Men often assume skin care is for women, and they don’t want to be seen browsing through skin care products or hogging the mirror in the morning. Who needs skin care when a quick splash of cold water does the trick, right?
You’ll be surprised to be proven wrong. Men benefit from a skin care routine just as much as women do, and in today’s day and age, more men are actively and proudly looking after their skin with their own care regimes. Male and female skin is different at the cellular level, but the same principles of skin care still apply.
Apply Sun Block
Everyone loves a nice suntan, however, too much sun is bad for your skin. It takes a few years for the effects of UV damage to show up, but by then it is too late. If you have pale skin, you are more at risk of melanoma, so protect your face (and body) with sun cream. Use sun block on your face and a high SPF sun cream on any other exposed skin. If you can’t cope without a tan, go for a spray tan.
Wash your face morning and night. Don’t use regular soap, as this is much too harsh and will dry your skin out. Instead, invest in a cleanser for men. Look for one that’s right for your skin type. Wet your face with tepid water and lather up. Rinse well and follow with a generous dollop of moisturizer.
Wash after Exercise
When you hit the gym, your body will sweat. Always wash your face after exercise to cleanse sweat and toxins away. This will prevent blocked pores leading to spots and blemishes.
Moisturizer helps to keep fine lines at bay by trapping moisture in the skin. Moisturize daily, preferably after cleansing, shaving, or showering. Use a light moisturizer during the day and a heavier product at night before bed.
Use the Right Skin Care Products
The best skin care products for men are those that are suitable for your complexion. Men, like women, have different types of skin. Some men have oily skin whereas others have combination skin. Read the labels and look for cleansers and moisturizers that best fit your skin type. For example, if you are prone to spots, use oil-free products.
Drink Plenty of Water
Hydration is critical for good skin. Drink 6-8 glasses of water every day, and more if you exercise.
Use a Good Quality Razor
Cheap razors cause razor burn, in-growing hairs, and unattractive lumps and bumps. Do your skin a favor and learn how to use a straight razor. Wet your skin first and lather up with shaving cream. Keep your razor nice and sharp so it will last for decades.
Ditch the Sugar
Ditch the donuts. Sugar causes inflammation, which affects the skin. Breakouts can be easily countered when paired with healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
Get Enough Sleep
If you are burning the candle at both ends, it shows on your face. Therefore, get enough sleep and wake up feeling refreshed and wrinkle-free.
Adopting a simple skin care regime will keep the subtle signs of aging at bay and give you a fresher-looking complexion. By taking precautions with your skin, your confidence could flourish.