Sunday, March 13, 2011

Why men are turning to organic skincare

Don't be fooled by the stereotype of a man who doesn't care about the way he looks. Modern men are just as (or at least almost) as concerned with their appearance as women. And healthy skin is a fundamental part of looking great.

For men, skin care is a mere afterthought. Beyond the world of shaving their faces, it is rare for a man to devote time to his skin. Yeah right! These days, skin care is no longer just a woman's concern. We are in the 21st century, and the pressure is on for man to take care of himself. Men are increasingly aware and concerned about the health of their skin. More men than ever are interested in taking care of their skin, and ensuring that they maintain their youthful looks for as long as possible.

Man's blooming desire for beautiful skin is an 8 billion dollar industry. So why are men beginning to catch up with women's interest in beauty products?

Most importantly, everyone wants to retain youthful skin for as long as possible. Along with drinking plenty of water and eating a healthy diet, moisturizing and nurturing the skin is the best way to grow old gracefully.

As we mature, the elastic and collagen, which is the connective tissues that give skin its firmness and elasticity, begin to disappear. Proper skin care is essential to keep this process at bay for as long as possible.

Why Natural and Organic?

More and more men are reacting to the synthetic chemicals used by many high street brands of male grooming products. Therefore they are turning to natural formulations free from unnecessary synthetic ingredients, which will be absorbed by the body.

Switching to organic food in order to avoid consuming toxins is a popular choice. People are also becoming aware that what is put on the skin will always make its way into the blood stream. That means that if skin care products are full of chemicals, they will eventually be flowing through the body. Since the skin can be a mirror for what is going on in the body, the chemicals may once again show up on the skin. It also means that the liver has to work harder to process them.

Organic, chemical free moisturiser means no toxins for the body to deal with, and ultimately, healthier skin.

Organic Products Can Revolutionize Shaving

Nearly 80 percent of men say shaving irritates their skin. Razor burn is actually often "product" burn. Many of the products that are designed for men are poorly formulated and contain far too many irritating ingredients.

These skin irritants make the hair follicle and skin swell, forcing the hair up and away from the skin, supposedly allowing for a closer shave. Unfortunately, the irritation and resulting swelling cause some of the hair to be hidden by the swollen follicle and skin. The swollen skin makes it harder for the stubble to find its way back out. If the hair begins to grow (which it does almost immediately) before the swelling is reduced, the likelihood of ingrown hairs is increased.

Shaving with a razor abrades the skin enough to cause havoc, but then men typically splash an aftershave lotion with irritating ingredients over that broken skin. Think of splashing chemicals on a cut or scrape on your body.

Most organic products are mild and won't irritate the skin, even if there is abrasion.

Conscious products for Conscious Men

Other natural products that men are choosing to use are soaps and shower gels. Aluminum and parabens have been linked to cancer and other health complaints, but deodorants free of them are available specially formulated for men.


Check out these great natural and organic mens grooming products which are organic, natural and effective.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Kimberly Wyatt Exclusive Interview

Here at Lucy Rose, we were lucky enough to get the chance to ask Kimberly Wyatt about her fab new range of natural mineral make up and here's what she said.....

LR: What led you to set up BM Beauty?

KW: I've always had a passion for makeup and am very passionate about inspiring positive change in people and consumers! Starting BM Beauty with my partner Laura McComiskie has been a FUN journey and I've learned a lot along the way!!

LR: What does the name BM Beauty stand for?

KW: BM stands for Beautiful Movements. is a place for self-expression where people listen, relate, and learn about self worth. Together we, the BM Family, encourage growth through love, compassion, and positive action. BM Beauty stands for the same, leading by example through positive change.

Read more here...

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