Men have been known to keep skincare and self-care relatively simple. However, an unkempt look is no longer a symbol of masculinity. Today, skincare for men is gaining popularity as men look for ways to keep their skin healthy-looking, bright, moisturized, and glowing.
Cleansing and moisturizing once in a while will not magically lead to healthy skin. The key is to follow a simple skincare routine and be consistent. Of course, men cannot exactly follow women’s skincare routines as their skin is relatively thicker, but the essence of skincare stays the same.
Cleanser, Toner, Moisturizer
Men come into contact with pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and environmental pollution every single day. These elements damage the skin extensively. Since most men genetically have oilier and thicker skin than women, they have to ensure that they are cleaning their face properly each day.
Cleansing helps remove dirt and grime from the skin while getting rid of dead skin cells. A mild cleanser will help cleanse the face without stripping it of its natural oils. Some men do not like washing their faces right before bed. However, this leads to whiteheads, blackheads, and acne.
Toning does not need to be fancy. Simply use a rosewater mixture to ensure that no traces of dirt or impurities are left behind. A toner also helps tighten the pores and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Moisturizing keeps the skin smooth by preventing dry, itchy, flaky skin.
When told to apply sunscreen on a regular basis, most men will straight up deny it because of their heroic tendencies. However, there’s one thing men should know- not taking care of yourself is not heroic. If you want to impress the ladies, self-care is a necessity.
Opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30. If it is water-resistant, even better! Remember, the heat does not lead to tanning. It is the sun rays that are responsible for causing the skin to burn and tan, destroying the skin barrier and texture, leading to premature skin aging. To stay safe, slather sunscreen on your face and arms 15 minutes before stepping out of the house. Remember to reapply every two hours, especially if you are sweating or swimming.
When it comes to maintaining their beard, most men will choose whatever razor is readily available. However, multi-blade razors can lead to razor bumps, razor burns, and ingrown hair. They can also cause infections.
Instead, choose a double-blade razor that is safe for the skin. Moreover, do not keep the skin taut when shaving. Before you shave, wet the skin and use shaving cream to soften the hair. Shave in the direction of the hair growth. Keep rinsing each time the razor touches your face. Once done, sanitize your razor to get rid of stray hair and germs. To avoid irritation, change the razor blade after using it five to seven times.