix it with water to make it a little less concentrated.

3. Egg White Mask

Egg white mask requires a bit more determination and preparation, but it is well worth it! Besides the obvious eggs, you will need a tissue. What you need to do is cut the tissue to fit on your forehead, apply egg white to your forehead and place the tissue over it. Then take some more egg white and cover the tissue as well.

Let it dry for up to 30 minutes and peel it off. Repeat this process once every two weeks and you will see the blackheads disappearing before your very eyes!

4. Green Tea

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Green tea is perfect for sensitive skin and this is why I love recommending it to people. You should use it both externally and internally! Ideally, you could avoid using fizzy drinks and replace them with green tea… but in reality, we all know this is not likely to happen so try to drink as much of it as you can… 2-3 cups per day.

As for applying it on your forehead acne, use a cotton ball and apply all over your forehead. Let it sit through the night and rinse in the morning.

5. Vitamin E

Vitamin E will not only help with acne breakouts but also with the scarring. You can buy it on Amazon.com

Best Exfoliator For Men – Top Facial Scrubs For 2017

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I don`t see a lot of guys talking about exfoliating their skin but this is the second most crucial step in a solid skincare routine. First one is a face wash, second is skin exfoliation and the third and final one is applying a good moisturizer.

Washing your skin will help get rid of impurities and help you keep it clean on a day-to-day basis; skin exfoliation will rid you off dead skin cells and other impurities and moisturizer will fill up your pores, nourish your skin and prevent debris build up.

We already talked about choosing a good face wash HERE, so today we are here to talk about the best exfoliators for men, why you should use them and when. So, let`s get started!

When You Should Use Exoliators And Why?

The very first thing you need to know about facial scrubs and exfoliators is that they are a bit stronger and more abrasive than regular face washes, which is why I only recommend exfoliating your skin two to three times per week (if you have sensitive skin, you might do it once a week).

As for the time of day, there are no strict rules and guidelines – I do it in the evening…

Benefits Of Scrubbing Your Face

Many men don`t even think about exfoliating their skin; heck, up until a few years ago I didn`t even use a face wash, but a regular soap instead! But this was before I got myself involved in this wonderful world of skincare for men.

So why should you exfoliate your face? There are quite a few reason, and we will list a few here:

  • Deep pore cleansing – the best exfoliator for men will clear out the dirt build up in your pores and help unclog them, it will also strip away the layer of dead skin cells and “expose” the healthy skin underneath.
  • Clear breakouts – acne prone skin actually sheds more dead cells, which clogs the pores and cause both whitehead and blackhead acne. Scrubbing your skin will take care of these dead cells and prevent them from clogging your pores.
  • Fight large pores – when pores get clogged they can appear bigger (I suffer from this). Removing the debris from the clogged pores actually make your pores appear smaller.
  • Reduce the appearance of aging signs – as we age, our skin becomes less elastic as it loses collagen, it can also become rough and darker in some places. Exfoliation will help bring back the vibrancy and healthy glow to your skin and also lighten the dark spots.
  • Skin texture improvement – getting rid of dead cells will expose the new, healthy ones, improve the texture of your skin and make it silky smooth.

Using Other Products In Combination With A Skin Exfoliator

One of the reasons some skincare products appear to have little to no effect on your skin are these layers of dead skin cells and clogged pores.

By stripping dead skin cells and unclogging your pores, you will allow other skincare products to be absorbed into your skin better and actually do their job. This is why choosing the best skin exfoliator for men is sometimes considered crucial!

How To Choose A Good Skin Exfoliator For Men?

As you will see, we will recommend the top 5 facial scrubs for your skin, but there are a few things you need to take into consideration when making the final decision.

First, you should make your choice based on your skin type – oily, dry or normal; next, you need to gauge your skin`s reaction – if you have sensitive skin, scrubbing it more than once per week may cause irritation.

How To Scrub Your Skin

Scrubbing your skin is not a complicated process, but if you`ve never done it before here is exactly how you do it (Source:Exfoliating your skin):

  1.  Wash you face (using a good face wash preferably)
  2. Apply exfoliator to your loofah (if you don`t own one, you can buy it HERE). You can also apply the exfoliator on your fingers, but loofah is simply better, from my experience.
  3. Use gentle circular motions, especially on the more sensitive areas of your face (around eyes and mouth)
  4. Once you are done, rinse it off with warm water and follow with the coldest water you can stand
  5. Ideally, you should apply a good moisturizer for men (we will cover this topic in the next couple days, so stay tuned)

And you are done!

Reviews – What Are The Top 5 Mens Exfoliators in 2016

Kyoku For Men Exfoliating Facial Scrub

kyokuThis is my top choice – it is good, effective and cheap!

Kyoku face scrub will:

  • Exfoliate – believe it or not, one of the ingredients of this scrub is volcanic ash which will clear out your pores and rid them of all the excess debris and oil build up. The second ingredient is Japanese adzuki bean powder which will scrub off the dead skin cells as well as ingrown hair.
  • Improve the texture of your skin – rice bran (a byproduct of rice milling) is an ancient Japanese secret for smooth, soft and gentle skin. It will reduce the appearance of wrinkles, blemishes, moisturize the skin and remove the dirt from the pores.
  • pH balance – maintaining a good skin pH balance is crucial for healthy skin (if the skin pH balance is disrupted, the bacteria will thrive). This exfoliator will help the skin restore this balance.

Overall, this is a great facial scrub you will love!

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Bamboo Organic Face Scrub

bamboo-face-scrubYou all know I love trying out different organic products, and I was super glad when I came across bamboo face scrub for men!

This is also great news for those among you who have sensitive skin, prone to irritation. This exfoliator will not dry out your skin, it is gentle yet powerful when it comes to scrubbing dead skin cells and dirt residue.

