In the first of a brand new series of Milesyounger Mentors I am going to be highlighting people who are ageing well. Men looking their natural best who will share their unique take on how they achieve youthfulness at any age.
First up is Mark Sproston, Founder and CEO of The ShaveDoctor.
Mark has spent 2 decades working in and teaching the art of the ‘Barber Shop Shave’ to barbers all across the world and is now seen as a world leading shave expert and industry advisor. Mark, like me, is approaching 50 but has a great attitude to life, his work and how he looks.
Can you share your daily skincare regime?
Prevention is better than the cure so starting a daily skincare routine from a young age is vitally important for preserving your youthful skin.
- Wash and scrub your face daily, this will help scrub away dead skin and rejuvenate new skin cells also giving your skin a healthy glow.
- Use a daily moisturiser especially after shaving, we shave off up to 5 layers of the outer layer of the epidermis so we need to replace that essential moisture.
- Once a week and since the early age of 14 I take a hot bath and lie in it for approx 45 minutes which acts like a steam room or sauna. This will help steam out the toxins in your skin giving it a real deep cleanse and leaving your skin glowing..
How do you believe your diet has kept you looking younger?
I eat healthy foods and try to keep my Carbohydrate and Starch intake to twice a week, potatoes once a week, bread I replace with wraps and lettuce leaves, they make a great sandwich alternative to bread. I like to make mine and my family’s dinners using fresh ingredients that I know don’t contain high sugar and salt content. Fish is an important part of my diet too eaten twice a week. My only vice is coffee, 4 cups a day but replace that with 2 litres of water which helps flush the caffeine out of my body and cleanses my liver.
Are supplements important to you?
I’ve never taken a supplement in my life!
What areas do you feel you need to focus on once you reach 50?
Keeping fit not just physically but in mind too. I keep challenging myself in all aspects of my business and personal life especially with my two young boys who are 13 and 10. Their homework is not just sometimes a challenge for them but also for me and I like to learn and work things out with them. Physically I’m active as both boys are into football, MMA and swimming and only recently in July I gave up coaching a boys football team.
Mark has his own website and business shavedoctor.co.uk why not check it out.
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