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Men's facials are a lot like women's facials but are formulated to the unique needs of men's skin. They usually deal with problems men commonly face, such as razor burn and ingrown hairs, dullness, and sensitivity.
Aestheticians deeply cleanse skin before exfoliating away dead skin cells, steaming open pores, performing extractions to clear individually clogged pores, and applying a toner. The facials may include a vigorous face, neck, and shoulder massage, and they often conclude with the application of a custom mask and men's skincare product.
Men's skin and women's skin differ in a few key areas. For instance, men's skin is 25 per cent thicker, has a higher collagen density and produces more sebum oil, which can lead to more breakouts. That's why facials tailored specifically to men's skin exist.
It's also an opportunity to exfoliate the top half of your face the way the bottom half is exfoliated when you shave. And, it's an opportunity to chat with a professional skin specialist about the types of products you should be incorporating into your grooming rou- tine at home. They can point you toward moisturisers, serums, and toners specifically formulated to male skin and its unique problems. In addition to being really relaxing, studies show that facial massage may help tone skin and prevent wrinkles and crow’s feet.
Men should make it a habit to go for facials their skin can feel noticeably clean and soft after just one facial. But if they want that youthful glow to last, should commit to booking a facial once a month. Why? It takes around a month for skin cells to go through their entire life cycle, meaning the face will be full of dead, dull skin cells ready to be sloughed off again within that time frame. If that sounds a little too indulgent for them, make sure to establish a regular exfoliating routine at home, using either brushes or products, and you'll be able to go longer between facials.
If you’d rather not ever set foot in a nail salon, we feel you. Follow these tips to perfect your at-home nail-grooming skills:
Once you’re out of the shower, use a pumice stone or other device to gently buff away calluses. The thick skin on your feet will be softer immediately after a good soak making it easier to exfoliate. This should be done no more than once per week if need- ed, and shouldn’t be painful. After exfoliating, apply a moisturiser that contains urea or salicylic acid to help prevent dry rough skin and calluses.
Cut. Trim your nails in a straight line across the top-most part of your nail to help prevent ingrown nails from forming. It’s okay to trim your nails short, to the point where there’s no white of the nail remaining, but you want to make sure you don’t trim too much as this can be painful and lead to infection. Essentially you don’t want to clip the nail bed; that’s what’s considered too short.
Shape and smooth: Go the extra step and file your nails to make smooth borders; this way you don’t have any sharp edges that’ll snag on clothing, making it prone to fissures and breaks.
The nail should be trimmed and shaped straight across and not have a rounded or triangular shape. This is the best shape to prevent breaks. And if your cuticles tend to fray, try applying coconut oil to them after trimming and avoid biting or picking so they can heal faster
Men should make sure they budget to get their nails done every month.It is attractive to women and first impression last. Every moment of every day, the people around you are quietly judging you. When you pay for your morning coffee. When you go to work. When you pick up a martini glass. They are judging your hands.
Chances are you just glanced down at your hands, either poised on your keyboard or cradling your smartphone. Are they soft and smooth, or rough and coarse? Do you have dry skin? Perhaps a hangnail or two? These are the details we subconsciously notice, that coalesce into our first impression of a person.
The steps involved may vary between establishments, but here's what to expect from the average manicure:
First, your hands are sanitised and a lotion applied to soften your cuticles the upper edge of skin around each nail
Next, cuticles are clipped to remove rough or dry edges
This is followed by filing and the nails with an emery board
Your nails are then buffed, not polished, to a matt finish
A few wipes with a hot towel then removes debris
Moisturiser is then applied to your hands to finish off
A deluxe manicure may also include a hand massage or scrub, hot oil, hot stones, you name it. You should allow at least half an hour. shaping