Developing a good skincare routine is important for the health of your skin, even for men. Unfortunately, many men don’t think their skin matters, but it does. Read this guide to learn how to properly care for your skin and why it is so important.
Skincare Matters for Men
Too many men don’t take skincare seriously, and they should. Taking care of your skin can help your skin stay in good shape, help prevent acne, and even treat fine lines and wrinkles. Keeping your skin clean and hydrated can make it feel better, too.
There’s some good news for men when it comes to skincare. Men tend to have more collagen and elastin in their skin. This results in them having signs of aging much later in life than women. That’s great, but it’s not a reason to neglect your skin.
Common Skin Issues for Men
There are several issues that men face when it comes to their skin. Often shaving can lead to razor bumps, for instance. To treat razor burn, try putting some hydrocortisone cream on them. Using a moisturizing ointment after shaving is a great way to prevent razor burn.
Men with beards may have to deal with the dreaded beard acne. Beard acne is pimples that show up under a beard. The best way to reduce beard acne is to wash your face with a gentle cleanser every morning and night. To handle spots that pop up, use an anti-acne cream on them. For more severe acne, consult a dermatologist.
Another thing many overworked men, as well as women, have to deal with is dark or baggy under eyes. The best way to prevent dark or baggy circles under the eyes is to make sure you are getting enough sleep. If the problem persists, it may be time to try an eye cream. An eye cream can hydrate and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes.
How to Care for Your Skin
The most basic skincare routine should include a fash wash, moisturizer, and sunscreen every day. The following section gives more information about each of these steps.
Choose a gentle face wash that suits your skin type. Follow the directions on the bottle, making sure to be gentle with your face. Don’t tug or pull your skin too much. Rinse well and pat dry on a clean towel. Repeat this process every morning and every night for the best results.
Most people have dry, oily, or combination skin, and men are no exception. To learn what yours is, use a gentle cleanser and wait about fifteen minutes. If your skin feels tout and dry, you have dry skin. If your skin is feeling oily, then you have oily type skin. If your face is dry in some areas but oily in others, you have combination skin. Choose face washes and moisturizers that suit your face type. Use a light moisturizer if you have oily skin, and use an ultra-hydrating moisturizer if you have dry skin.
Applying SPF is the single most important step in a skincare routine. Everyone should be wearing sunscreen every day, all year round. Apply some in the morning after washing and moisturizing. Don’t forget to reapply a few times throughout the day.
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