A frequent misconception regarding skin care products is that they are for the benefit of women only. But men have skin care needs too — primarily proper care and nourishment in order to maintain its health. Some men struggle with acne, others from overly sensitive skin and frequent razor burn. And everyone is subject to sunburns — they do not discriminate! Wrinkles don’t either. Delta-5TM, made from sciadonic acid, is a safe, effective, eco-friendly and patented product that both men and women are raving about. This deeply penetrating formula will absorb into your skin instantly, leaving no greasy residue behind. Perhaps the most important aspect of Delta-5 is its ability to treat and banish inflammation, one of the leading causes of serious health issues, including diabetes and cancer. Considering this, Delta-5 is a great choice for dry, aging, scaly, acne-prone or irritated skin, regardless of it being male or female. It is also a wonderful topical treatment for sunburned skin.
Carefully developed and formulated by Dr. Alvin Berger, Delta-5 consists mainly of sciadonic acid, a fatty, long form acid derived from conifer seeds. It has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties and protects skin from the free radical damage that leads to premature aging. The results? Younger, clearer, fresher-looking skin that feels moisturized and never greasy. In addition to using Delta-5 regularly, we’ve included some tips that will help keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
Men Need to Know Their Skin Type
Suggested skin care routines for men are not all that different from those prescribed for women. Some core rules to follow include determining your skin type and treating your skin accordingly. There are five different skin types:
- Normal- Skin is neither oily, dry, or sensitive and generally responds well to skin care product application
- Dry- Skin has a tendency to flake and tighten after cleansing, and feels dry even after slathering on the moisturizer (this is probably due to the failure of the moisturizer to penetrate deeply into the epidermis)
- Combination- Skin is oily in the T-Zone (which runs from the middle of your forehead, down the nose to the chin, making the shape of a ‘T’) and dry on the cheeks
- Sensitive- This skin type has a tendency to become red and irritated very easily, and requires gentle, non-irritating products
- Oily- People with oily skin often have acne because their sebaceous glands produce an overabundance of oil, clogging pores in the process
If you have acne, use non-comedogenic products that will let skin breathe while treating the acne. One of the first mistakes men make when treating acne is to use harsh cleansers and serums that inevitably dry out the skin, sending a message to the glands to increase their production of oil. This may sound counter intuitive, but in order to maintain healthy, clear skin, men need to make sure they are still moisturizing. Acne is inflammation at work, and Delta-5 is a natural, anti-inflammatory, moisturizing product.
Delta-5 also treats dry, scaly skin by penetrating deeply into the layers of the epidermis, leaving the skin feeling soft, supple, and well hydrated. It’s gentle enough to use on sensitive skin, and because it’s so effective at minimizing redness, it’s a perfect product for skin that is prone to irritation. No matter your skin type, regular use of Delta-5, along with other skin care products like cleanser and moisturizer (if needed), will both create and help maintain smooth and glowing skin.
Skin Care and Shaving
Following a single application, Delta-5 begins to heal irritation and redness associated with an improper shaving technique. Perhaps you don’t change your blades often enough, or your shaving cream is too astringent. These things might not seem like a big deal, but they will have a tremendously damaging effect on your skin if you maintain those bad habits. Many men use aftershave that contains alcohol, which can dry out the skin, leaving it red and irritated. Some things to keep in mind if you do shave:
- Always replace blunt or rusty razors, generally after 5-7 shaves
- Use a shaving cream that is formulated for your skin type
- Follow up with a soothing serum or aftershave that does not contain alcohol
- Shave in the direction of hair growth
- Wet the facial hair before shaving to soften it
- Avoid ingrown hairs and razor burn by using a razor with less than three blades
If you follow these simple rules, you’ll soon see (and feel) a change in your skin’s appearance — for the better!
Sunburn Prevention and Treatment
Spending a prolonged period of time at the pool or on the slopes might be tempting, but it’ll cost you dearly later on, when you develop age spots or even skin cancer. To ensure you don’t develop a sunburn, wear sunscreen that will block both UVA and UVB rays, with an SPF of 30 or higher. Use at least a shot glass worth of sunscreen when applying, and don’t neglect areas like your ears, lips and feet. Remember to reapply every few hours if you are either sweating or swimming, even when using a ‘sport’ formula.
If you are unlucky enough to get burned, Delta-5 will both soothe and moisturize the inflamed areas, allowing for quicker healing.
And for unwanted lines and wrinkles, use Delta-5 as well. Stephen did and had this to say:
“I’ve been using the bottle I purchased last week. For the last year, I’ve been using a ‘high-grade’ short-chain hyaluronic acid (HA; see footnote) for quite some time on my face once or twice per day. I’m in my sixties. I surely appear younger than my age. In my opinion, Delta-5 oil applied on one side of my face shows significant improvement compared to the other side with the HA skin product. With Delta-5, there was also a noticeable reduction in moderate puffiness, near my nose.
I’ve also applied Delta-5 oil to my forehead where I believe there is a definite reduction in horizontal lines. Beginning today, I applied HA to the vertical lines and then applied Delta-5 in the same place after the HA dried — as well as continuing the treatment on the horizontal lines. I will update SciaEssentials as I get more results.” (Source).