Friday, February 19, 2010

Men's health and Skin Care

Male and female skin differ in several ways. Let us take a look at an aspect where men and women differ greatly, their hormones. The male hormone, referred to as testosterone, makes a male human being. The male hormone testosterone is the reason why men have broader shoulders compared to women, have deeper voice, big muscles, and facial hair.
Testosterone is also the main reason why men have more oily skin. Men therefore have to use products suitable for oily skin.
Male skin is thicker than that of a female. Therefore skin care for men must be specially formulated to penetrate deeper into the skin to provide the best effects. Also, because most men shave they suffer for irritated and inflamed skin. The after effects of shaving can be taken care of by using facial skin care products that contain Witch Hazel. It is an astringent and antioxidant so it soothes the skin as well as protect it from free radical activities caused by sun exposure.

In addition, using only safe and natural ingredients insures that potentially toxic ingredients, commonly found in men's skin care products, are not a threat - simply because they're contained in the products. One also has to be mindful of the fact that no matter what type of razor is used, a range of bacteria and other micro-organisms will always be present on the blade, even a brand new blade. It is therefore very easy to introduce these organisms into the bloodstream. In most cases, the body's immune system will handle this quickly and effectively, but by adding dangerous chemicals, contained in most commercially available skincare and shaving products, into the equation the skin can be adversely affected. We are seeing an increase in skin sensitivities being reported by men that on closer examination frequently turn out to be allergic reactions to ingredients in the skin care products they are using. We have seen that once they start using 100% natural skin care products and follow a systematic skin care approach, these sensitivities tend to become less and their skin generally becomes healthier. Specifically formulated natural skin care products for men are not jet commonly available, however, it is worth the effort to identify such products in order to avoid causing unnecessary skin problems and potentially dangerous skin infections.