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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Overwhemly men make up the majority of suicides. It's time we started this talk. If you're depressed or feeling low, you don't have to go at this alone. Reach out, seek help and support.
To speak with someone, contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline on 1-800-273-TALK.
Shaving is a pretty traumatic event for your skin. You're ripping out hair and old skin and that causes irritation. I've known many men who have had issues with irritation after shaving which can be anything from redness to razor bumps. Much of this irritation stems from your shaving routine. It can as simple as changing your razors more frequently or using a nourishing after shave balm. Here are some things to try to reduce skin irritation:
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1. Make sure you're replacing your razor every 10 days or after 3-4 shaves.
2. Shave every 2-3 days. This will cut down on how much irritation your face has to endure while shaving. It also gives your skin time to heal before the next shave.
3 Use a pre-shave oil rich in castor oil and olive oil. Using pre-shave oil will soften your face, add glide to your razor, and also lift the hair so it can be easily shaved.
4. Use a natural shave soap or cream that is rich in oils, ones that includes lanolin, glyercin, and use bentonite or kaolin clay are your best bet.
6. Shave with the grain (the natural way your hair grows).
5. Use an aftershave balm that has witch hazel, glyercin, vitamin E, and soothing essential oils such as: Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, and Cedarwood.
These are basic ideas to get you started. Skin is different for each person so there isn't a one size fits all approach. Try one or any combination and see what works for you. If you have any questions don't hesitate to hit us up.
As men I don’t think we pay much attention to our skin. Maybe some of us think “well it is going to age anyway, so why even bother trying to save it.” I would say it is better to care for your skin now then trying to foresee what you are going to look like in the future.
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Point blank: Store bought products have harsh chemicals and preservatives that can damage your skin rather than improve it. They can cause allergic reactions and dry out your skin making it worse not better. How many of you ever used soap and itched after using it? Or used a face wash and it left a filmily residue or dry feeling? That’s the result of the chemical dyes, fragrances, and preservatives used in those products.
The good news is that organic skin products are healthier for your skin. Natural skincare companies don’t use substances that are harsh chemically so you are not putting harmful toxins on your skin. Your skin will feel clean and moisturized. Some ingredients found in natural products are aloe, glyercin, olive oil, palm oil, essential oils, lanolin, and even goat milk!
The most important reason for using natural skin care products are the health benefits and the youthfulness of your skin. Looking younger gives you better navigation in life both professional and personally. A Dapper appearance can yield many benefits, especially in this day and age where jobs are few and far between, and that extra “umph” that will help you stand out.
I hope this helped and there’s more to come. if you have any questions feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org