Archive for the ‘Beauty Products For Men ’ Category

Andy Roddick promotes Lacoste’s Challenge fragrance

       
Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Andy Roddick promotes Lacoste's Challenge fragranceWhile Andy Roddick is perhaps best known as an international tennis sensation, others may recognize him as the new face of Lacoste‘s Challenge fragrance. However, people shouldn’t assume he indulges in a plethora of products just because he is promoting the sexy scent.

"My personal style is pretty much what you’re seeing right now," Roddick, who was wearing a gray t-shirt and jeans, told StyleList.com. "There’s really no routine. I shave once every ten days."

Not that women seem to mind. Roddick was voted People magazine’s Sexiest Athlete in 2003 and is married to Brooklyn Decker, who graced the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

Ladies who are looking for a new fragrance for their main man may want to consider picking up a bottle of Lacoste Challenge For Men Eau de Toilette Spray. According to the news source, the cologne has a masculine, woody base and features notes of tangerine-lemon citrus and ginger.

Those in the market for a more exotic scent can try Armani Code For Men Eau de Toilette Spray, which contains notes of lemon and olive tree blossom.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19933818-ADNFCR

Tips on selecting skincare products based on your ethnicity

       
Friday, August 13th, 2010

Tips on selecting skincare products based on your ethnicityWhile skin color often dictates the shade of foundation that women wear, few ladies may be aware that one’s heritage can also dictate her skincare routine requirements. “Even beyond color, recent research shows that race and ethnicity play an important role in how the skin will respond to products and procedures,” Jessica Wu, clinical instructor of dermatology at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, told Allure magazine.

But finding the right types of products for your skin based on your ethnicity doesn’t have to be difficult – with a bit of advice from industry experts, it can be easy.

According to Fran Cook-Bolden, director of the Ethnic Skin Specialty Group in New York City, pigment-making cells are highly productive in black skin. “Harsh cleansers are just one more thing that can upset black skin and excite pigment cells,” Cook-Bolden told the news source.

A gentle face wash, like Dermalogica UltraCalming Cleanser, will clean skin without irritating chemicals that can cause inflammation. SkinMedica Skin Polisher features “ultrafine jojoba beads [that] allow you to use this [product] at least twice a week without irritation,” the publication reports.

Women who have white skin must deal with pigment issues of their own. The news outlet reports that white skin is prone to redness, sometimes caused by rosacea. Jeannette Graf, assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, swears by B. Kamins Chemist Booster Blue Soothing Skin Concentrate. “I use this when my skin flares up with redness,” she told the magazine, as the blue-green tint counteracts redness while bisabolol tempers irritation.

“Rich moisturizers are a must, because as light skin thins, it gets drier,” added Graf. L’Occitane 24 Hours Ultra Rich Face Cream contains 25 percent shea butter and is formulated to help replenish skin’s hydrolipidic film.

According to Allure, South Asian and Middle Eastern women’s skin is susceptible to melasma and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. “As this skin ages, everything drops,” Hema Sundaram, a dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon, told the news provider, who recommends SkinMedica TNS Essential Serum. “There are good studies showing that it stimulates new collagen formation to improve elasticity and also helps with hyperpigmentation,” she added. “One Indian patient calls it ‘liquid gold for the skin.’”

Sundaram also recommends Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF 30. “This is the one sunscreen that really helps prevent my melasma – because it’s broad-spectrum, it’s easy to reapply and it gives complete coverage,” she told the magazine.

East Asian and Southeast Asian women should opt for exfoliants that boast lactic acid, like Kinerase Pro+Therapy Advanced Radiance Facial Peel, as Wu reports that lactic acid is less likely to irritate Asian skin than stronger salicylic acid.

“Studies show that Asian skin is more sensitive than other types,” Wu told the news source, adding that she usually recommends a soap-free cleanser. Exuviance Gentle Cleansing Creme is a soap-free formula designed to remove makeup, dirt and surface oils without stripping skin of lipids.

