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Do you use a different moisturizer before bed than you do in the morning?

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by boxdiver, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. BillyMaysHere!

    BillyMaysHere! Senior member

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    Moisturising is a good thing for men, don't knock it guys! I don't moisturise too often at this stage (only after I've showered, after I'm done with toner or cleanser) but I'm not barely going on 20 at this stage, so it would be redundant on me in other situations. Remember, maintenance is good, as long as you don't act like a prissy little b*tch about it (don't whine when something seems a little off, don't go around bragging about it and ffs don't spend a long time doing it). BTW, using 2 different kinds of moisturisers is DEFINITELY prissy.
     
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    You're aware that the vast majority of posters here are male, aren't you?

    The sarcasm and derision comes not from using a moisturizer, but rather asking other men about using a different moisturizer before bed.

    BTW, using 2 different kinds of moisturisers is DEFINITELY prissy.
    You gentlemen seem to be confusing moisturizer with makeup. Moisturizer, however, is a skin care product, not a cosmetic. Perhaps you're also the kind of men who won't wear pink because you think it's a girl's color.

    To the OP: I like Neutrogena products. I use one of their moisturizers with sunscreen in the morning after shaving, and I use another one in the evening, called Night, that contains retinol instead of sunscreen. And because I'm especially prissy, I also use a third moisturizer that's just for the delicate skin right under my eyes. Supposedly, it helps reduce the dark circles.
     
  3. BillyMaysHere!

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    You gentlemen seem to be confusing moisturizer with makeup. Moisturizer, however, is a skin care product, not a cosmetic. Perhaps you're also the kind of men who won't wear pink because you think it's a girl's color. To the OP: I like Neutrogena products. I use one of their moisturizers with sunscreen in the morning after shaving off my 1 facial hair follicle, and I use another one in the evening, called Night, that contains other stuff my skin doesn't really need. And because I'm especially prissy, I also use a push-up bra with inbuilt moisturiser dispensers to protect the delicate skin around the nipples.
    ftfy. BTW, no offence intended, I actually am a strong advocate of mens maintenance and moisturise regularly, but fgs, unless you are in your middle age, you shouldn't use more than one kind (overdoing it, hard), and if you are in your middle age, then it may be good, but it's not necessary. Also, I don't wear pink, but that's purely because I've tried it on repeated times and it goes terribly with my skin.
     
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    "I use one of their moisturizers with sunscreen in the morning after shaving off my 1 facial hair follicle, and I use another one in the evening, called Night, that contains other stuff my skin doesn't really need. And because I'm especially prissy, I also use a push-up bra with inbuilt moisturiser dispensers to protect the delicate skin around the nipples."

    ftfy.


    If there's anything I like about homophobes, it's your predictability. You can always be counted on to take the bait, and you always project your own repressed homo-erotic fantasies on people who challenge you.

    The poor OP asked a simple question about moisturizers, and no fewer than three manly men elbowed their way in to assure him that while using one moisturizer is good, using two will change his gender. That's good stuff. You guys crack me up.
     
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    i use the same clean and clear moisturizer
     
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    i needed some moisturiser at an airport, i bought some olay night moisturiser cos it was 70% off. the instructions say to apply to face, neck and "decolletage" which makes me feel funny in my pants.
     
  7. Dakota rube

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    ...decolletage...

    Um, that's not in your pants.
     
  8. BillyMaysHere!

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    If there's anything I like about homophobes, it's your predictability. You can always be counted on to take the bait, and you always project your own repressed homo-erotic fantasies on people who challenge you.

    The poor OP asked a simple question about moisturizers, and no fewer than three manly men elbowed their way in to assure him that while using one moisturizer is good, using two will change his gender. That's good stuff. You guys crack me up.


    BTW, If you've noticed much of my other posts you will notice I am not particularly homophobic, in fact I'm bisexual (let's not forget I'm on styleforvm, too). Also, in regards to my response, let's not forget the last part, it was actual advice, and advice that will do good. Men's skin seriously does not need much moisturisation until around middle age, about once a day will do until at least the 30s, and any more (moisturising) than that wouldn't be good for a young person's skin, IMO.

    As for cracking you up, I'll take that as a compliment, thanks.
     
  9. AntonioB

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    I use whatever my girl is using that day. As long as it doesn't smell like flowers.
     
  10. Thomas

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    Um, that's not in your pants.

    not even ball-cleavage?

    Now, for THAT I use a different moisturizer, usually at night unless I'm moisturizing early in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up. In that case I furtively reach for an unmarked jar of...wait, what were we talking about again?
     
