There are a few factors that can lead to a rough, tug-and-pull shave that can make even the most meticulous of guys avoid the chore. Whether it is discomfort or visible razor burn, tug-and-pull shaving is never fun.Read More
Daily skincare doesn't need to be complex. All that it takes is 3 daily steps for healthier, stronger and cleaner skin. No matter how old or young you are these 3 simple steps of exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing will keep your skin clean, clear and protected.Read More
It is no secret, the sun can be hot and brutal in the summer months. Your skin may not dry out, but there are other factors at work that can cause havoc to your complexion. Taking a few steps to coverup and protect yourself and clean out your pores can go a long way to your overall long-term health.Read More
The skin on your face is the most delicate and sensitive, so it requires extra care, especially when shaving. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to invest in a good razor and let Game Day handle the rest.
Exfoliate with Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub (Light Exfoliator). This step is crucial for a smooth shave, especially if you have tough hairs(?) Scrubbing away the dead skin cells helps to thoroughly cleanse your skin, prevent ingrown hairs, and protect the skin from razor burns and bumps.
Lather up with Shave Cream: Brushless Hydrating Protection. Our Shave Cream is brushless, but still lathers up to create a nice, thick barrier between the razor and skin. Shaving cream helps to ease tug-and-pull for a smooth, close shave while hydrating with aloe and shea butter.
Finish off with Aftershave: Soothing Balm. Unlike most alcohol-based aftershaves, our aftershave hydrates skin with pear cactus extract and is a natural antiseptic, just in case you get nicked while shaving. This anti-aging serum has a cooling and soothing effect on skin that both pampers and protects.
Alpine Willowherb leaves contain natural compounds that have anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial properties. When applied topically, it has a soothing effect on skin problems like psoriasis, eczema, or rosacea. It can calm itching and irritation without the negative side effects that topical steroid creams have.
It also has anti-aging benefits because of its anti-oxidant properties. When skin is exposed to sunlight it is also exposed to damaging ultraviolet rays, which may form free radicals on the skin that break down collagen. Collagen is the main structural protein in skin which helps keep it firm and durable, and is also responsible for its plump and youthful appearance. Willowherb helps prevent these free radicals from building up, but never skip out on sunscreen application.
Willowherb’s anti-bacterial properties also help address acne. Bacteria feed on dead skin cells and sebum that build up and cause the inflammation or pimples you see. Willowherb helps kill this specific bacteria, reducing the number of outbreaks. All of our products contain this all-natural ingredient: try them today and see the benefits tomorrow!
Oatmeal is known for its soothing, anti-aging properties, and is perfect for even the most sensitive or acne-prone skin types. It works as a natural cleanser, exfoliating and removing dead skin cells, while still leaving skin hydrated. Thanks to lipids and protein content, oatmeal is a perfect moisturizer. It can help relieve signs of aging because it both exfoliates and hydrates.
Because of its anti-inflammatory properties, oatmeal is also perfect for helping alleviate symptoms of eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis. It calms irritated and itchy skin for a soothing relief. Oatmeal is one of the only natural ingredients that is certified by the FDA for health claims and labeling.
Our Game Day Oatmeal Exfoliating Bar is modern take on an old world classic. It scrubs away dead skin to help improve skin tone and texture, and even out any blotchy patches. Made with the finest natural ingredients in the U.S.A.
With talk of six-packs around the corner, it’s time to discuss the two most important steps to proper skincare in the upcoming hot summer months: moisture and sunscreen.
You wouldn’t go a day without drinking water, would you? Well, moisturizer is like water for the skin, keeping it hydrated, healthy, and young. And no, those brews you had with the bros at happy hour don’t count. With age and sun damage, skin sags, loses its elasticity, and begins to form wrinkles. Heat dries out skin, enunciating the look of fine lines and wrinkles, so it’s important to keep yourself and your skin hydrated year-round. Moisturizer plumps skin giving it the hydration it needs, and you the confidence of a fresh face.
The biggest defense against premature aging and other skin damage is SPF. Dermatologists recommend applying a sunscreen of at least 30 SPF to protect the skin against its dangerous UV rays and radicals. Although the signs of damage may not be apparent while you’re young in your 20s and 30s, they will be later. Luckily, with our skincare you don’t need to worry about both steps. We’ve got you covered with our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ that gives you both benefits of a moisturizer and sunscreen in one. Apply in the morning and at night, and throughout the day if you’re getting lots of sun.
