Minimalist tips for any man looking to invest in self-care

Minimalist tips for any man looking to invest in self-care

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If you’ve been skipping out on skin care, it’s time to talk. You don’t need to do much to repair, protect, and even pamper your mug. We’re recommending the most basic adjustments for long-lasting results. Come learn how to combat breakouts, shaving irritations, and those fine lines that’ll creep out of nowhere.

Plus, a little shine on the outside treats the inside, too.

Here’s how to get started — or how to brush up your game, because there’s always something new to help buff up your glow.

Simple skincare regiment


As with anything we do and expect results, skin care requires consistency. But developing a routine can seem daunting if you don’t know what to do or use.

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1. Cleanse

One thing dudes have gotten right is not washing their face every single morning. This is because washing too much can ruin your skin’s natural oils.

But this only works if you wash every night. We start each day with a clean slate, so why not let your skin end on a fresh note, too? Don’t let dirt and pollution soak into your pores overnight.

I recommend using a mild foaming cleanser before you shave to help reduce surface oil. As long as you don’t have sensitive skin, you can alternate between an exfoliating cleanser for an enhanced shaving experience and a mild wash.

Pro tip: If you have oily skin, you can use a hot towel to clean your face in the morning. Splash with cold water for a refreshing boost.

2. Repair

Our skin takes a beating over time, thanks to free radicals causing oxidative stress. Without going into a chemistry lesson, oxidative stress relates to our bodies’ negative reaction to bad things like:

  • air pollution
  • cigarette smoke
  • industrial chemicals
  • UV rays

“An antioxidant serum, for example, like vitamin C, is helpful to reduce damage and should go on in the morning underneath moisturizer,” there are different options why not try the AVON Vitamin C Serum 

Apply after your shaving routine.

Pro tip: Before bedtime, I recommends a retinol cream or a light serum for those in their 30s and up. “Retinol helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles

3. Moisturize and protect

In the a.m., follow up your antioxidant serum with a moisturizer that has at least SPF 30. Sunscreen isn’t just for the beach or outdoor sports. Incidental sun exposure, like the time you spend walking to the train or sipping a beer on the patio after work, adds up and causes skin damage.

At night, opt for a lightweight moisturizer without sunscreen.

Pro tip: You don’t have to moisturize at night if your skin isn’t dry! Moisturizing is a lot like drinking water. Do it when you need it.

From luxury oils to tasty, pocket-friendly lip balms, more products have hit shelves with men in mind. Now the dude-specific skincare industry has been more on-point than ever. Which is great — but the influx might also leave you feeling at a loss for what to buy.

Here are a few things to consider.

1. Know your skin type

“Men tend to have oily and thicker skin, mainly due to the effects of testosterone”. Many products for fellas will be formulated to combat oil. But if you have flaky, dry skin, seek out products that address that. For dry skin, I recommend a cream cleanser and a heavy moisturizer.

You may also have a mix of oily and dry patches. If so, look for products formulated for combination skin. And if you have sensitive skin, you may be prone to burning, stinging, or irritation. Choose products listing as few ingredients as possible.

Pro tip: Try “cocktail moisturizing.” This isn’t a fuss-free way to do skin care, but it can be game-changing for combination skin. Instead of using an “all-in-one” moisturizer, try tackling your individual skin concerns with targeted products.

2. Forget gender

“Men-specific products are nice, but many skin care products are unisex and typically are suitable for men and women,” Kwan says.

Don’t limit yourself to skin care lines based on packaging. If you’re hoping to avoid scents, look for fragrance-free products. Or opt for items with earthy or woodsy essential oils, like sandalwood or cedarwood. These can also have a calming effect.

3. Consider your ethnicity

Your heritage may affect your skin type and skin care needs. “African-American men tend to have more ingrown hairs, usually related to the natural curl of the hair,”  a specialist in ethnic skin. “For these men, I often recommend using a depilatory instead of shaving to reduce razor bumps.”

