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Skincare package for men; Alpha Hydroxy Acid, Skin Humidifier, Nujúvenate and Broad Spectrum Sunblock.


When you purchase the package, shipping is free, inside the lower 48-states  

The original total price of the four products is $209.00 not including shipping.

Also you can add any amount of other products with this package order and receive a 10% discount on each of the additional products as well order with the package, with free shipping, by calling in your entire order.

 

1.Men’s facial skin includes hair follicles that absorb more UV rays, adding to the importance of Broad Spectrum sun block.

2. Men require more water intake than women to maintain hydration and the Skin Humidifier is excellent for this.

3. Men require added calcium to their everyday diets, just not as much as women until they reach approximately 70 years, but still very important to both sexes. Calcium is also vital for proper enzyme regulation, for correct muscle and nerve function and even to ensure correct blood clotting activity.

4. Both sexes must learn how to properly cleanse, resurface, rejuvenate, hydrate and protect their skin. Some differences while basic do not change the basic way men or women should care for their skin; the suggested skin cleanser is Alpha Hydroxy Acid.

5. Crows feet, lines between the eyes and wrinkles on forehead are the same for men as it is for women and this is supported by the product called Nujúvenate.

Contained herein are some supporting facts of the difference between men and women’s skin, skincare and much more.

 

It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.” – Rene Descartes

 

It is good to examine some of the differences between normal aging of the skin and premature aging of the skin that is similar in both sexes.

 

The difference between normal aging and premature ageing of the skin is light exposure. All light speeds up the biological aging of the skin. In terms of skin, you can see sun damage, lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and age spots.
 

Two types of aging are aging of the body and aging of the skin. We have something called a free radical, an unattached oxygen molecule, that when it comes in contact with our skin, can cause problems. In most cases the sun speeds up this problem. We need to neutralize it before it causes more damage. T cells produced by the thymus with gamma-delta 3 receptors recognize and attack damaged or infected skin cells. Choosing a product with this type of Anti-oxidant ingredient in skincare products will help to neutralize this damage. The antioxidant on the market to today the Anti-Aging Clinic utilizes is copper peptide because it most replicates the body's own peptide antioxidant. Copper also aids in the stimulation of fibroblasts to enhance collagen production and is a key enzyme for tissue building and explained in more detail further on. Copper is naturally produced in the body and this production depletes with the aging process. Both sexes must be taught how to properly cleanse, resurface, rejuvenate, hydrate and protect their skin.

 

Skin is the largest organ of the body, both by weight and surface area.  In adults, the weight of your skin accounts for about 16% of the total body weight. Normally the skin separates the internal environment from the external. It is a barrier to the environment, and some glands (sebaceous) may have weak anti-infective properties due to photo damage and other conditions. The skin helps regulate body temperature through sweat glands and helps regulate metabolism.

 

The skin is composed of several layers; the lowest layer is called the dermis. This layer is composed of connective tissue, blood vessels, nerve endings, hair follicles, sweat and oil glands.  This is one of the areas that differentiate male and female insofar as the facial skin due to the facial hair absorbing UV rays. The outermost or top layer of skin is called the epidermis; this is the layer of skin, which we see. The thickness of the epidermis varies with your age and sex. For example in my research, the epidermis on the underside of the forearm is about 5 cell-layers thick.  On the sole of the foot, the epidermis might be 30 cell-layers thick. The epidermis is for the most part impermeable by water.  This water-impermeable skin is one of the features that allow us to live on land.

 

The epidermis consists of many layers: The stratum corneum or outer layer is made of flattened epithelial cells in multiple layers.  These layers are called keratinized layers because of the build-up of the protein keratin in those cells.  Keratin is a strong protein that is specific to the skin, hair and nails.  This layer of skin is, for the most part, dead and it is composed of cells that are almost pure protein. This is a translucent, thin layer of cells.  This layer is sometimes visible in thick skin; however, nuclei and other organelles are not visible.  The cytoplasm (the amorphous area between the nucleus and the outer membrane of the cell) is mostly made of keratin filaments.  The most abundant cell type of the epidermis is the keratinocyte. These cells produce keratin proteins that provide some of the rigidity of the outer layers of the skin. Keratinocytes also form the bulk of the material in hair follicles. Dandruff and hair are dead keratinocytes.