The Holidays are here! That means festive parties, excessive amounts of food and hopefully the opportunity to travel to see friends and family or just to get away. Don't let the lines and increased security get in your way! Follow these tips to pack your Dopp Kit and always be ready.
1. Keep Under 3 Oz. (If Carry On)
This should be nothing new. The frequent traveller has adapted to this policy over the last few years, but it is just important to remember when throwing everything into your bag last second. No one wants to have to throw out their daily care essentials before you have even embarked to your final destination. Keep it under 3 Oz. and breeze through the airport.
2. Pack Game Day's Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+
You never know what the day will throw at you, especially when you are away from home. Our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ is the perfect way to protect you from the elements no matter if you are on the ski slopes or relaxing on the beach. Keeping your skin hydrated and protected with SPF is essential while traveling.
3. First-Aid Essentials
We've all been there. You get to your destination, go out and the next day lose half your vacation hungover in bed. Make sure you have everything you will need to get through the trip packed before you leave and save time. Keeping some Advil, Tums, bandages, anti-biotics, etc. These little additions to your Dopp Kit can be a lifesaver.
Most guys stiffen up when they hear the word pre-shave. What is it? Why do I need to use one? Is it really that important? Guys are just lost when it comes to proper skincare, but the easy answer is YES, you should use a pre-shave. It will help to prevent razor-burn, make your shave more comfortable and ours evens help keeps your skin clear. Need any more reasons to consider adding one to your daily skincare arsenal?
Much razor burn and irritation due to shaving comes from the lack of proper preparation of the hairs and skin. When you shave with a razor blade, you are not only cutting the hairs, but also also shaving off the top layer of skin. Not prepping the skin properly can lead to tug-and-pull, ingrown hairs and cuts. All of these factors are major contributors to razor burn. A pre-shave such as our Invigorating Scrub will help soften and stand the hairs, to make it easier for the blade to cut through them cleanly. It will also help to prevent and eliminate ingrown hairs which lead to infection and scrub away dead skin that clogs the razor and can lead to further shaving discomfort.
Our Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub is a complete face-wash with exfoliation properties. The scrub works to clear away dirt and grime from deep inside the pores to keep skin clean, clear and healthy. It is packed with Alpine Willowherb Extract to help regulate the skin's oil production which will help clear away and prevent breakouts and acne.
There is just no reason that you should not use a pre-shave. If you are serious about keeping your skin strong, clear and healthy, look no further than our Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub!
The aim of the Game Day line is to provide high-performance skincare with unsurpassed anti-aging to men who are serious about their health and lifestyle. What makes Game Day such an effective line when it comes to skincare is that we make exclusive use of the revolutionary Pear Cactus Extract. Pear Cactus Extract is one of the world's best kept anti-stress secrets. It naturally smoothes and calms the skin, reducing stress. Stress is one of the major drivers of aging and reducing it will help keep you looking young and healthy.
As you age your body loses it's ability to retain moisture, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Pear Cactus Extract is an anti-aging powerhouse as it contains peptides which have an anti-aging effect by hydrating and firming the skin. This helps to reverse and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles by plumping the skin to restore it to its natural moisture levels. Pear Cactus Extract is also packed with anti-oxidants to promote healthier, stronger skin.
The Game Day line is based around this rare, super-ingredient due to these factors that lead to healthier stronger skin. Choosing any Game Day product and using it daily will make sure that your skin gets an ample amount of Pear Cactus Extract and you will know that it is protected and will be strong and healthier for years to come.
Is Lip Balm really that important? Remember, even though your lips may only be chapped in the winter does not mean that your lips are not exposed, or effected by the elements. Your lips are some of the thinnest skin on your body, and they are always exposed. Make sure you protect your lips TODAY and keep them soft, moist and healthy while also protected from harmful UV rays.
Make sure you choose a Lip Balm that is SPF boosted. This is essential as sun-damage leads to premature aging and potentially skin cancer and other skin disease. Make sure to apply regularly throughout the day to keep your skin protected. No matter if you are on the ski mountain, beach, hike or sitting in the office, making sure your lips are protected from UV damage can make that much more of a difference years down the road.
Lip Balm also hydrates the skin. This is essential to keep skin strong and healthy. It will also help your lips appear more full, healthier and younger. Keeping your skin hydrated will also allow it to heal quicker if it was to get chapped or cracked. Choose one that is formulated with natural beeswax as it will naturally help heal and hydrate the lips. Taking care of your lips is easy, but necessary. Start now, make it a habit, and your lips will be strong and healthy for years to come.
