NEXT GENERATION OF COSMECEUTICALS
One of the most important things to know about your skincare is whether the product is designed for day or night use, according to speakers at the recent Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/Anti-Aging Medicine: The Next Generation Symposium 2012Â held in New York City.
The most active type of skincare products are called cosmeceuticals â€“ a word that is a hybrid of cosmetics and pharmaceutical. Cosmeceuticals generally do not require a prescription, even though many brands are sold exclusively through physiciansâ€™ offices and skincare professionals. Yet some leading brands, such as Perricone MD and Murad and others, are available at retail stores and online outlets.
MASKED MAN TO THE RESCUE
Encountering a â€œmasked manâ€ goes far beyond meeting up with a superhero these days. Men across the country are turning to facial masks to boost their skincare regimens, according to online retailer Grooming Lounge.
Picking up where cleansers, moisturizers and scrubs leave off, masks help tame oiliness, tighten pores, infuse moisture and oxygen, and improve circulation. Basically, masks for men fall into three categories â€“ 1) for oily/acne prone skin, 2) for dry, dull skin and 3) newfangled ones for combination skin.
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