 

The dermis is produced largely by fibroblasts, which during embryonic development are part of the mesenchyme. The fibroblasts produce the collagens and elastins that make skin very durable, from within.

 

Differences in skin color are due mostly to differences in the types and amount of pigment in our keratinocytes.  Skin darkening (tanning) from sun exposure is caused by the movement of existing melanin into keratinocytes, and by increased production of melanin by the melanocyte. Melanin absorbs harmful ultraviolet (UV) light before the UV radiation can reach the nucleus. The fact that facial hair is prominent on the male makes the application of a sun block ever more critical.
 

These Sebaceous glands produce sebum, an oily substance that also contains waxes and lipids (a solubility characteristic).  Sebaceous glands are embedded in the dermis over most of the body. They are more concentrated in the scalp, face and forehead. They are not found in the palms or soles. Sebum may have weak antibacterial and antifungal properties. Instead of dislodging old skin cells normally and being carried away by the oil (sebum) when skin cells die, these cells become sticky and stick to the inner surface of the gland and gradually build up a partial blockage and are called a microcomedone (the beginning of a blackhead), the precursor of all inflammatory and non-inflammatory spots in acne as disruption in the normal, continuous flow of sebum is one of the causes of acne.

 

There are two main types of acne: non-inflammatory and inflammatory. Obstruction of the pores and bacterial growth are the two main causes of acne.

 

Non-inflammatory or comedonal acne (whiteheads and blackheads) is usually superficial and represent pores that have been obstructed. Whiteheads have a closed top, whereas blackheads are open to the surface. The dark color occurs when air comes into contact with the contents of that pore and is not (as some suspect) due to dirt lodged in the pore. One good practice against this oxidation is good hygiene with proper products but often times hormones play such a large roll it will take bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to intervene.

 

Inflammatory acne can be divided into two types, superficial and deep. Superficial inflammatory acne consists of papules (small bumps), nodules (larger bumps) and cysts (very large, deep and occasionally tender bumps). It is believed that all acne begins as a comedone but inflammatory acne results when the follicle (pore) ruptures, resulting in release of chemicals that lead to increased numbers of white cells. This inflammatory mix is a good breeding ground for the acne bacteria, which in turn leads to more inflammation. A typical teenager will have some “normal” acne for example, which is to say most teenagers have at least a few pimples now and then, due to the simple fact of the tremendous increase in hormones at puberty cause enlargement of the sebaceous glands that in turn secrete more oil.

 

There is also a different form of acne, known as acne rosacea, consisting of redness and pimples, which have a different cause. Certain laser light treatments have been shown to help or reduce this condition but any treatment should be reviewed and suggested by your doctor.

 

My research has indicated that white cells migrate to the acne sites, because they are seen as foreign to the body and there job is to fight the bacteria as well as a host of other things, in turn release chemicals that lead to swelling, redness and further attraction of white cells referred to as (inflammation). The inflammation then causes the pore or follicle to dilate and sometimes rupture. It is always advised that a doctor review this progressive condition, among other things, antibiotics may be necessary.

 

All that abundant sunshine in the summer can cause dry skin and hair, eye damage, and other ailments. Sweat glands secrete mostly water, sodium chloride (salt), urea, ammonia, and uric acid.  Urea, ammonia, and uric acid are waste products of protein metabolism.  These waste products are toxic to the body and when removed by the sweat this is a good thing, however too much sweating becomes a bad thing, such as causing dehydration, the depletion of minerals and other things the body requires, etc.
 

