How to Boost Your Skin's Appearance in 2014

How to Boost Your Skin's Appearance in 2014

Most New Year’s resolutions require work. They challenge you, push you outside of your comfort zone and generally focus on improvement in some fashion, which is a good thing. But resolutions focused on improvement don’t always have to be such a struggle.

For 2014 I’m proposing us men resolve to take better care of our skin. While that may sound like extra work, it doesn’t have to be. In fact, it can actually be enjoyable. Here’s the “challenge” should you choose to accept: get a professional skin care treatment at least once per quarter.

The Challenge

Yes, the challenge is that simple. Treat yourself to a man facial once every three months. Not so bad, right? You might be wondering why you should get a professional treatment. The benefits are nearly a mile long.

For starters, they make a big difference in the skin’s appearance and overall health by providing a deep cleanse, ridding the face of dead skin, and removing toxins and congestion. Regular treatments help preserve a youthful appearance, which is proving to be more essential in the competitive professional world. To boot, spa treatments have also been shown to reduce stress.

If you don’t know where to start or the thought of going into a girly salon is sounds unappealing, there are manly alternatives.

There are a number of spas specifically geared towards men, and many others that have now created facial treatments specifically for men. Here are just a few:

Simplicity Simple Skin Care – a male concept spa in Scottsdale, Arizona

FireSky Resort and Spa – in Scottsdale, Arizona

Jonique Medical – in the Los Angeles area

Stephanie Welles Skin Care – in the Chicago area

The Out NYC Urban Resort – in New York City

About Face – in Atlanta, Georgia. They offer a Gentlemen’s Corner.

Karuna Spa – in Washington

The Treatment Room – in San Francisco

This is just a very brief list of the salons and spas offering facials specifically for us gents. To find one in your specific area, a simple Google search will likely turn up many results, or you can use our location finder.

Make 2014 a happy, healthy and prosperous year and have fun with it!