The Top Skin Care tips for men

The Top Skin Care tips for men

 

Are you men taking care of your skin? If the answer is yes, you’re golden. If not, it’s time to change that and commit to a solid regime immediately.

Focus On Self-Love With Our Step-By-Step Skin Care Tips For Men.

Cleanse twice daily 

When you wash your face, you remove the dirt, grime, and excess oil that has settled inside your pores and atop your skin. This will prevent clogged pores and breakouts and will minimize shine.
Start by wetting your face slightly. You don’t have to soak it; ensure it’s wet enough to moisten your skin. Rub the facial cleanser into your hands until it develops a lather. This is important because the lather activates the cleanser and makes it “grip” your skin.

Once you’ve built a lather, gently massage it into your skin, focusing on the forehead and skin below your eyes. Then rinse it off softly, patting your face with a dry towel.

Tip: Do it when you wake up—to clean the grime you accumulated while you slept (since your pillowcase is a hotbed of bacteria). And then once again before bed to flush away the day’s buildup.

Exfoliate twice weekly
After you cleanse, you should scrub away dead skin cells that would clog pores and otherwise lead to breakouts. Dedicate a few extra minutes twice or thrice a week to exfoliate, i.e., slough away the dead skin buildup on the face and extract any accumulated dirt from the pores.
This step is especially helpful for those with oily skin types. You can use gentle scrubs (with micro beads) that are non-abrasive or even chemical peels for this, depending on the need.

Tip: Pick a gentle scrub, some double as cleansers to put into rotation every few days, and you’re a few weeks away from a smoother complexion with fewer blemishes.

Moisturize twice daily
Once you’ve cleansed and buffed the skin, it’s time to hydrate and protect your face. It delivers soothing vitamins and nutrients to the skin while creating a barrier atop the skin to shield you from complexion-compromising toxins (e.g., smoke or smog).
Apply it in the morning to recover from lost moisture during sleep and before bed to maximize the potency of the skin-strengthening nutrients while your body’s cells regenerate. You can even substitute a night cream for bedtime for a denser, more protective and corrective barrier on the skin.

Tip: When picking a face cream, look out for the words ‘non-comedogenic’ on the label – it means the formula won’t clog your pores or lead to breakouts. Dry to normal skin types can look for oil-based creams, while those with oily skin can turn to water- or gel-based formulas.

Always use SPF
Saving your skin against harsh UV rays and pollution is more important now than ever. It doesn’t matter if you’re indoors or out – a good sunblock is an absolute must. It’ll save you from sun spots and pigmentation, early signs of aging like wrinkles, and even shield you from more serious concerns like skin cancer.
If you’re only outside during the commute or a quick lunch, then a lightweight SPF should suffice, but if you hit the beach or are outside in direct light for extended periods (an hour or more), then you should consider something higher—SPF 30 is a safe bet.

Tip: Ideally, you should choose a lightweight moisturizer and then layer your sunscreen on top of it. If this feels too heavy, wear a hydrating SPF during the day, and switch to moisturizing only at night.

Lip balm
The last product before you head out of the door is lip balm. No, lip balm is not just for women. And yes, some don’t leave you looking like you’re wearing lipstick. You must apply small amounts to your lips in the morning, either with your finger or via the balm.
The lip balm will keep your lips supple and moisturized, protecting them from the elements. Like the eye balm, you can take the lip balm on the go and use it whenever and wherever you need it.

Tip: Most commercial lip balms will dry out your lips, so ensure you get a dedicated balm like the one from Dr. Barbara Sturm we used above.

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