Some of the ingredients it features are:

  • Dry Bamboo Stem Extract – bamboo extract is widely used in both skin and hair care products and it even helps with psoriasis and eczema.
  • Organic glycerin – it is important to note that there is both organic and synthetically produced glycerin; this products incorporates the first one, derived from plants. Glycerin works in mysterious ways as it will actually draw water from the air and moisturize the outer layer of the skin!
  • Marigold flower extract – marigold has perhaps the longest history of any herb used in skin care and it is great for soothing skin irritation, which is why it is often used in the lip balm industry to help heal chapped lips.

So if you are looking for a good facial exfoliator for sensitive skin, bamboo scrub is a great choice!

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Jack Black Face Scrub

jack-black-scrubJack Black is a well known and a well respected brand in skincare for men.

This scrub is a bit more aggressive as it contains small particles for deep pore exfoliation and dead skin cells removal. This is exactly why this product is ideal for shaving as it will smooth the surface of your skin and allow a closer shave.

Regular use will also prevent ingrown hair and make your skin look younger as it will expose the healthy, younger skin cells underneath.

Jack Black exfoliator is dermatologist testedparaben-free and vegan.

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Microdermabrasion Cream

microdermabrasion-creamI don`t know if you are familiar with microdermabrasion or not, but it`s basically a non-invasive procedure that uses a spray of tiny crystals to peel off the outer layer of the skin (dead cells). Of course, this cream will not spray tiny crystals but it does use them. They are as tiny as sand and won`t irritate your skin, but give you a deep pore cleansing experience you will love!

It is:

  • Paraben free
  • Fragrance free
  • Comes with a full 100% satisfaction money back guarantee and
  • It`s made in the US

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Body Scrub Soap

exfoliating-soapI don`t know if you`ve noticed, but up until this point we were more focused on facial exfoliators for men (even though you can use them on your entire body).

This soap, however, is specially designed to give your body a deep, intense cleansing and be a bit more aggressive since the skin on the rest of your body is not as gentle as the one on your face.

The soap is also a more economic solution because, let`s face it, if you use an exfoliating cream on your entire body, how long will it last? Up to one month probably, but if you get a soap, there is a good chance you will use is for a minimum of 2-3 months.

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Christina Moss Naturals Face Wash Reviews – 2017

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Do you have sensitive skin? Are you sick and tired of products containing chemicals that cause irritations, allergic reactions and acne breakouts on your skin? You`ve come to the right place then, because today we will be talking about Christina Moss Naturals face wash – a face wash specially formulated for very sensitive skin.

Who Is Christina Moss?

Christina Moss is the founder of “Christina Moss Naturals,” a company that has been making natural, organic skin and hair care products for the past 13 years!

What struck me the most was the fact that this is a family owned business. Now, you can imagine the hardships a family owned business has faced over the years when its competing against some of the giants in the skincare industry – Nivea, Neutrogena, Dove and many others. This, to me, is a clear indication of the product`s quality, because there is no way a small family business can survive for over a decade, unless it is producing top quality products people love.

Company Policy

Another thing I really admire is their constant strive to produce formulations that offer the greatest benefits to our skin but, at the same time, doing the least harm to our environment.

The products are also much more concentrated, fitted in recyclable bottles and shipped in natural packaging materials.

Christina Moss Face Wash Review

christina-moss-face-washNow that you know a little bit about the company, I feel that it is time to talk about the face wash.

As I`ve already said before, Christina Moss Naturals face wash is specially formulated for people with very sensitive skin – it doesn`t contain any harmful chemicals such as parabens, sulfates or any synthetic ingredients and fragrance.

I mentioned also that the products are highly concentrated, so this 4 oz bottle is an equivalent of 8 oz of other face wash products on the market. You will only need a drop the size of a dime for your entire face.

What about the ingredients? -You will be glad to hear that this face wash is made up of 100% certified organic ingredients. But, what is the problem with organic ingredients? -Well, they generally don`t last as long as the synthetic ones; for this reason, CMN products are prepared every week to ensure they are fresh and ready to be used!

The products shelf life is around 6 months and if anything appears unsatisfactory during this time, you will be given a full refund.

Among the ingredients this facial wash contain are:

  • Organic coconut oil
  • Organic rosemary oil
  • Organic castor bean oil and others

If you`ve been using face washes for some time now, you will probably notice these oils and wonder if this product might clog your pores. But, there is no need to worry since they have been saponified and are no longer in the pore clogging form.

Christina Moss face wash is designed to give your skin a thorough cleaning while nourishing it at the same time. It is free of harmful chemicals and you are safe to combine it with other skin care products. Some customers even report they have cleared their acne using this facial wash.

This products has more than 500 reviews from happy customers, and you can view them if you click the link below:

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Best Under Eye Creams For Men – Top 5 Reviews for 2017

best-eye-cream-for-menEver been told you look sick? Or just look yourself in the mirror and think something`s wrong with your face? This used to happen to me all the time, literally! After a couple minutes of talking to a friend, they would ask me am I sick. Why? Well, apparently I had “huge, dark circles” and “lines and wrinklesaround or under my eyes.

After the initial shock, I learned that I am not alone in this and that there are thousands (if not millions) of guys faced with the same problem. Apparently, this is the first place those first signs of aging appear in men, signs like – dark circles, bags and puffiness, crows feet and sagging.

My first reaction to this was “I gotta get it taken care of!” And I immediately went on a hunt for the best under eye cream for men I can find. The final result of this quest is this article where we are going to cover the anatomy of the skin around eyes, common causes of dark circles, wrinkles and other skin aging signs and recommend the best mens under eyes creams you can order today!

The Anatomy Of The Skin Around The Eyes

We all know that the skin around our eyes is sensitive, but exactly how sensitive it is and why? – The skin around the eyes is actually 10 times thinner than the rest of the skin on our face! As we age, the skin becomes even thinner as the collagen starts to break down and the skin loses its elasticity.

