Movember Daily Men’s Health Tips

While November is a busy season for family, football, turkey and holiday celebrations, it has also become a time to raise awareness about men’s serious health issues such as heart disease, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health. Commonly referred to as Movember, this month-long annual event is recognized by men growing moustaches and beards, started by the Movember Foundation (us.movember.com). MENAJI has been part of Movember since its beginning, and this year, in addition to supporting raising money, we’ve put together a month’s worth of healthy lifestyle tips to help you tackle some of these challenges. We hope the following ideas are helpful.

  1. Happy World Vegan Day. Studies show that a plant based diet is better for your heart and the planet. Veganism also includes animal-free products like our vegan CAMO Concealer which provides undetectable spot coverage for blemishes, breakouts, dark under eye circles, redness, and irritated skin.
  2. Stay hydrated inside and out. Sorry guys, coffee won’t cut it. You need six 8 oz cups of water daily. Hate water? Then add some fruit, lemon or mint. To help keep your skin healthy and hydrated, remember to moisturize too. Use our Power Hydrator AfterShave, to soothe your newly shaved face with powerful nutrients without the sting of alcohol-based aftershaves.
  3. Carnivore or herbivore or somewhere in between? Make sure you get an average of at least 80 grams of lean plant or animal protein daily. For an easy post workout boost, try protein powder mixed with ice, almond milk and fruit. Post workout shower, try our Deep Cleansing Masque to detoxify, nourish and energize your skin, absorb oil, exfoliate and reduce pore size.
  4. Exercise 60 minutes daily. Get off the couch and get to the gym or take a run. Your heart will thank you later.
  5. Feeling tired and depleted? Try a multivitamin, one specifically designed for men. For puffy eyes, try our 911 Eye Gel – it’s a miracle worker.
  6. Is it Friday yet? Before you hit the bar, think about limiting alcohol intake. Your liver and your wallet will thank you. Plus you’ll save yourself from a hangover.
  7. Flossing is forever. If you want to keep your teeth healthy, you need to take care of your gums. So floss. Every. Single. Day.
  8. Late night or long trip? Stay hydrated and do light exercise today, and shut off those electronic devices and get to bed at a decent hour. You need a proper 8 hours to perform your best. To give skin a boost, before bed use our Anti-Aging Eraser serum to enhance skin elasticity, strength and texture, reduce redness and age spots, sun and weather damage. You’ll wake up feeling (and looking) like a million bucks.
  9. Time flies…did you make your annual physical appointment? If not, you should and make sure to get a flu shot, as well as a PSA test to detect prostate cancer. Don’t forget!
  10. Men are more likely to get skin cancer. If you enjoy being outside, be sure to wear sunscreen minimum SPF 30. Our newest product, Power Hydrator Plus incorporates after shave, tinted moisturizer and a powerful sunscreen to offer convenient all in one grooming and sun protection. (product shot)
  11. An apple a day. Keep your pipes clear by eating plenty of fiber to keep fats and cholesterol in check. Fiber friendly foods include whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts and beans.
  12. Here’s to honoring the sacrifices of our nation’s heroes on this Veteran’s Day. Today and everyday. It’s important to remember.
  13. Feeling blue? Help others! Studies show that giving back helps people better. Check out @ThirstProject which helps bring clean water to areas around the world that need it most. #savewater
  14. Going to holiday parties? Give yourself a confidence boost. If you’re looking blotchy or have under eye circles, try our iconic Urban Camo concealer in several skin tone shades.
  15. Get outside! If you like to run, hike or bike, studies show that being in nature and spending time outdoors decreases depression and anxiety. Just remember to bring the sunscreen and keep your lips moisturized and protected from sun with our Lip Agent.
  16. Had another late night? Hope it was fun, but try to wake up at the same time each day. Eat some protein for breakfast like a Greek yogurt and granola. For puffy eyes and dark circles the morning after, try our 911 Eye Gel – it’s a secret weapon used by models, actors and athletes.
  17. Slow down and relax. Studies show stress is the leading cause of heart disease. To save time, try our convenient 3 in1 Clear Shave Formula, which benefits face, head and body. It will come in handy once you shave your mustache!
  18. Get social. Studies show that spending time (in real life not just online) with friends and family increases longevity. So call your mom. Maybe take her to lunch and shopping. Then you can hop back onto Instragram and tell us how you’re doing!
  19. Tough day? A dose of mindfulness helps. Take some deep breaths, and count to 10 – this helps you focus on the present and away from your worries. Next, take a hot shower and try our Face & Body Scrub which helps exfoliate, clean and renew your skin with organic lime peel oil, jojoba, ginseng, kelp, azulene and aloe.
  20. Eat the rainbow! Make sure your diet contains various bright colors of fruit and veggies daily, especially greens – for maximum nutrition. Think sweet potatoes, pomegranates, blueberries, beets, carrots, and spinach. Organic and locally grown are best.
  21. Work the mind, not just the body. Remember the library? Find a good book. Then book your next trip to expand your horizons and feed your soul. Remember to check out one of our fabulous kits like the Gregory Travel Kit -perfect size for travel or the gym.
  22. Avoid the winter blues. Make sure you get outside daily and soak in some natural light. Open the windows, and get a special full spectrum bulb for your desk lamp. Then check out our HDPV Anti-Shine Sunless Tan to keep you looking like you’re just back from vacation. This undetectable, easy-to-use powder will give you a healthy summer glow without the sun damage.
  23. Hit the gym. You have a big eating day coming up tomorrow. (Plus the gym might be closed.) Be sure to take a sauna for a quick detox afterward and try our Deep Cleansing Masque to detoxify, nourish and energize your skin. Our specially formulated Masque addresses the 20% higher oil production in men’s skin that other clay and mud masks do not.
  24. Happy Thanksgiving! Gratitude counts. Remember to acknowledge the ones we love and good in our life. People who are grateful are healthier. Now go watch football and enjoy some turkey.
  25. Get productive. After sleeping in, get a headstart on your holiday gifts with our Black Friday gift sale.
  26. Take a yoga class and find your inner shine. But in the outside world, don’t let them see you sweat. After class, try our Liquid Powder Shine Eliminator, which absorbs excess oil and knocks out shine to deliver a soft, ultra matte finish.
  27. Need motivation? Team up with a friend to workout or compete in a race. Check out the Movember Foundation for tips and ideas to raise money for men’s health issues.
  28. Talk it out. Sometimes life is overwhelming. If you’re feeling depressed or suicidal, please talk to your doctor, or visit the Suicide Prevention Hotline.
  29. Keep it clean. Flu season is here, so be sure to wash your hands often – before eating and after using the bathroom, especially while traveling and at the office. And after a long day, wash off with our Face & Body Scrub which helps exfoliate, clean and renew your skin.
  30. Check yourself out. Testicular cancer strikes young and old, and is the most common cancer in men aged 15-34 in the US. Do a self-check monthly and feel for any changes or lumps.