Our BEST-SELLING Charging Spray is a staple in many guy's gym bags, cars, desks, bathrooms, etc. But what is the Charging Spray and why do you need it?
Charging Spray is a REVOLUTIONARY blend between an innovative energy spray and a facial tonic. Quite simply, there is nothing else like it on the market. Vitamins and Anti-Oxidants absorb into the skin, providing natural energy with no crash. At Game Day we try to avoid caffeine and other uppers, providing natural energy that is good for the body similar to fruit with no jitters. Perfect for when you wake up, before or after a work-out, or just when you are feeling a little tired a work. Just a few sprays and you will be good to go!
Charging Spray also has skin benefits as well. Pear-Cactus Extract and Theaflavins from Black Tea Help to hydrate the skin to prevent and eliminate fine-lines and wrinkles. Makandi Root Extract, along with the Black Tea Extract also work to prevent sun-damage and break-up free radicals in the skin. Alpine Willowherb Extract helps to regulate the skin's oil production, helping to prevent breakouts. If you are looking for a great, all-around, fun and easy to use skincare product to add to your daily routine, look no further than Charging Spray!
Your thirties are an exciting time! You and your friends are starting to settle down, start a family and enjoy some of the hard work you have put in since you graduated college. Your body is still young but your mind is begging to get wise. Your thirties are a great time to set good skincare habits to help combat the aging process that there just is not escaping. Follow these steps and no one will believe that you aren't still in your twenties.
1. Watch the Eyes
The first place where signs of aging will begin to show will be the eyes. Make sure to keep this area moisturized in both the AM and PM. Look for signs of crows feet and wrinkles around the eyes. The wear and tear of time on your body will begin to diminish the skin's ability to hold moisture and this will lead to wrinkles and bags under the eyes. Keep it moisturized and keep the wrinkles away.
2. Address your Forehead
This is the second place where you will start to see signs of aging. You want to address the signs as soon as possible. If you start to see extra wrinkles on your forehead, put a bit of extra effort into keeping the area hydrated and protected. Even a dab of our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ will go a long way to keep the years at bay.
3. Keep an Active Lifestyle
There is no better way to stay looking young than to keep an active lifestyle. Make sure you train your body to have balance, as loss of balance is one of the first areas where the body will start to break down. You may not have as much flexibility as when you were young, but keeping your body in shape will keep it engaged and healthy. An unhealthy lifestyle will cause premature aging and no one wants that.
How many times have you heard the old adage, "I wish I took better care of myself when I was younger?" It is a completely true statement that ranges in everything from health, knowledge, decision making, etc. Leading a healthy lifestyle is the number one way to prevent aging and look your best. Proper skincare is an essential step in a healthy lifestyle and cannot be overlooked if you want to keep looking young, energetic and good forever! Getting a start in your twenties is the best way to stay on top of your game with these simple steps:
1. Moisturize Daily
This is quite simply the best way to keep your skin hydrated and looking healthy. When skin drys out and age and looses moisture and it's ability to retain that moisture. This causes the skin to start to wrinkle and begin the aging process. Make sure to moisturize daily to keep the wrinkles at bay, even way before you think you need to. Choose Game Day's Hydrator: Moisturizer + SPF30+ for an SPF boost an a formula that you can use everyday without your skin burning-up or breaking-out.
2. Avoid Toxins
So many "skincare" products are filled with toxins. These help large companies fill space, "accomplish" a clean feeling and help keep costs down for them to produce. These toxins will buildup in your skin over time and can lead to premature aging, hair-loss and prostate cancer among other long-term issues.
3. Use SPF
The Surgeon General has come out and said skin-cancer is on the rise. One of the major reasons for this is the lack of attention people give the sun and its ability to destroy your skin. Sun-damage is on of the leading causes of skin-cancer an premature aging. Make sure to cover up with SPF and don't forget your lips which have some of the thinnest skin on the body and are exposed all day. Choose Game Day's Mint Lip Balm + SPF15 to protect and hydrate your lips.
4. Don't Skimp on Quality
We know you think that your drugstore shower gel is the exact same thing as the higher quality stuff. Companies just want your money right? WRONG! Drugstore brands can sell for cheaper because they jam-pack their formulas with toxins and chemicals to fill space and give you a sense you are clean. In reality these products are destroying your skin and can cost you way more in the future!
Guys just don't seem to get it. You can't put toxin filled formulas on your skin and expect their chemical ingredients to keep your skin healthy. Daily use of these products fills your skin with toxins that can lead to all sorts of problems down the line including premature aging, skin cancer, prostate cancer, breakouts, hair loss, skin drying, etc. They literally do to your skin exactly what you think you are trying to prevent.