As if that was not enough, our skin is also aggravated by other factors such as:

  • Harmful sun exposure – the outer layer of skin cells contains pigment Melanin which protects our skin from harmful UV rays. But when we “burn,” the UV rays penetrate deeper into the skin, causing damage and even cellular death (Source: MedlinePlus)
  • Inadequate sun protection – ideally, we should be wearing sunblock anytime we are outside since harmful UV rays can penetrate clouds as well. If you are looking for a good sunblock, see our article on Choosing The Best Sunscreen For Men Here
  • Environmental factors – in addition to sun, other environmental factors are wind and cold, air pollution and climate
  • Smoking (both active and passive) – nicotine constricts smaller blood vessels and reduces the blood flow to the outer layer of the skin. Reduced blood flow leads to the decreased oxygen and nutrient flow
  • Movement – facial movements and micro movements produces astonishing number of movements on a daily basis (10`s of thousands); these movements lead to fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rubbing – rubbing your eyes (when waking up or crying) can damage the skin
  • Make up – I`m guessing(hoping) this is not a major problem for us guys

Keeping The Skin Around The Eyes Healthy Naturally

Here at SkincarePanda we like to address the root of the problem as well as it`s symptoms. The symptoms are easily manageable with creams , but addressing the rook cause of wrinkles, puffiness and dark circles is as important.

This is why, in addition to recommending good under eye creams, we are going to offer some general tips and lifestyle changes that can lead to healthier skin:

  • Keeping yourself hydrated – I`m pretty sure you are already sick and tired of hearing this but I have to mention it as well 🙂 Drinking plenty of water will help your body to function properly and keep your skins elastic
  • Limit sun exposure – sun is the single greatest threat to our skin, which is why you should avoid overexposing yourself to it. A moderate amount of sun each day will not hurt (it`s healthy, in fact), but going overboard will cause problems
  • Use sunscreen – this tip goes hand in hand with the previous one and it is often overlooked. Most people think you should use sunscreen only when chasing a tan, but this is wrong; you should apply it anytime you are directly exposed to sunlight
  • Wear sunglasses – you should wear sunglasses in summer and in the winter as well! The main goal here is to prevent squinting
  • Avoid smoking, or being around smokers – I know this is harder said than done but at least try

Best Eye Creams For Men – Top 5 Reviews For 2017

When it comes to the best eye cream for men, you can`t just rely on TV advertisement as this is a multi million dollar industry and everyone is out to “dump” their products into your lap. You need to be smart, invest some time in searching and reading articles just like this one. Choose carefully but be willing to experiment and try different male eye creams every once in a while! These are the best we came across so far:

Eye Cream For Dark Circles And Puffiness from Foxbrim

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Recommending this company may come as a surprise to many of you but, as I`ve said before, we are not only interested in the “Top Brands,” we enjoy digging deeper and coming across gems like this. You probably never even heard of Foxbrim, but they make one of the best under eye creams for men you`ll ever try.

Why? Well, we don`t know the exact secret but I`m sure that it`s success mainly comes from using organic ingredients. Natural ingredients will also minimize the chance of skin irritation and soothe wide range of skin types, even the most sensitive ones.

This under eye cream for men will help with dark circles, puffiness, fine lines and wrinkles. It will also lighten your skin, making it look healthy and vibrant once again.

This cream combines:

  • Vitamin C – which boosts collagen production and fights fine lines and wrinkles
  • Green Tea – green tea is awesome for reducing swelling and puffiness
  • Licorice – for skin brightening
  • Aloe Vera – fights skin aging, lines, and wrinkles, sun damage and acts as a moisturizer
  • Grapeseed and rosehip oil and a number of other ingredients to ensure bright, healthy looking, elastic and radiant skin

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Combo Box Set – Best Value For Money

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I have to say I don`t often recommend buying sets, combos or any sort of “paired” items… probably because I am suspicious by nature and I immediately think to myself “This is some sort of marketing gimmick, I`ll stay away from this.” But this is where I`ve made an exception… and boy, was I happy I did! This is probably one of the best sets for a complete facial care I`ve seen in a long time.

The set consists of anti-aging moisturizing face cream and eye cream for puffiness and dark circles, pretty much the best of two worlds. Combining these two, you will:

  • Renew your skin by boosting the production of collagen
  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles
  • Tighten your skin and increase its elasticity

The product is currently (at the time of the writing) on a  HUGE discount! Not only that, for a limited time only the company is offering a free e-book “The Fountain Of Youth” and a coupon code for your next order. So, this is really a win win… win situation and you should not pass up this opportunity.

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Cheap Anti-Wrinkle Night Cream – Neutrogena

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And so, we come to the “more familiar” brand – Neutrogena. This is one of the cheaper, “budget” creams for wrinkles, fine lines and age spots.

This is a night cream with a patented formula containing:

  • Retinol – retinol is a form of vitamin A widespread in cosmetic and health industry. It helps skin create healthier cells, provides antioxidant support, improves skin structure and elasticity
  • Vitamin E – this vitamin is proven to help skin retain its moisture and safeguard from harmful effects of the sun
  • UVA/UVB sunscreen – the cream also features UVA and UVB skin protection, but I`m unsure of its purpose since you will be applying the cream during the night 🙂

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Anavita

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This is a cream primarily for battling wrinkles and fine lines, but it will also moisturize your skin; unlike Neutrogena, you can apply Anavita during the day as well.

The cream contains 3 clinically ingredients clinically proven to have beneficial effects on the skin:

  • Hyaluronic acid – proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, help with dry skin, skin rejuvenation and all sorts of skin damage repair
  • 5% Argireline – Argireline in 5% concentration is proven to penetrate deeply into the skin and relaxes facial muscles. This “facial relaxation” leads to smooth skin and clears fine lines and wrinkles. According to several clinical studies, Argireline helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles by up to 30% over 30 days
  • Matrixyl – Matrixyl stimulates collagen production and skin repair

As you can see, this cream is a mixture of some of the best ingredients in the “anti-aging” industry and is guaranteed to give you good results!

