5 Simple Natural Skin Care Tips for Men In the not-so-distant past no self-respecting man would be caught dead reading an article on skin care tips for men. But times have changed and men now realize that they have to take good care of their skin. So to all you men out there, listen up and learn all about the best natural skin care tips for you. Skin care for men (and women, for that matter) should focus first on keeping the skin clean. This is a no-brainer. After all, you can t have skin that is healthy and glowing when it s clogged with dirt and grime. The following skin care tips for men will show you how to keep your skin healthy and wrinkle-free, the natural way. 1. Wash and Cleanse Skin Regularly Okay, I know you ve been doing this since you were in kindergarten but now that you re a bit older you definitely want something that s gentle on your skin. Many commercial soaps and facial cleansers contain harsh ingredients that can strip your skin of natural oils, leaving your skin dry and dull-looking. Instead, use mild herbal soaps and cleansers. Use warm water to open up your pores. For the final rinse, use cool water to close the pores. 2. Eat Good Fats Now you may think that eating fat is a bad idea, but this is actually a good skin care tip for men. Your body needs essential fatty acids to make cell membranes and body chemicals like hormones. Yes, hormones. I knew this would make you sit up and take notice. Anyway, essential fats keep your heart healthy and may prevent cancer. They also fight inflammation and may help people with acne, eczema, or dry skin. Rich sources of good fats include avocados, olives, nuts and coldwater fish such as salmon and sardines. My boyfriend and I like to take a purified omega-3 supplement from Xtend-Life daily, because it ensures that I get enough healthy fats in my body. 3. Improve Your Digestion In alternative medicine good skin indicates a good digestive system. People with acne, psoriasis, eczema and other skin disorders often suffer from digestive disorders such as constipation and leaky gut. You can improve your digestion by drinking more water everyday to help eliminate waste products and prevent constipation. Your digestion can become sluggish if you do not consume enough fiber in your diet. Raw fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, prunes, whole grains, beans and other legumes are rich sources of dietary fiber. I recommend fiber from completely natural sources, such as fruits and vegetables, but many people like their whole grains, so that is completely acceptable as well. A word of caution here: gradually increase your fiber intake to prevent unpleasant side effects such as bloating, diarrhea and gas. 4. Exercise Regularly This may seem like a strange skin care tip for men, but seriously now, it will increase your metabolism, improve circulation, clear your pores as you sweat, increase collagen production, and generally make you feel good about yourself. Now if that doesn t make your skin glow, no other skin care tip for men will. In the end, it all comes down to taking care of your body from both the inside and the outside. The hardest part is staying consistent and doing what is best for you. 5. Eat Antioxidant-Rich Foods Many fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin E that protect against skin damage. Broccoli, blueberries, red beans, strawberries, pecans and walnuts can keep your skin wrinkle-free and glowing with health. If you remember nothing else, just remember that most antioxidant rich foods are very colorful and vibrant, such as fruits, vegetables, and berries.
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