Sweat glands receive messages from the nervous system.  These messages can alter the production of sweat.  For example, sweating can be increased by being nervous or by eating spicy foods. A second type of sweat is present in the armpit, nipple, and anal regions. These glands open into a hair follicle, rather than directly onto the skin's surface.  These glands produce a thick secretion that is odorless.  In general, this type of sweat becomes obnoxious (smelly) because of bacteria that normally colonize those areas. You sweat more in the summer, so skin is less supple; plus, saltwater and chlorine have a drying effect. Sunburns and bug bites are also saboteurs of healthy skin. There are two types of rays from the sun; UV-A is responsible for lines and wrinkles, and UV-B is what burns the skin. Those burning rays help contribute to sagging of the skin, so sun protection is really important. In conjunction with skincare treatments and professional grade skincare products weathered skin can be helped with what you eat such as foods like raspberries, blueberries, and strawberries, which are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C. Protein, in the form of lean meats, beans, nuts, and seeds, is also key. You can help keep dryness at bay by drinking lots of water. It has been recommended that you drink 50% of your weight in ounces of of water; such as a 100 lb person should drink 50 ounces of water per day to be healthy and prevent dehydration. Since calcium can also be lost through sweating, it's a good idea to assist the replacement by a dietary intake of calcium rich foods, such as fortified orange juice, cereals, green leafy vegetables and dairy products like cheese, milk, ice cream and yogurt are excellent sources of calcium. Calcium supplements are also an excellent and convenient way to obtain adequate calcium.

 

Men, women and children, to build and maintain peak bone density, require calcium. It is never too early or too late in life to start taking calcium. Calcium supplementation, even when started later in life, can help reduce the loss of bone. 

 

Calcium is commonly known for its role in building strong bones and teeth however it is also vital for proper enzyme regulation, for correct muscle and nerve function and even to ensure correct blood clotting activity. It is constantly being transported between your bones and your blood in a systematic way and must be constantly replenished. Even though the majority of people affected by osteoporosis are women; 20 percent of men are affected also and after the age of 75, 50% of those affected are men. Men have larger, stronger bones than women, which explain partially why osteoporosis affects fewer men at the earlier age than women. Today, 2 million American men have osteoporosis, and another 12 million are at risk for this disease.  When men don’t get adequate amounts of dietary calcium, their bodies meet their calcium requirements by stealing the mineral from their bones. This weakens the bones over time and contributes to the development of osteoporosis.

 

Although nutrition is important, it's only one part of the Anti-Aging Clinic program. Emotional stress plays an important role in just about all illnesses, both directly and indirectly. For example, emotional stress makes arteries constrict and clot blood faster, which, in turn, may cause a heart attack. Also, people are more likely to smoke, overeat, drink too much, work too hard, and so on when they are feeling stressed.  Cortisol levels (hydrocortisone F) of the body raises and lowers according to the stress increase or decrease of a person. Cortisol is directly linked to the immune system. When the Cortisol raises the immune system is turned off, it is considered the non-survival state. When there is good nutrition, exercise, good water intake, and happiness the immune system is switched on. The adrenal glands are two endocrine glands in one and are located above the kidneys. The adrenal glands prepare the body to fight stress. The adrenal complex houses both adrenal glands, the outer being the adrenal cortex, the inner being the adrenal medulla. The Adrenal medulla secretes Endorphin.
 

Endorphin has an anti-stress analgesic effect, meaning it can ease the feeling of pain.  The happiness people feel, is one way the Anti-Aging Clinic helps to reduce the Cortisol level, when a client’s fine lines and wrinkles are reduced or their body is contoured through the weight management program.

 

It is hard to be happy and positive when you are not feeling well or, your immune system is malfunctioning due other things such as free radical damage for lack of antioxidants in your system, for example. These superoxide free radicals, which are a byproduct of the energy generation, would consume our cells if left unchecked. The body must be supplemented with something to provide a continued form of protection from these free radicals as the body's supply of this defense system decreases with age. The body’s defense system is “SOD” Superoxide Dismutase or, antioxidant. This antioxidant connects to the free radicals and evacuates through the lymphatic/adrenal cortex system and others. Smoking, the environment, the sun and a number of other things create free radicals and good skin or beauty itself can only be attained through a healthy body. Because of this proven supplements become a very important part of the Anti-Aging Clinic over all program.

