One thing that we all have in common is that we all want to be the best possible version of ourselves. No matter our background, culture, career or current situation; most of us want to look, feel and be our best. Of course, there are times when we don’t care because maybe we are focusing on something of more importance in the moment, or we don’t have the time or the energy. But those instances don’t (or at least they shouldn’t) happen often and they hopefully don’t last too long. Outside of those situations, we all want to be at our best.
This is accomplished by taking the best care of ourselves in all areas of life. Our physical and emotional health, our personal relationships, our careers and our appearance all play a key role in our overall feelings of self-worth and confidence. Generally, most men are pretty good at striving to be their best in most of these areas. However, when it comes to our appearance, sometimes we fall short when it comes to the details.
In general, men and women differ vastly when it comes to the effort we put into our physical selves. I’m not saying that men care less about the way they look. Rather, men often put the effort into different areas than our female counterparts. We are much more comfortable spending an hour in the gym than we are spending an hour in the bathroom doing our hair and shaving. A mature man will focus on the main aspects of aesthetics; our physique, our hair, our wardrobes.... but we fall short when it comes to the details. Details like our skin.
One of the biggest areas where men cut corners is their skin. As a part of our daily routines, most of us shower, brush our hair and teeth, dress well and maybe even exercise. But that’s where it ends. And that’s understandable. I mean, who doesn’t want to spend less time working on themselves and more time being themselves? But we can get one step closer to being the best versions of ourselves by adding one small step to our daily routine...and that is to moisturize.
Don’t worry. We’re not going to tell you to spend more time primping in the mirror. But believe it or not, there ARE many benefits to moisturizing your skin every day.
The first major benefit is more youthful skin, which results in a more youthful looking YOU! The older and more experienced we get, the more it begins to show. Smile lines, cracks and wrinkles increase and become more defined. Using a face-cream or moisturizer can help fill in these peaks and valleys, giving you a more youthful, revitalized look.
Another positive side effect of moisturizing is ultimately having less dry and dead skin. Dry skin leads to feeling itchy and uncomfortable; and dead skin lying on our shirt and shoulders is embarrassing. Applying lotion daily helps keep skin smooth and moisturized. Especially during the winter months. Incorporate using LIP BALM for greater protection against the elements.
Lastly, moisturizing daily helps to keep skin hydrated. Our bodies are made of mostly water, and a lot of that water is held in our skin. Many men have grueling daily regimens that not only dehydrate us internally, but also takes a toll on our body’s outer layer of protection as well. Using a natural, paraben free moisturizer like the one made by DAPPER EFFECTS further works to rehydrate skin much better than products containing synthetic ingredients. Crafted from natural ingredients like Aloe Leaf and Coconut Oil, DAPPER EFFECTS moisturizer embodies what it means to live with confidence and swagger. Both are rich in vitamins and minerals and when they are combined, they create a blend that rejuvenates your skin. Aloe vera is high in antioxidants and essential amino acids; properties that boost the health of hair and skin. It protects and moisturizes while reducing that dry, itchy skin syndrome. Coconut oil has many properties that contribute to the anti-aging effect of this moisturizer. It also contains healthy fatty acids that help sooth, moisture and protect your skin. Not to mention, it smells amazing!
Start implementing these simple changes into your routine and you’ll find that your skin will become smoother, healthier and better hydrated. Ultimately, reversing the clock and giving you that rejuvenated look that matches your youthful, energetic spirit.
- Mike Pierce AKA Audio Velvet