I often say, “Skin is your most important fashion accessory!” For both men and women, good skin reveals so much about overall health. It is really difficult to look fabulous if you are sporting skin that looks like a handbag. Remember – skin is the largest organ in the body and you need to take care of it, not only for your looks, but also for your health! Although most men spend more time outdoors damaging their skin (18 holes anyone?) than women do, they often do little more than wash their face with soap which can leave the skin very dry.
Men and women can have very different skin issues. For example, men generally have larger pores and more active sebaceous glands than women. Therefore, men generally have skin that feels a little greasier. If men neglect to wash away the excess oil and sweat that can clog the pores, breakouts will occur and large unsightly pores will result.
For His Face:
- · Age Intervention Peptide Extreme by Jan Marini is the perfect moisturizing solution for men. Men typically require less hydration making its lightweight yet hydrating lotion the perfect match. A high concentration of peptides and antioxidants in the product provided added skin rejuvenation and anti-aging benefits for long-term reduction in the visible signs of aging. ($89.00 dermstore.com)
- · TNS Ultimate Daily Moisturizer + SPF 20 by SkinMedica is enriched with the growth factor blend TNS and antioxidants. Guards against the destructive effects of free radical damage while also providing UVA/UVB protection. ( $85.00 at skinstore.com)
For His Body:
Shea Butter Extra Gentle Lotion for Hands & Body by L’Occitane with 5% Shea butter has a lightweight texture perfect for men. ($20.00 Nordstrom)
For Her Face:
- · Bio-Cream Bio-Restorative Skin Cream has growth factors, antioxidants and matrix proteins, including collagen. This fabulous blend is ideal for hydrating the skin while supplying nutrients. I personally use this everyday! ( $135 Dermstore.com)
- · Age Intervention Face Cream by Jan Marini is designed for women age 30 and beyond. A patented combination of bio-identical hormones, antioxidants and essential fatty acids hydrate the skin and help restore more youthful vibrant skin. I use this one when I feel like I need an additional help! ( $89.00 Dermstore.com)
For Her Body:
- · Firming Body Cream by Ahava helps recover lost firmness and supports sagging while improving skin tone and elasticity via anti-glycation ingredients. This new cream is beyond fabulous. It really works- it’s my latest obsession! ($38.50 Ahava.com)
Best Unisex (What to fight over!)
Easy…a Clarisonic Plus Cleansing Brush! It is like a Sonicare toothbrush for your face. (Both were developed by the same laboratory.) This brush will enable 61% greater absorption of Vitamin C, six times more effective in removing makeup, and reduce the size of pores. It comes in a nice graphite color for men and array of beautiful colors for women, but you can also use one brush, and simply switch out the brush heads. (Or buy him his own!) ($225.00 at Clarisonic.com)
And remember…..Beauty without virtue, is like a rose without a scent!