 

It's also important to limit intake of simple carbohydrates like sugar, white flour, and white rice. Instead, increase your consumption of complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables, brown rice, and soy products. These foods are rich in fiber, which fills you up before you get too many calories. Also, simple carbohydrates are absorbed quickly causing blood pressure to zoom up, which causes your pancreas to manufacture insulin. Insulin accelerates the conversion of calories into fat; thus research supports an optimal diet is low in fat as well as simple carbohydrates. The Clinic weight management program begins with establishing the body composition through impedance. Impedance is sending a mild electrical current (undetectable) through the body. This number along with personal information is fed into a computer that returns a personal body composition report.  Establishing a base line with a client provides a basis to assist the client in reaching their goals.


To improve skin it must be cared for on the inside, as well as the outside. It's also important to exfoliate on a regular basis. The use of microdermabrasion, fruit acids and good skincare products blended with an antioxidant ingredient like copper peptide are necessary in the Anti-Aging Clinic skin rejuvenation programs. Night is a time when your body is slowing down, healing and repairing. You want to give your skin a "treatment" such as special copper based products geared for nighttime that include things like retinol. We also need toner to restore the ph after cleansing day and night. The best results depending on the problems can take months to achieve. The natural methods are never promised to be the fasted but treatments combined with professional grade products have proven results and some of those are posted on our website for all to examine: http://www.livelonger123.com

 

Rene Descartes bequeathed to history the most famous piece of philosophical reasoning ever: Cogito ergo sum - I think, therefore I am. To relate to the male sex with any level of accuracy, my research has suggested this type of study as it relates to hormones.

 

Descartes believed that there are two basic kinds of substances in existence. There are minds as well as bodies, mental properties as well as physical properties. Descartes characterized such properties: minds may be in time, but they are not in space. They do not have an extension (length, height, breadth, or physical depth) or mass. They have no three-dimensional spread or solidity. They essentially think. That is their nature.


Descartes thoughts were; where is the link between the physical and the spiritual? Descartes, also a medical expert, proposed the theory that the answer lies in the endocrine system! In fact, Descartes once stated that the pineal gland was the “seat of the soul.”

Throughout history people have made a pseudoscientific connection between the glands of the endocrine system and our intangible self. This is partially due to the fact that we still have a lot to learn about it! When one thinks of our bodies internal systems, organization would most likely be the thought. This goes along with the concept of our bodies being an “organism.” To be organized, our body’s cells must work synergistically (Webster’s defines synergy as “working together.”) with one another.

As a whole, the endocrine system controls and regulates body metabolism and produces hormones which, in themselves, carry out a seemingly endless number of functions Hormones are a class of molecules, varying in biochemical composition that act as messenger molecules. Just as there are agonist muscle groups that work in opposition to one another to coordinate movements, a number of hormones exist as pairs of hormones that stimulate opposite responses in target tissues.
Descartes believed the pineal gland (near the center of the brain) was the “seat of the soul.” In fact, medieval scientists were convinced the pineal gland had some sort of link from our physical selves to our spiritual selves. These medieval scientists believed the pineal gland was called the “third eye.”

In today’s scientific community, studies show the pineal gland plays a role in the production of melatonin, a derivative of the amino acid tryptophen. The absence of light sparks production of melatonin. It is no wonder why melatonin levels increase at night, when light is scarce. Decreasing levels of melatonin are produced with age and during phases of intense light, such as lying out in the sun. Melatonin’s primary function is to control sleep patterns by inducing drowsiness.

The pituitary gland is a major and controlling gland of the endocrine system. The connection between the hypothalamus (the main controlling gland) and the pituitary establishes a clear chain of control: nervous signals in the hypothalamus cause changes in pituitary hormone secretion that, in turn, control production of hormones in other endocrine glands. The anterior lobe, also termed the adenohypophysis, secretes seven different hormones, Growth Hormone (GH), Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH), Adrenocorticotropic Hormone (ACTH), the Gonadotropins (LH and FSH), Prolactin (PRL), and Melanocyte-Stimulating Hormone (MSH).