Hi Def for the Selfie Generation – Apple iPhone X

While Apple’s new iPhone X may be all the buzz, there might be one thing equally important to know with given these fantastic new phone cameras – wearing make-up, even for guys, is a must.

The selfie generation realizes that they need to look good for work and social posts – ie. LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram — to support their professional and personal goals.  MENAJI products are made for men’s easy use to cover blemishes, minimize redness and pores, remove topical shine and solve other skin problems so you know you always look good — anytime any place — with healthy skin.

In a recent “Mad Money” segment on CNBC, even TV host Jim Cramer — the man who calls how he sees it — affirms that everyone needs and uses make-up. He commented that, “Thanks to the rise of the selfie generation, high-definition cameras all over the place mean one thing: If you’re going to take zillions of photos of yourself and your friends, well, you’ve got to look a lot better than I do without makeup…So for a generation of people who are committed to posting pictures of nearly everything they do online … cosmetics, for everyone, have become a must.”

MENAJI remains the top selling men’s US cosmetic brand, with the iconic Urban Camouflage concealer and the HDPV Hi Def Powder.  And for guys who don’t want skin tone color, but still want to knock out topical shine and have clear, smooth skin, there is the Liquid Powder Shine EliminatorOur unique water-saving 3 in 1 ClearShave Gel, anti-aging products and moisturizers are also specifically made for men’s skin and geared for convenience and ease of use.

MENAJI delivers the products every guy needs to ensure he looks good for today’s lifestyle.  And, for the pros whether you’re on-air, on camera, on set, or in the office – if you need to boost your public image, visit MËNAJI for proven, problem-solving, high performance cosmetics.  Our products are used by professional make-up artists, athletes, models, and actors worldwide to guarantee a great photo — they trust the best.

