Our Guide To Men's Skincare
By starting a habitual skincare routine you can eliminate problems before they even occur, such as delaying signs of ageing to have a smoother, healthier skin that looks great. A small investment of both money and time will go a long way when it comes to your skin.
So the question is: are you a going to continue being a procrastinator or are you willing to change your ways and follow a routine? Here's our guide on what to include in your daily skincare routine to achieve great results:
Using a Men's Facial Cleanser Daily
Our face is the most visible part of our body, something we just can't hide. Therefore, it's essential to keep the face clean; this is the first and foremost step in your skincare routine. To pick out the correct cleanser, you must determine your skin type: normal, dry, oily, aged or just a combination of all those mentioned. After you've done so, you can do a little research to pick out the cleanser that targets your specific skin type. If you're still confused about your skin type or which cleanser to pick out from the lot: try opting for a multipurpose face wash instead. Remember to use a facial cleanser, not a bar of soap or a body wash!
Now that you've your cleanser in hand, you want to apply it twice in a day (morning and night). Begin by splashing warm water on your face to open up those pores, use a small dollop of the cleanser on your face and move your fingers in a gentle circular motion for 30 seconds to form a lather. Make sure to not tug on the skin too hard in the process. Lastly, wash off with cold water to reduce the size of your then opened pores and to prevent the excretion of excessive amounts of oil.
Exfoliate Twice in a Week
Skin is the largest living organ of the human body that is supported by an inbuilt regulating mechanism that produces dead skin on a cyclical basis. Exfoliating twice a week will help you eliminate lingering dead skin cells that clog pores, affects the skin complexion adversely and stops the production of healthy skins cells. This step is crucial to keep the skin clean and healthy. However, overly exfoliating the skin could cause dryness and irritation.
Follow the same application steps as for facial cleanser. Avoid rubbing in the product harshly as you can easily damage the skin. Finally, finish up with an anti-ageing cream or moisturiser as exfoliating products tend to dry out the skin.
If you want to retain your vibrant, healthy-looking skin for longer, enlist the help of a good moisturiser. We suggest using your moisturiser first thing in the morning and then again later at night to make your skin feel hydrated, reduce the buildup of oils and prevent wrinkles. To get he maximum benefit from and to lock in as much moisture a possible it should be used at the end of your cleansing routine. It's also a good idea to add on a sunblock lotion if you're spending your day out in the sun.
Skincare lines focus most on the face, but we'd argue that body care is just as vital. The procedure is as easy as that of the facial cleansers with little emphasis on exfoliating (do it no more than twice a week if you feel that love to go an extra mile).
After you have taken a hot shower to open up the pores, wash with a bar of soap or body. Dermatologists do not recommend using bar soap on the face, but it works just fine on the body, Body washes typically contain helpful oils and vitamins and are moisturizing. If you have dry skin, stick to a fortified body wash. However, you're open to your choices if you have normal or oily skin.
Face masks offer a variety of benefits, depending upon the type you've picked out. They act as powerful facial cleansers that clean out the pores to provide an improved texture, hydrate the skin by infusing it with beneficial vitamins and minerals and give the skin a youthful glow. It is time-consuming but most definitely worth a try.
An anti-ageing cream that prevents those crows-feet from crawling in next to your eyes. This additional step should be done right before you have applied the moisturiser.
All in all, it's important to remember that part of our skin journey is about practising self-love. A simple routine can become an essential part of what you do for your well-being, and there's nothing a lot to gain from a little effort when it comes to skincare.