I hear a lot of “men don’t need skincare and all that lotion” “men naturally have good skin, I just need my Vaseline and we good” or “nah, I don’t need skincare, I got tough skin”
A lot of you men need to take better care of your skin, it’s not a woman thing or beauty thing or graded to just feminine concern.
Men focus more on fitness and eating right while they neglect taking care of a specific body part that is essential to good health: our skin. The skin is our largest organ and performs many functions important to good health beyond just making us look good. Very simply, our skin is our first line of defense. It serves as a barrier between our bodies and the outside world. It protects us from germs, bacteria and the harmful effects of UV rays. Healthy skin also regulates body temperature and helps filter out toxins.
Men skin has more collagen and elastin that makes their skin thick and firm and, hence, the signs of aging appear much later as compared to women.Skincare is important in preventing oil secretion while keeping the balance of the skin is really important for men too.
When we talk about skincare, the focus is not just shaving alone or good smell, it’s beyond the beard, well carved hair, it is looking beyond the gender biasness to achieve a healthy skin.
Why Men Should Invest in Skin Care
Without proper care of the skin, men increase their risks of contracting skin cancer, fighting pimples, and dealing with premature wrinkles
- Prevent Sun Damage
When men do not regularly apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with sunscreen, they risk developing sunburns, dark spots, and actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis is a small, rough or scaly bump that can develop on sun-damaged skin. This bump, or a collection of bumps, can be an early sign of skin cancer. Applying facial sunscreen is important for men to reduce their risk of skin cancer later in life.
- Reduce Wrinkles
Wrinkles and fine lines are a result of lost collagen, which can occur for a number of reasons, such as increasing age and sun exposure. By taking care of the face, with appropriate cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreen, men can reduce their current wrinkles and prevent future wrinkles from appearing. Reducing the appearance of wrinkles through proper skin care can prevent men from looking older than they are.
- Limit Blemishes
Blemishes—such as pimples, blackheads, and acne scars—can affect everyone. Pimples and blackheads are caused by excessive oil and bacteria in the pores, and scars are caused by attempts to remove these painful bumps. Men should be using a skin-type-appropriate cleanser and moisturizer to prevent and limit the number of blemishes that occur on the face and body.
Firstly, you need to know your skin
There are different skin types and knowing what you have will help you make good product choice and how to effectively take care of your skin.
- Normal skin it stays pretty clear and isn’t sensitive
- Dry skin it is flaky, itchy, or rough
- Oily skin it produces excess oil so it is shiny and greasy
- Combination skin it is dry in some areas and oily in others
- Sensitive skin it has a tendency to break out, react to products, or sting or burn
Products for your skin type
There are products for your skin type and products are made specifically keeping in mind that there are difference between male and female skin.
Try reading product labels and ingredients to look for the one rightly suitable for you.
If you have acne-prone skin, you should look for “oil-free” or “non-comedogenic” products because they won’t clog your pores. If your skin is on the sensitive side, use mild “fragrance-free” products to avoid possible irritants.
Basic Facial Routine for Men
Proper care for your skin isn’t time consuming or stressful, just follow these steps and that’s it
Wash your face twice a day with a good facewash, bar of soap or cleanser that’s suitable for your skin, wash and Rinse with cool water and pat dry with a soft cloth. As the skin tends to get oily throughout the day and it block the pores.
If you’re suffering from acne, apply a clarifying product, an anti-aging cream can help to smooth out forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet around your eyes and tighten your skin. An eye cream can also help to reduce bags and puffiness. There are numerous products to help you get that desired skin you want if your skin is going through it, you should contact a skin specialist or dermatologist.
Moisturizing has a bunch of benefits including helping to keep your skin from drying out (even oily skin can get too dry) and will go far towards preventing signs of aging like wrinkles down the line.
After thorough cleaning and exfoliation, it is important to moisturize your skin to keep it soft, supple, generally smooth, shiny and touchable. A moisturizing cream provides the right amount of moisture to the skin to keep it hydrated and healthy. A hand cream, body lotion are some good options.
Having a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 is very important, apply before stepping out and as often as every 2 hours if you’re going to be outdoor under the sun. It protects the skin from the harmful UV rays of the sun that leads to sunburn, tanning, wrinkles, age spots, gradually leads to early aging and other age-related damage
Feeling confident in how we look is a critical part of achieving great personal style and our skin plays an important role that quest.
A lot of your male idols don’t just look as good as they do because of fitness or water, they spend good morning on products and skin specialist to look that good.