See Article:

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/13/cramer-reflects-on-3-beauty-stocks-prime-for-playing-selfie-culture.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why Are Men More Likely Than Women to Get Skin Cancer?

With May being Skin Cancer Awareness Month, we want to spread the word about the importance of using products with sunscreen and and other ways you can protect yourself against the third most common form of cancer among those 15-39 years old. (source: skincancer.org)

Men, especially those with lighter skin, are more likely than anybody else to get skin cancer, including melanoma—the deadliest kind of skin cancer.

Men tend to get more sun exposure than women. Men spend more time outside over their lifetimes than women, and they’re more likely to work outdoors than women. Women’s personal care products, like moisturizer and makeup, often contain sunscreen, while many products for men don’t.

About one-third of U.S. adults get sunburned each year. Sunburn, which can increase your risk of getting skin cancer, is common among white men, young adults, and men who tan indoors. When outside on a sunny day for more than an hour, only about 14% of men use sunscreen on both their face and other exposed skin.

Easy Ways to Protect Yourself

It’s easy to protect yourself from UV exposure—

  • Long-sleeved shirts, pants, and a wide-brimmed hat offer the best protection. If you’re wearing a baseball cap or short-sleeved shirt, make sure to put sunscreen on your ears, neck, and arms.
  • Stay in the shade as much as possible between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which are peak times for sunlight.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 15 on any exposed skin, and don’t forget to reapply it every two hours, as well as after swimming, sweating, or toweling off.
  • If you work outdoors, ask about sun protection at your job, like wearing sun-protective clothing.
  • Avoid indoor tanning.

(source: CDC cdc.gov)

To make it easier than ever to incorporate sun protection into your daily grooming routine, we’ve introduced POWER HYDRATOR PLUS tinted moisturizer paired with strong UVA-blocking anti-cancer sunscreen for men. This multi-functional product eliminates the extra step to help moisturize, enhance and even skin tone while also protecting the skin from sun damage. Available soon in both stores and online, this new product is a natural addition to the MËNAJI line, as it incorporates healthy skincare and cosmetic improvement with sun protection.   

Shave. Save Water. Repeat. – Water Saving Grooming Tips

To help bring awareness to the global water scarcity crisis, MËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare continues its water saving campaign #SaveWater on World Water Day 2017. The MENAJI #SaveWater Campaign reminds guys to conserve water, turn off their faucets when they groom and choose products that require little to no water use in their daily routines including our Clear Shave 3-in-1 Formula and Power Hydrator.

Other Water Saving Tips

Firmly Turn Off Your Faucets
Just a small drip from your bathroom sink can waste up to 20 gallons of water a day, and that number increases with every faucet within the home.

Increase the Efficiency of Your Laundry
Only wash a load of clothes when they completely fill the machine; don’t waste an entire spin and rinse cycle on a lone pair of jeans. You might also consider the purchase of an Energy Star washer, which reduces a load by 10-20 gallons on average.

Change Your Grooming Habits
You probably already know you shouldn’t leave the water running while you brush your teeth. But did anyone ever tell you about shaving? You’ll save tons of water if you fill the sink instead of turning on the tap every time you rinse your razor. The same goes for washing your face or wetting your hair. Our Clear Shave 3-in-1 product which requires NO water while moisturizing the skin. Also: skip washing your hair every day which only dries out the scalp.

Check For Leaks
Check all the plumbing and piping within your home. Is anything wet or rusted? Anything showing signs of corrosion? Even if you don’t see any conspicuous dripping, check for water damage on the floor and walls. If it’s there, something is leaking. Investing in a visit from the plumber now could save you big money in the future!

Fix Your Showers
Everyone likes a long, hot shower, but all that time you spend warming up the water is wasting it. Install insulation over your pipes and you’ll have hot water ready almost instantly. You can also purchase a “flow low” water-saving shower head that will save you up to two gallons a minute.

According to Treehugger.com, when the average American takes even a 5-minute shower, he or she uses more water than an average person in a poverty-stricken area of a developing country uses in a whole day.

Stop Unnecessary Flushing
It takes five to seven gallons of water to flush a toilet. How many times have you flushed a single tissue or cigarette butt? Save your trash for the actual trash can.

Store Water Bottles in the Fridge
Most of us need cold water on a regular basis, whether it’s for drinking, washing vegetables or cleaning up a spill. But running the tap and waiting for it to cool will waste several gallons of perfectly good water, rather just fill a few bottles and keep them stored in the fridge for later use.

