SkiNcARE FOR MEN - Choice Pharmacy

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After you finish
shaving, apply a
toner to close your
pores and
invigorate your
skin.
Finally, apply a
moisturiser (look
for one with an SPF 30 if you are working
outdoors) to protect your face during the day.
In the shower
Make the most of your power shower with a few simple
extras:
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Look for an all-in-one shampoo and body wash, they're
quick and easy.
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Try using a body scrub to exfoliate your back and shoulders
where your skin is usually the oiliest.
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Try a scalp massage to relax and increase the circulation to
your hair follicles.
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To boost energy, alternate between warm and cool water
and exfoliate in a circular motion with a loofah.
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To de-stress, use warm water and a light, steady pressure
to dilate blood vessels and promote circulation. Cleanse
your stomach and limbs with long, soothing strokes.
At the gym
After a workout at the gym your skin will need a bit of
extra attention. Try:
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Washing with a gentle cleanser. This will stop sweat
blocking your pores and causing blackheads.
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A turbo-charged shower product. Go for a gel that contains
concentrated treatment ingredients, including alpha hydroxy
acids (AHAs), salicylic acid and vitamins. These will smooth
your skin from head to toe.
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Products with herbal ingredients like peppermint,
eucalyptus, birch and juniper. These are good for relaxing
and helping muscle cramps.
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A mild antibacterial soap if you get acne on your chest or
back - sweating can often make acne worse.
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Staying fresh with a deodorising shower gel and a strong
antiperspirant deodorant. Always change your clothes after
you workout (wearing sweaty clothes can lead to acne), use
a clean towel each time and wear cotton fabrics next to your
skin to let it breathe.
Answers to quiz
1. 2500 hours
2. 20%
3. twice as much
4. in the morning after a shower
5. 60
6. false
7. 51 minutes
WARNING:
This booklet is intended to provide basic information for the general public.
It is not intended to, nor does it, constitute medical advice. Readers are
warned against relying solely on the information contained herein, or
changing medical schedules or life activities based on the information it
contains without first consulting a doctor.
skincare
for men
skin & hair care
Know the skin you’re in
How much time do men spend shaving over a lifetime in
average?
A. 1000 hours
B. 2000 hours
C. 2500 hours
D. 3500 hours
A man’s skin is thicker than a women’s skin by
A. 10%
B. 20%
C. 30%
Sebaceous (oil) secretions in men are
A. 1.5 times less than women
B. the same
C. twice as much
What's the best time to shave?
A. At night
B. In the morning after a shower
C. In the morning before a shower
About how many strokes does it take for a perfect
shave?
A. 20
B. 50
C. 60
An electric shaver
is gentler than wet
shaving
A. True
B. False
On average, women spend 58 minutes a day in the
bathroom. How many minutes do men spend?
A. 15 min
B. 30 min
C. 51 min
Let's start with some shaving tips:
For the best shave
When it comes to shaving, most men tend to stick to their
own ritual, but here are some suggestions that should make
the experience more pleasant and effective for you.
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Have a shower first. This will give your skin and beard
time to hydrate and relax, making it softer and easier to
shave. The shower will also help open up your pores for
a closer shave.
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Use a cleanser. If you don't have time for a
shower, then a cleanser rinsed off with warm
water will also work to soften your skin and
beard. In general, men's skin produces more
oil and gets dirtier than women's, so cleansing
should be a part of your daily routine anyway.
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Electric shaving is a fast option, but a wet shave still
gives the smoothest results.
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Shaving foams need at least one minute to be absorbed
into the skin, creams and lotions work faster. -
Splash your face with warm water until all the shaving
cream and hairs have been rinsed away. Shave once
more if you need to, but don't shave against your hair
growth, this will give you a rash.
Discover your skin
Men's skin is different from women's. But that doesn't mean
it needs any less taking care of. These days men are becoming
more conscious of the need to look after their skin, and are
discovering how good healthy skin can feel. The days of a quick
flick of the razor, a little soap and a generic shampoo are over.
Full skin care lines specially geared to care for male skin are now
available.
But if you're a male who enjoys simplicity, it doesn't mean that
your basic skincare routine has to become a whole lot more
complicated, or expensive. This brochure will give you some
practical ideas on how you can care for your skin and take
advantage of the new types of men's skincare products
now on the market.