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November (or commonly referred to as Movember) is a month focusing on the awareness of prostate and testicular cancer, however the 2 Your Health team goes a step further using November as a month to “show guys the lifestyle changes they can make to improve their health and prolong their life.” Carolyn Murray recently interviewed Dr. Germain discussing her best tips for ‘cool weather grooming’ for men- from manscaping to bro-tox they covered it all! Grab a sneak peek below and catch the full interview on News 2.
Is it okay for men to use hand soap to wash their face?
“Skin on men’s faces get stripped of all their essential oils when they use hand soap on their face. It’s even more important now that it is cold.”
Can a guy get the same youthful benefits from Botox as women?
“Guys actually develop lines before women do so they can look older than they really are. A little Botox goes a long way and, done right, they can look better and younger naturally. There are a lot more guys coming to my office for what we call bro-tox, than in the past.”
If a man works with his hands (ie: construction worker or mechanic) will his hands always show it?
“There are a lot of jobs that men do that are really hard on their hands. they need to pay attention to their hands routinely… apply moisturizing lotions at least twice a day, sunblock if regularly outside and maybe even consider a man-incure every once in a while. If for no other reason, the women will notice their hands.”
Traditionally when we think of skin care and cosmetic procedures we think of women, but that’s not always the case. There are hundreds of skin care products and procedures today geared toward men, but most men still have a certain stigma of using products- they shouldn’t skin care and even cosmetic procedures are just as beneficial and preventative for men as they are for women! Just because men have the persona of being rough and rugged doesn’t mean their skin is too.
For example men’s skin ages just as easily as women’s and it’s reported that only 5% of men use sunscreen on a daily basis. For men and women alike using sunscreen daily (usually within a moisturizer) is the number one method to prevent premature aging, not to mention skin cancer. Men also seem to complain about adult acne. The proper shaving technique, a cleanser for their skin type and a good moisturizer will fix the common problems of adult acne in a pinch (While also lying of the booze, staying dehydrated and keeping a distance from unhealthy greasy foods doesn’t hurt.). Using a bar of soap from head to toe just doesn’t cut it.
*Courtesy of MensSkinCare.com
There are also some great cosmetic procedures men can benefit from. Men, much more so than the average woman, constantly deal with the issue of excessive body hair. Laser hair removal is a perfect solution to this problem. It’s non-evasive, perfect for large areas of hair (ie: shoulders, back, chest) and helps reduce the amount of hair that grows back. Not to mention it is much less painful than waxing and much less of a task than trying to shave all those awkward areas. Laser hair removal is also an option for men who have severe or constant irritation when shaving facial hair.
On the opposite end most men don’t know that a dermatologist is the number one doctor to see for hair loss. A dermatologist can best determine the treatment for the hair loss, provided it is not caused by a deeper medical issue. Testosterone blocking medications and transplants are among the most popular treatments.
It’s also becoming more and more acceptable for men to use Botox, facial fillers and chemical peels. There is no shame in visiting your dermatologist for more than just a skin check. You would be surprised at what they could do for you, and what simple changes to your skin routine could do for your skin health!
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