“Asian and Hispanic men are more prone to irregular skin pigmentation,” he continues, “so they should be careful of sun exposure and perhaps add a skin-brightening product to their regimen.”

4. Experiment

“Choosing skincare is often as easy as trial and error,”  “If possible, buy products from a store that allows returns, or start with samples.”

If you’re still at a loss for what to put in your medicine cabinet, one way to play around with products is to order a subscription or sample box that sends you a selection of travel sizes based on your preferences.

Can a Men Sell Avon?

Can a Men Sell Avon?

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Avon for men?  

Can men sell Avon?

A source of income – Meet new people – Make new friends – Work locally – Flexible hours – Work from home – Start your own business – Incentive prizes including holidays, cars gadgets and so much more… Avon is really so much more than just selling, it is about you your community your neighborhood and your friends and family.

Whether the family income has one or two breadwinners, there is nothing worse than the Monday morning feeling, the despair of having to go to work, that longing for the weekend to approach, or the holiday that is booked in several month’s time.



With AVON there’s none of this but what you do get is total freedom with when you start your working day and total flexibility with what you do in between your work periods. For instance you could be taking your kids to school and picking them up every day. How about that, you get to see more of your kids growing up. You want to take a few hours off, you can just do it with AVON.

Then there is the financial rewards, unlimited income, your pay goes up with your efforts and not the deal the Unions manage to negotiate or inflation.

AVON is attracting more and more men in becoming Representatives and Sales Leaders simply because they are seeing their wives or partners enjoying the great financial rewards and freedoms associated with building an AVON team. The bigger the team, the greater the commission you get.

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So why is the AVON MAN and the AVON LADY successful in running their AVON business? 


That’s because of the AVON product range, the iconic AVON brand, the well respected and well known AVON brochure,  and the television and magazine advertising. All of these features in combination ensure that men and women achieve great success in running their AVON business. For the same reason you don’t need to be a slick salesperson with that killer sales instinct, the brochure does the selling for you. All you have to do is ask, “Would you like an AVON brochure?”

Now the real shock because I am going to outline want you do need. First of all,  you need to be able to talk to people, you need to have a computer plus a car too and if you are receptive to some training, then YOU are our perfect person, man or woman, to become an AVON Representative or Sales Leader.

About the brand

What else can I tell you?

The brand name Avon says it all, “Hi would you like an Avon brochure” is all you need to ask.

The top 3 beauty brand in the UK & the world’s leading direct seller of beauty & related products.

The brochure always looks great and feels fabulous, more like a solid book than a flimsy pamphlet.

The products are innovative and top quality. Product lines include well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, Anew, Skin-So-Soft, Advanced Techniques to name just a few.

The prices are more than competitive proving excellent value.

The Guarantee is 100% no questions asked full refund within 90 days of purchase.

The First beauty company to stop testing on animal

The earnings opportunity is easy to understand, achievable and rewarding.

The Training and guidance is all in place, online and on the phone. Product info, and account support.

If you are prepared to put in the effort and time, anyone can earn with Avon. Us men may not be the best Avon ladies, we would never know the products quite so well as the ladies but we can put in the work effort, we can ask anyone if they would like to see an Avon brochure and the more you ask the more customers you get.

Now the Sales Leadership, the higher-earning business side of Avon. Can men succeed?

YES…because like above – Avon the company has set it up for ANYONE to succeed. Avon has made it easy for anyone to sell Avon as a Representative, that makes it easy for anyone to offer the representative opportunity to others.

Like offering the brochure, if you now offer the opportunity to earn money with Avon some people will take you up on the offer, and the more you offer it out the more people say yes please.

There’s more, let me talk about the huge job satisfaction. AVON has been empowering women since 1886 by offering them a unique opportunity through direct selling. The huge satisfaction comes every time you teach a school leaver how to earn their first income, show a struggling pensioner how to top up their weekly pension, or give that person struggling to pay their mortgage great hope by supplementing their wages. These people are just so glad to have met you.

