Scoop on Goop 2

In continuing our quest to provide you with the scoop on goop it is necessary to break down the do’s and don’ts along with the what and why’s of skin care for men.

To start, men’s skin is thicker than women’s and their pores are larger. We then factor in beards and you have what can be perceived as a complex approach to skincare. Our philosophy for all you guys is to keep it simple. Think of skincare like taking care of your car. All you need to do is keep it cleaned and waxed then send it to the mechanic for the occasional tune up/etc.

 

For home care all you need is to cleanse properly and nourish your skin. It’s that simple. For your tune up see our esthetician quarterly to get an in depth exfoliation and nourishing treatment. So, here is skincare 101 to help keep you looking as great as you feel.

 

  • Cleansing can be confusing due to the various types of cleansers. Whether to use a cream, foam, soap or gel is all personal preference. Mainly what we need to consider is your skin type and age.

A cleanser with salicylic acid is designed to deep clean your pores. This ingredient breaks up the cells and any tacky build up around the follicles that causes break outs. It has an antibacterial effect and is classified in the same category as aspirin offering anti inflammatory properties. If your skin is sensitive, thin or dry this type of cleanser is not for you. Salicylic cleansers are usually recommended for men in their teens through their 20’s to keep break outs at bay. Another common ingredient is glycolic acid. This is derived from fruit acids and/or sugar cane. Glycolic based cleansers are designed to remove oils and debris from the surface of the skin. While there are stronger levels of glycolic products designed to do surface peels, the levels in facial cleansers are safe to use every day and keep your skin clean and promote healthy cellular regeneration. Another natural and safe cleansing agent is papaya. Papaya grabs tacky build up on your skin and safely pulls it away, most papaya cleansers are safe to use every day and are recommended for those with sensitive skin.

 

  • Moisturizer?? Yes, you need a moisturizer no matter what age or type of skin you have. But don’t think of this product as a “moisturizer”. Instead consider this step as feed and protect. After you remove the gunk you need to nourish. A common misnomer is that moisturizers cause skin to break out, when actually oil production in your skin can be accelerated by over cleansing and under nourished skin causing breakouts. Choosing the correct moisturizer for your skin type can be very confusing. There are a plethora of ingredients to consider, green tea, hyaluronic acid, oxygen, snow algae, and vitamins a, c, e just to name a few. The main thing to consider is do you need to balance, repair or nourish.

 

At Modern Male we have all of these bases covered with a wide variety of skincare products designed just for what your skin needs along with an esthetician on staff to answer your questions and assist with your concerns.

Stop spending money on products that just won’t do the job or are not right for you. We invite you to schedule a complimentary skincare analysis with our specialist to get on the right track for taking care of the largest organ in your body, your skin!

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Calling all Zombies!

Boo! It’s almost Halloween and Modern Male is going to help you look the part! Regardless if you’re taking the kids Trick-Or-Treating, heading to a party, or attending Dublin’s Halloween Spooktacular, our staff is here to make your costume one to remember!

One way to make your outfit stand out more is through the application of make-up. Whether you’re going for scary, weird, realistic, or funny, Modern Male’s esthetician can bring your zombie fantasies to life. Through the use of liquid latex and cosmetic effects, we can apply scars, blood, or…

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Fall Trends

Setting the Trend

Clothes, tattoos, and jewelry are all unique ways to express yourself. However, these items are not always key when it comes to fashion. In fact, your hairstyle can at times be the missing link to a distinguished look and, lucky for you, hair is Modern Male’s specialty.

Become a trend-setter this fall by trying something different. After all, the stylists at Modern Male love what they do and can help guide you in the right direction. At times, a new look can be accomplished by something as simple as trying…

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Around The Town: Fall Edition

 

Family Festivals

Get ready to kick off Autumn with some family fun! Throughout the month of October, the Dublin community will celebrate the transition into fall with many events. For starters, The Historic Dublin Business Association will bring the 1st annual Family Fall Festival to the Historic District. Taking place on Saturday, October 13th (1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.), the festival will feature many activities including live entertainment, trick or treating at local businesses, food, a fire truck, and much more! A list of vendors and events can…

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What’s up, Pumpkin?

Pumpkin….pies, lattes, and everything in between, a sure sign that fall is on the horizon! However, did you know that pumpkin contains many key properties that benefit the skin? As we transition into autumn, you may begin to notice the damage left from the sunny summer months. It’s time to give your skin a treat by using the perfect ingredient of the season – a pumpkin peel in our Bio-Targeted Facial!

Pumpkin is packed with fruit enzymes and alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), which increase cell turnover to brighten and smooth…

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Before and After

Why Does Hair Grey?

Grey hair. Two words that you try not to think about… but it eventually creeps up on you with time. Regardless if you want to prolong your natural hair color or embrace the silver fox look, there are many questions to address. Why does hair grey? Can I prevent it? What are my options?
 
As we grow older, the pigment cells in our hair follicles gradually die. When there are fewer pigment cells in a hair follicle, the strand of hair will no longer contain as much melanin and will…

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We Salute You!

We Salute You!

If you were to ask someone where they were on September 11th, 2001, most people could give you an exact answer. The attack that took place resulted in 2,977 causalities and its effects echo throughout our country to this day. As a defining moment in American history, it is always important to recognize and honor those who lost their lives.
 
In gratitude to all of our men in uniform, Modern Male would like to take HALF OFF a one-hour massage…giving you the opportunity to get some well-deserved rest and relaxation!
 
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Can you be more flexible?

Modern Male is proud to be offering our Muscular Mobility Massage. This massage is targeted to increase mobility and flexibility in the body by stretching muscular groups to release negative energy and open those muscles to build overall strength.

This process will not only build overall strength and flexibility, but it will lessen the possibility of injury. When the muscles become overworked, they hold on to negative energy, building an imbalance in your overall body functioning.

While designed for athletes, you do not have to be an athlete to reap the…

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Want more flexibility?

Introducing Modern Male’s newest massage therapy treatment: Muscular Mobility Massage. We are very excited to release this to you and are offering an introductory session at half off!

Your initial muscular mobility massage must be 90 minutes for our therapist to assess your body and all muscle groups. Then our therapists can put a program together for your individual needs as well as help you to reach your goals.

Whether it is to improve your golf drive, tennis swing, competition time, or flexibility, our therapist will design a program that will…

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Tips and Tricks: Styling Techniques

Two simple tools that you probably already have are a comb and a blow dryer.  As shown in the picture, put the concentrator attachment on the end of your blow dryer to control where the air flow hits the hair. Jason, our stylist, prefers to use a comb rather than a brush for this style and many others because most brushes grab too much hair and are harder to control. Using a comb will allow maximum air flow and provide more ease of controlling where you want the hair…

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