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"I'm Worried About Taking My Top Off"

"I'm Worried About Taking My Top Off"

Over recent years, “body dissatisfaction”—or shame about one’s appearance—has been on the rise in men. This isn’t something just affecting young men either, it’s extensively reported across a range of age groups. And it’s harmful—research shows it can lead to depression, steroid abuse, and even suicide.

More commonly, though, it coincides with punishing gym routines, overly strict dieting, and repetitive anxious thoughts—all of which can add up to have a severe impact on daily functioning. Indeed, this pressure for men to look “perfect” is overwhelming. Having healthy skin has helped us boost confidence when your feeling a 'little chubby' or avoid annoying things about our body, like dry skin...

BODY ACNE

Spending tons of time in the gym can end up wreaking havoc on your skin. The key to giving body acne the boot—and keeping it gone—is staying super clean. Your number one target: sweat. It clogs your pores, trapping oil and dead skin cells inside, which leads to zits and painful cystic acne not only on your face, but also on your back, arms, and legs. But don’t skip intense workouts in fear of embarrassing bacne.

STRETCH MARKS

We tend to think of stretch marks, also known as striae distensae (SD), as something that affects women much more than men, but that is actually not true. Men can—and do—get stretch marks and for many of the same reasons as women.

Although the skin is incredibly flexible, it does reach a point where it can no longer stretch (or stretch fast enough) without causing the tears and scarring we recognize as stretch marks.

Stretch marks develop when the underlying tissues grow faster than the skin can stretch.1 It takes place in the middle layer of skin, called the dermis, which is responsible for retaining the overall shape of the skin.

The rapid stretching tears and visibly thins the dermis, which is what causes linear striations (stretch marks) on the upper layer of skin (epidermis).

To get rid of them, many people resort to products that claim to prevent and/or reduce the appearance of SD. To date, though, there's little clinical evidence to support these claims.

Even so, our natural products have worked in our trials (with visible improvements in 70% of our clinical studies with men). Better than no treatment at all.

keratosis pilaris 'Chicken Skin'

Keratosis pilaris is not contagious. We get keratosis pilaris when dead skin cells clog our pores. It looks like permanent goosebumps. In layman’s terms, keratosis pilaris is a benign skin disorder when your skin cells accumulate around the hair follicles. Because the cells don’t exfoliate normally, these bumps accumulate usually on the upper outer arms or thighs. It’s a chronic, genetic skin condition, and she notes that some people are more prone to it than others.

Some are prone to it usually have either really dry skin or eczema. It tends to get worse when people hit puberty, and most people outgrow it by age 30. Here's our 3 step routine to get rid of it:

1. Exfoliate gently by using our konjac sponge combined with the body wash. 

2. Apply the muscle body oil. This will stop the build up of clogged pores.

3. hydrate the skin with the body lotion.

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