Then there is Avon’s support and money raising for charities such as Breast Cancer Crusade and Speak Out Against Domestic violence, you can’t help but be touched by some of the stories you hear and occasionally it’s from someone you have empowered by offering the Avon earnings opportunity.



Let’s not forget YOU, and why you should try Avon for men as an earnings opportunity.

With our help and support plus YOUR effort, drive, and ambition we can show YOU how, as a sales leader, YOU can make hundreds and thousands every single month with the AVON opportunity. Many of the hard-working, ambitious people who have climbed the AVON ranks are earning over £50, 000 and even £100,000 a year –YOU can do this too!

I can’t offer you a get rich quick scheme, but I do offer you an alternative to the 9-5 and having worked for a company for 16 years, I can tell you, I prefer the working from home, spending more time with myself and friends and family, and having a great life to that 9-5 option. If that’s a dream of yours then the AVON business is definitely for you.  Avon for men is a real option.



Here are two easy steps and the products I use to prevent eye shadow creasing on my oily eyelids. My skin has been oily every since I can remember; from my face to my fingernails and I could never prevent eye shadow creasing for the longest time. I honestly didn’t know how to control the oils on my face. (It’s ok though oily facial skin tends to show signs of ageing less than people with normal to dry skin.)

Click to learn how to prevent premature ageing on Normal facial skin and here for Dry facial skin. But as time passed and after trial and error I finally have learned how to keep my facial oils under control; click to read on how I care for my oily facial skin.

Ok, back to what you came here for; how to prevent your eye shadow from creasing. I have been doing this for the past four months and it works great even on hot humid days!

Prevent Eye Shadow Creasing on Oily Eyelids – Step #1

Primer –

I use double primer for double the power on oil absorbing; which means I first apply a translucent face primer on my lids and on top of it I apply an eyeshadow primer. The face primer I use is MagiX Face Perfector; It’s gel-to-powder formula provides invisible coverage for a naturally flawless finish and keeps skin looking naturally matte for, well it says for 7 full hours but honestly its longer like about 10 hours. It counteracts shine and absorbs oils without getting cakey. The eyeshadow primer is True Color Eyeshadow Primer. It too absorbs oils to prevent eye shadow creasing and fading. I have tried each product alone but honestly, they work awesome together for oily eyelids.  

Prevent Eye Shadow Creasing on Oily Eyelids – Step #2


Once I have applied both primers on my eyelids I than set it with a sheer coverage loose powder. When I don’t feel like wearing eyeshadow I do step #1 and apply the loose powder since my eyelids are darker than my skin tone I use the color that matches the closest to my skin tone. When I want to wear eyeshadow I do step #1 and use the loose powder but in the color Translucent; that way the color of the powder doesn’t interfere with the eyeshadow colors. The one I use is 

mark. Loose Powder

it’s super silky, fine textured powder conceals imperfections and provides a flawless matte finish.

I have found those three items work great for me. They prevent eye shadow creasing on my oily eyelids for close to ten hours without needing to use a setting spray. I hope this helps you prevent eye shadow creasing, cause I know how frustrating it is.

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Go to bed. Toss, turn … zzzz. Wake up … toss, turn … zzzz. Wake up … toss, turn … zzzz.

Sound familiar? You’re not getting enough sleep, and that’s not healthy.

According to experts, some of the many issues connected to getting too little sleep include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, obesity and depression. Studies show you also have a higher likelihood of getting in a car crash.

Plus, you don’t look so hot (More wrinkles and dark circles under your eyes!), your memory is impaired (Where are my keys?), and it can make you really cranky (Get your own coffee!).

Here are a few tips to help you get more sleep.

Keep it quiet

Snoring sleep partners? Noisy traffic? Loud neighbors or roommates?

Consider a white noise machine or a loud fan to drown out the racket and whir you to sleep.

You could also investigate soundproof curtains to keep the outside noise outside and carpeting to muffle noise from below. And rearrange your bedroom to place your bed the farthest away from any noise sources.