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Advanced Firming Eye Cream For Men

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This is certainly one of the best creams for firming the skin around the eyes and it is recommended for both men and women. What I love about this cream is that its 100% certified organic, made in the USA and it was not tested on animals. When you buy it, you know you are getting top shelf quality!

This advanced formula combines 78 natural ingredients, specially chosen to tend to the most sensitive area of our facial skin – the skin around our eyes. Natural ingredients will also make sure there is no threat of skin irritation, meaning this cream is suited for those amongst you with super sensitive skin.

This under eye cream will:

  • Smooth and firm the skin around your eyes
  • Lighten dark circles and
  • Deflate bags and puffiness under your eyes

There is one more thing that really separates this cream from the rest – 180-day Full Money Back warranty. Meaning, if you have been using the product for 6 months and still are not satisfied, you will get your money back! This is unheard-of in the beauty industry, as far as I know. To take advantage of this incredible deal, click the link below:

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Best Smelling Cologne For Men Ever – Sexy Scents For 2017

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Choosing the best smelling cologne for men is no different than choosing what are you going to wear, honestly (actually, it`s more important than choosing what you are going to wear)! I talk to a lot of my friends and most of them tell me that putting on cologne is something they do automatically, without really thinking about it.

But this is the wrong approach. You should think of your cologne as your calling card, something people (women) will remember you by and as something that will “separate you from the pack”. Did you know that the smell will actually determine how “sexually attractive” you are to the opposite sex? I already talked about the importance of smelling good in one of our previous articles, and if you are interested in reading it, you can do so here – Best Smelling Body Washes For Men.

Then there are those men who only use colognes they like. Don`t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong about that, but you don`t want a cologne that “you will like,” you want one that drives women mad! You want to get noticed; you want to turn heads and start conversations when you walk by!

You don`t think that`s possible? Remember this – if you pick the best smelling cologne for men, everything is possible!

How To Apply Cologne For Men?

Perhaps you never considered this, but in order to maximize its effectiveness, you need to apply cologne in all the right places 😉

Where To Apply It?

The best places you can and should apply cologne are:

  • Chest – chest is one of the best places to apply your cologne since it will scent your shirt and it will also captivate the person you end up hugging (a woman hopefully 🙂 )
  • Neck – neck is a bit tricky. Most people apply cologne on their neck, but they often go overboard. You should be careful, especially if you are going on a date and you know(hope) you are going to kiss. If the scent is overpowering, your date might not like it and associate these negative feeling with kissing you. Then you are in trouble!
  • Armpit – armpit is a big no no! You should generally steer clear of the areas where you sweat excessively since cologne is not meant to mask your body odor and combining the two might spell disaster.
  • Ears – a lesser known trick is to apply cologne behind your ears. This area produces a lot of body heat so the fragrance will be intense through the day.

The Technique – How To Apply Cologne?

Well, not so much a technique, but rather a few general rules:

  • Always apply cologne after taking a shower
  • Spray it from a few inches away, not too close to the skin
  • Avoid rubbing it in, this makes the scent go away faster
  • Never mix different colognes
  • Choose cologne based on the occasion – everyday use, work, date

 The Best Smelling Cologne For Men – Reviews

Now we come to the fun part, choosing the best smelling cologne for men that will not only smell good but turn heads and attract the ladies!

1. Tom Ford Black Orchid Cologne

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Bet you never thought you would spend 100+ dollars on a cologne, did you? Well, neither did I until I came across Tom Ford`s Black Orchid. Out of all the colognes I`ve tried over the years, this was is best by far! This is also the most expensive one I will be reviewing today, so I know that it is not for everyone, and if you are looking for something cheaper I totally understand.

I`m sure you are all familiar with Tom Ford brand; the company prides itself with elegant, luxury and somewhat provocative fragrances for men and women of style.

And Black Orchid will give you just that – a touch of luxury and a strong, powerful, long lasting smell women will absolutely adore. The fragrance itself is masculine, woody with a floral background.

Simply put, this is the best smelling mens cologne, at least for me. Best of all, it`s currently on a huge discount.

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2. Versace Pour Homme

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Versace Pour Homme is a very close second… not because it is in any way worse than Tom Ford, it is just different. Some will say it is on the opposite side of the spectrum.Black Orchid is strong, masculine, maybe even a bit overpowering, while Versace is a bit more subtle and fresh.

Fragrance ingredients are actually Mediterranean in origin, dynamic and aim to paint a picture of a modern man – confident, passionate and knowledgeable, living in complete harmony with his environment.

At the core of the Versace Pour Homme scent is a floral aroma, combined with cedar and agar wood, with a base note of musk.

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3.Yves Saint Laurent La Nuit De L’homme Cologne for Men

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Yet another well known, respected and one of the most influential brands in the world. YSL`s style revolves around fashion and includes accessories, jewelry, cosmetics, and fragrances.

This is another strong, bold, masculine scent with powerful ingredients, yet mild enough which makes it perfect for everyday use. It is spicy and sweet, but it is different than most spicy fragrances as lavender makes it fresh.

Most people who use it say the smell will last even up to 8 hours and that the compliments just keep on coming!

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4. Fleur Du Male by Jean Paul Gaultier

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This scent is a bit “out there,” it`s different, intriguing and you basically either love it or hate it.

Fleur Du Male is distinctly floral, but it is not in any way feminine. Its main fragrance notes are orange blossom, petitgrain leaf(petitgrain is an essential oil extracted from the leaves and green twigs of the orange tree), coumarin and fern accord.

By looking at these ingredients, the first thing that comes to mind is that sweet citrus scent that is currently dominating male fragrance market, but this cologne is far from it… And you really need a lot of confidence (balls, in a lack of a better word) to pull this thing off.

It`s probably unlike any cologne you`ve ever tried, so if you are looking for something different and want to stand out, you should try Fleur Du Male.

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5. 1 Million by Paco Rabanne

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Some will argue that this is the best cologne for men on the market today. I can`t prove or disprove that but I can tell you this – women will love it! It is seductive and virtually irresistible.

