For the men who mentor us, show up and support, and who care for us. We love you. Treating the supportive male figures in our lives is special. Father’s Day is coming up in Australia, and this is a day to let our fathers know just how much we are thankful for them and how extraordinary they truly are. A day where we can honour our dads, grandfathers, or anyone who has stepped into those shoes of fatherhood. Showing the gratitude for all the love and support stretches further than just one day a year, but it’s lovely to be given the opportunity to show appreciation and adoration for everything they do for us. If like me, and you’re unable to convince your Dad to a pampering spa visit, try simply updating his skincare routine. Something foolproof, quick and effortless.
For busy mornings, shared mirrors & skin that’s in need of a little lovin’… If you start the day with exercise, a swim, a surf, road-running or wake-up with dry skin, our moringa all-beauty crème will give your skin the pep it needs. This moisturising cream is versatile and designed to care for all skins, men included. Men’s skin can tend to be thicker and in need of a real boost of vitamins and hydration. We’re glad it’s 2019 and men can take care of their skin, spend a little money on products that make them look and feel good, and also – prevent damage from sun exposure, pollution and the weather. Switching to natural skin products can alleviate many common skin complaints, including dryness, redness and breakouts. And we all know that limiting our consumption of chemicals – both internally and externally – is a good thing.
Two of the biggest stressors for our skin are the sun, and pollution. We can wear hats and apply SPF for sun protection – protecting against pollution is more complicated. The urban areas we live & work in are usually polluted. Smog from cars, congestion, lack of green spaces all contribute to an environment that is not always skin-friendly. Invisible particles in the air can clog pores, affect skin health and contribute to lines developing. You know when you haven’t binged on junk food or alcohol, you’ve exercised nearly every day and still – you wake up on a Sunday morning with redness or a breakout? Sometimes, pollution is the villain… We can’t do much about the pollution that gets on our skin as we wait for the bus, catch the subway or take a stroll to the neighbourhood park, we can do a lot about getting it off. This is our best defence… remove remove remove!
Marteen Zárate is a well-known yoga teacher from Mexico. He shares with us the many benefits in practising yoga for men. Even if the largest part of the yoga community is feminine (70%), the number of men practising yoga has been multiplying, going from 4 million in 2012 to 10 million in 2016. This is interesting when traditionally the practice of yoga was only for men! These days, I dedicate all my time to practicing yoga and teaching and training teachers to the ancient techniques of yoga, thus sharing my 14 years of practice. When I started yoga, I still had my managerial job in technologies & human resources. Stress, speed and competitiveness were part of each day. Yoga came and changed my life for real – in a positive way! For this reason, I want to share with you the first 5 benefits I noted in my first months of yoga.
Our newly launched botanical skincare range is for everyone! We have designed the perfect products to be versatile enough for women and men’s unique skins. Today, everyone is becoming more aware of the benefits of taking care of our largest organ, our skin. In the past, some may of thought of a skincare routine as a waste of time, or simply – not for them. The last few years have seen a growth in skincare ranges for men, which we celebrate! Male skin is just as deserving of attention and special care; exposure to weather conditions, pollution, shaving, all of this can result in neglected skin that is crying out for a good clean and intensive moisture. You may know someone in your life who could really benefit from giving more care to their skin. The beauty of our skincare is it suits everyone. You can share your products with a loved one, or inspire them to get their own! Like any skin, prevention is better than cure when it comes to establishing a routine …
Mason Taylor is a health educator, speaker, and podcast host with a special interest in sharing how to navigate the evolving world of health and its many paradigms to create a unique and potent health philosophy and personal practice; an approach that helps people to feel safe, balanced and vital in their body. He is the founder of SuperFeast, purveyors of the world’s finest tonic herbs and blends. Read his article about herbal health and beauty here. “You don’t often hear guys saying that a core focus of their herbal health practice is on beauty, but it should be. Since true beauty is cultivated from the inside out, the radiance that a man is emitting through healthy skin, bright eyes and youthful energy levels can be a key indicator of what is going on in the inside.