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By now, we
all know that adult acne is on the rise--for women and men alike. What you
might not know is that as more and more men deal with acne, more and more men are
becoming comfortable not only using acne treatments but also on relying on cosmetic products to conceal
acne and other unwanted skin marks during the time of treatment.
Facebook pole revealed that a number of guys use corrective cosmetics to cover
up their acne breakouts.
As more and
more men have to deal with acne, they also demand more assistance and
information about how to best treat and prevent acne, maintain a healthy
skincare routine and conceal blemishes and acne scars. The most obvious
difference is that women still are more proactive in searching for answers and
sharing information publically. The less
obvious difference is that the media often forgets about male needs in this
area, and about the fact that male cosmetics sector in the US grew over 40% last
year (the largest growth in cosmetic industry ever). According to the research firm Mintel this trend is expected to
grow steadily into 2018.
skincare products are actually the fastest growing sector of grooming and
cosmetics business also in Europe, Asia and Latin America.
There are still
however many guys who are doubtful, embarrassed or simply don’t put too much
effort into their skincare regimen.
take this into consideration:
Acne is as
much a disease of the skin as it is a disease of the soul. The psychological
and social impact of acne is a growing and serious concern as it may make a
severe short and long-term imprint on a person’s life (for women and men
psychological problems resulting from facial and body acne include low
self-esteem and negative body image, social withdrawal and limiting or even
terminating relationship building and social activities, lowering standards and
motivation in meeting educational or/professional & career goals, mood
swings, depression and more. These problems have a negative impact on the
quality of life. The level of personal
satisfaction or fulfillment are unfortunately too often overlooked or deemed
might be less likely than others to admit that acne is having an emotional
effect on his well-being, just as some women would be less likely to do the
same. But the fact is, in our culture, appearance is an essential part of
self-perception and often a condition of social acceptance.
Here are some suggestions, especially if you want to take full advantage
of the upcoming delightful weather.
Have you chosen an acne treatment that is right for you? One that you know will break the acne cycle
so that you don’t have to continue on a roller coaster ride?
Male acne is
hard to treat, so the sooner you get to the root of the problem
from the inside, the better.
Many of our customers use our recommended
daily skincare routine that works very well for those with acne prone
sure to stay away from drying and harsh soaps and ingredients like salicylic
acid. Also, rubbing the skin too
vigorously will only invite more bacteria into the pores, clogging them and
making your acne worse.
No we’re not going to tell you to visit the makeup counter every
week. We are going to tell you however
to try this easy cosmetics routine.
You need to cancel out the redness on your skin. So in order to do this, you must find a
concealer. For light skin, get a green
concealer. For dark skin, get an orange concealer. Dab
these on the problem areas. Use a very thin
layer (more is NOT better). Over this lighter spot cover, put on another non
comedogenic concealer that is the same color of your skin tone – again, use a
very light touch and thin layer, and dab.
cosmetics products are great for camouflaging acne and other imperfections, they
DO NOT REPLACE TREATMENT. You must also treat acne in a way that breaks
the cycle for good. Improving
your skin health is the first step in increasing the quality of your life!
Promise of Clear Skin,