From the very first time you lay your eyes on it, you`ll see that Paco Rabanne means business – the cologne itself comes in a luxurious package and its content is reserved for the privileged buyers, and I love it.

As for the fragrance, base notes evoke leather, white wood, amber and patchouli essence, grapefruit, along with mint and blood mandarin introduces freshness, while rose, cinnamon, and other spicy notes give it that masculine edge.

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6. Bvlgari Pour Homme

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This is one of the “oldest” male colognes we will be talking about today. It was first introduced in 1996. and we`ve loved it ever since.

I believe that one of the main reason for its longevity lies in its discretion. Bvlgari offers a cool, delicate fragrance for those of us who are well rounded and profoundly stylish. It is meant for people who are happy and completely satisfied with themselves and are not looking a cologne making any “bold statements.”

I`m sure that some of you might not like it, since it does not offer that “signature” scent, but if you are looking for something subtle and sophisticated, Bvlgari Pour Homme is the right choice for you.

Base notes are dry wood, musk and amber.

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7. Blue Seduction By Antonio Banderas

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What comes to your mind when you hear the name Antonio Banderas? I don`t know about you, but I`m always picturing him surrounded by a dozen of gorgeous women.

Guess what, spray a little around your chest and neck and women will not want to let you go! Antonio Banderas himself says that Blue Seduction offers “a modern, masculine and stylish fragrance which carries a part of me and my culture.”

Give it a go and let us know your impressions, and the impressions of the women around you!

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How To Get Rid Of Whiteheads For Good – My Story

NOTE: Even though this website is more geared towards men and skincare tips for men, these tips I will be sharing with you today are universal for both men and women and will help you and show you how to get rid of whiteheads for good!

I would like to kick things off with a little story, this is a story about my 14/15 year old self; even though things are a lot better now, it still hurts to talk about it…

acne-face-maskGrowing up, I was not the most outgoing kid in the world and, even though I had some friends I used to hang out with, I had a difficult time making new ones. This was mostly due to my lack of self-esteem. One of the main reasons for my low self-esteem was my face… I had acne, and a lot of them!

My cheeks and chin were full of whiteheads, while my nose and my forehead were mostly covered in blackheads… It was devastating and, even though my friends didn`t care about it much, I did! I always thought they didn`t say anything to my face because they were just trying to be nice, but when I was not around they made fun of me…

As the years went by I was becoming increasingly desperate in my attempts to get rid of whiteheads. I remember one day when I was standing in front of the mirror looking at my face, seeing it covered in whiteheads… I grabbed my razor, pressed it against my skin and started scraping. Needless to say, this was a really bad idea, there was a lot of blood and swelling and I was lucky I didn`t end up with an infection.

I can`t blame myself for doing that though, I was just fed up, sick and tired of trying various creams and ointments and seeing it have little effect on my whiteheads. Around that time I was first introduced to the wonderful world of internet and I started researching. I wanted to know:

So, in the following paragraphs I will do my best to cover these three topics and share with you some of the best tips I came across in my fight against whiteheads!

What Are Whiteheads?


Whiteheads are a type of acne which form within the pores on your skin. When the skin pore closes, entrapping dead skin cells, oils and bacteria a whitehead is born. The difference between a whitehead and a blackhead is determined by the air, believe it or not.

In blackheads the pore is not closed all the way, so the air reaches the material inside the pore and a chemical reaction occurs making it black. In whiteheads the air can`t reach the material inside the pore and it remains white.

What Causes Them?

As I already mentioned, the main cause of acne is a clogged pore. Pores on our skin can clog for many different reasons:

  • Increased oil production
  • Hormonal disbalance
  • Or poor personal hygiene

but it is usually a little bit of everything(especially in puberty when hormones are going wild, or in pregnancy or menopause).

How Can You Naturally Get Rid Of Whiteheads On Your Face – Your Nose, Chin and Forehead?

I`m guessing this is the main reason you are here 🙂

In the following paragraphs I am going to offer you some tips and the most common natural, home remedies for treating whitehead and preventing them from coming back!

1. Steaming

Facial steaming is not only great for whiteheads but for blackheads as well. Steam will open up your pores, unclog them and allow you to strip the dead skin cells and excess oils easily.

You can do a facial steaming treatment at your home, all you need is a pan, some water and a towel.

Directions:

  • Fill your pan with water and boil it
  • When the water is boiling, take if off the stove
  • Lean over the pot and cover your head with a towel
  • Steam your face for up to 10 minutes

2. Masks and Scrubs

Steaming should always be followed by a good scrub since your pores are opened and you can unclog them easily. You can either buy a good scrub from you local store or make one yourself.

Rice Scrub

For a good home made facial scrub you will need powdered rice and curd.

Directions:

  • Add one teaspoon of powdered rice
  • One tablespoon of curd and mix it well
  • Apply on your face (and neck)
  • Let it sit for around 10 minutes
  • Start scrubbing using circular strokes (you should wet your fingers first)

Green Gram Flour Scrub

I have to be honest and say I didn`t really use this much but people say it is good for getting rid of whiteheads. What you need to do is mix in one tablespoon of green gram flour and one tablespoon of jojoba oil and apply it all over your face. Same directions apply.

Milk and Honey Scrubhoney-scrub

You can either use milk or yogurt, they are both fine – milk will reduce outbreaks and yogurt will provide moisture and nourish your skin. You will need to mix in one tablespoon of milk/yogurt with one tablespoon of honey and apply it on your face.

It would be best to use a cotton pad to apply it, but you can use your fingers as well. Let it sit for around 10 minutes and scrub in circular motions.

Egg Whites

Egg white scrub is one of my least favorite scrubs since it will make your skin so tight you will think it`s going to crack all over! But egg whites are packed full of proteins and vitamins so they are good for fighting both whiteheads and blackheads.

Directions:

  • Separate 2 egg whites and mix them good with a teaspoon of warm honey
  • Apply on your face in 3,4 layers
  • Let it sit for around 15 minutes and rinse it off

Clay Mask

I first found out about clay from my room mate. I had never used it before but he said it was one of the best skincare products for acne he ever used; naturally, I had to give it a go!

