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|5 Oct|5 mins

In Search Of The Fountain Of Youth

Skin care hacks you need to know.
Olivia Drake
5 Oct
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Men’s grooming technology has come a long way from the old shampoo and soap routine. From bio-hacking to botanicals, when it comes to looking fresh it’s officially a no-brainer that you’ve got to take in the whole picture. There’s no quick cheat sheet if you’re hoping to transcend the body’s limitations but we’ve picked out the latest high-tech solutions to up your maintenance game. Bonus time: they don’t require hours in front of the mirror. Your new age-defying regime is all about working smarter, not harder. Add these simple sciences into your daily cycle and you’re new nickname will be Benjamin Button.

Rewilding

We hate to say the ladies told us so but all those ‘superfoods’ they’ve been ingesting and topically applying aren’t just for a good insta-shot. Clinical evidence is in that an all-green ethos for our skin will actually get results. Here’s the latest natural ingredients to look out for when updating your goods on the bathroom shelf. Charcoal if you want to cleanse, detox and get rid of everyday grime. Peppermint not just for the cool factor but its ability to relieve skin irritations (eg: shave burn). Cedarwood for its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial agents plus its woody scent is irresistible. Where to find? Hunter Lab is all over it.

Cool runnings

Cryotherapy is having a moment. AKA an ice bath. Everyone from your favourite football team to Tony Robbins are doing it. Among some of the surface-level pros are tightens pores, stimulates cell renewal, boosts collagen production and reduces skin blemishes plus a rich list of wellness benefits. Iceman Wim Hof recommends starting with a daily cold shower for 30 seconds and gradually building up the intensity to the ice. Brrr.

Advice
|5 Oct|5 mins

In Search Of The Fountain Of Youth

Skin care hacks you need to know.
Olivia Drake
5 Oct
Share:

Men’s grooming technology has come a long way from the old shampoo and soap routine. From bio-hacking to botanicals, when it comes to looking fresh it’s officially a no-brainer that you’ve got to take in the whole picture. There’s no quick cheat sheet if you’re hoping to transcend the body’s limitations but we’ve picked out the latest high-tech solutions to up your maintenance game. Bonus time: they don’t require hours in front of the mirror. Your new age-defying regime is all about working smarter, not harder. Add these simple sciences into your daily cycle and you’re new nickname will be Benjamin Button.

Rewilding

We hate to say the ladies told us so but all those ‘superfoods’ they’ve been ingesting and topically applying aren’t just for a good insta-shot. Clinical evidence is in that an all-green ethos for our skin will actually get results. Here’s the latest natural ingredients to look out for when updating your goods on the bathroom shelf. Charcoal if you want to cleanse, detox and get rid of everyday grime. Peppermint not just for the cool factor but its ability to relieve skin irritations (eg: shave burn). Cedarwood for its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial agents plus its woody scent is irresistible. Where to find? Hunter Lab is all over it.

Cool runnings

Cryotherapy is having a moment. AKA an ice bath. Everyone from your favourite football team to Tony Robbins are doing it. Among some of the surface-level pros are tightens pores, stimulates cell renewal, boosts collagen production and reduces skin blemishes plus a rich list of wellness benefits. Iceman Wim Hof recommends starting with a daily cold shower for 30 seconds and gradually building up the intensity to the ice. Brrr.

*via Instagram @shaun.lyle

Save face

If you believe cream should only be used on pancakes then oil is your new best friend. 2018 is all about the oil. An ancient grooming tool that is getting a replay. This one really is a lazy secret. Just smother your face, hair, body and/or beard in oil of your choice pre-cold shower (see above) and Bob’s your uncle, the ladies won’t be able to keep their hands off you.

Total exposure

#NakedSunTime. It’s a thing (obviously whenever socially acceptable). And the benefits aren’t just for getting rid of the boardies tan. Getting UV radiation on your chest has been proven to up your testosterone by 120 percent but that same exposure on your private bits spikes it by 200 percent. Testosterone is an anti-aging hormone which means not only does it help you live longer but keeps you looking in good shape. It’s like what spinach was to Popeye. This isn’t an excuse to burn yourself to a crisp. Lobster isn't trending. The devil’s in the dose. Get a taste, and then play it smart.

Spike your shake

Collagen is the latest buzz ingredient to add to your morning protein shake or coffee/smoothie/insert beverage of choice. Naturally our body’s collagen makes up nearly 80 percent of your skin. After 25, we break down more collagen than we make which is why we start to see wrinkles. Supplementing extra in your diet is an easy way to boost your stores. Research shows it improves skin’s elasticity, reduces wrinkles, hydrates and protects the skin from everyday free radicals.

Olivia Drake
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