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Does anyone have any recommendations on how to get softer skin. I am a male 24 years old, I have good skin but not the type I want to have. Two years ago I used to have really soft, youthful, female like skin, so I know its not impossible. I would prefer any recommendations by means of diet, exercise, and maybe some face wash and lotion products. I am not sure if something as drastic as a chemical peel will help or harm what I am trying to achieve. Thank You
 

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Hi Help and welcome!!

Well to begin with, you have those male hormones which make the skin tougher and thicker than female skin. But you can still have the best possible skin with the basics:

Skin Care Basics

Avoiding sun exposure is the best thing you can do for your skin to maintain softness! Compare the skin on your butt (which USUALLY hasn't seen much sun!) with that of your face - different, huh! SUNSCREEN with high SPF and PPD is important as well as avoidance!

Gentle exfoliation with a microfiber cloth (NCNProSkincare.com sells the best ones)

Retinol or Retin-A for rapid turnover of the skin cells and collagen production.

Vitamin C serum topically to enhance retinol/retin-a and protect against damage by oxidants.

Whatever moisturizer you prefer if you prefer to use one. Everyone has a favorite and the fun is in finding what you like! Dr Hauschka makes products that are holistic and are suitable for any gender.

Basic good health measures like no smoking! enough sleep and plenty of water and fresh air, as well as a balanced diet free of oxidants like sugar, white flour, and greasy fried foods. Pick meat (unless yu are vegan) that is free from hormones and antibiotics! The hormones they feed to cattle to fatten them for slaughter go right into your body with every bite of Big Mac or steak!

If you are young, start on facial exercise and massage and you will keep that freshness!

I hope this might help you in some small way!



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Yes, thank you, this seems very helpful. But what do you mean by facial exercises and massage? How should I exercise my face? Additionally, do you think that perhaps my skin change as of recently might be hormonal. I am actually in a high adrenaline job nowadays as opposed to being in an enclosed environment by myself. Thanks again fawnie.
 

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Yes! Stress has a bigbig influence on the skin! That is where The Basics comes in: establish a routine that works for you and your skin can adapt more readily to any stressors!

How has your diet been? Fast food and pop? Coffee and donuts on the run?

You didn't say you have breakouts, so that's great! You must have some good genes going for you!

Facial exercise and massage is a whole other thread(s) here:
http://www.skincaretalk.com/anti-agi...ng-volume.html

Hope this is helpful & if not, keep asking and looking til you find what you need!!! Welcome here!



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My diet until just recently was coffee and donuts and fast food, this was due to the fact that I am not allow to eat at work, so I barely eat during the day. I no longer have this job and am a dedicated student. I still drink a lot of coffee, will cutting back make my skin better? By the way, I am almost completely stress free now, I think this should greatly improve my skin in the next few days.

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Oh boy. Yes your poor diet has a major impact on your skin. If you could switch from coffee to green tea you would notice a big change in how you feel and how you look! And drinking lots of pure water to flush out the toxins while you purify your diet will help a bunch too!

An easy way to judge a good diet is to get as many colored vegetables into your diet as possible and don't eat anything white! (like sugar, white flour, white pasta, white rice, cake, cookies, potatoes, lard, dairy). If you eat meat, get organic which has no hormones or antibiotics. Beans and rice have complementary protein and can be made up in advance and reheated. They can be doctored up with spices and vegetables. Soy is good protein. Salmon that is pure. Whole grain pasta with vegetables and organic olive oil. Be creative and watch your health improve!

Glad you are under less stress now too! What are you studying?




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I am study Molecular Biology... lol... What colored vegetables do you recommend. By the way, I am contemplating going vegetarian soon again so maybe soy products would be the best.
 

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Help: Wow! Molecular Biology is fantastic! Maybe you can give us some clues about Nanotechnology.....? Do you think it is safe in cosmetics?

Well, colored veggies like: red cabbage, red tomatoes, green peppers, red peppers, broccoli, carrots, romaine lettuce, seaweed, black beans...be creative and look around at the grocery for the most colorful things you can find!

Yeup, vegetarian is great! Be sure to get balanced protein, and salmon has the Omegas that we need to, so don't be too limited in your diet.

Hey good luck and please jump in and talk to us!!



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Yes, all my family seems to be studying the same thing. Actually, on nanotechnology and cosmetics, I actually have not look to deep into. But I have heard on studies with viruses being used as host to implant certain chemicals and minerals into our cells and bodies. I was thinking that this method could actually be used to replenish the bodies collagen infrastructure.
 

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Yes, all my family seems to be studying the same thing. Actually, on nanotechnology and cosmetics, I actually have not look to deep into. But I have heard on studies with viruses being used as host to implant certain chemicals and minerals into our cells and bodies. I was thinking that this method could actually be used to replenish the bodies collagen infrastructure.
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Wow that would be the breakthru of the century if you could replenish collagen infrastructure topically! You could make a fortune in this youth&beauty-obsessed world. I hope you will seriously work on it for us.....we aren't getting any younger here, ya know!




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Hmm... It would not necessarily be topical. I don't think I can work on that as of yet. Well Hopefully someday.
 

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Wow that would be the breakthru of the century if you could replenish collagen infrastructure topically! You could make a fortune in this youth&beauty-obsessed world. I hope you will seriously work on it for us.....we aren't getting any younger here, ya know!
I hope I'm alive when that day comes!! Collagen topically
 

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Well, actually Retin-A and Vit C do that to a degree, but I'm always on the lookout for the next breakthru!!!
Yes, but wouldn't it be nice to just apply a topical to areas where you need that extra plump! Have you ever tried sleeping on a satin pillow case? I know, sounds crazy but I was watching Regis and Kelly and Kelly mentioned she sleeps on a satin pillow case to help with fine lines. Then that same day on Rachael Ray she had a Derm on the show that said to try the brand Cupron satin pillow case covers. She also mentioned an exfoliator called Spa Cells. They are little pads you put on your hands. I don't know if I would try the Spa Cells, but I am going to order a Cupron satin pillow cover.
 

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Let us know how the Cupron case works out for yu! I use silk and love the feel of them.

Those SpaCells were a waste of my money! A plain old loofah works better.



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Yes, but wouldn't it be nice to just apply a topical to areas where you need that extra plump! Have you ever tried sleeping on a satin pillow case? I know, sounds crazy but I was watching Regis and Kelly and Kelly mentioned she sleeps on a satin pillow case to help with fine lines. Then that same day on Rachael Ray she had a Derm on the show that said to try the brand Cupron satin pillow case covers. She also mentioned an exfoliator called Spa Cells. They are little pads you put on your hands. I don't know if I would try the Spa Cells, but I am going to order a Cupron satin pillow cover.
I've been using a Charmeuse silk pillowcase and really like it.

http://www.skincaretalk.com/anti-agi...illowcase.html
 

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Periwinkle- Is that the brand? The link didn't work because it said the item was sold. Maybe I will google Charmeuse silk, and see what I find before I order the other. Thanks
 

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Are both silk and satin pillowcases equally effective in preventing facial lines and wrinkles?
Please advise.

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Periwinkle- Is that the brand? The link didn't work because it said the item was sold. Maybe I will google Charmeuse silk, and see what I find before I order the other. Thanks
Search Charmeuse silk pillowcase on Ebay. Best prices I've seen.
 
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