Latin ladies looking for clear skin, however, may want to select a treatment that contains salicylic acid. Because Latinas are a diverse mix of ethnicities, their skin can have issues associate with light complexions, like lines and rosacea, and dark skin, like melasma. Salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties, which benefits Latinas with rosacea. “[It] redistributes pigment, which makes the skin look more even-toned,” Vivian Bucay, dermatologist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, told the new source.

Murad offers a few products that contain salicylic acid. The brand’s Clarifying Cleanser boasts 1.5 percent salicylic acid and is formulated to eliminate surface bacteria. Their AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser brightens skin by dissolving skin cell buildup, and features licorice extract, which is reported to have anti-irritant and anti-inflamatory properties.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19925048-ADNFCR

Men may want to consider a pre-wedding skincare routine

       
Thursday, August 5th, 2010

Men may want to consider a pre-wedding skincare routineWhile most beauty advice about getting ready for one’s wedding is geared toward brides-to-be, grooms should not neglect pre-nuptial skincare routines. And, with the right combination of products and know-how, it’s easy for men to look especially dashing as they wait at the altar for their fiance to walk down the aisle.

“It’s a special day and looking your best for yourself and your guests will add to all the effort and work you have put into your wedding day,” beauty expert Victor Henao told EquallyWed.com.

Begin your regime with an exfoliant, as it will rid your complexion of dead skin cells and impurities that can make skin look dull. Jack Black Face Buff Energizing Scrub gently polishes skin and will make the surface smoother, clearing the way for an easier shave.

Next, the news source suggests applying a toner to remove any excess oils and a moisturizer to condition and hydrate skin, like Anthony Logistics Alcohol Free Toner and All Purpose Facial Moisturizer.

Finally, men should feel free to use a bit of concealer to hide any last-minute imperfections that may pop up. But remember to test products before the big day to make sure the the formula flawlessly matches your skin tone.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19920742-ADNFCR

Airport offering free spray tans to beach-seeking travelers

       
Friday, July 30th, 2010

Airport offering free spray tans to beach-seeking travelersUpon returning from a sunny getaway, many people revel in their post-vacation tans. However, some travelers desire a golden glow before they set foot on the sand.

According to the Daily Mail, a recent poll conducted by London’s Gatwick Airport found that 32 percent of people most dread baring pale skin on the beach, insisting they would rather reveal cellulite and bulging bellies. Additionally, more than half said that having a tan would boost their confidence on vacation.

In response to the findings, the news source reports that, for a limited time, Gatwick Airport will offer free spray tans to passengers flying to St. Tropez.

But you don’t have to go to Gatwick to get bronzed skin before a beach-side break. Instead, use a sunless tanner to help you achieve your desired pre-vacation glow.

Peter Thomas Roth Natural Looking Self-Tanner is a fragrance-free formula that is safe to use on both your body and face. Fake Bake offers a plethora of sunless tanners, including lotion, spray and mousse, and even offers a product formulated for men, Man Bronzing Gel.

However, before you hit the beach, remember to load up on sunblock with a high SPF – your skin may appear tan, but you still need protection from harmful UV rays!ADNFCR-3538-ID-19915622-ADNFCR

Experts tell Men’s Health how to best apply cologne

       
Thursday, July 29th, 2010

Experts tell Men's Health how to best apply cologneAccording to a survey conducted by Men’s Health magazine, 56 percent of women say that men should wear cologne every day. However, 99 percent of ladies polled agreed that men shouldn’t smell like fragrance from more than a foot away. So how do you strike the perfect balance when applying your signature scent?

“Apply cologne on the places where you can feel the beats of your heart,” Rochelle Bloom, president of the Fragrance Foundation, told the news source, as the throb adds impact to the scent. Before you leave for work, target areas like wrists, the sides of your neck and over your heart.

Not every product that you use must be scented, industry insider Mikel Cirkus added. In fact, using a cologne, aftershave, body wash and deodorant that all boast different fragrances may result in clashing scents. Instead, opt for items with the same smell. Giorgio Armani‘s fragrance line, Armani Code For Men, offers cologne, after shave balm and lotion, shower gel and a deodorant stick.

