BEAUTY IS… A WELL-KEPT MAN
In the third installment of ‘she says’, ‘he says’ Claire Vyverberg, Who’s Your beauty editor has once again teamed up with James Vivian, aka the Travelling Peelsman and dermal therapist to the ‘Who’s Who’ of Melbourne give you their expert advice on a well kept man.
Stop stealing products from your girlfriend. It’s time to man up and sort out your personal skincare regime.
There is no use pretending you don’t care about how your skin looks and whether your face is showing the tell tale signs of ageing because we know the truth – men do want to look their best and stay young forever. While investing in skincare alone will not give you the Benjamin-Button effect, it will act as damage control for the future. So protect your handsome face with my top three must-have “man” products:
Kyoku Daily Facial Cleanser - A simple daily facial cleanser designed with a man’s skin in mind. Peppermint and ginseng make this cleanser invigorating and effective at removing dirt, oil and deeply cleansing pores. With a refreshing oriental mint fragrance it is ideal for a daily deep clean and for preventing acne.
Kiehls Facial Fuel Transformer Age Correcting Moisture Gel for Men - With protein charged Blue Algae, a rich source of Amino Acids and Vitamin B this formula helps minimise the appearance of lines, uneven skin texture and enlarged pores. This quickly absorbed, fragrance free gel will improve the appearance of your skin instantly and protect against future damage.
MenScience Microfine Face Scrub – This easy to use scrub is a
pre-shave essential. It revives and smooths skin by removing dead skin cells and oil build up, allowing for a closer, nick-free shave. This must have scrub will also lift beards and reduce ingrown hairs post shave.
The above products, whilst very fine choices, are only just the beginning to a well-kept man. Once you have mastered the art of at-home skincare maintenance, you may be interested in one or a few of the following in-clinic procedures:
PCA Skin’s Sensi Peel
For men, high levels of testosterone can mean more oil. Although acting as a natural moisturiser, it also makes men more susceptible to acne. In addition, uneven skin tone and other ageing concerns can all be addressed with PCA Skin’s Sensi Peel – An irritation and downtime-free treatment.
Mister Fox’s Gentleman’s Manicure
As a tactile sex, men can carry the weight of the world in their hands – and it shows. Nothing nails the look of success like a well-groomed set of digits. Keep it simple and discreet with a visit to Mister Fox and maintain your treatment at-home with a nailbrush, soap and water.
Permanent Hair Reduction
Male-pattern hair growth can be stubborn, thick and course, and common methods of temporary hair removal can cause skin problems including rashes, irritation and ingrown hairs. Remove both the hair and subsequent skin problems with a course of IPL permanent hair reduction where light energy in the form of heat is applied to the skin to safely reduce the growth of hairs permanently.