When talking about skincare, men have traditionally kept it simple. But gone are those times when tanned, patchy skin, and an unkempt beard were the things men could get away with. Taking good care of your skin has always been the most important thing for looking good overall. And why not, good skin always adds-on to a good personality.
Following a regular skin care regime has always been a women’s thing-to-do, but why only women! Like women, even men can be affected by pollution, sun damage, etc. Also, nowadays the market is loaded with special skin care products that are manufactured taking into consideration the male skin type and texture. Be it bleaches, cleanser-toner-moisturizers, or facial packs, you name it and you will get it.
So on this International Men’s Day, have a look at some amazing skin care tips that men can follow:
1. Know your skin type
Before applying anything on your face, get to know what your skin type is (sensitive, normal, combination, etc.). This will help you in selecting the most appropriate and beneficial skin care products.
2. Choose good-quality cleanser over regular body soaps
Regular body soaps contain some harsh ingredients that might/might not harm the skin of your body but could have an impact on your facial skin. So, it is always advisable to choose a good-quality, gentle cleanser according to your skin type.
3. Watch the way you shave
If you get razor burns or bumps, and/or ingrown hair usually after you shave, it is advised to use a single- or double-blade razor instead of multi-blade razors. Also, wet your skin and hair to soften it prior to shaving, and do not stretch your skin taut while you shave.
4. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin
If you think that your skin is too oily for a moisturizer, then you are wrong. There are plenty of moisturizers available in the market that are exclusively made for oily skin. Regular use of moisturizers helps to retain that natural glow in the skin and also prevents early signs of aging.
5. Sunscreen is important for you too
Sun exposure is not gender specific. Even your skin can be damaged due to excessive sun exposure. So, never leave your home without applying a good SPF (preferably SFP 40) sunscreen on your face as well on the exposed areas of your body.
6. Good diet and exercise
A key to a good and healthy skin is a diet filled with essential nutrients. Regular exercise helps in removing dirt and toxins from the body, in turn clearing your skin and making it look healthy and glowing.
7. Proper water intake
Adequate water intake daily keeps your body hydrated and makes it looks fresh. It is recommended to drink at least 3 to 4 l of water daily. Also, make a habit of drinking 2 glasses of water on an empty stomach just after you get up in the morning. This will help in activating all the organs of your body and removing harmful toxins from it.
So guys, it’s time to step up your skincare game! Follow this simple skin care routine and your skin will thank you for it.