Don't be fooledby the stereotype of a man who doesn't care about the way he looks. Modern men are just as (or at least almost) as concerned with their appearance as women. And healthy skin is a fundamental part of looking great.
For men, skin care is a mere afterthought. Beyond the world of shaving their faces, it is rare for a man to devote time to his skin. Yeah right! These days, skin care is no longer just a woman's concern. We are in the 21st century, and the pressure is on for man to take care of himself. Men are increasingly aware
and concerned about the health of their skin. More men than ever are interested in taking care of their skin, and ensuring that they maintain their youthful looks for as long as possible.
Fighting the signs of Ageing Man's blooming desire for beautiful skin is an 8 billion dollar industry. So
why are men beginning to catch up with women's interest in beauty products? Most importantly, everyone wants to retain youthful skin for as long as
possible. Along with drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet, moisturizing and nurturing the skin is the best way to grow old gracefully. As we mature, the elastic and collagen, which is the connective tissues that
give skin its firmness and elasticity, begin to disappear. Proper skin care is essential to keep this process at bay for as long as possible.
Why Natural and Organic? More and more men are reacting to the synthetic chemicals used by many high
street brands of male grooming products. Therefore they are turning to natural formulations free from unnecessary synthetic ingredients, which will be absorbed by the body. Switching to organic food in order to avoid consuming toxins is a popular
choice. People are also becoming aware that what is put on the skin will always make its way into the blood stream. That means that if skin care products are
full of chemicals, they will eventually be flowing through the body.
Since the skin can be a mirror for what is going on in the body, the chemicals may once
again show up on the skin. It also means that the liver has to work harder to process them. Organic, chemical free moisturizer means no toxins for the body to deal with, and ultimately, healthier skin.
Organic Products Can Revolutionize Shaving
Nearly 80 percent of men say shaving irritates their skin. Razor burn is
actually often "product" burn. Many of the products that are designed for men are poorly formulated and contain far too many irritating ingredients.
These skin irritants make the hair follicle and skin swell, forcing the hair up
and away from the skin, supposedly allowing for a closer shave. Unfortunately, the irritation and resulting swelling cause some of the hair to be hidden by
the swollen follicle and skin. The swollen skin makes it harder for the stubble to find its way back out. If the hair begins to grow (which it does almost immediately) before the swelling is reduced, the likelihood of ingrown hairs is increased.
Shaving with a razor abrades the skin enough to cause havoc, but then men typically splash an aftershave lotion with irritating ingredients over that broken skin. Think of splashing chemicals on a cut or scrape on your body. Most organic products are mild and won't irritate the skin, even if there is abrasion.
Conscious products for Conscious Men
Other natural products that men are choosing to use are soaps and shower gels.
Aluminum and parabens have been linked to cancer and other health complaints, but deodorants free of them are available specially formulated for men.