Dear men: It's time to take a good look at your skin. Don't like what you see? A skin-care routine can help.
A recent poll found that one-third of men over 18 don't wash their face every day. 63% of men admitted to not using face washes and cleansers, oh boy.
Ignoring your skin leads to long-term consequences. That's why we've created this helpful skin-care guide for men.
Step One: Learn Your Skin Type
The first step to an effective skin-care routine for men is to identify your skin type.
Everyone's skin is unique, and there isn't a one-size-fits-all plan. Take the time to understand your body, so you can create a skin-care routine that uses the right products to rejuvenate your largest organ.
You are the lucky ones. You were born with Eudermic (balanced) skin.
You have a smooth complexion, your pores are normal size, and you don't experience frequent skin irritation or redness. Acne breakouts quickly disappear with minimal effort on your part.
Your glands overproduce oil (a condition called Seborrhea). Your pores are large, and you are prone to breakouts. Sometimes, you look in the mirror and your skin looks shiny. There might be leftover grease on your cellphone after holding it to your cheek.
On the plus side, your skin looks youthful and well-nourished, no matter what age you're at.
Your skin is easily irritated by creams, face washes, soaps, and detergents. You are all-too-familiar with redness, burning, and bumps. External triggers — like stress, shifts in weather, wine and spicy food — irritate your skin.
Your skin's water content in low, which causes it to look brittle and tough. Having the correct water content in your skin protects youthful molecules like collagen and elastin. Your skin may frequently feel irritated. More often than not, your skin is flaky and itchy.
Step Two: Cleanse and Scrub
Alright, now that you know your skin type, it's time to clean your skin.
Daily cleansing removes dirt, oil, toxins, and dead skin cells from your beautiful face. Without a proper wash, these elements build up and lead to premature ageing, breakouts, skin dehydration and creates a barrier for ingredient absorption.
Men with normal skin can choose a basic cleanser, while men with sensitive or oily skin should stick with something more gentle. Men with dry skin should use a face wash that nourishes and hydrates.
Ideally, men should use their cleanser twice per day; a light cleanse in the morning to refresh skin and any extra oily flow over night. A more thorough cleanse in the evening to properly remove pollution, oil and SPF from the day.
Step Three: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
High-quality lotions and treatment serums lock in moisture. They keep your skin hydrated, supple, and glowing.
Men should moisturise once in the morning and again at night. You may want to use a light SPF moisturiser in the morning and a heavier one at nighttime.
Similar to facial cleansers, men with normal skin can pick a generic moisturiser as long as it contains first-rate ingredients and minimal synthetics.
Those with oily skin should use oil's and serums because they hydrate and essentially trick the skin to reduce its' own oil production.
Men with sensitive skin need fragrance-free moisturizers. Ideally, they should choose one with few ingredients to lower the risk of a reaction.
Dry skin calls for heavy-duty moisturizer. Men should stick with lotions that contain proteins, enzymes, humectants and sodium hyaluronate. These elements attract water to the skin and lock in moisture.
The Best Skin-Care for Men
Men, you need to take care of your skin. Neglecting the largest organ in your body leads to wrinkles, sun damage, and breakouts.
But gentlemen, we've got you covered. Our online store features a variety of products to boost skin-care for men and women.
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