Do you need some great men skin care tips? Think about it, when you think of a clean skin we normally expect a skin with a dry, squeaky-clean feeling!
Let’s get into some of the basic things you need to consider if you want to keep your skin youthful! As we get towards the end some of them are not a must but a good to have!
By now you should know that your skin acts as a protective barrier so use a specific facial cleanser that contains moisturizing ingredients and that still has a dose of salicylic acid (why not even with witch hazel) to gently control oil.
Go ahead and use it twice a day (morning and night).
Your eye cream can fix problems such as dark circles etc.
It can help get rid of them bro.
If you have puffy bags from a late night it can treat them as well.
An eye cream can keep you looking fresh without or even fewer wrinkles.
Eye skin is thinner than on the rest of your face, so it needs more concentrated ingredients, and tends to lose moisture quickly and easily. Start using an eye cream morning and night after cleansing, even if you don’t do anything else (but you should do other stuff too, so keep reading).
The biggest reason I hear guys say they don’t wear moisturizer is that they don’t like how it feels on their faces.
Who likes to feel like you have glop all over your mug all day? But finding a moisturizer you can tolerate is easy (there are more lightweight formulas coming out every day) and wearing one will, at the very least, keep your skin from feeling dry, and at the most, help it maintain moisture that will keep it looking good for years to come. Look for words like “lotion” or “gel” instead of “cream” on the label if you’re a beginner.
You should be wearing sunscreen every day. Seriously. UV rays from the sun, which we all encounter every day unless we are shut-ins or vampires, not only cause skin cancer, but are also the biggest factor in our skin’s aging. Daily sunscreen is the most effective anti-aging product we have. But most guys don’t wear it for the same reason as moisturizer (“I don’t like how it feels” *crying face emoji*). That’s no longer an excuse. Instead of using a moisturizer that has a tiny amount of SPF, look for a sunscreen that has skin-hydrating ingredients. That way you can wear it in addition to your moisturizer (more hydration never hurt anyone), or on its own occasionally, like when it’s hot.
Regular exfoliation is important because it gets rid of dead skin cells that stick around on the surface of our face where they can clog your pores, keep products like moisturizers from working their best, and make your skin look dull. But before everyone comes at me saying that exfoliation should be in the beginner section, hear this: men exfoliate every time they shave. That means some of us exfoliate every single day without realizing it. If you are going to exfoliate on purpose (which most of us should do about once a week), don’t use scrub, which can be too harsh. Instead look for an exfoliator containing alpha hydroxy acid, which will slough away dead cells more gently.
If your skincare routine were a smoothie, serum would the wheatgrass shot (or whatever booster you want, I don’t know your life). Serums are more potent than your daily moisturizer, and are meant to impart active ingredients and nutrients more quickly and effectively. The good news is that no matter your skin concern, there is a serum for that. The bad news is that it can be hard to know what you need. If you’re new to the serum game, look for one that addresses a variety of issues: They’ll usually contain hydrating and skin-building ingredients that all skin can benefit from. Use it twice a day, after your cleanser and before your moisturizer.
There are hundreds of different kinds of masks, and what they all have in common is that they’re meant to supplement our core skincare routines. They’re like serums, in that they deliver more concentrated ingredients and target specific skin concerns. The best kind of mask for men, especially beginners, is a clay mask. These masks use ingredients like clay and mud to cleanse deep into your pores (deeper than your twice-daily cleanser can go) and remove built-up dirt, oil and debris.
Some people confuse retinol with an exfoliator, but it’s actually a form of Vitamin A that helps cell turnover (growing new skin cells and getting rid of old ones) and attacks signs of aging. The reason it’s an advanced move is because it can be harsh on sensitive skin and if you wear it, you absolutely must wear sunscreen every day (it can make skin more sensitive to light). It can also make skin flaky, especially at the beginning, so look for a gentle version that also contains moisturizing ingredients.
If you have oily skin or struggle with acne, toner can be an invaluable step in keeping your skin clear and shine free. Use a cotton pad to swipe some of it over your face after cleansing to deep clean your pores and get rid of excess oil and buildup. Or if you’re not a cotton pad man, use one in a gel form.
Wearing a special moisturizer at night helps your skin while is trying to rebuild itself during night time.
Night creams are typically very hydrating and contain specific active ingredients like peptides which helps the regenerating process.
You can go ahead and wear the same moisturizer during the day and night is fine, but having a separate cream at night is the best way to go about it!
There you have it, men skin care hacks to great skin, every day!
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