The lowest cost solutions are earplugs and having a friendly but direct conversation with your neighbors about being considerate. (No, bongo drums at 2 a.m. on a weekday are not OK, even if they did invite you to the party.)

Create a sleep sanctuary

Keep your bedroom tidy, cool, dark and quiet.

If outside noise isn’t a problem, open the window for fresh air. If it is a problem or you have allergies, consider an air purifier like the Atmosphere Sky™ Air Treatment System to ensure the best air quality for sleeping.

Fresh, clean bedding helps, too, especially if it’s scented with your favorite laundry detergent.

And while mattresses can be a major investment, if you haven’t purchased one in a while, your bed may be doing more harm than good.

Think before you drink

Cutting fluids off about 90 minutes before bed helps minimize the chances of that annoying, middle-of-the-night trip to the bathroom.

You should also avoid caffeine in the four to five hours before bedtime as well as alcohol or large meals right before bed.

Establish a bedtime routine

Aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time each day so your body knows the schedule, and follow the same routine each evening when you’re winding down.

Maybe it’s pajamas followed by soft music and reading or meditation. Consider creating a classical music playlist or use a meditation app.

It’s also very important to turn off your cell phone, laptop and tablet or switch them to night mode.

The artificial blue light from these makes your brain think it’s daytime. That decreases melatonin, and less melatonin makes it harder to fall asleep.  

Exercise during the day

Regular exercise helps you sleep better and should be part of your day, but don’t do it just before bed. It has an energizing effect that will hinder sleep.

Limit naps

If this is on your no-can-do list, at least make sure the naps are no longer than 30 minutes and no later in the day than mid-afternoon. Any longer or too close to bedtime interferes with sleep patterns.

Consider a natural sleep aid

Recent clinical studies report that extract of the herb valerian, at certain levels, helps promote sleep and improve sleep quality.

Nutrilite™ Sleep Health includes clinically significant, standardized levels of valerian to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep†.

Sweet dreams

Hopefully some of these tips will help you improve your sleep patterns so you have more zzzzzs and less tossing and turning! Click these links to learn more about products that might help you sleep:



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When you wake up after a good night’s sleep, you may feel like you can take on the world.

But trying to open your eyes after tossing and turning all night or waking up every hour on the hour may feel like the most you can accomplish all day.

Sleep deprivation can do more than simply make you sluggish the next day. If it happens frequently, it can take a toll on your mind and your body, and for some it can be a serious concern.

What causes sleep deprivation?

Sleep deprivation comes for most of us at one time or another. It could be a new baby keeping parents up each night, a work project that has you burning the midnight oil, or the stresses of the day preventing you from falling asleep.

Whatever form it takes, sleep deprivation is characterized by a consistent lack of sleep, which means getting fewer than seven hours of shut eye a night on a regular basis.

Some people who feel the effects of sleep deprivation could suffer from an undiagnosed sleep disorder. But for many of us, we don’t get enough rest because we don’t prioritize it. And we don’t prioritize it because we don’t understand how important it is to our health.

Why do we need sleep?

The bottom line is that our bodies need a certain amount of sleep to function at their best. While we are sleeping, our bodies are performing all kinds of repair and maintenance on our internal organs and our muscles.

Sleep also plays a critical role in maintaining the memory center in our brains, helping us retain what we’ve learned and seen so we can access that information again. Sleep helps restore the chemical balance in our bodies, too.

Sleep deprivation symptoms

When we don’t get the sleep we need, it shows. Signs of sleep deprivation include irritability, feeling tired in the daytime, forgetfulness, clumsiness and a lower sex drive.

Could sleep deprivation actually make you sick? The short answer is yes. Studies have shown that when you don’t get enough rest, your body is more susceptible to any viruses you might be exposed to, making it harder to fight off everything from the common cold to infections.

