If I were to ask every man that walks into our practice today what he washes his face with I am almost certain most, if not all, would look very confused and then would say something like “water” or “body wash” or they would say “I don’t really wash my face.” For this reason I think the first step is to educate men on why skincare should be part of their daily ritual.
In general, men typically have thicker skin, larger pores and more oil production than women. Just like women, men’s skin is exposed to harsh elements like sun, wind, pollution and blue light (computer screen, phone etc.) but men are at a greater risk for damage from these elements because unlike women, most men aren’t doing anything to protect their skin from these free radicals. In addition, most men shave regularly and while shaving is actually good for the skin because of its exfoliating benefits, it can also cause irritation and sensitivity.
Think about it: your face is your first impression! You likely spend time exercising, eating (pretty) healthy foods, and keeping your face well-shaven. Your skin matters just as much, so remember to invest in it. Regular facial treatments coupled with consistent product application (morning and night) can drastically improve skin texture, oil production and the appearance of fine lines + wrinkles. Everyone wants to look and feel younger, so don’t forget to treat your face!
Now that we have determined the characteristics of men’s skin, the harsh exposure it faces, and the lack of thought given to caring for it, let’s get to the facial services offered and who should get them. ALL MEN will benefit from a facial! I highly recommend starting with the Men’s Diamond Detox. In addition to addressing sensitivity, razor burn, ingrown hairs, excess oil and uneven texture, this treatment uses a diamond tip wand and suction to thoroughly clean pores and exfoliate the skin.
Not only will you leave with skin that feels calm, smooth and refreshed but you will get a quick lesson in how to care for your skin at home and when to schedule your next facial service.
THE MEN’S RITUAL
40 minutes. $50.
This treatment addresses conditions typically associated with men’s skin: sensitivity, razor burn, ingrown hairs, excess oil, uneven texture, clogged pores and acne. Leaves face feeling calm, smooth and refreshed.
THE MEN’S DIAMOND DETOX
60 minutes. $99.
In addition to addressing sensitivity, razor burn, ingrown hairs, excess oil and uneven texture, the Diamond-Oxy Microdermabrasion restores the skin’s youthful appearance. This treatment polishes the skin using a crystal-free diamond tip wand to thoroughly clean pores, exfoliate and prevent breakouts.