Ask the average guy what they think about skincare and they will likely not have much to say, a little like “real men don’t eat quiche or talk about skincare!”.  The truth is men’s skin often takes a battering due to sun exposure from outdoor occupations or the rigors of sport and is in just as much need of care as that of the fairer sex!

To prove this point we’ve teamed up with House of Organic – an exclusive online retailer of Pure & Green products – and tapped into their celebrity customer base to show real men do use skincare and are happy to talk about it!

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For most men shaving is a daily ritual and learning how to manage the effects of shaving to prevent a rash is a prime concern as is minimizing oil production and keeping skin looking vibrant.  Read on for information on how to relieve and prevent common problems such as shaving rash,  large pores and acne by using real organic products.

Men’s skin is oiler than women’s skin due to the production of testosterone and is apparent until men enter their late 40’s and early 50’s.  This can result in blemishes, acne and large pores. Another concern for men is infection of the hair follicles, (known as folliculitis) which results in inflamed skin.  It is a common problem for men as shaving aggravates the condition.  It usually looks like red pimples with a hair in the centre.  Bacteria can live harmlessly on many skin surfaces, but when the skin is punctured or broken due to shaving or squeezing pimples, the bacteria can enter the wound and cause infection. Also, daily shaving weakens the acid mantel, a natural protective barrier.  This negatively impacts lubrication and the skins natural protective system.

Prevention Solution

Good hygiene practices and a simple skin care regimen is the best way to protect you against bacterial infections and maintain hydrated, vibrant looking skin. Start with washing your hands frequently and showering daily to help to minimise bacterial infection such as folliculitis and acne.  Use a towel only once when you clean the infected area and wash the towel in hot water afterwards.   To prevent re-infection, regularly disinfect your shaver with a safe disinfectant – I recommend a spray product called ‘Food Rinse’, a naturally derived substance (bioflavonoid) which penetrates simple cell walls to kill bacteria and fungus.  http://organicclean.com.au/main/page_household_products_sanitisers.html.

Follow this 3 step process to minimise inflammation, keep bacteria low and maintain healthy oil production.  Aloe Vera juice, a key ingredient in all 3 products is highly anti-inflammatory whilst Lemon Myrtle has good antimicrobial properties.   Pure & Green organics “citrus with coffee beans” exfoliate clears away loose cells, dried oil plugs and dirt.  All products are soap free therefore assist in maintaining hydrated skin and balanced oil production.

  1. Clean your skin with Pure & Green organics “Lemon Myrtle” cleanser. Apply a small amount to your palm, gently massage into face then  remove with water.
  2. Tone to prevent shaving rash with Pure & Green organics “skin conditioning tone”.  Place a small amount to palms of hands and pat over face, paying particular attention to bearded areas.
  3. Exfoliate to remove excess oil with Pure & Green organics “citrus with coffee beans” exfoliate twice weekly after cleansing.  Apply a small amount to palm and massage into face for about 10 seconds. Leave for approximately 1 minute then wash off with warm water.

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