You can buy clay in your local store, just make sure you specify you are buying it for your face! Clay is excellent because it is rich in minerals; people have been using it for centuries to fight various skin problems and conditions, not just whitehead acne.

Use your fingers to apply it and let it sit until it dries out basically, I usually let it sit for around 20 minutes. Then I wet my face and start to scrub it gently using my fingers, before I eventually wash it off completely.

Supernatural Scrub

For this scrub you will need some garlic, lemon juice and orange peel.

Directions:

  • Take 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • Some orange peel
  • Blend it into a paste and apply on your face
  • Let it sit for around 10 minutes and then rinse it off

I know that this peel might put you off simple because of the garlic, but it has some amazing anti-aging and antifungal properties, it will reduce inflammation and make your skin smoother. Before I actually apply this scrub, I take one clove and eat it, it offers so much health benefits not even the smell can stop me 🙂

Soap and Salt

I actually don`t use this scrub even though I read it is good for whiteheads, but it seems a bit too harsh for me. Besides, you will need a good, natural soap, you shouldn`t use regular bar soap you use to wash your hands. It would be best if you could find an organic liquid soap (or make one yourself), and it just seems like too much work. But if you want you can give it a go and share your experience.

You will need one tablespoon of soap and one teaspoon of salt. Apply it directly to your whitehead (not all over your face), scrub in gentle, circular motions and rinse off with water.

Water and Baking Soda

This is actually one of the first “home recipes for getting rid of whiteheads” I event tried. People usually recommend using it for blackheads but I figured why not.

I should warn you that this is a fairly harsh facial scrub and you should only apply it directly on your acne, not all over your face.

Directions:

  • Get a glass of water and mix in one tablespoon of baking soda
  • Get a cotton swab, dip it into this solution and apply in circular motions
  • You can apply it a few times on a few different affected spots and rinse it off with water

Rosewater

Rosewater is a mixture of essential oils from rose petals and water. The reason I brought it up is because there are a lot of articles talking about its beneficial effect on acne, both whiteheads and blackheads; their main argument is that it will moisturize your skin and help unclog pores.

But this is not always the case. Scientists have studied the effects of rosewater over a number of years and they determined that rosewater may or may not help you 🙂

Let me elaborate on that a bit more – scientists discovered that rose oil will stimulate skin cells called keratinocytes. These keratinocytes can stimulate cell growths, fight infection and inflammation. But they can also attach healthy skin cells. So people using rose oil report different effects, some say their outbreak is significantly better, while others claim it caused redness and irritation.

So, when it comes to rosewater, all you can do is try it and see what happens.

olive-oil-scrubOlive Oil

When talking about facial skincare, we can`t forget about olive oil. It has so many different uses, I`ve seen people using it for anything from sunblock to rub on pain relief. But, today we are most interested in its exfoliating, acne battling effect.

Directions:

  • Grab a bowl, or a glass and put in it one tablespoon of sugar
  • Add a teaspoon of olive oil
  • Mix it (not too much)
  • Apply on your whitehead and scrub in gentle circular motions

3. Moisturizers

Exfoliating and scrubbing your skin, though giving it a proper cleaning, will leave your skin dry, and dry skin can be susceptible to new breakouts. This is why you should always apply a proper moisturizer after you are done with scrubbing.

 How to pick the best moisturizer for acne prone skin? Well I can`t really give you a definitive answer to this one since we are all different. My moisturizer might not work for your skin. This is why I will leave this up to you – go ahead and experiment and when you find the one that works for you stick to it.

4. Natural, Herbal Remedies For Getting Rid Of Acne

We`ve covered a lot of ground today, but we ain`t stopping yet! Now I am going to tell you how to get rid of whiteheads nature style. Now, we are going to over some of the more common, “down to earth” herbal remedies I`ve used with different results.

Tomato

Unfortunately, when I was a teen I didn`t really know you could use tomato to heal acne. I only recently found out you can just get a tomato, slice it in half and rub it on problematic areas of your skin!

Tomato is good for the skin health overall, but it will also help with whiteheads and acne scars. As I`ve said, I didn`t use it for acne but I can tell you I started to apply it on my scars (I used to pick my zits when I was a kid), and I noticed my scarring started to heel. The results are not too dramatic, of course, but I`m seeing some improvement so I give it a thumbs up!

Tea Bags

Maybe you didn`t try this but I`m sure you at least heard of it. What you do is you take a used tea bag and apply it directly on the acne breakout.

Though this didn`t clear away my whiteheads, I noticed it helped me a “calm down” the breakout. I would apply it when I noticed my skin starting to get red (just before the zit would appear). So, I mostly used it for prevention rather than treatment.

Aloe Vera Leaves

My mum has always been a huge fan of flowers, so our house was always filled with all sorts of different types. And among all these flowers I remember finding a pot with aloe vera. Nobody had told me about its healing effects at that time but I decided to give it a go, there was nothing I could lose.

I later found out aloe vera was one of the oldest plants people used to treat acne. It actually contains various hormones which kill bacteria, stimulate cell growth and help with acne scars.

What you need to do is find fresh aloe vera, cut its leaves, squeeze the juice out of it and apply directly to the breakouts. You can repeat this procedure twice a day, but once is enough.

5. Prevention

Keep in mind that battling whitehead breakouts is a sort of a constant struggle. Yes, getting rid of them is great but if you are not careful they can come back!

These are some of the common practices which will help you stay out of the harm`s way:

  • Drink plenty of water to keep yourself well hydrated
  • Keep your facial skin clean
  • DO NOT pop your zits
  • Keep your skin moisturized




The Best Lip Balm For Men – Our Top Picks

I know that, to some of you at least, the idea of using a lip balm may sound a bit girly. I know this because I experience these sort of remarks from my friends on a regular basis.

