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An Easy No BS Guide To Creating A Simple But Effective Men’s Skincare Routine

We don’t quite know who started it, but it’s crazy to think that there are still men out there who believe that good skincare is a woman-only game.

But in case you’re one of them, news flash: it’s 2020, and the world is much different as we know it. Teenagers are steadily reshaping our future, Kim Kardashian has her own documentary about the criminal justice system, and Japan is building a real 1:1 scale Gundam, so we believe men putting a lot more effort into caring for their skin shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise.

man2 Skincare isn’t just for women, and it’s time you take care of yourself as well. Photo: Photo by Pixabay (CC0)

But it’s a good change nonetheless, especially when for the longest time, all men know about grooming comprises of shower gel and body spray gift sets, with the occasional borrowing of their girlfriend’s facial wash (not that there’s anything wrong with that). But enough is enough, everybody stands to gain from proper skincare, and that includes men.

There’s no need to tiptoe around beauty products either, as we’ve made a list of simple but effective techniques to buff up your glow. Check out these do’s and don’ts for long-lasting results:

1. Stay hydrated

The first step to having a good skin game is to start from the inside, and that means drinking lots of water throughout the day. For our recommendation, make sure you down at least eight glasses of that good ol’ H20 a day. Dehydration makes your skin more vulnerable to skin disorders and premature wrinkling.

man3 Drinking water is one of the primary ways in keeping yourself hydrated and your skin moisturized. Photo: Photo by Pixabay (CC0)

2. Don’t eat too much sugar

Sure, you can indulge every now and then, as long as you won’t drink those caramel lattes daily. Not only are they not healthy for your body, but sugar is also a huge fan of causing inflammation in your system, which results in, you guessed it: breakouts. As such, make sure you eat cookies, donuts, cakes and any carbonated drink as less as possible, and opt for healthier choices. Don’t get too comfy with supposed “healthy” snacks like cereal and yogurt, as they might also contain sugar without advertising them. With these foods, it’s always a good idea to check the label.

3. Always lather up  

In addition to waking you up, a good splash of cold water on the face primes your skin for the day ahead, so make sure you pair it with a facial cleanser that can energize your skin and remove any gunk from the night before. For our money, we recommend the Lumin No-Nonsense Charcoal Cleanser.

lumin cleanser Lumin’s facial cleanser will help you prime your skin for the day ahead, and keep it clean before you retire for the night. Photo:

Specially formulated for men and their tougher skin, this cleanser from the famous brand uses a charcoal formulation to help suction

Future Care, Inc. Partners With to Bring Easy and Convenient COVID-19 Testing to the Maritime Industry

Saliva Tests Can Be Administered Anywhere, Helping the Shipping and Cruise Line Industries Return to Sea

Future Care, Inc., an international medical management and cost containment service provider exclusively to the maritime industry, today announced it has partnered with, the leading technology company that provides precision testing as a service, to provide saliva-based COVID-19 tests to ship owners, managers and crew members traveling to United States ports.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: empowers partners with the ability to offer convenient, non-invasive, and remote options for precision diagnostic testing. Partners can offer patients, customers or employees diagnostic testing that eliminates inconvenient or even risky visits to testing centers while also eliminating long wait times for results.’s platform allows partners, like Future Care, to launch their private, secure and scalable testing portal quickly, and to have tracking and reporting that is essential for supporting a large distributed team.

“Given that many of our clients are not based in the United States and their ships spend only a brief time in a US port our ability through to have the crew self-administer the test while here and see their results onboard ship or at home via the individual secure portal in 48 hours is a welcome resource for our clients,” said Christina DeSimone, Future Care’s President and CEO. “The testing platform has proved to be a gamechanger in maritime COVID-19 testing, and we fully expect that it will help the cruise ship crews return to work, safely, when the time comes.” provides testing as a service, enabling partners to easily deploy, manage, and personalize testing at scale. The company pioneered the concept first in the field of DNA testing with a simple self-administered COVID-19 saliva test that was authorized by the FDA under EUA earlier this year.

Early in the pandemic, cruise ships sitting in United States ports were identified as a high-risk environment due to the high density of passengers and crew. As cruise lines prepare for reopening in late 2020 and 2021, Future Care is prepared to assist the industry through the use of’s test kits both in promoting infection-free re-boarding through easy to administer self-testing conducted prior to boarding.

“We aim to make precision testing easy and accessible for everyone and have developed the first technology infrastructure that makes precision testing into a service that our partners can use to launch testing in days to any of their customers anywhere in the country,” said Mehdi Maghsoodnia, CEO of “Crew members in the maritime industry, both of private cruise lines and commercial shipping, are often dispersed across the country before they meet for departure. Our saliva-based COVID-19 tests allow the crew to take the test wherever they are in the United States, so they can get back to work quickly and safely, without any delays from trying to find a testing site in a new city or lab lag times.”

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