Need a Car Wash? Be Careful With the Hose
Washing your car the traditional way, with the hose running at full blast, will spill a staggering 150 gallons of water. Instead, fill a bucket with soapy water and bring out the hose only for the final rinse. You should consider a professional wash if you’re truly dedicated to reducing your environmental impact.

Ten Secrets to Sensational Skin

Sensational Men's Skin

Every day, the team at MENAJI receives at least one call from a customer asking how he can take better care of his skin. So, in an effort to answer this question and to inspire all guys to think about the skin as an external organ that needs attention, we dedicated our June 2016 blog to revealing uncomplicated ways to take care of your skin – particularly the skin on your face.

We didn’t get into the skincare game because we don’t know men’s skin intimately. So here are our top glow-boosting skin care tips for men to keep your skin refreshed, revitalized, healthy, and oh yes…clean.

  1. NEVER USE SOAP to wash your face. Use a tiny bit of face cleanser, and gently foam into a lather in your hands and then apply to your face.
  2. SLEEP A LOT. When you sleep the decline in body temperature increases blood flow to the skin.
  3. WEAR SUNSCREEN daily.  Protection goes a long way.
  4. EXERCISE to increase blood flow which helps carry away waste products, including free radicals, from working cells.
  5. CONSUME ALCOHOL in moderation — Too much booze is simply not good for your skin.
  6. DON’T SMOKE.
  7. DRINK lots of WATER.
  8. REDUCE stress.
  9. EAT lots of avocados, citrus fruits, tomatoes, and papaya.
  10. BE HAPPY. Think positive thoughts, do something you love each day, and keep in touch with friends. A happy soul is a large contributor to healthy skin!

READY FOR BEARD STYLE 2016?

The Designer Beard Style Isn’t a Beard At All…

Men looking to update their style in an understated way will want to adopt 2016’s most popular beard style – which is not a beard at all, but rather – The Stubble.

This look, made popular by hot and hunky Hollywood celebrities, is a brand new style in the ever-expanding list of beards. Though many have achieved the look on their own – the real designer Stubble adds a casual layer of approachability to the wearer. The Stubble also enhances a strong chin or masculinity to a weak chin.  But, although it looks “effortless,” it still does require uh… effort.

MENAJI advises any man looking to sport The Stubble this season to know where to shave and when to trim. There’s a fine line between designer Stubble and looking unclean, unkempt and sloppy.

STEP 1 – EXFOLIATE
Nothing is worse than trying to keep your Stubble free from red bumps caused by ingrown hairs. Avoid this problem by exfoliating with a good scrub like the one from MENAJI. Made with natural botanicals, and tough enough to use only once or twice a week, it can be incorporated into maintaining your Stubble style very easily. Simply remember to use your scrub on the same schedule as your Stubble landscaping.

STEP 2 – CLEAR SHAVE GEL
CLEAR is CRITICAL in order to shave the hair growing on cheekbones and temples down to the line under your cheekbones parallel to your jawline. If you can’t see what you’re doing, you will end up clean shaven whether you want to or not. We recommend MENAJI CLEAR SHAVE 3-IN-1. A transparent cooling gel, ClearShave is chock full of botanicals your skin will appreciate and is perfect for precise lines and corners.

STEP 3 – SHAPING
Cheeks: Top professional barbers suggest that if your natural stubble grows up high on your cheeks, you should shave the hair just below the cheekbone, parallel to your jawline. This should be performed every 2 to 4 days as needed.
Stache:  You should also clean up your mustache with a scissors or a precision trimmer, removing any stray hairs.
Stubble:  Then take your the trimmer (1 mm works best) and shave in the direction of hair growth. Pay close attention to how long you are trimming because you could go too short. Best Stubble shavers recommended by top barbers include i-Stubble by Conair, Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 3500, Philips Norelco BeardTrimmer 7300.

STEP 4 – CLEANING
Look below your chin for stray hairs and stray patches that don’t grow directly underneath the jawline. Shave these unwanted hairs off.  Or for a better, more precise line, consider getting them waxed once a week.

STEP 5 – HYDRATING
Finish up with a generous amount of a hydrator to plump up and protect your newly shaved, trimmed and waxed skin. Even though you can’t see under The Stubble very well, your skin still needs to be protected and kept healthy for your Stubble to look good. We recommend the MENAJI Power Hydrator.

Remember: ALL beard styles require maintenance. Avoid growing designer Stubble if you’re not prepared to maintain it.

