Sporting a good-looking member makes a man feel proud and, well, manly, which is one reason why male organ care is so important. There are many things which make a manhood look impressive, including shape and firmness. Arguably, the condition of oneâ€™s male organ skin may be the most important, as it has both an aesthetic component and can often give clues as to how healthy and hygienic a man is. Because oxidative stress can prove damaging to all skin, including delicate male organ skin, knowing more about this issue can help improve a manâ€™s general male organ care.
What is oxidative stress?
Oxidative stress (sometimes known as oxidative damage) is a not uncommon term, but what does it actually mean? To better understand oxidative stress, itâ€™s necessary to start with a discussion of free radicals.
As is fairly obvious, the body needs energy in order to function. To get energy, the body burns glucose (sugar) which is obtained from the food a person eats. During the process, some oxygen molecules are released which need to bind with an electron. Termed free radicals, they go about trying to snatch an electron from someplace else â€“ and when they do, they cause damage which is called oxidative stress.
Oxidative stress is implicated in many situations, including contributing to diabetes, cancer, stroke and other serious medical conditions. Oxidative stress is also considered to be one of the primary causes of aging skin, as well as weakening of skin â€“ including male organ skin.
Because the skin, being on the surface, is exposed to many other environmental factors (sunlight, variations in temperature, air pollution, etc.), it is more easily damaged by free radicals than some other body tissues.
Male organ skin
Oxidative stress can affect male organ skin in several ways. For example, oxidative stress breaks down collagen, an important ingredient in giving tone and elasticity to male organ skin. Skin lacking in collagen is dull and wrinkled, looking noticeably aged.
Oxidative stress weakens and damages male organ skin, and when that occurs, the body responds by trying to get rid of the damaged skin cells. This may result in a red, inflamed look as the body sets about doing its repairs. In addition, to having an off-putting appearance, this can cause some degree of manhood soreness which may interfere with a manâ€™s desire for sensual activity. Itâ€™s also important to note that the repair process initiated by inflammation usually also affects surrounding cells that had not been damaged.
Oxidative stress can make a vibrant, young-looking member appear much older â€“ and, when inflamed, make it seem to be harboring potential infections which can make a partner feel hesitant about engaging in sensual contact.
Because free radicals occur when oxygen molecules are out scavenging, proper treatment generally requires the use of antioxidants. Often antioxidants are taken in tablet or liquid form, but it is estimated that only about 1% of antioxidants consumed in this way actually make it to the skin. Topical application of antioxidants directly to the male organ skin is a much better option.
Therefore, combatting oxidative stress to male organ skin can be more effectively accomplished if a person includes regular application of a first class male organ health creme (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin) in their daily male organ health routine. Clearly, the crÃ¨me needs to contain an antioxidant, so look for one with alpha lipoic acid. This is one of the more potent antioxidants. Vitamin C also have antioxidative qualities, and is especially good at protecting collagen in the male organ skin, so finding a crÃ¨me with both alpha lipoic acid and vitamin C provides even more protection against excess free radicals.
Visit http://www.menshealthfirst.com for additional information on most common male organ health issues, tips on improving member sensitivity and what to do to maintain a healthy manhood. John Dugan is a professional writer who specializes in men's health issues and is an ongoing contributing writer to numerous websites.