04 Feb Men Skin Care: Best Tips for Daily Regimen
If you look at the market for skin care products, it’s clear that women are the ones who pay a lot of attention to their skin, with a lot of marketing and products to match. Proper skin care for men is rarely talked about with the same level of detail and attention. But good skin care matters for men just as much as for women. Being well-groomed goes beyond being more attractive; the proper skin care offers more general health benefits as well. Here are some easy ways for men to take care of their skin.
Use a Good Cleanser for Your Face
This is basic information every woman knows. Cleansing is just as important for men to have healthy skin, but many are unaware of this or just go about it the wrong way. Men tend to take hot showers and to use whatever soap is on hand to wash their faces, or they use harsh facial cleansers. These dry out the skin and eventually make it look older. Instead, men should use a gentle facial cleanser designed to clean away dirt and oil without drying out the skin. It also helps to avoid extremely hot water, particularly on the face.
Get a Good Quality Razor
Many men shave every single day, but they don’t give enough attention to the tool they use to do this job every morning. Cheap razors can lead to extra skin irritation, ingrown hairs and razor burn. Not all skin is the same, and men with sensitive skin need to find the right kind of razor that won’t irritate their faces. Multi-blade razors make for advertising points, but that doesn’t make them the best choice for shaving because they tend to increase ingrown hairs. The best time to shave is in the shower or immediately after because hairs are softened by the shower’s heat and moisture, making them easier to cut.
Choose the Right Aftershave
Many aftershave products are more about scent than they are about skin care, so choosing the right aftershave is an important skin care choice. A good aftershave should soothe and seal the skin after shaving. Products with alcohol will dry out skin, so they should be avoided. Likewise, some aftershaves that are scented may be too harsh for sensitive skin. Choose a light, moisturizing aftershave lotion that makes your skin feel better, not worse, when you put it on.
Moisturize Your Skin
Moisturizing is another area where women are far ahead of men in terms of skin care. But daily moisturizing is an important step for keeping skin healthy and avoiding premature aging. Soft skin also feels much nicer, which is nicer for whoever will be stroking that stubbly cheek. No complicated procedure is needed – just apply a quality moisturizer to the face every day.
Finally, not all men worry about the amount of sun they absorb, but they should. Too much sun can lead to rough, dry skin, which looks prematurely old. Sun damage can also cause wrinkles, redness and irritation, extra blood vessels in the face and sun spots. Worst of all, going without skin protection can contribute to skin cancer. The simplest way to put on daily sunscreen is to get a moisturizer that includes at least SPF 30 sunscreen protection. For men who spend a lot of time outdoors, it’s also a good idea to have a separate bottle of sunscreen available for reapplying as needed or to get a higher SPF.