How do you keep the skin on your face from getting destroyed by the elements?
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5/27/06 at 9:12pm
Originally Posted by disski
Posaune - ever seen a person minus lips? I have seen quite a few - lips removed due to skin cancer!
Apply sunscreen to all the bits... you will look funny without that nose! (yes seen them too....)
Originally Posted by ssh
I've started using products from Kabana over the past two years. They have only seven natural ingredients, and the site has a bunch of information about the reasons that Erik developed the products the way that he did. Basically, while doing pharma studies, he discovered that all of the chemical approaches did not do as much for skin as the natural butters do.
I have used the GreenScreen and Liplovers, and I think that the Sensei soap (which includes sunscreen!) is a really cool idea. The version of the soap that I used was a little bit earlier than the final product available, so I won't give a review on it specifically...
Anyway, couple of things about the products: first, GreenScreen and Kabana Creme seem a little greasy going on in comparison to modern chemical sunscreens amd moisturizers. This is due to the natural butters. Interestingly, though, they absorb very quickly and that sensation goes away. Sometimes I wash my hands after I apply it. Sometimes I don't.
Second, because it moisturizes, I use it every day I ski, regardless of weather. It helps with windburn, sunburn, and general dryness.
Third, it's a young business. I've been peripherally involved almost since he started the company, and have helped him with product testing as well as some technical stuff. I like supporting the little guys.
Fourth, if you use the links in this post to buy some stuff, EpicSki will benefit as an affiliate. Not a big deal, but nice.
Anyway, I think it's good stuff. I like that it's natural. And it has worked very well for me over the past couple of years.
Originally Posted by Maddog
I try to wash my skin once per day with any old soap and water (hot if available, otherwise cold). Any cuts, lacerations, etc I try to have my wife stitch-up if longer than one inch and deeper than 1/4 inch, otherwise I just go with a good skin closure. I sun screen and try to keep frost bite to a minimum. I have been known to slap a hot iron to skin tags and other skin anoyances, and yes it does get your attention. I go to a doc every two years for a skin cancer evaluation. Other than that I really don't care much.
Originally Posted by Trotski
I was sort of afraid to start this thread because I thought since I'm a guy it would seem wussy-like to talk about skin care on the face, but hey, I want to look good, sorry.