We men are not exactly known for being excessively vain on beauty issues or exchanging beauty tips. But we also notice that our youth has an expiry date. That is why we have now published an extensive free guide that accompanies you on the way to healthy, young skin.
Download the complete care guide and find out why staying young isn't that difficult.
And we'll tell you a secret:
Even if we are cosmetic manufacturers, we have to honestly tell you that good skin care starts with you and your lifestyle.
Why is that?
Read our e-book chapter on lifestyle and skin here on the blog:
Healthy nutrition leads to healthy skin: your skin needs good nutrition
When our skin renews itself, it needs building materials. We absorb these building materials with food and they reach the skin via the bloodstream. There our body processes them further to firm connective tissue and fresh skin cells for a healthy complexion. Tallow and lipids are also produced here, which are important for the skin's own protective barrier.
Fact: Your skin renews itself every month.
That means: if you only eat healthier for a month, you can already notice a change in your skin complexion!
The important building materials for healthy, firm skin are proteins, vitamins, minerals and trace elements. But fats and carbohydrates are also part of it - however: there are differences in quality! If you consume food with bad fats and bad carbohydrates, you risk skin infections, pimples and blackheads. All of this leads to faster skin aging, which we naturally want to avoid.
Drop by drop young and healthy skin: why you should drink at least two liters a day
You don't have to have a green thumb to know that if you don't water a plant, it shrinks, loses color, and wilts. The same thing happens to your skin: It is 80 percent water and urgently needs hydration to keep it young and alive.
Your skin needs water because ...
… Water improves the elasticity of the skin cells
Skin consists largely of water. If it lacks liquid, it loses tension. By drinking plenty of water, you compensate for this: you plump up your skin from the inside and tighten it. Water is a wrinkle killer!
... water stimulates the blood circulation
With just half a liter of water after getting up you promote your blood circulation. On the one hand, this has a positive effect on dark circles, on the other hand, it also gets your metabolism going: Your body can remove old cells and has space for fresh new ones.
... water detoxifies your body
The digestive processes in our skin create toxins that can harm our body and skin. The more water the body has, the better it can detoxify. The advantage for the skin: the toxins are not removed through the sweat glands and can therefore cause less inflammation!
What to drink: tea is ok, cola is not
Your skin urgently needs sufficient fluids to stay young, firm and fresh. You can achieve the opposite, however, if you have a poor fluid balance: drinks with sugar or alcohol are taboo; Milk or buttermilk is nutritious, but not a source of liquids.
The optimal liquid is built as close to the water as possible: tea and heavily diluted juice spritzers are ideal. A splash of lemon in a glass of water is also perfect: Vitamin C supports the liver in detoxification and actively combats free radicals as an antioxidant.
Switch down: If you live fast, you will quickly look old
Why you should enjoy alcohol in moderation ...
After a long party, you stand in front of the mirror in the morning: the facial skin is irritated, red and easily inflammable, the dark circles darker than usual. The fun of the last night has its price: alcohol damages your skin enormously! It removes moisture and important nutrients from it and damages its defense function. Alcohol creates the basis for pimples, blackheads and premature aging due to wrinkles and skin damage.
... and should avoid smoking altogether.
Bad for the lungs, the nose, the condition, the own smell - and also the skin: Anyone who smokes puts their whole body at risk. The toxins in tobacco lower the collagen and elastin levels, causing the skin to wrinkle and lose its elasticity. Even more: smoking disturbs the blood circulation in your skin! It only renews itself slowly, becomes pale and ignites. The result is smoking acne on pale, gray and wrinkled skin.
Work hard, play hard? Take it easy on your skin
Your skin urgently needs rest. Not only calmness of alcohol and cigarettes, but also of constant haste and pressure: stress weakens your immune system and thus your skin. It becomes dry, irritated and lifeless; This causes inflammation, rash and wrinkles. Even more: stress leads to lack of sleep. This is very worrying, because during your sleep your body releases a growth hormone that regenerates your skin. No sleep, no fresh skin.
So the question for a young look is: How well can you relax and switch off? In fact, it is not easy for many people. But there are ways to train serenity: meditation, yoga, mindfulness exercises or just a quiet walk (without a smartphone) have an effect on inner satisfaction.
Beautiful and sweaty: why sport is a perfect anti-aging agent
There's something about it: researchers compared tissue samples from young and old subjects. They found that the skin of men around 65 is as fresh as that of those around 30 - provided the regular training was right! Sport is 4 times good for the skin:
Reason 1: cell renewal
When you exercise, your body produces heat and boosts blood circulation. A clear sign of this is the reddening skin. But even more happens under the skin: oxygen and nutrients get into the cells so that they can renew themselves better. Exercise makes skin feel fresher and younger.
Reason 2: sweat
Wear your sweat stains with pride: your body flushes various toxins out of your body via the sweat glands and thus reduces the risk of inflammation and blemishes - especially pimples and acne. If you sweat regularly while exercising or in the sauna, you even reduce the risk of later being affected by skin diseases.
Reason 3: skin tightening
Sure, when your muscles grow, they take up more space and tighten the skin. But your skin itself also receives a stronger connective tissue: When you exercise, you stimulate the collagen supply in the skin. After all, collagen is the building block for solid connective tissue.
Reason 4: balance
In the previous chapter we noted that stress reduction is good for the skin. And this is where sport comes in: it is good for the psyche! On the one hand, sport is a perfect balance to everyday stress, on the other hand it increases self-esteem in the long term - not least because your body looks fresher and fitter.
Download the entire care guide as an e-book for free
Hardly anything is as valuable as your health - and an important part of it is your skin health. We want you to take good care of this treasure and that you are well.
In our free e-guide you will find everything you need to know for healthy skin and a good life. You can easily get the download link using the small form at the beginning of the article.