Now more than ever before, it seems that there’s an increasing pressure on men to look good. In the past, men just tended to accept how they looked, but these days it’s a lot easier for men to use creams, have facial treatments to look after their skin to help look the best they can, just the same as women do.
Our first thought when we think of anti-ageing treatments is usually of women’s treatments and products. Adverts for cosmetic facial treatments are typically aimed at women and always seem to use female models to advertise the products. These days however, there’s a growing number of men, who show a greater interest in their skin care and how they look, and are they are now willing to do something about it.
Popularity of chemical peels for men has grown steadily in recent years, and a ‘man peel’ is now a regular feature in the skin care routine of many men.
By removing dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, a facial peel will create smoother-looking skin, letting new, healthy cells grow back. The treatment also helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, mild acne scarring, enlarged pores, brown spots and ingrown hairs, and they also give a smoother texture to the skin. Although technically the treatment for men is the same as the women’s treatment, the chemical peels for men concentrate on different areas. Facial treatments for men are particularly effective for those who shave, as regular shaving can cause irritations on the face.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliation treatment which buffs away the top layer of skin, dislodging the dead skin cells and leaving you with a fresh and rejuvenated look. A medical grade microdermabrasion machine offers the latest treatment; from mild exfoliation to deeper medical treatments. The treatment uses a light mist of crystals to gently and painlessly dislodge dead and dull cells from the top layer of the skin, and at the same time a vacuum suction removes them, resulting in smooth and glowing skin.
It’s thought that in the past, men haven’t been as meticulous as women with their skin care routines, so microdermabrasion treatment might just be a revelation to them, as they’ll help to rejuvenate the skin on the chest, neck, hands, forearms, as well as the face. Men might enjoy looking manly and rugged, but rough, pitted, wrinkled or blemished skin isn’t really the image men want to show off.