High-Performance skincare is the perfect blend of ingredients that are good for your skin with natural actives the protect you. Anti-Aging and Anti-Acne without the ludacris price tags. Daily and proper use will boost your complexion and keep you young for years. You want to find products that will hydrate the skin, which will help reverse and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Our Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ is boosted with Pear Cactus Extract, which restores moisture to the skin and plumps it to eliminate signs of aging.
You also want to look for ingredients that will clean out toxins and regulate the skins oil production. This will help keep the skin's complexion clear and breakout free. When the skin's oil is naturally regulated, its restoration will help lock in moisture and prevent drying. We use Alpine-Willowherb Extract across the Game Day product line to allow them to be used everyday without causing burning and breakouts. We know that guys sweat and get down in the dirt, so sometimes that "cleanse every other day" option just isn't on the table.
Steer clear of products with lots of alcohol. Classical aftershaves are a major violator of this code and using these alcohol based aftershaves just dry your skin straight out. You just cannot do this to yourself. Take care of your skin with High-Performance Skincare and it will take care of you.
Not everyone's scalp is protected from a full head of hair. A bald or shaved head can potentially be directly exposed to intense UV rays every time you go outside. It is facing directly up towards the sun with nothing to protect it. All of your skin is susceptible to UV damage and skin cancer. Taking a few steps to coverup and protect yourself can go a long way to your overall long-term health.
1. Apply SPF 30 Daily
There is no excuse for not covering up daily. Make sure to reapply as necessary. Even if you are not going to be out in the sun all day it is still worth applying SPF in order to protect the skin in order to help prevent sun-damage and premature aging. Try using an SPF Moisturizer such as Game Day's Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ in order to hydrate and heal the skin as it protects.
2. Wear a Hat
If you are outside in the sun all day such as at the beach or on the golf course, you should really try to minimize your skin's exposure to the sun by wearing a hat. It will keep the sun's rays directly off your head and protect your skin. It also will not run off as you sweat as a sun lotion would. Look for a breathable one so you don't get to hot or your head itchy. Some are even boosted with SPF.
3. Dissipate Free Radicals
After you get in from the sun you should really try to get rid of the free radicals in the skin that will be inventible from a day in the sun. These free radicals lead to show the effects of sun-damage to the skin. Game Day's Charging Spray: Energizing Facial Tonic has Black Tea Extract to help break-up free radicals and keep your skin looking young and healthy for years to come.
Many Spring sports including baseball and lacrosse require you to wear helmets, either partially or for the entire game. Springtime also inspires another helmet activity: Outdoor Biking. Of course helmets serve a vital purpose, however, they can compromise your complexion. Remember to disinfect your helmet after each use to prevent old germs from permeating the skin.
It is important to wear a helmet for your general safety during various activities, however helmets trap heat and sweat and may lead to break outs. Remember to EXFOLIATE with Game Day's Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub after working out to rid your skin of any gunk that you acquired while biking.
Can’t cool off your head? Why not cool off your face? The Pear Cactus Extract and Black Tea Extract in our Charging Spray formula gives you a quick burst of energy by emitting vitamins and anti-oxidants into the skin, which both rehydrates your face and helps prevent U.V. damage.
Helmets may provide some shade. However, to keep your skin looking youthful, make sure to wear SPF 30+ when outside for hours at a time. Game Day’ Moisturizer: Hydrator + SPF30+ is lightweight and dries quickly. This all-natural, oil-free formula won’t make your helmet wet or make your hands feel sweaty. Designed for the active male, the SPF30 lotion dries in seconds, therefore eliminating the possibility of a slippery, greasy palm.
Spring inspires most runners to move from the treadmill to the track. While it feels great to be able to feel the warmth of the sun on your face instead of that chapped windburn, it is important to use SPF, as our skin has been hibernating all winter long. With a few simple skincare tips your skin will be protected and you will be able to enjoy the outdoors without a care in your head.
On runs, your may mouth become dehydrated, and your lips dried out. Game Day' moisturizing Mint Lip Balm + SPF15 revives your lips. And get this - it's waterproof, so no need to reapply as you sweat.
When running outside be mindful that you are exposing your skin to various toxins. Pollen levels are increasing and the residue may seep its way into your pores, making it essential to exfoliate after a run. Use Game Day's Pre-Shave: Invigorating Scrub as a daily scrub go open the pores and clear out the toxins.