Finally, if you find your scent fading, apply one more spritz around 3 pm. “A quick splash midafternoon is a psychological pick-me-up and keeps you smelling wonderful,” Mary Ellen Lapsansky, executive director of the Fragrance Foundation, told the news provider.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19912171-ADNFCR

A closer shave may help beat the dreaded five o’clock shadow

       
Friday, July 16th, 2010

A closer shave may help beat the dreaded five o'clock shadowWhile some men prefer scruff, others like the look of a clean-shaven face. Unfortunately for those who enjoy a stubble-free appearance, the seemingly inevitable five o’clock shadow has the potential to become his worst enemy.

Instead of looking for ways to slow beard growth, men may want to reconsider their morning routine. According to Men’s Health, many men don’t get a close enough shave, prompting facial hair to seem as if it is growing back too quickly.

“Preparation of the beard is the most important factor,” Dr Douglas Altchek, a professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai school of medicine, told the publication. To ensure the closest shave possible, men should shower first to soften up their skin, apply a preshave oil to create a slick surface and then coat their scruff with a lubricating shave gel.

Dermalogica produces formulas perfect for men who are looking to reduce the chance of a five o’clock shadow. The brand’s Close Shave Oil conditions facial hair while encouraging razor glide, and their Soothing Shave Cream lubricates skin to provide a close shave.

However, men may also want to replace their razor blades more often. “A razor loses 5 percent of its sharpness after every shave, so after five shaves, a quarter of the sharpness is gone,” Dr Altchek told the publication.ADNFCR-3538-ID-19895266-ADNFCR

Remedy for Burning Skin after Shaving

       
Wednesday, December 16th, 2009
Bioelements Post Shave Serum

Are you tired of getting razor burn and stubble after shaving? You’re doing all you can, but you still have itchy or burning skin?
Try a post-shave treatment like Bioelements Post Shave Serum to get rid of stinging and irritation. This shave treatment is good for all skin types, and the shave serum leaves a smooth feel without an oily look.

Get a Tan, Without Tanning

       
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

You tried for a tan glow for prom but instead got stuck with a burnt chest? Use a spray on bronzer! You can find these at any nationwide drug store, and they come in a variety of shades. Buy a few to see which shade matches your skin tone by doing a patch test on your arm/leg.
Spray a small amount and rub into skin. Whichever shade looks most natural without looking orange is the shade you should be using. Hang on to the receipt and bring back the other spray on’s that weren’t used so you have the perfect color and money has been blessed!

Say Goodbye to Shaving Irritations

       
Friday, April 13th, 2007

Shaving can be a pain—literally. A lot of men have problems with skin irritation on their neck and face after shaving (folliculitis). Some irritations are so painful that men can only shave once every six days; this is the only way to keep the event of irritation at a minimum. This doesn’t usually leave enough time for the face to heal completely.

Folliculitus is a public problem but there are things that you can do to relieve the situation:

  • Start by trimming your facial hair with an electric razor before using a regular razor.
  • Exfoliate with a gentle pre-shave exfoliator.
  • Then, use a rich, lubricating shave cream that has silicone technology, to prevent further irritation.
  • When finished shaving put a warm, moist towel on your face followed by a cold one—this will help pores to close.
  • Alleviate burning by using ice cold aloe gel (refrigerate before using).

From Toe to Head – Body Care for Men

       
Wednesday, September 13th, 2006

As easy as those all-in-one everyday cleansers that you can grab in any grocery or drugstore, they’re pretty ordinary. From the scent of the aroma to the way they leave your hair limp and your skin feeling tight and itchy, are they really worth the convenience?
The convenience of an all-in one sure is nice, however, this doesn’t mean that you should settle for a mediocre one. Bored with run-of-the-mill all-in-ones and tired of smelling like harsh soaps? Look into Babor All Over Shampoo for men. Not only is this product convenient to use but also it is actually appealing to all of the senses. In addition, it leaves your hair soft and delicate, your body hydrated and moisturized, and your overall aura smelling fantastic. Rest assured that this Babor product is gentle and safe for every part of your body—from your toes to your face.