Should Men Moisturize?
Published May 09 2018
Does moisturizer have anything to do with manliness? Maybe. Does it have anything to do with health? Absolutely. As Men’s Health brilliantly points out, you wouldn’t allow your leather pair of shoes to go without conditioning for several months. The effect would soon be obvious in the weakened and cracking cowhide.
Not convinced? Let’s look at these reasons men should moisturize.
#1: Moisturizer can help you avoid skin cancer
Moisturizer works by locking in your skin’s natural moisture, not letting it dry out too much. More than that, it adds vitamins and oils that make your skin healthier. Some of the most important vitamins you should see in your moisturizer are Vitamins C and E.
Your skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it is necessarily the most exposed to the elements. When the weather doesn’t call for warm or cover-all clothing, your skin is bombarded by pollution and ultraviolet rays and all those carriers of free radicals. When free radicals build up too much, they are part of the reason cancer cells grow and develop.
With Vitamins C and E in the moisturizer, the free radicals meet a protective layer of antioxidants. These hang on to the free radicals, preventing them from doing damage to the skin and possibly causing skin cancer.
#2: Moisturizer can lessen the wrinkles in your skin
Sure, we joke about all the new-fangled procedures that are supposedly designed to lessen or remove wrinkles. However, wrinkles are evidence of stressed skin and body. Instead of hiding the wrinkles or covering them up, moisturizer allows us to relax and rejuvenate the skin. We do not only help our skin recover, it acts as a stress reliever as well.
Vitamin B5 is an important ingredient for this. This vitamin can actually be applied to improve wound healing, as it aids in cell multiplication. Wrinkles in our skin are caused by small sagging flesh due to stress and other reasons. If your moisturizer has Vitamin B5, the vitamins go to work repairing the skin, filling it out, and letting the wrinkles know their time has come.
#3: Moisturizer completes the look
Let’s go back to the basics of how we look. We wouldn’t go out with cracked leather shoes. We wouldn’t go out with a ragged tie or a torn belt. We wouldn’t go out without at least looking for a comb and double-checking our hair. In the very same way, moisturizer is a vital part of the way we present ourselves.
How we treat our clothing and how we dress says a lot about how we see ourselves. We want to show we respect ourselves and how we look. We want to show that we don’t only care about body-building but everyday health concerns as well. Should men moisturize? We think the answer should definitely be yes.
Where should you start?
Revival, our natural face moisturizer, is a good place to start. It is fully organic, so it works even for the most sensitive skin. It has Vitamins C, E, and B5, all excellent ingredients for skin protection and restoration. Take it out for a spin. After all, when it comes to health, you can’t ever be too careful.