Cool off and replenish your skin, after your workout, with our Charing Spray: Energizing Facial Tonic. The Makandi-Root Extract in the energizing mist helps to break up free-radicals in the skin, which may lead to sun damage.
Winter is upon us, and that means harsh conditions leading to dry and chapped skin. Skiers and mountain climbers have long understood the importance of proper winter skincare in order to stay healthy, comfortable and at top performance. As the seasons change, so does your skin’s needs. By taking proper care of your skin and acting before there is a problem, you can save yourself a lot of discomfort later on. Follow these simple skin care tips and you will be well on your way to proper winter skin protection.
Don’t think that just because you are not on a beach in the 80-degree sun that your skin is safe. You still must cover up with at least an SPF 30 sun-screen or SPF moisturizer. Make sure to cover your entire face and ears. You also must use an SPF boosted Lip Balm. Your lips will be the most exposed and also have some of the thinnest skin on your body, so making sure they are protected is essential. There is just no other way to protect you skin from the sun. Keep in mind that over eighty percent of the sun’s rays can even get through the clouds on a cloudy and snow actually reflects the UV rays, making them even more abundant. Cover up before you are outside and you will be well on your way to protecting yourself from the rigors of winter.
Protect Against Windburn
With winter comes much harsher winds that can take a toll on the body. Not only are the winds typically stronger and of colder air, but they can also carry snow and ice that cuts and freezes the face. Make sure to protect against windburn with a moisturizer and a scarf or some other form of facial coverage. If you are skiing, shoveling snow, etc. look for a facemask or balaclava that will stay on easily as you move and not interfere with your movements. For work choose a scarf for versatility and a more professional look. When choosing a moisturizer look for one that has no alcohol in it and is made to hydrate the skin. You would be shocked at how many moisturizers have alcohol which in itself dries the skin and will only make the situation worse. Find one with oatmeal or pear cactus extract which hydrate the skin and lock in moisture.
You will need to moisturize more whether you are inside or out. The cold air just sucks the moisture out of your skin. Your face, your hands your body. There is no avoiding it. Make sure to moisturize extra in the winter. Pay special attention to moisturize your entire body after a shower. This will help lock in moisture and you won’t forget to do it. Carry a hand and facial moisturizer around in your car, backpack or briefcase and use it often. The more proactive you are, the less likely you are to end up with completely dry and cracked skin.
Take a Warm Shower
While a hot shower might be relaxing and a nice way to get out of the cold, it is not the best thing for your skin in the winter. Take a warm shower instead of an intense hot shower and you will be taking steps to keep moisture in your skin. Hot showers break down your skin’s lipid barrier, which is helps lock in the moisture.
Make sure you exfoliate to scrub away dead skin. The Game Day Pre-Shave Invigorating Scrub is a great choice to not only eliminate dead skin cells, but it also helps to lift the hairs on your face before your shave. Not only is exfoliating beneficial to your appearance, but also to your health. By gently scrubbing away the dry, dead skin you remove imperfections and promote fresh, healthy skin. Additionally exfoliating will help your moisturizer absorb into your skin and lock in more moisture. Win win situation for winter. Exfoliate your face, hands and body, taking special care anywhere you have dry skin. Make sure you moisturize after for maximum benefit.
Demetri Demascus is the Co-Founder/CEO of Game Day Skincare. Demetri and his father Dr. Kerry Demascus launched Game Day in 2013. Since then, Demetri and Dr. Demascus continue to focus on providing only the best anti-aging, high-performance formulas for the active man.
Parabens are preservatives that have been widely used in the beauty industry since the 1920's. In fact, they are the most used preservative in daily care products. Paraben stop bacteria, fungus, etc. from growing in your skincare formula. New studies though have been pointing to their use resulting in health issues and negative effects. There is growing evidence that Parabens can increase your risk of getting breast cancer, even in men. Additionally there is also mounting evidence to support claims that Parabens have led to an increase in testicular cancer as they disrupt our endocrine system. Men have also showed signs of lower sperm counts which can be attributed to the use of Parabens.
Parabens are so popular in skincare products because they are cheap and effective at preserving the formulas. Despite this, there are still natural preservatives that can be used keep your skincare product fresh. When choosing any product to use on your body, check that they are Paraben Free before purchase. Companies that offer Paraben Free skincare, like Game Day, have taken the time to completely design their formulas from scratch to optimize natural ingredients and limit toxins for full skin health benefits. There is just no reason to use cheap skincare and put yourself at risk to the rigors of using toxic chemicals on your skin.