Why Keeping Your Skin Healthy Isn't Just for the Ladies Anymore
It's no secret that a person with healthy looking skin looks more attractive in the eyes of others. It's something deeply ingrained in our way of thinking, and it actually predates our contact with the west. In many parts of Asia, both men and women go to great lengths to make sure their skin is healthy looking.
Our country isn't an exception, but the concept of maintaining healthy looking skin has always eluded us men. It's always been exclusively for girls, and those who are too fussy in terms of keeping their skin blemish free are often accused of being too vain.
Our skin says something about how we take care of ourselves and for many, healthy looking skin means we know how to take care of ourselves the proper way.
More than just Visual Appeal
A guy sporting skin that looks healthy and blemish free is sure to turn heads and stand out from the crowd. There's a misconception that many women find guys that have lighter skin more attractive, but they aren't necessarily drawn to the actual 'whiteness' of the person. How our skin looks is an indicator of how well we take care of ourselves, and good hygiene is a plus for anyone.
It also keeps us looking energized and active, and prevents us from appearing haggard. It's a little known fact that our skin is actually more susceptible to tiring itself out simply due to the amount of work we do and the kind of exposure we get from the elements. We are, for example, more susceptible to getting dark spots on our skin and around our eyes; people don't usually notice it, as it's often considered solely a 'girl problem'.
Though we tend to 'man-up' when it comes to stress, our skin may say otherwise and betray what we are really feeling and experiencing. Keeping our skin healthy and energized means we can physically handle stress and look good doing it.
Keeping our skin healthy is more than just capitalizing on the visual appeal it brings, though; we're also making sure it stays healthy. The sun is our number one foe when it comes to keeping our skin healthy and blemish free, and unlike stress, we can't always get away from it especially if what we do involves exposure to its fiery presence all the time.
Now people may say tanning is a trend in the west, but the kind of sunlight they receive is very different from the one we receive in the eastern parts of the world. Our country lies very close to the equator, which means we're more exposed to the debilitating effects of the sun. It's important to remember that our skin is our first line of defense against the harmful sunlight, and not taking good care of it means we're risking irreversible skin damage and premature skin aging. They don't just lower our chances of success in the dating scene, more serious cases may even lead to skin cancer.
Healthy Skin Care Practices
Now most of us are probably thinking that taking care of our skin means we'll have to go out and buy our women's skin care products. This is a myth that many still believe in and is the reason most us, admittedly, tend to shy away from taking care of our skin.
Nowadays, there is a range of skin care products specially designed for men looking to invigorate their skin and keep it looking fair. If the goal is to get energized and healthy looking skin, check out soaps and skin care products that provide added protection to the sun, with the latter being particularly important if constant exposure to the UV light is unavoidable.
What we eat also plays a part in keeping our skin healthy and fair looking. Fruits and vegetables that are rich in vitamin C help our body naturally get rid of blemishes, as well as energize the skin and make it more resistant to the harmful effects of sunlight.
It's also a good idea to cut back on soda as sugary drinks can actually cause the skin to dry and look dull. Drink plenty of water to keep it hydrated and rejuvenated.
Caring for the skin and keeping it fair and healthy looking isn't just for the ladies anymore. How our skin looks, after all, says a lot about how we take care of ourselves.