Of course, they do not bother me one bit, because I believe that a real man is the one who takes good care of his body and his skin; and owning the best lip balm for men is nothing to be ashamed of, in fact, girl love guys who take good care of themselves.

Anyways, the topic of today`s article is (you guessed it) lip balm! We will be discussing some of the most common reasons why it is advisable to wear it on a regular basis, why it is important to choose the right one if you have chapped or dry lips, eczema, herpes or just looking for a good way to protect your lips.

Why You Should Wear Lip Balm Even If You Are A Man?

The skin of the lips is generally 3 to 5 times thinner than the skin on the rest of our face (source: Wikipedia). Skin cells of the lips also contain less pigment, which is why the blood vessels appear through the skin, giving our lips that lovely red color.

For this reason, the skin on the lips is very sensitive and require some TLC. Not only that, wearing proper lip balm with sun protection can shield us from developing skin cancer (tell that to those friends that think wearing lip balm is girly)!

Lip Skin Problems Lip Balm For Men Can Help You With

Chapped Lips

Many people believe that chapped lips only occur during the cold winter months, but the truth is you can develop them during the summer as well.

What happens is you lips dehydrate. Since the skin is so thin, the lips can lose moisture up to 10 times faster than the rest of your skin (source: WebMD). Once the lips become dehydrated, they are very fragile and cracks and splits may appear.

And, of course, there is the infamous “lips licking,” which can actually make the problem even worse. Even though the saliva from your tongue might give you that instant relief, as it evaporates it will dehydrate your skin even further. So, licking chapped lips is a big no-no!

Cold Sores

Cold sores are small blisters that can develop on the lips, caused by herpes simplex virus. They usually last 7-10 days and go away on their own.

And even though lip balm cannot help you get rid of cold sores faster, some ingredients fount within it (menthol or camphor for example) may help make cold sores more bearable by soothing your skin.

Eczema

Lip eczema, or eczematous cheilitis, is a nasty inflammation of the lips which can cause redness, dryness and scaling of the skin on the lips (source: Dermnetnz).

The cause of the eczema might vary, but it is usually treated with moisturizers or topical corticosteroids.

And if you are suffering from it, I have found just the thing for you, it`s called X-zema Balm. This product has been around for quite some time, yet not a lot of people know about it.

And if you are interested in looking more into it, you can check out its official Amazon product page if you click the image below:

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Exfoliative cheilitis

Exfoliative cheilitis is a condition where the skin of the lips becomes thick, dry, flaky and constantly peeling off… leaving new, raw skin exposed. Needless to say, it can be painful and hard to deal with.

As for treatment, you will need to do a lot more than just using a lip balm, but it is a vital part of the combination. You should advise your doctor and seek his help, meanwhile use a mild, soothing lip balm.

Choosing The Best Lip Balm For Men!

If you went out to buy a lip balm right now, chances are you wouldn`t put a lot of effort or thought into it. Women tend to put much more thought into this process and men usually laugh at them for doing so, but… don`t hate me for saying this guys, we need to do the same!

You need to take a lot of factors into consideration. In fact, to help you make the best possible decision, we are going to list the main factors you should take into consideration when choosing a lip balm:

  • SPF – SPF stands for sun protection factor (you can read more about it in our previous article “Best Sunscreen For Men“). As I mentioned earlier, skin on the lips is really sensitive and you should protect it form the harmful UV rays (especially if you work outdoors). So what can you do? Well, you need to find a lip balm with SPF of at least 10. Neutrogena is one of the leading authorities on this matter, and if you are looking for a lip moisturizer with SPF of 15, their “Norwegian formula” is the way to go! You can find out and buy this lip balm on Amazon if you Click Here.
  • Moisturizing – know that your lips will quickly dehydrate in cold, windy and dry weather and if you want to avoid chapping you should protect them on time. Luckily, the Norwegian formula we mentioned earlier will help you take care of this problem as well!
  • Sensitive skin – if you have sensitive skin, you probably invested a lot more time looking for the right personal hygiene products then any other guy you know. But this is a good thing, as it will help you make better choices when it comes to lip balm. Nevertheless, I wanted to help you and found the perfect, natural tea tree oil balm, which is perfect for sensitive skin! You can find out more about it By Clicking Here.
  • Everyday use – I understand that the Norwegian formula is a bit more expensive, so if you are just looking for a cheap lip balm to use on a daily basis, you can grab Chapstick Classic pack of 3 with SPF factor of 4 for just over $5. You can check out this deal If You Click This Link.

Best Bar Soap For Men – Hands Yes, Face No!

best-bar-soap-for-menWashing our face is something most of us do without even thinking about it, as soon as we get up. But there is one thing most men do, which can turn this otherwise healthy routine into a poor one – using common bar soap!

Using a bar soap, even if it were the best bar soap for men in the universe, to wash your face is not something most dermatologists would recommend, and you will find out why if you read the entire article. Meanwhile, if you are serious about cleansing your face and taking good care of your facial skin, I would advise you to read our previous article – Best Face Wash For Men – Our Top 5 Reviews.

On the other hand, we are not against using a bar soap to wash your hands which is why we will give you our “Top 3 List” of the best bar soaps for men at the end of this article.

This Is Why You Shouldn`t Use Bar Soap On Your Face

One of the main reasons men use bar soaps on their face is the fact they are so widespread and, let`s face it, cheap!

Another common cause is simply a lack of proper information. We just assume there is nothing wrong with using soap to wash our face and we just keep on doing it. So, why did I advise you to stop this practice?

Because Of pH Balance

There is no need to go into much detail about pH, we can simply say that most bar soaps have a slightly higher pH than our skin.

Our skin’s pH helps it fight acne-causing bacteria on a daily basis, so using a bar soap will actually make your acne breakouts worse. And, instead of helping your skin, you will be doing bacteria a favor.

Disrupted pH balance of the skin can also make the water contained in the skin evaporate more quickly, leaving your skin dry.

