Archive for "Skin Aging"

Do moisturizers really help with wrinkles?

Monday, March 4th, 2013, 6:13 pm

Venture into a men’s skin care section of a department store or look at ads in GQ or Men’s Health and you will undoubtedly see claims by skin care companies that state that their moisturizers “improve the appearance of wrinkles”. Men’s skin is different than women’s skin. For example, in [...]

Can vitamin C and vitamin E containing products improve aging skin in men?

Monday, February 11th, 2013, 8:13 am

Men are increasingly turning to vitamin C and vitamin E containing anti-aging serums, creams and lotions to fend off the signs of skin aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots and uneven skin tone. Vitamin C (a water soluble vitamin) and vitamin E (a fat soluble vitamin) are [...]

What does it mean when a skin care product has “anti-aging” on the label?

Monday, February 4th, 2013, 3:00 am

Monday, February 4th, 2013, 3:00 amThis is a frequent question among men because of the widespread use of this phrase on over-the-counter skin care products for men, like Jack Black, Lab Series, and Anthony Logistics.  First, because of the new US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rules on sunscreen that [...]

After shaving, should I use a straight sunblock or a moisturizer with sunscreen?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2012, 6:00 am

This is a great question that a lot of men have. According to a recent scientific study in *Cosmetic Dermatology*, sunscreen is the primary anti-aging ingredient in most skin care products, not so much the other exotic-sounding stuff that you see on the label. A basic concept of sunscreens that [...]

What is up with the vitamin D controversy?

uesday, October 16th, 2012, 5:25 pm

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is very important for bone health. Other benefits, including a decreased risk of cancer (especially colon), are unproven. There are two ways to obtain vitamin D: via skin exposure to sunlight and through the diet (most commonly with supplements and fortified food (eg: [...]

I never go out in the sun…do I need to wear sunscreen every day?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012, 5:09 pm

I never go out in the sun…do I need to wear sunscreen every day? Believe it or not, our exposed skin (like the face, lips, neck and backs of the hands) gets a lot of sunlight on a daily basis. Sunlight is composed of two types of rays based on [...]

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