Men's Skin Care Tips
Guys, let’s face it; you care about how you look. If you want to make a good impression, your skin is the first place to start. Here are a few tips that will help you look your very best and of course, make a lasting impression.
Nov 20, 2020 2:11:29 PM / by The Institute of Skin Science
Guys let’s face it; you care about how you look. If you want to make a good impression, your skin is the first place to start.
Before you start a men’s skincare regimen, it's important to find out your skin type: oily, acne, normal/combination, dry, sensitive or sun damaged. Once your skin type has been determined, your next step is to pick the correct products and know how to use them.
Here are a few tips that will help you look your very best and of course, make a lasting impression.
If you don’t want to do anything else, cleansing your face is the single most important thing you can do. Search for a good cleanser that your skin responds well to and stick to it. If possible, stay away from bar soaps as they will dehydrate and dry out your skin. Choose a creamy cleanser if you have dry skin or a foam/gel cleanser if you have oily skin.
To remove dead skin cells and debris, exfoliation is a must. Moreover, it stimulates circulation to add a healthy glow to your skin. A recent study proves that one of the reasons men’s skin looks more youthful than women’s is because men tend to exfoliate daily when they shave.
Hair growth in men is regular. There’s no need to shave daily. But whenever you do, choose a good razor and a shaving gel or cream that yields a close shave, kills bacteria, softens follicles, and leaves the skin feeling smooth. Avoid using any shaving products that contain alcohol and parabens as they strip natural oils from the skin, leaving it dry and irritated.
Men’s skin tends to be oiler than women and they also wrinkle just as quickly. A light moisturizer and a nourishing cream can do wonders. If shaving irritates your skin, try moisturizing your skin after a shave and before going to bed. A good moisturizer includes quality ingredients that do not clog your pores.
Sunscreen is the most important part of skincare regime to help prevent pre-mature wrinkles, sun damage, sagging skin and most importantly, skin cancer. Sunscreen only works if you use it properly. Make sure you apply a liberal amount to the face and other exposed areas of the body and apply at least 20 minutes before you are exposed. If you plan to stay outdoors for longer or are sweating or swimming, be sure to reapply every two hours.
It is beneficial to see a professional skin care specialist to determine your specific skin type, routine maintenance, and services focused on specific skin conditions. They can also recommend good-quality, professional skin care products that will keep your skin looking healthier and younger. Skincare is not just for women.
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