  11. beltwayblue

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    There is nothing wrong with using moisturizer, and you should really use one before bed and in the morning.

    If you live in the northern half of the U.S., your skin will be begging for it in the morning and evening because of the cold, dry air--and because you have the heat turned up high and the oil is being taken from your face that way. A lot of guys take long hot showers in the morning and forget to moisturize after. That is why the area around your nose looks it has just been hit by a snowball (with white flakes everywhere) and it is also why your skin will get more oily--not less--as it works to replenish what was lost.

    If you want to maintain some sort skin elasticity (plain english-no wrinkles) into your 40s and 50s and so on, then using a quality moisturizer is key. (Malin + Goetz) Vitamin E Facial Moisturizer is pretty awesome--fast absorbing and great results. So is Anthony Logistics Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15. Truthfully, there are a ton of great ones out there--so don't be a cheapskate and "use your women's". That is just stupid and could be damaging as well. I don't know if every guy should spring on a night cream as well, but it definitely doesn't hurt to look that way.

    You can name-call and laugh all you want, but if you aren't moisturizing regularly, you will be a wrinkled, sloppy ug-mug who will be begging for some play. Kind of like Carrot Top, only less well known.
     
  12. Davidko19

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    27 and starting to age around my eyes (dark spots, squinting lines and sprouting greys upstairs!) so I need to stay as youthful as possible to keep attracting your 18 year old daughters.

    I need to make up for lost time in my teenage years when I worked in outdoor jobs for about 6 summers and had no concept of sunblock or sunglasses [​IMG]

    I use multiple creams to try and combat this aging as best I can, but cant really tell what works since I mix and match:

    - Target and Olay brand night creams
    - Some neutrogena eye treatment lotion
    - Target and olay brand serum
    - Neutrogena mens face lotion (spf 20)
    - Nivea sensitive aftershave/moisturizer

    Call me gay, thats fine. I dont want to look like an old man when Im 30.
     
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    This would be the thread in which I ask for before and after pics. Please, show me the usefulness of the socalled moisturisers.
     
  14. BillyMaysHere!

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    27 and starting to age around my eyes (dark spots, squinting lines and sprouting greys upstairs!) so I need to stay as youthful as possible to keep attracting your 18 year old daughters. I need to make up for lost time in my teenage years when I worked in outdoor jobs for about 6 summers and had no concept of sunblock or sunglasses [​IMG] I use multiple creams to try and combat this aging as best I can, but cant really tell what works since I mix and match: - Target and Olay brand night creams - Some neutrogena eye treatment lotion - Target and olay brand serum - Neutrogena mens face lotion (spf 20) - Nivea sensitive aftershave/moisturizer Call me gay, thats fine. I dont want to look like an old man when Im 30.
    Have you tried Avene Eluage, it's a pretty effective retinol treatment, which is probably one of the only treatments out there that is going to have long term reversal effects. If you can't find that one, then just look for any good retinol product. I know that you already know this point, but also make sure that you're using sunscreen (you probably know that already), as excessive sun exposure is probably the number one cause of visible aging for many people (outside of, you know, getting old). I don't know much else outside of don't skip moisturising, cleanse and, if it's good for you (many under 30 are not benefited by this, but some are) exfoliate. Also, homo.
     
  15. globetrotter

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    I have dry hands....like crackly dry. I use some Vaseline aloe stuff on them. Then I rub my face with my hands. Then I'm moisturised. This is called being a boy.

    +1


    although I have to admit that during the winter I ahve recently taken to moisturizing my feet, otherwise all the thick calloses crack.
     
  16. globetrotter

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    27 and starting to age around my eyes (dark spots, squinting lines and sprouting greys upstairs!) so I need to stay as youthful as possible to keep attracting your 18 year old daughters.

    .


    and if a 27 year old guy is messing around with my 18 year old daughters, dry skin is going to be the least of his worries.
     
  17. Thomas

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    +1


    although I have to admit that during the winter I ahve recently taken to moisturizing my feet, otherwise all the thick calloses crack.


    Okay: truth here. I use Aveeno 98% of the time. During the winter holidays, though, I go with a Burt's Bees Cream, but that doesn't really start until my hands start cracking and bleeding. This comes from winter training (salty hands, yum), central heating, holiday cooking (Thanksgiving in particular is a bear), and the hand-washing that goes with it all.
     
  18. Davidko19

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    and if a 27 year old guy is messing around with my 18 year old daughters, dry skin is going to be the least of his worries.

    Why? Does she have herpes or something?
     
  19. Chaos P. Bennu

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    same moisturizer in the morning as at night ... can't keep track of a full time skin care routine
     

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