It is a foregone conclusion that men like less complicated regimens so keeping it simple; this is the new men’s skin care mantra!
1. Wash your face with a good cleanser. This is a no-brainer
Men are often guilty of taking very hot showers and using harsh soaps or face scrubs as they feel their skin is oily. This tends to make the skin dry and appear wrinkled. It is important to choose a gentle cleanser that will cleanse the skin of all the accumulated dirt and oil that without drying it out.
There are several men’s faces washes which will cleanse without drying. If you are not comfortable with a face wash, then a moisturizing bar of soap will do the needful. Many of these now contain colloidal oatmeal that hydrates while cleansing.
2. Choosing a good razor
A good quality razor can be a lifetime investment, so choose your weapon wisely. Select a razor that fits your skin sensitivity and beard coarseness. Many razors now have lubricating strips that can protect the skin after shaving. It is important to watch for the extra blades as they can sometimes pull the hairs below the skin a little too deep.
A moisturizing shaving gel is helps by providing a barrier of protection while shaving, so lather that on. Shave in the shower or immediately afterwards, as the facial hairs are much softer from the warm water and steam.
3. After–shave skin care
After-shaves hydrate and soothe the skin. Your after-shave should be alcohol-free because alcohol dries your skin. You can use a soothing after shave balm which will reduce any burning sensation or roughness.
4. Don’t skip the facial moisturizer. Moisturizing daily will keep your skin soft and smooth
Fragrance-free products are easily available and because they have no smell and are preferred by men. They are also well suited to sensitive skin. There are many moisturizing products in a gel form or spray form, so they are non-greasy and better suited to men’s skin which tends to be oilier.
Don’t forget to use the moisturizer at night before you go to sleep.
5. Never leave home without applying sunscreen
If you can find a moisturizer that contains SPF of 30 or higher, then you’re way ahead. But it doesn’t hurt to keep a separate bottle of sunscreen handy. Men who don’t use sunscreen increase their risk of sun damage, which may result in redness, irritation, extra blood vessels and skin pigmentation.
In a competitive work arena, having good skin is a bonus that keeps you looking youthful and healthy.