4 Men’s Skincare Tips You Can Put Into Action Today
You spend hours in the gym every week and skip the drive-through run to help keep your body looking its best. But what are you doing to protect your skin?
Building a men’s skincare regimen into your daily routine is critical to defending your face against premature aging. And it requires more than just scrubbing up with bar soap after a workout. With the right sunscreen, moisturizers, and in some cases, a little medical intervention from Ooh La La Spa, Anti-Aging and Wellness in Glen Carbon, you can enjoy skin that feels as great as it looks in just four simple steps:
- Keep up your healthy lifestyle. The same things you do to stay in shape and reduce your risk of chronic medical problems are the same things you can do to keep your skin healthy. Stop smoking, even socially. Grab a bottle of water instead of a beer or soda. Eat foods rich in essential fatty acids, like salmon, tuna, and nuts, that keep your skin smooth and those with high water content, such as watermelon and strawberries, to keep it hydrated. And stick with your daily workouts – the increased blood flow nourishes your skin cells and rids your body of damaging free radicals.
- Choose products that pull double duty. Every man needs a high-quality facial moisturizer to reverse dry skin and sunscreen to prevent damage from happening in the first place. The Total Defense and Repair Line from SkinMedica®, available from Ooh La La, offers broad-spectrum sunscreens in both a 34 and 50+ SPF as well as a tinted option for that extra healthy glow. But unlike over-the-counter sunscreens, SkinMedica includes a proprietary formula that actually improves damaged skin and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Kick skincare up a notch. Once you experience the benefits of Total Defense and Repair, consider taking the next step toward an all-in-one skincare system. SkinMedica’s medical-grade regiMen system includes sunscreen as well as a facial cleanser, its Recalibrate Age-Defying Treatment and its HA5® Rejuvenating Hydrator. When used in conjunction with one another, the system restores the body’s levels of hyaluronic acid (the building blocks for firm, resilient skin!), eases the irritation of razor bumps, improves skin texture, and helps erase fine lines.
- Don’t ignore injectables. Forget about the tight, over-stretched skin you associate with injectables. Botox® eliminates frown lines and wrinkles with subtle, natural-looking results, especially when administered by Dr. Kristen Jacobs of Ooh La La, one of the St. Louis Metro areas top providers of injectables. No one will ever notice you underwent the procedure – to them, you’ll just look less tired and less stressed. In fact, because of Botox’s proven outcomes, the number of men receiving the injectable has soared 27 percent since 2010!
Your men’s skincare solution in the Edwardsville area
Want to sneak in a skincare routine, but don’t know where to start? Let the team at Ooh La La help! We work with men from across the Metro East who want to hold on to their youth, but more important, want to protect their skin from the wear and tear we all encounter each day. Schedule a session today, and we can develop a system that works with your busy schedule and fits your active lifestyle.