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Great Skin: 5 Tips for Men
Posted by Dr. Joshua Fox

Great Skin: 5 Tips for Men

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We get it. You want to keep it simple. But when it comes to your skin, taking a few extra steps can pay off in the long run. Whether you have problem skin or a few lines you’d like to minimize, the right skin care routine can help you maintain a great appearance.

1. Cleanse and exfoliate regularly

A splash of water on the face may be refreshing, but it is not enough to combat the daily grime. Dirt, pollution and other impurities can contribute to dull-looking, blemished skin. Acne-prone skin is especially vulnerable to bacterial build-up. To keep your skin clear and refreshed, wash your face daily with lukewarm water and a non-irritating cleanser. A gentle exfoliating treatment will remove dead skin cells and other debris. Is your skin sensitive, normal, oily, dry, or a combination? Get to know your skin type and use the appropriate skin care products.

2. Shave with the right razor and keep your skin moisturized

Shaving, exposure to the elements, and harsh products can irritate the skin. If you are prone to razor burn or ingrown hairs, avoid a multi-blade razor. A moisturizer or hydrating treatment can soothe sensitive areas and reinforce the skin. To prevent clogged pores, make sure all your skin care products are non-comedogenic.

3. Protect your skin from harmful ultraviolet rays

Most of us slather on some sun protection before we head to the beach or go on a long hike. But applying sunscreen should be an everyday habit, not an occasional effort. Cumulative exposure to the sun damages the skin and can lead premature aging and skin cancer. A daily moisturizer with SPF can help shield your skin from harmful ultraviolet radiation.

4. Smooth out wrinkles and age-related imperfections

Skin treatments are not just for celebrities. Today, more men are seeking surgical and non-invasive cosmetic enhancements. Botox is the number one non-surgical cosmetic treatment in the United States. Excellent for reducing wrinkles in the forehead and crow’s feet around the eyes, Botox temporarily softens expression lines and can inhibit the formation of new lines.

5. Pump up the volume

The natural aging process depletes the skin, robbing it of the essential substances that keep it hydrated and taut. As a result, the skin loses structure and volume. Dermal fillers like Restylane can combat volume loss and temporarily restore a more youthful appearance. These minimally-invasive injectable treatments provide an instant boost to the skin. Dermal fillers can be used to lift sunken cheeks, fill in deep creases around the mouth, and improve the overall appearance of the skin. When done by an expert skin care specialist, the results can be natural-looking and enduring.

Skin Care at Advanced Dermatology

If you would like to know more about men’s skin care, contact Advanced Dermatology today to schedule your consultation. Our dermatologists can help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Our offices are conveniently located throughout New Jersey and New York, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island.

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