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February 2, 2004
Skin care tip:
#1 Keep it clean.
Men have approximately 15% oilier skin and significantly larger pores than women do. Basically, this means you get dirtier. It is very important; no matter what skin type you have, to clean your face every day. Deep cleansing is important. It keeps pores clear and your skin healthy and looking good.
Cleansing products should be as chemical-free as possible. Deodorant soaps shouldn't be used on your face. They cleanse with harsh ingredients and leave a detergent film behind. This may irritate your skin and will clog your pores. Go natural.
A good scrub is essential for healthy clean skin. It will remove dead cells and smooth the surface of your face. The scrub should be strong without being damaging. Stay away from scrubs that contain rough elements like ground bits of nut or seed extracts. They will tear and damage the skin. A good scrub will invigorate you, not hurt you.
Moisturizing is a necessity. Again, the product with the least amount of chemical additives is the best. Always use a light moisturizer on your face after cleansing and shaving and don't forget your neck!
For an intensive moisturizing treatment, use something with vitamin E or aloe vera. This is especially wonderful for an under eye treatment. Remember it is very important to moisturize this sensitive area - it is one of the first places to show age because the skin under your eye secretes no necessary oils on its own.
Anti Aging tip:
Importance of Exercise
The ultimate human growth hormone therapy includes exercise. The greatest anti aging health tip for anyone is to get regular exercise, even as simple as a daily 10 minute walk., This helps to promote the body's natural hormonal function. Human growth hormone injections and anti-aging hormone supplements will change your metabolism, but body fat will continue to leach the precious human growth hormone from your system unless exercise is combined with your anti-aging treatments.
Plastic surgery tip:
Lots of people have skin tags. A constant question we get is how to get rid of them. By far, the best treatment is surgical removal. Usually only a topical anesthetic is used, no sutures are required and no scars are seen. It takes about 5 minutes to remove 20 skin tags. The procedure is usually covered by insurance.
All of those other options doctors mention are just that - other options that are not the first line of treatment. There is no real literature I can find on some of the herbal therapies some web sites recommend. I would be careful with these other approaches.