Busting Myths On Men’s Skin Care

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When it comes to beauty regimes and skin care, the focus is mostly on women. Billboards, TV commercials and posters on the windows of supermarkets all focus on beautifying women.

There are plenty of things that set men and women apart. But when it comes to skin, the difference is similar to the earth vs. the moon.

Men have oilier skin than women and tend to avoid skin care products. This makes their skin sag at a quicker pace and wrinkles become prominent in their early 50’s. Perhaps it’s because men are not raised to spend time taking care of their skin. Those who are models are the only ones to endorse skin products, while athletes endorse body sprays.

This has led to several myths emerging about skin care products and routines for men. Here are a few:

Facials Are Only For Women

This is a common misconception. It discourages men from seeking skin treatments. Men’s Facials in New York, NY are just as necessary to a healthy skin care regime. Facials and chemical peels are important for revitalizing your skin, restoring it and eliminating imperfections.

Facials help exfoliate the dead skin cells and unclog your pores. It’s imperative to get a facial once every month or 15 days to help remove bacteria from your face and neck.

Facials like the Oxygen Facial or the HydraFacialSuper MD Facial are perfect for reducing fine lines, wrinkles and other signs of aging.

Real Men Don’t Need Sunscreen

This is a common misconception. Many men are led to believe through false advertisements that sunscreen is not needed by men.

This is not only untrue, it’s dangerous as well. Sunscreen helps protect your skin from the sun’s UV rays. These rays are responsible for skin and oral cancer.

By applying sunscreen every time you go outside, you protect your skin from the sun and from sunburns. In addition to this, it helps protect you from aging quickly as well.

You Only Need Soap to Wash Your Face

Soap should never be applied to your face. It contains harmful chemicals that can damage your skin permanently, leaving behind scars.

It’s imperative to invest in a gentle moisturizer and face wash. Opt for natural products and make sure they don’t have harmful chemicals in them.

At Dermatology and Laser Group, we don’t hire beauty experts—we hire specialists. Our dermatologists are well-trained and specialize in all areas of cosmetic and medical dermatology. If you are looking for a dermatologist in New York, contact us today or call (212) 444-8204.