5 Essential Elements to a Men’s Skincare Routine That Every Man Should KnowThe Menkare Grooming Team
Despite the many men’s skin care products on the market today, most men often find it difficult to achieve radiant, smooth complexion. It’s not that they don’t want to; it’s just that they don’t know how. In fact, beautiful and healthy-looking skin is within most men’s reach, except they don’t really take the time to learn about it.
Many times, men find it hard to admit that they do really care about their skin. If you’re one of those men, here’s a quick guide to a skincare routine that will help you keep your skin looking fresh, healthy, and smooth.
Always Use a High Quality Cleanser When Washing Your Face
This is really a no brainer, but the truth is that there are way too many guys who are either doing this wrong or not doing it all. In fact, most men are guilty of using harsh face scrubs and soaps. Worse, they combine these scrubs and soaps while taking a very hot shower.
While this may seem like a good idea after a long, stressful day, it’s not very healthy for their skin. In fact, according to psychiatrist and dermatologist Amy Wechsler, this not only makes your skin appear older and wrinklier, but it also makes the skin dry. According to her, everyone should use a gentler cleanser that effectively removes oil and dirt without being harsh.
Don’t Buy Cheap Razors
In general, men will shave about five times a week, though some shave on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the number one mistake that most make is the use of cheap cartridge razors. To avoid irritating or cutting your skin, you need to choose a razor that fits the coarseness of your beard and your skin sensitivity.
Did you know that some men even use razors with multiple blades simply because they are advertised as better? Unfortunately, using this type of razor will more likely give you ingrown hairs or razor burns because it cuts the hair below the skin.
Apart from a great razor, providing your skin with a barrier of protection like shaving cream or gel is important. Ideally, men should also shave in the shower or right after taking a shower. Facial hairs are a lot softer from the steam and the warm water. Furthermore, it eliminates having to worry about cleaning your dirty sink when you have company.
Always Use After Shave
Make aftershave an integral part of your men’s skin care routine, because this product soothes and hydrates the skin. Plus, it seals in the skin after you’ve shaved. Just make sure the after shave contains no alcohol, since it often dries the skin.
Use A Facial Moisturizer
Some guys look very dapper with facial hair, but you’d be surprised to know that many of their partners complain that their man’s skin feels like sandpaper to the touch. If you want to have a sexy scruff, use moisturizer on a daily basis to get softer skin. If you’re hypersensitive to odors due to allergies, you can opt for a fragrance-free skin moisturizer as well. These are just as effective as regular moisturizers, sans the smell.
Don’t Forget the Sunscreen
Without sunscreen, you risk suffering from sun damage that can cause irritation, redness, and skin cancer. To get the best protection (and to avoid purchasing multiple products), get a moisturizer that also contains sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) If you can’t find one, however, having a separate bottle of sunscreen handy won’t hurt. Plus, it lets the opposite sex know you really care about your skin.
Take heed of these five essential elements of every man’s skin care routine. These are just the basic steps, though, so feel free to add some more until you get youthful, beautiful-looking manly skin that people will admire.
How to Get Perfect Skin for Men, LiveStrong.com
3 Things Men Should Do for Perfect Skin, BusinessInsider.com