Body and facial creams. you use them?

  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    I started using some creams recently for the bags under my eyes and it seems to be working. It might be that i dont get much sleep but the bags and circles have started to go away. i also started using Stri-vectin for the stretch marks i got after losing weight. i have yet to see a difference.

    anyone use any creams? for what and do they work?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    Yes, if I were stop using them my face would fall off and their would be a monster lurking beneath!icon_evil.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    ^ what do you use?
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    sanjose408 said^ what do you use?


    For starters, sunscreen!!!! That's the most important thing you can do to prevent wrinkles and age spots. I like Olay SPF 15, but I'd use something a lot stronger if I was going to be in direct sunlight over the noon hours, like Copertone Sport SPF 50.

    Second, I like to moisterize my skin. For my body, I prefer St. Ives. It's cheap and I go through a ton of it. For my face, I try all different brands and change it up regularly. If I were you, I'd start with Olay Regenerist Serum. There are also department store brands, but they're way pricier and I really don't think they work all that much better. The secret is to use a lot of it. Don't expect to put one drop on your whole face. Use tons of it (your skin will love you for it) and gently massage it into the skin.

    Next, you are what you eat (and drink) so don't eat fast food and get drunk every night. Take a daily multi vitamin, green tea extract, and try to cut down on sugar. Eat foods high in vitamin C, like red bell peppers. They are nature's botox, according to Dr. Oz.

    Exercise, particularly with free weights, because muscle tone will fight gravity. Avoid running. (Have you watched runners in slow motion and noticed how their faces look like jelly? Well, they're causing damage and wrinkles. It sucks, I know. I used to be runner in high school. Try biking, instead.)

    Don't overwash. Some of your skin's natural oils and layers are actually protecting you. So, in the dry winter months, don't get excessive with the soap. Just take a whore bath (crotch, pits and ass, lol).

    Finally, sleep. You said you don't sleep enough. The time you think you're saving will probably come back to bite you later, because your body needs sleep to heal from the day's wares. Make it happen.

    Anti-aging is easier than people think. Don't listen to anyone who says you're being vain, or falling for snake oil. Your skin is your biggest organ, and like anything else, it'll last longer if you take good care of it.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    I wish I could sleep more. I work early and I dont get to sleep early so i use the weekend to catch up. I guess thats why they call it beauty sleep. I also dont go outdoors much except during the summer but when I do I usually use Neutrogen sun block, I think spf 70. I have an oily face so I wash it alot but I dont use soap, just water. Ive heard cucumbers work for dark circles and bags. I tried once but i ate them instead icon_smile.gif thanks for the advice.
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    Oct 17, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    I only use a moisturizer after bathing... I feel like I'm a bad gay icon_neutral.gif
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    Oct 17, 2012 9:56 PM GMT
    I use some inexpensive hand lotion on my face, have for years. I get a lot of compliments on looking younger than I am. I don't think it's as much about the brand and expense as much as about just keeping the skin moisturized to protect it from wrinkling and drying out.
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    Oct 17, 2012 9:59 PM GMT
    Save your money for surgery.......icon_lol.gif
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    turbobilly saidSave your money for surgery.......icon_lol.gif

    Ha it really does add up over the years.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    OneSongGlory saidI only use a moisturizer after bathing... I feel like I'm a bad gay icon_neutral.gif

    Or just a normal Guy icon_smile.gif at least you use it
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    Oct 17, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    OSEA Skincare, lots of chemical peeling, facial every four weeks, and only mineral sunscreen.
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    Oct 17, 2012 10:06 PM GMT
    Nope, I'm a dude.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.

    That doesn't have to stop you. Everyone needs a lil love icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 17, 2012 10:14 PM GMT
    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.


    lots of dudes use lotion icon_rolleyes.gif

    you're not that butch, bro. Chill
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    Oct 17, 2012 10:26 PM GMT
    Every day: Facial moisturizer with SPF and an eye roller, so there will be no bags. Lotion with SPF for arms and neck (started after my first 2 'spots' were removed).

    I try to put on body lotion all over at least once a week.
  • robevans912

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:44 PM GMT
    I believe in taking care of myself and a balanced diet and rigorous exercise routine. In the morning if my face is a little puffy I'll put on an ice pack while doing stomach crunches. I can do 1000 now.

    After I remove the ice pack I use a deep pore cleanser lotion. In the shower I use a water activated gel cleanser, then a honey almond body scrub, and on the face an exfoliating gel scrub.

