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BIOptimizers - Awesome Health Podcast

May 11, 2023

In recent years, men have been making strides in taking better care of their skin. According to Kelley Thornton, a skin care routine expert, men have been traditionally oblivious to the importance of taking care of their skin, but with the help of the significant others in their lives and the cultural changes that have been happening, men are now beginning to understand the importance of skin care.  

Overall, taking care of your skin is a simple process that can have a huge impact on how you look and feel. By following Thornton's steps, men can have healthier, younger-looking skin and feel more confident in themselves.

The cultural differences between East and West when it comes to men's skincare

In the East, men have been traditionally more aware of why it is important to take care of their skin. Women have often been the ones to encourage their husbands and partners to take better care of their skin and this has made East men more open to taking care of their skin and they have adopted a more advanced attitude towards skin care.  

In the West, however, men have been more oblivious to the importance of skincare and have been slower to adopt a skincare routine. This is likely due to the lack of education and cultural changes that have happened in the last few decades. 

The essential components of good skin care?

First, it is important to wash your face and put a moisturizer on it. Thornton suggests using a high-quality moisturizer with an SPF, no matter where you live. This helps to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized.  

Second, it is important to exfoliate once or twice a week. Thornton suggests using an exfoliating scrub.

Third, it is important to avoid products that contain harsh chemicals and sulfates. Thornton recommends using a sulfate-free product to help keep the skin healthy and prevent any adverse effects from harsh chemicals.  

Fourth, it is important to use anti-aging products such as eye cream, serum, and face masks. 

These products can help reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, dark spots, and blotchy skin. Thornton suggests using a retinal product which is a powerful anti-aging ingredient and is available in a stick form.   

Finally, it is important to use sunscreen when outdoors, even on cloudy days. This can help to protect the skin from sun damage and reduce the risk of skin cancer.

The benefits of using a serum

Having healthy, youthful skin is something many of us strive for. In the past, the only way to achieve this was through expensive and invasive treatments. However, with the help of modern technological advances, it is now possible to achieve youthful skin without breaking the bank. 

One product that is becoming increasingly popular for its anti-aging benefits is serum. Serums are highly concentrated formulas that are specifically designed to penetrate deep into the skin. 

They are packed with powerful active ingredients that can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, brighten skin tone, and improve skin elasticity. Serums are also known to help reduce dark spots, heal blemishes, and remove toxins from the skin.  

Kelley Thornton explains that a serum is a liquid consistency that should be applied with the second and ring finger, as these are the weakest and gentlest digits. He recommends applying a pea-sized amount of serum all over the face, with extra attention given to the area around the eyes and the neck. It only takes around 30-40 seconds to apply the serum, and this simple step can have a dramatic impact on skin elasticity and health.  

Kelley also recommends using an eye cream and a face mask in order to achieve the best results. The face mask helps to detoxify the skin and draw out dirt and impurities, while the eye cream reduces fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes. He warns that skin cancer is a common problem in men, so it is important to apply the products to the neck and ears too, as these are areas that are often overlooked.