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 Instructions for Skin Care for Men

Men have skin that needs care just as much as women do.  The topic of skin care for men has been largely ignored, though.  Many of the skin needs are similar to those of women, but many are different or are better approached differently.  An overview is presented here.  Visit our office or consult your local skin care specialist for further information.

One of the major differences in male and female facial skin is the presence of the beard. Keeping the area around the hair follicles free of inflammation or infection can be a significant problem for some men. In some people, particularly dark skinned men of African origin, keloids/razor bumps may form around hair folicles that make shaving difficult to impossible. In those cases, ablation of the hair follicles by a laser may be particularly worthwhile. For those men who simply get inflammation around the bases of the hairs, a good glycolic treatment program is worthwhile. The details of using Smoothing Gel, a 10% glycolic acid product, are discussed below.

The following is a general guideline for the use of facial care products on:

Normal to Dry Skin

Oily to Acne-Prone Skin.

For an extensiveTable of Product Uses and Directions for Product Use, please email us at info@facialcarecenter.com. Should you have questions regarding any of the directions listed below, please call our office at (763) 494-9896 or 877 877-1620 or e-mail us with your questions.

 

Instructions for Men with Normal to Dry Skin.

Morning Care:

Wash/Shave/Treat: If you are using a blade razor, you can shave with Smoothing Gel and Herbal Wash instead of shaving cream. Apply Smoothing Gel first to dry skin. Then make sure you use enough Smoothing Gel and Herbal Wash , mixed together, for the razor to glide smoothly.

If you use an electric razor, apply small amount of Herbal Wash(about the size of a quarter) to a wet sponge and wash face using a brisk circular motion. Rinse with warm water and dry . Cover your face with Smoothing Gel (10% glycolic acid) all over your face and throat. Allow it to stay on your skin for 2-15 minutes (or longer after a few months of use if your face tolerates it). Rinse off well with warm water and dry. Then shave.

Moisturize: After either method of shaving, use Neova® After Shave Therapy, applying as you would after-shave lotion. Place extra amounts on any excessively dry areas.

Protect: When going outside, apply Ti-Silc™ Untinted SPF 45 Sunblock as your sun protection. SunStick Moist SPF 20 should be used daily to protect dry, chapped lips. SunStick Moist SPF 20 can also be used on the tips of the nose and ears to protect them from the sun and on the dry skin on your fingertips that tends to crack.

Evening Care:

Wash: Use Herbal Wash (about the size of a quarter) to wash face using a brisk circular motion. Rinse and dry.

Treat: Apply a small amount of Smoothing Gel all over face and throat. Allow it to stay on your skin for 2-15 minutes. Rinse off well with warm water and dry.

Moisturize: Use Neova® After Shave Therapy to moisturize, especially over the areas treated with Smoothing Gel . For variation, try Neova® Antioxidant Therapy as your moisturizer.

Special Treatments: Indulging yourself with a Neova® Gentle Purifying Mask or Neova® Copper Moisture Mask is comforting as well as good for your skin.

Consider occasional or regular use of Neova® Antioxidant Therapy, or Neova® Creme De La Copper.

 

Instructions for Men with Oily or Acne-Prone Skin:

This is a general guideline. Should you have questions regarding any of the directions listed below, please call our office at 763-588-0851or e-mail us at info@facialcarecenter.com.

Morning Care:

Wash/Shave/Treat: If you are using a blade razor, you can shave with Smoothing Gel and Herbal Wash instead of shaving cream. Apply Smoothing Gel first to dry skin. Then make sure you use enough Smoothing Gel and Herbal Wash, mixed together, for the razor to glide smoothly.

If you use an electric razor, apply a small amount of Herbal Wash, Neova® Purifying Facial Cleanser, or Deep Therapeutic Cleanser (about the size of a quarter) to a wet sponge and wash face using a brisk circular motion. Rinse with warm water and dry. Cover your face with Smoothing Gel (10% glycolic acid) all over your face and throat. Allow it to stay on your skin for 2-15 minutes (or longer after a few months of use). Rinse off well with warm water and dry. Then shave. Neova® Skin Revealing Treatment may then be applied to skin that is used to glycolic treatments and left on the skin all day

Moisturize: After either method of shaving, apply Neova® After Shave Therapy, or Neova® Mattifying Serum just as you would apply after-shave lotion. Place extra amounts on any excessively dry areas. Neova® Day Therapy may be used as well.

Special Treatment: Acne Complex Gel may be used in cases of acute acne breakouts and left on the face all day. Neova® Intensive Blemish Treatment may be used on individual blemishes, repeating the application several times daily, as needed.

Protect: When going outside, apply Z-Silc SPF 30 Sunblock as your sun protection. SunStick Moist SPF 20 should be used daily to protect dry, chapped lips. SunStick Moist SPF 20 can also be used on the tips of the nose and ears to protect them from the sun and on the dry skin on your fingertips that tends to crack. .

Evening Care:

Wash: Apply a small amount of Herbal Wash, Neova® Purifying Facial Cleanser, or Deep Therapeutic Cleanser (about the size of a quarter) to a wet sponge and wash face using a brisk circular motion. Rinse with warm water and dry.

Treat: Apply a small amount of Smoothing Gel (10% glycolic acid) all over your face and throat. Allow it to stay on your skin for 2-15 minutes (or longer after a few months of use). Rinse off well with warm water and dry. Neova® Skin Revealing Treatment can thenbe uses and left on the face overnite, if you choose to do so after your skin becomes tolerant of the glycolic products (usually after a month or two of regular glycolic use). Alternatively, Acne Complex Gel may be used in cases of acute acne breakouts and left on the face all night.

Moisturize:Use Neova® After Shave Therapy, Neova® Mattifying Serum or Neova® Night Therapy all over your face. Leave on overnight.

Occasionally or regularly, consider including Neova® Antioxidant Therapy or Neova® Creme De La Copper in your treatment regime.

 

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