Also, you might have noticed your face becomes super dry and tight after you wash it with bar soap. That`s because the soap will strip the oil off your skin without replacing it. Stripping the skin of its oil will send it into overdrive and cause it to produce even more oil, clogging your pores and leading to acne breakouts.

The Difference Between Male and Female Skin

It may surprise you to know that there is a significant difference between male and female skin, besides the obvious facial hair. Man`s skin is actually 25% thicker (source: Dermalogica UK), due to hormonal stimulation. The skin texture is also tougher.

Men also have more trouble dealing with oil the skin produces. After puberty, oil production is greater in men than women and it may cause acne to last longer.

But don`t worry guys, we have one thing going for us which is collagen. Our skin has a greater collagen density when compared to women. Since collagen is directly related to skin aging, it is said that man`s skin looks 15 years “younger” than a woman of the same age. But then again, men don`t use sunscreen as often as they should so women usually catch up.

As a matter of fact, women use way more skincare products when compared to us, men. Why is this important? – Because, even if a woman uses a bar soap on her face, she will give her facial skin a chance to repair itself via the other skincare products they use on a daily basis…

So Should You Use Bar Soap Or Not?

Obviously, I can`t really force you to stop using bar soap for men. Maybe you think it`s working for you and you want to keep on using it. I am here just to give you the facts and let you make the final decision.

And here are the facts:

  • Using a bar soap on your face will disrupt its pH balance and may cause more acne breakouts
  • It will strip the oil off the skin and may lead to breakouts

If you are serious about cleaning your face, preventing acne breakouts and keeping your skin healthy, you can check out some of the best face wash products here.

Top 3 Bar Soaps For Men – For Hands

Fortunately, the skin on our hands is a bit more durable so using a common bar soap will not cause as much damage. Nevertheless, you should be on the lookout for the best bar soaps and “reward” those manufacturers who work continually to improve the quality of their products, with your trust.

Here are the top 3 manufacturers (and their products) we trust:

Dove Men +Care

dove-bar-soapDove has been at the forefront of men skincare industry for quite a while and is my top choice when it comes to bar soaps.

Their “Body and Face Bar” is specially designed to give you an awesome, deep pore cleansing and is made with 1/4 moisturizing cream – clinically proven to fight dry skin.

You can rinse it off easily, without residue or that tightness and dryness regular soap will cause.

This is truly the best bar soap for men currently available on the market. And if you want to give it a go, just click the image below and you will be taken to it`s official Amazon page:

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Dead Sea Mineral Mud – Organic Soap

dead-sea-soapIf you know me, you know that I am all in favor of products that feature organic ingredients.

The bulk of this soap comes to us from Israel – it’s the mineral mud directly from the Dead Sea! The soap is chemical free and made from certified, organic ingredients:

  • Unrefined shea butter
  • Virgin olive oil
  • Sunflower Oil and
  • Palm oil, among others

The soap is advertised to have a therapeutic effect on the body, reducing acne breakouts and even helping with rosacea and eczema. I haven’t tested it so I can’t say for sure, but if you do decide to order, let us know if it helped you in the comments below.

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Mistral Teak Wood

MistralThis is a proper “manly” men’s soap, giving out a long-lasting, masculine fragrance!

You can view buying this soap as venturing into “luxury soap” section of the market at an affordable price. So, if you are looking to get away from the same old “grocery store” brands, Mistral Teak Wood soap is the soap for you.

It is manufactured in France, but you can buy it on Amazon here:

>>> Buy It Here Today <<<

Best Fairness Cream For Men – 2017 Edition

If you are reading this article then you are fully aware of the craze that is currently going on – a craze for fair skin! But this craze is not as new as it may seem, it can be traced back to the caste system where “more superior people” had fairer skin.

Today, things are a bit different but the reality is that people with fair skin are considered “extra” pretty.

This may seem appalling to some people, but if you take a look at a more extreme approach (think plastic surgery), the desire to brighten you skin is not such a big deal.

And if you want fair skin, it is our duty to help you pick a cream that will deliver the desired results!

Mens Fairness Creams

So… I lied. I lied when I told you we were going to help you pick the best fairness cream for men. The truth of the matter is most of those creams are unhealthy and, often, completely useless and inefficient. Not only that, if you use them more often than prescribed, they can have the opposite effect – make your skin even darker!

For these reasons, I am here today to recommend you an alternative way to whiten your skin and lighten your complexion without having to go through different creams, lotions or gels.

I am here to talk to you about Skin Whitening Forever. This is a 100% natural method that will help you get that lovely fair skin you`ve always wanted.

So What Is “Skin Whitening Forever” Exactly?

This is actually an ebook, created by Eden Diaz as a guide to help you uncover affordable and efficient ingredients you can use in the comfort of your own home.

By combining these ingredients you will be able to make your very own, best fairness cream for men (and women) dirt cheap, steer clear of harmful chemicals and even repair damaged skin.

Why Should You Buy It?

I already stated that this is a far superior choice when compared to creams since they can be inefficient and even if you discover one that works, you will have to spend a great deal of money restocking your supplies month after month.

If you decide to buy this book, on the other hand, you will be making a one-time investment and you can use it for the rest of your life! Needless to say, it will save you a ton of money in the long run.

Not only that, Eden (the author of the book) is so confident that the book will help yo, she is giving you a full 60-day money back guarantee. So, you can buy the book, use the knowledge contained in it and if you fail to see significant results after TWO MONTHS you will get your money back. There is no cream in the world offering a deal like this.

But wait, there is more. The book was originally priced at $67, but if you act fast you can snatch an awesome discount and get $30 off the original price. That`s right, you will be paying only $37 for a lifetime of knowledge and beautiful fair skin.

BUT, there is more! With this purchase you will be given exclusive access to other ebooks including:

  • Superfoods For Optimum Healt
  • Healing Power Of Water
  • 177 Ways To Burn Calories
  • Secrets Of Good Diet And Nutrition
  • And more

You can click the image below to be taken to the official Skin Whitening Forever website:

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