Back in the day it was believed that men considered grooming to be just having a shave and getting a haircut. Today, however, there is plenty of evidence showing that they are heading for the salons as well.
In recent years, there has been huge growth in the retail of men’s skincare and hair products. It is estimated that the men’s grooming industry turns over a whopping $21 billion worldwide.
Not only are hair and skin product sales up but more men are visiting beauty salons with many reporting 25% of salon customers are now men.
I am getting straight to it this month with seven easy ways to keep your hair healthy in 2019.
1. Get plenty of protein. If you don’t you can end up with dry, brittle strands. Eat chicken, turkey, fish and dairy products. Vegetarians and vegans should go for legumes, nuts, tofu and quinoa.
2. Cut down on hairdryers and heated styling tools. It is far better to let your hair dry naturally.
3. Have trims regularly. This helps get rid of split ends before they become a problem. Go for one every six to eight weeks.
I realise that time of year is fast approaching and before you know it you’ll be desperately trying to think of presents for your loved ones.
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I need my sleep as much as anyone but did you know that getting the right number of hours can help you have healthier skin?
Once you are asleep many bodily functions kick in. DNA repair, cellular detox and cellular production are all in action while we sleep, oblivious to the good work taking place in our bodies.
Annet King, Director of Global Education Dermalogica and the International Dermalogica Institute sums it up nicely. “The body uses sleep time for internal housekeeping”, she says. “This is when we process nutrients, detoxify, renew and recharge, so giving your body ample time to accomplish all this is critical for keeping your skin – not to mention your health – in peak condition.”
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• Block Breakouts! Dermalogica’s Clear Start breakout booster is a fast-acting acne treatment that can work in just 15 minutes. Because it is formulated with salicylic acid it acts swiftly to kill breakout bacteria to help clear the skin quickly. In addition, it calms irritation and soothes any dryness that may occur. The phytoplankton extract helps balance the skin’s natural microbiome.
Apply directly to the breakout area in a thin layer and repeat as required.