No matter who you are, having an effective skincare routine is crucial to keeping yourself looking healthy
Unfortunately, though, when it comes to getting ready for the day, men generally go the simple route with a generic bar of soap and water.
However, not only can this be bad for your skin in the long run, but it can also lead to developing blemishes. It’s for these reasons that, while men don’t need to have as complex a routine as women, they should still be taking steps toward fostering good skin health.
These are some of the most important skincare tips for men and how you can easily fit them into your day.
Get Into the Habit of Washing Your Face
If you have a quick and busy lifestyle, it can be incredibly easy to forget to wash your face as often as you should. This allows dirt and oil from the day to sit in your pores and eventually enflame them into a painful acne breakout.
But by washing your face daily, you’re removing these harmful bacteria and stopping any blemishes before they can start.
As such, it’s essential that you generate the habit of washing your face with a gentle cleanser—especially in the morning and immediately after a workout.
Only Use Quality Shaving Equipment
While cheap razors might be a great way to save some extra cash, they very rarely do your skin any good.
In fact, rather than get a close shave, they’re more likely to leave you with nicks, razor burn, and bright-red razor bumps. This is because cheap razors typically have fewer blades, dull quicker, and have a lot of space between blades where your skin can get cut.
Quality razors, on the other hand, often contain more blades that are positioned closer together. This, along with a more flexible razor head to curve with your skin, makes it easier to get the most out of your shaving experience.
Apply Aftershave and Facial Moisturizer
Another important skin care tip for men is to always apply aftershave or facial moisturizer after completing your grooming routine.
Since shaving, showering, and washing your face can leave you with dry, irritated skin, these products are key in rehydrating your face and healing this damage.
With ingredients like aloe vera that contain moisturizing hyaluronic acid and alcohol to prevent infection, these products are the best finishing touch to give to your look.
Remember to Put on Sunscreen
Whether the day’s going to be sunny or shrouded in overcast skies, wearing sunscreen is vital to protecting yourself from the sun’s harmful rays.
Without it, you risk further drying out your face, suffering skin damage, and developing dark spots.
As such, it’s recommended that everyone wears sunscreen any time they need to leave home.
When using sunscreen, make sure that it has an SPF of 30 or more and that you’re reapplying every couple of hours.
Looking to build up your own men’s skincare regime?
Finally, figure out how to take care of your skin once and for all.
Men’s grooming can be a challenge for many gents, especially when it comes to how to care for our face.
Deep down, we all want our face to be in tip-top form, but there’s just one problem…we have no idea where to start.
It’s time to change this.
Check out our article titled “How to build a solid men’s skincare regime” here to take control of your skincare and get your face on point.
Stay safe & healthy.
-The Team at MAN’edged Magazine