    Then I apply an herb-mint facial mask which I leave on for 10 minutes while I prepare the rest of my routine. I always use an after shave lotion with little or no alcohol, because alcohol dries your face out and makes you look older.

    Then moisturizer, then an anti-aging eye balm followed by a final moisturizing protective lotion.
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.


    This is just the first of MANY negative comments you'll hear about men using skincare. It's easy to ignore them after you start accepting compliments about how healthy and energetic you look! Any guy who says he's too masculine for skincare, is, in fact, insecure about his masculinity. Why not just be a fat slob and stop brushing your teeth if you want the whole world to know you don't give a shit? Skincare is healthcare, and people who don't take care of themselves usually wind up bitter later on in life.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:00 PM GMT
    to the guy that said "nope, I'm a dude" - you're gay. It doesn't get any gayer than sucking another man's cock so at this point I'd say you're free to use skin care without being labeled "too gay"

    As for me - ya I actually see a dermatologist and use what he recommends. Always use sunscreen; never, under any circumstances, use a tanning bed; keep skin clean and clear by a) washing it thoroughly twice a day b) moisturizing after you wash c) never touching your face with your hands/fingers d) washing/changing bed sheets often e) sterilizing razor blades used for shaving f) changing your towel a little more often etc. etc. Not as high maintenance as it sounds - pretty easy stuff to do.

    Products I use are by Avene, Clinique for Men and Evolution Man. Always get compliments on my skin.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:19 PM GMT
    I use Eucerin Daily Protection SPF30 on my face and hands/arms, and Aveen Daily Moisturizing Lotion on other dry body parts. Both are inexpensive, unscented, untinted. Perfect.

    Use sunscreen! I had a basal cell carcinoma on my face from living in the tropics and not paying attention. No fun.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 11:23 PM GMT
    i agree with the above posts. its not just about looking good but being healthy. why not enjoy the positive outcome of sunblock and moisturizers icon_smile.gif my hands get really dry as well. i wash them alot so i try to apply lotion as often as i can.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:24 PM GMT
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    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.


    lots of dudes use lotion icon_rolleyes.gif

    you're not that butch, bro. Chill


    Don't judge and be a hater. I just don't have time cause of what I do. I know a few straight men that use moisturizer. We joke with them about but it is all good laughs.
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.


    This is just the first of MANY negative comments you'll hear about men using skincare. It's easy to ignore them after you start accepting compliments about how healthy and energetic you look! Any guy who says he's too masculine for skincare, is, in fact, insecure about his masculinity. Why not just be a fat slob and stop brushing your teeth if you want the whole world to know you don't give a shit? Skincare is healthcare, and people who don't take care of themselves usually wind up bitter later on in life.




    Again, don't judge. just saying I don't. you spend a year in the desert at a time and see how available it is for you to get. my skin is pretty good as it is. I am not bitter, I am very happy with myself. and I do give a shit. I don't smoke, rarely drink. work out twice a day, use sunblock when needed. just because I don't use skin care everyday doesn't mean I don't give a shit.

    So, I don't us skincare, does that give you the right to judge me?
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    Oct 17, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    Face - La Mer during the day and La Prairie @ night.

    Does it help? Meh... I can never tell.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Oct 17, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    @prometheus- i dont think he was judging but sounded like you were. you insinuated that "dudes" dont use skin products. this site is for gay fitness, health, and life discussions. i just wanted to see and hear what others use, dont use, how often, etc. i can send you a care package with lotions if you want icon_smile.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Oct 17, 2012 11:58 PM GMT
    Prometheus said
    HottJoe said
    Prometheus saidNope, I'm a dude.


    This is just the first of MANY negative comments you'll hear about men using skincare. It's easy to ignore them after you start accepting compliments about how healthy and energetic you look! Any guy who says he's too masculine for skincare, is, in fact, insecure about his masculinity. Why not just be a fat slob and stop brushing your teeth if you want the whole world to know you don't give a shit? Skincare is healthcare, and people who don't take care of themselves usually wind up bitter later on in life.




    Again, don't judge. just saying I don't. you spend a year in the desert at a time and see how available it is for you to get. my skin is pretty good as it is. I am not bitter, I am very happy with myself. and I do give a shit. I don't smoke, rarely drink. work out twice a day, use sunblock when needed. just because I don't use skin care everyday doesn't mean I don't give a shit.

    So, I don't us skincare, does that give you the right to judge me?


    You look great. I just like to promote skin care because I think it's worked for me. I see it as being on par with the invention of the toothbrush. I don't want to judge you. I just read differently into your first answer.