She Tries Her Father’s Skin Care Routine And Was Surprised By The Results
Even though men are from Mars and women are from Venus, the desire for beautiful skin knows no boundaries. Everyone wants perfect skin, but finding that one elixir takes time and patience. While it’s true there are some genetically blessed men who only need a quick scrub with soap to look devastatingly gorgeous, most will confess they follow a skincare regimen, especially during the hot summer months when skin is prone to breakouts. From a mild cleanser and toner, to a full-blown arsenal of skin care products that could put Estee Lauder to shame, men are just as equally concerned about their skin.
Women usually begin their pursuit for glowing skin starting in their teens. From battling pimples to trying to prevent wrinkles, most women will tell you that their daily skin-care routine can become quite tedious with cleansers, toners, exfoliating products, acne and wrinkle treatments. It’s a wonder we are so tired at the end of the day, we work two jobs!
With skin-care regimens for men and women being so drastically different, it would be interesting to see what results a swap would produce. For one young lady, her ongoing battle with teenage acne led her to do just that. After feeling exhausted with the never-ending application of specialized soaps, creams and acne treatments, Maxine Builder of bustle.com decided to give her dad’s “beauty” routine a try for one week to see if the grass is truly greener on the other side of the testosterone fence.
Without further ado, she went ahead to abandoned her normal routine for seven days and took on her dad’s basic plan for skin care. Armed with Tone soap, salicylic acid for pimple treatment and shaving cream, she went to war.
Keep in mind the newest fad in skin care is face shaving for women. No, not because they want to be the bearded lady in the circus, but because it is believed to help with exfoliation on a deeper level, and indeed, her skin was silky smooth after shaving. Though this treatment plan was vastly different from her own, she found a noticeable difference by day seven.
If your current skin care routine just doesn’t seem to be working, why not shake things up a bit? Exchanging your regular products out for something more natural can make a huge difference in your complexion, and the best part is that it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. For example, coconut oil is now all the rage for everything beauty. From smoothing your skin to brightening your smile, it’s an anti-aging potion in a bottle. Swap out your moisturizer for it, and you will thank us in the morning.
Looking for a gentle facial scrub? Instead of paying top dollar for a sugar scrub, mix equal parts of olive oil with brown cane sugar for an invigorating and exfoliating treatment. If you are prone to oily skin, apple cider vinegar works wonders without drying out your face like products that contain alcohol.
Whether you are man or woman, a healthy glow is as close as your kitchen pantry.