Growth Hormone or Somatotropin, which can be purchased here, acts directly on tissues to stimulate overall body growth. GH acts to stimulate growth by increasing protein synthesis and acts metabolically to shunt glucose from ATP synthesis pathways, while at the same time promoting fat usage. GH stimulates the secretion of somatomedin hormones.

Growth hormone is essential for muscle growth. Hundreds of studies have been conducted on GH and its relation to skeletal muscle growth. In one study, conducted by UCLA indicates weight training increases the release of GH.

MULTIPLE VARIANTS OF growth hormone exist in the pituitary and circulation. Heterogeneity of pituitary growth hormone occurs by a variety of mechanisms, including posttranscriptional and posttranslational events, resulting in over 100 forms of circulating growth hormone. Although circulating growth hormone is commonly measured by immunoassay, a number of studies report a biologically active form(s) of growth hormone not measured by standard immunoassay. Our laboratory recently reported that a brief protocol of unilateral isometric plantar flexor contractions in humans increases plasma growth hormone concentration when measured by bioassay (BGH).

Interestingly the pituitary secretes gonadotropins, LH (lutinzing hormone) and FSH (follicle stimulating hormone). In males, LH is usually referred to as interstitial cell stimulating hormone (ICSH). In females, LH acts to stimulate ovulation and the formation of the corpus luteum on an ovarian follicle. In males, the action of LH acts to stimulate testosterone production. In females, FSH stimulates estrogen secretion and supports the growth and maturation of the ovarian follicle. In males, FSH stimulates spermatogenesis, the formation of sperm cells. Pituitary stimulation of melanocyte stimulating hormone (MSH) contributes to the regulation of pigmentation of the skin by stimulating melanocytes to produce melanin. As you may recall from above Skin darkening (tanning) from sun exposure is caused by the movement of existing melanin into keratinocytes, and by increased production of melanin by the melanocyte. Melanin absorbs harmful ultraviolet (UV) light before the UV radiation can reach the nucleus, which is a good argument for the added necessity for men to use sun block.

The testes (in males) and ovaries (in females) are organs of the reproductive system. The gonadotropin hormones released by the anterior pituitary gland stimulate the sex steroid hormones. 

Testosterone (T) is the primary testicular hormone and is secreted from the interstitial cells of Leydig at a rate of 10 mg per day. T is a steroid made from cholesterol and is the principal circulating androgen and is another separation between men and women. Other androgenic steroids are di-hydroxy-testosterone (DHT) and de-hydro-epi-androsterone (DHEA). DHEA is a precursor of T synthesis. Androgenic potency of T is less than DHT, but higher than DHEA. T has widespread effects on the body.

In women, the ovaries perform two functions. 1) Formation, development and release of the ovum. 2) Secretion of the female sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Estradiol, the most potent estrogen, has two hydroxyl groups, progesterone has two ketone groups. Together, they regulate many key aspects of female reproduction, sexuality and secondary sex characteristics.

During puberty, estrogen, along with adrenal androgens, enhances bone calcium levels and growth. Some female secondary sex characteristics, such as a high voice, narrow shoulders, smaller bone and body mass, lack of facial and body hair, are due to the absence of the ability to make T circulating androgens, one key difference between men and women.

The thymus transforms T lymphocytes (“T” for Thymus). T lymphocytes are a family of specialized white blood cells to help the body fight off infection by binding to foreign antigens. These T cells with gamma-delta 3 receptors recognize and attack damaged or infected skin cells. Only T cells that show extreme tolerance to self-antigens are allowed to survive and migrate to other tissues.

Not only do our separate endocrine glands have to work in perfect synergy with one another, but our hormones need to as well. Our glands can “talk” to each other using hormones. This is the simplest type of hormonal communication. In short, an endocrine cell produces and secretes a hormone directly into the bloodstream. The hormone travels through the blood and into the target gland. Cells of the target gland contain receptors for that specific hormone. Once inside the target gland, the hormone binds to the receptor and regulates or alters the activity of said gland.

 

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