Don't Look Like The Zombies You Killed
An easy step-by-step guide to bring your tired face back from the dead and look way more attractive.
Dry, puffy skin? Dull complexion? Bags and dark circles? You pulled an all-nighter again, didn’t you?
Chances are this is a semi-regular thing for you. Understandable. Late-night gaming marathons are a treasured childhood memory. Sitting inches from the TV in your pajamas on some special evening. Maybe a snow day, or summer vacation. Gripping the controller for hours, trying to get through GTA, RE, or FF in a single playthrough. Can’t stop, won’t stop.
But as we get older, the hardcore gamer lifestyle takes a toll on our health. That includes the largest organ of the body: your skin. There’s a few things you can do to solve the problem on the inside. Lucky for you, outside is the easy part.
Let’s take a look at how you could be effing up your skin, and what to do about it.
Start by moisturizing your insides. If you’re suffering from dry skin, there’s a chance you’re not drinking enough water. This is one of those things even I forget to do, despite knowing better. Proper hydration is the first step in achieving healthier skin. Mountain Dew does not count.
Your body needs water to get rid of toxins through the skin. Dehydration can delay this and cause premature wrinkles, discoloration, dry skin, and more. Eating salty snacks can further suck the moisture right out of you.
We rarely stay up late drinking water, so try swapping out that Monster Energy. You won’t need it anyway, because...
Sleep is a lot more important than we think. Matthew Walker is a renowned scientist and professor of neuroscience and psychology. He talks about the importance of sleep on the Joe Rogan podcast. Check it out.
If you’re depriving yourself of quality shut-eye, your skin suffers. Your body is a machine that needs a few things to function as intended. There’s no way around this.
“Several studies of prolonged sleep deprivation suggest a break in skin barrier function and mucous membranes. In fact, the reduction of sleep time affects the composition and integrity of various systems. Thus, we hypothesized that lack of sleep as well as other types of stress can impair skin integrity.”
That’s fancy scientist talk for ‘your skin looks worse if you don’t get enough sleep’. You know how you look in the morning. So do yourself a favor and try to limit those sleepless nights.
Look, this doesn’t mean you can never eat Doritos again. But by now you’re starting to understand what happens inside your body affects the outside.
Some of our favorite things can cause skin problems. Salt, Caffeine, Alcohol, Sugar, Dairy, Junk Food. If you’re over-indulging, it could show up on your face.
Remember, your body needs certain things to run smoothly. Just like your car. If you fill your gas tank with sugar, that’s not going to end well.
Snacks and late-night gaming often go hand in hand. Try eating healthy fats like nuts, and vitamin-rich blueberries. Oysters are a great skin food, if you can work that onto your snack station. Nobody ever said life was easy.
But you know what is easy? Starting a simple skincare routine to do some exterior maintenance.
Society has pushed some pretty dumb ideas on us over time. It’s acceptable for men to care for hair, teeth, beard, and even skin below the neck. But somehow caring for the skin on your face has been stigmatized. It’s a shame because men deserve to have healthy skin as much as women.
Good news! That sentiment is changing. Men are rejecting the notion that blemishes, spots, and wrinkles are manly. Women get these too. The difference is that the skincare industry has been catering to women for a long time.
In theory, men’s products should be formulated for men. In practice, many of them are just gray bottles artificially scented to smell like fake wood.
But you NEED skincare that’s made for you. Men have beards to shave, larger pores, oilier, and thicker skin than women.
Arbor Mens Pro Care Kit
Introducing the solution to your skincare needs. Cosmetic scientists engineered Arbor Mens for men. Since there’s no alcohol, harmful chemicals, or artificial fragrance, it won’t burn or dry out your skin.
It’s packed with powerful natural ingredients proven to repair and protect your skin. The concentrated formulas can penetrate your thicker skin without irritation.
You don’t need to know anything about skincare to get started. The Pro Care Kit is a simple 3 step routine that will tackle everything from acne to fine lines. 3-5 minutes per day is all it takes. The containers are labeled in order so you know exactly what to do.
It doesn’t strip your natural oils and hydrates with a balanced, non-greasy finish. That makes it great for all skin types.
"Before this kit my skin was looking rough, and I was starting to look 49, not 29 - so I subscribed to this kit. So its now is my absolute favorite, steps 1,2,3 make it so easy, I'm done in 2 minutes. I look more refreshed, my acne hasn't come back, and my skin isnt dry anymore, no weird smells either"
Arbor Mens Daily Botanical Face Wash
Remove dirt, bacteria, and pollutants with a gentle but tough-on-dirt face wash. Antibacterial Ingredients for clear skin. Unclogs pores to prevent acne. Your face will feel fresh, firm, and smooth.
Refreshing Face Scrub
Revive your skin with a deep-cleaning face scrub 2x week. Exfoliates dead cells to uncover healthier skin. Soothes shaving irritation to prevent itchy redness. Smooths out and diminishes acne scars and bumps. Gives your skin a non-greasy finish that looks natural
Hydrating Day and Night Moisturizing Cream
Moisturize, protect, and preserve your clean, healthy skin. Hydrates with a fast-absorbing, non-greasy formula. Evens out skin tone and nourishes dry skin. Reduces wrinkles and fine lines to look younger. Infused with natural ingredients to improve elasticity.
"I have sensitive skin and alot of past cleansers that i've tried out really dry out my face. This product doesnt leave my face super dry. It feels clean!! Also I pair this with the Arbor men moisturizer and its a 10/10 combo to keep my skin looking great!"