9 STEPS TO UPDATE YOUR MEN’S STYLE FOR 2016

A recent men’s lifestyle article listed Easy Steps to Ensure You Make a Great First Impression. Yup, they’re real simple and guess what tops the list at #1? Yup, again — Good Grooming.

So, here’s what you need to know to kick off 2016 and guarantee you’ll be remembered for only the good stuff…

A new year is exciting and inspiring! Always make a great impression. Here are…

9 STEPS TO UPDATE YOUR MEN’S STYLE FOR 2016

  1. Commit to Good Hygiene and GroomingMËNAJI Advanced Men’s Skincare line has ​your ​skincare essentials.
  2. Don’t Compromise on Buying What Fits – If it’s too big or too small, it shows. Always wear tailored clothing. ​If you can, have pieces made for you! ​We like J. Hilburn, luxury menswear that offers custom shirts and pants. GO TO: jhilburn.com
  3. Invest in Dry Cleaning – Have your clothes professionally cleaned and keep them always looking great.
  4. Switch to V-Neck Undershirts – With an undershirt you won’t have perspiration stains. And a V-neck undershirt won’t show when you’ve loosened your tie. You can keep it simple like Fruit of the Loom or Jockey, or go for luxury men​’​s undershirts like those from MeUndies a monthly T-shirt club. GO TO: www.meundies.com/products/mens-v-neck
  5. Wear a Watch – It doesn’t have to be expensive, just choose one that reflects your personality and fits you and your lifestyle. ​Guys always look smarter with a watch!​
  6. Take Care of Your Shoes – Real simple; in minutes you can get a professional shine, and maybe even sit next to someone famous at a trendy men’s shoe-shine location!
  7. Tie Your Tie Correctly – Ask at a good men’s store for a refresher course if needed.
  8. Splurge on Designer Socks – Designer men’s socks are trending; there are sooooo many to choose from. Here’s one of our favorite men’s luxury sock designers — Vivek Nagrani. GO TO: www.vknagrani.com/socks
  9. Change Your Glasses – Yes, mix it up a bit. Today there are many places to choose new specs. It’s a new year, have a new look that updates your style. Vintage-inspired men’s eyewear, or prescription eyeglasses you can order online easily. GO TO: www.warbyparker.com

Think Barbershops Still Only Offer a Shave and a Haircut?

Think again.

Barbering has changed dramatically since 2000 when a few rogue stores upgraded by offering designer shaves and offered booze inside the stores.

Now men can count on chains offering state-of-the-art hair styles, top shelf liquor, energy drinks, and spa-style amenities – all the products you can’t buy in drugstores or grocery stores.

Men’s grooming has redefined the barbershop experience for today’s urban gentlemen. And it’s not about being Metrosexual – it’s about staying Machosexual. Today’s barbershops offer high-end men’s skincare products and supplies, with luxurious emollients, within a classic Boys’ Club barbershop experience.

Here’s the difference.

Unlike women, men tend to be very goal-oriented, typically wanting fast results, simplicity, minimal discomfort, and minimal downtime. These desires have made multifunctional barbershops and skincare products ideal.

Trendy Barbers offer:

1. Fast results/service
2. Facials, manpering, grooming advice
3. Classic yet stylish design
4. Booze and cocktails
5. Healthy drink options
6. Luxury retail grooming products
7. Casual Ambiance/Wifi

So, think again. Or better yet – visit one.

Here is a list to start: Maxim’s Hotlist 2015

911? Chill Out.

911? Chill Out.

Experts know that the secret to making a person commit to a beauty brand is the way it makes them feel. Eye gels that contain specific formulations to reduce puffiness are always a hit because you see immediate results and they feel soothing. The better the formulation, like Mënaji’s 911 Eye Gel, the better the feeling.

That said, there are more ways to enhance your experience with a terrific eye gel like our 911.

Chill it in the fridge.

The use of cold therapy on puffy eyes or under-eye “bags” is effective because cold temperatures constrict the blood vessels, which reduces the flow of fluid into the soft tissue. This results in a reduction of inflammation and puffiness—and feels really great!

Coolness also stimulates lymphatic drainage and a lot of people wake up with puffy eyes because fluid can pool in trough of your under-eye area, especially if you’ve had too much salt the day before.

Don’t make the mistake of putting it in the freezer though, because you will have to replace it. Eye gels do not thaw out back to normal. The extreme cold ruins the product and its efficacy.