Sleep deprivation and weight gain

Running short on sleep could be a precursor to packing on the pounds. The amount of sleep you get affects your body’s levels of ghrelin, an appetite stimulant, and leptin, which sends your brain the signal that you’ve had enough to eat.

When you don’t get enough sleep, your body makes less leptin and ramps up production of ghrelin. Adding to this dilemma is sleep deprivation can leave you feeling sluggish and too tired to exercise. If you get locked into a pattern of reduced physical activity and an increasing appetite, weight gain is likely to follow.

Lack of sleep can muddle the mind

Getting a good night’s sleep is key for optimal brain function. Think of it like a deep cleaning for your mind, where all the clutter is tidied up, leaving you fresh and ready for a new day.

When we sleep, pathways are forged between neurons in our brain, allowing us to retain new information and keeping us mentally sharp. But a sleep-deprived brain can’t do this.

When our brain is tired, things get foggy. We might not be able to concentrate on our work or follow along with conversations. This makes it difficult to complete even our regular tasks let alone focus enough to learn new things.

How to fall asleep easier

The best time to think about sleeping better is long before you crawl under the covers, because actions you take during the day impact how well you sleep at night.

If you’re trying to keep sleep deprivation at bay, make sure you are paying attention to your schedule. Waking up and going to bed on a consistent schedule each day will help. That includes the weekends, despite the overpowering temptation to sleep in.

Screen time can also take a toll on your ability to get to sleep. Try limiting your exposure to electronics and blue light for at least a half an hour before you go to bed. (Most screens have a nighttime mode to help with this.)

Learn more about sleep

Read 7 Tips for getting a better night’s sleep for more advice, including the consideration of a supplement with natural ingredients like Nutrilite™ Sleep Health. The proprietary blend of valerian, hops and lemon balm is designed to help you relax so you can fall asleep†.

Getting enough sleep each night is so vitally important to our mental and physical health that we need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to safeguard our rest. Sleep is something we spend a third of our lives doing, and we owe it to ourselves to do it well.



re you exhausted but still have difficulty falling asleep? Are life’s daily annoyances becoming huge obstacles? Are you having trouble concentrating and seeing things through?

Under normal circumstances, you might answer no to all those questions. But these are not normal circumstances and the stresses you might be experiencing are likely not normal, either.

Sometimes everyday stresses can be handled with a strong cup of coffee. But if that doesn’t help, and they are persistent and recurring, don’t ignore them.

Your mental health is one of several factors that comprise your overall wellness. The others are dietary, physical, emotional, social, spiritual, financial and environmental health – and they all need to be maintained.

“Mental health is your ability to properly think about and process information,” said Dr. Keith Randolph, a fellow with Amway Global Discovery. “It affects how you interact with others, make decisions and react to stress.”

Serious mental health issues should be discussed with your physician, but there are some self-care strategies you can try immediately.

Head for the woods

Research shows that spending 90 minutes in nature as opposed to an urban setting decreased brain activity associated with depression. While following all your local rules about social distancing and limiting travel, consider visiting your neighborhood park or heading to your local beach.  You could also sit down and plan a camping trip for when traveling is not restricted. (Research also shows that planning a get-away gives you a mental boost, too, because it offers something to look forward to!)

Write it out

Putting thoughts on paper is a powerful tool. You can vent about experiences that upset you, but also remind yourself of things that make you happy – things you’re grateful for or personal accomplishments.

Smile and laugh

Even if you don’t feel like smiling, the act of doing it can lower your heart rate and have a calming effect. And laughter helps reduce anxiety, so don’t feel bad about watching the latest cat video going viral on social media – it’s self-care!

Mitigate your stress

A warm bath, a good workout, or feeding your artistic side with drawing, painting or coloring are all ways to soften stressful moments. Make sure to make time for them. Click here for some stress management tips!

Fight the ‘winter blues’

Some of these issues can seem magnified during the winter when days are short on sunlight or when you’re stuck inside for long periods of time. Click here for some tips on fighting the winter blues, including getting enough vitamin D and omega-3.