Men’s Skin Care
In recent years there has been a huge growth in the availability of products in the skin care for men niche.
It’s not just women who are interested in looking good and feeling younger – increasingly men are becoming more and more interested in finding out how they can look after their skin so they can continue to look good as they age.
Men generally tend to have oilier and thicker skin than women do which gives it better protection from the aging process however the impact of having to shave on a daily basis can upset the balance of a man’s facial skin.
Skin Care Tips For Men
The following tips will help men to understand the process of skin care for men and what they can do to help keep their skin looking good as they age.
Nowadays it’s not enough for men to give their faces a twice daily scrub with a bit of good old soap and water – cleansing the facial skin with a specially formulated cleanser is the way to go!
Soap can be too harsh for the facial skin, particularly if you have sensitive skin. It is therefore as important for men as it is for women to work out what their skin type is.
Most people have a skin type that falls in to one of 5 categories, these are:
Men should cleanse their skin before shaving using a product that is suitable for their skin type.
After cleansing and shaving moisturizing is the next step in a man’s daily skin care routine. Moisturizer should only be applied after shaving otherwise it will be ‘scraped’ off by the razor blade.
Moisturizing on a daily basis can help to delay the formation of wrinkles but again it is important to choose a product that is suitable for your skin type.
If you have very dry skin a rich cream will work well but if your skin is oily this could exacerbate the problem of spots, pimples and facial shine.
Find a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin and then use it twice daily, morning and night, to keep your skin hydrated and to keep those dreaded wrinkles at bay!
Getting rid of the build up of dry, dead skin cells from your face is one way to brighten up your complexion and make your face look younger and fresher.
Exfoliating products contain minute, sand-like grains that help to slough away dead skin cells leaving your skin smooth and glowing.
Every other day after cleansing, apply an exfoliating product to the forehead cheeks and nose and gently massage it in. If you have sensitive skin it may only be necessary to exfoliate once or twice per week.
You may think that exfoliating sounds like a step too far for men but your other skin care products can work more effectively on skin that is free from a build up of dead skin cells.
Once you’ve tried exfoliating we think you’ll enjoy the positive effects it has on the tone and texture of your skin!
Top 5 Anti Aging Tips For Men
1. Protect Your Skin – It doesn’t matter of you are male or you are female, if you don’t protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays it will age prematurely.
If you have a job that means you spend a lot of time outdoors or if you play sports or enjoy outdoor activities like gardening then it is especially important for you to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or more on your face.
2. Send Those Eye Bags Packing – Bags under the eyes are a common problem associated with the aging process, particularly for men.
Genes have some part to play in the formation of eye bags but smoking, too much salt in the diet and sleeping with out adequately elevating your head can also cause eye bags to form.
Stopping smoking, which is bad for your skin and your health on so many levels, cutting back on high sodium foods in your diet and making sure you sleep using a supportive, lifting pillow are some ways to prevent and avoid this problem.
3. Say No To Stress – Too much stress can age the skin, the body and the mind so it makes sense to check your stress levels and make sure that issues with work or other parts of your life aren’t taking over.
Take the time to relax with your family or friends or to pursue hobbies and interests that you enjoy and find fun. Your skin will thank you for it.
4. Watch Your Diet – Nothing will show up faster on your skin than an unhealthy diet.
Acne, pimples and a dull looking complexion can all be remedied by making sure that your diet doesn’t contain too much saturated fat and processed foods and does include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Brightly colored fruits and vegetables like berries, beets, tomatoes, broccoli, spinach and carrots all contain high levels of anti-aging anti-oxidants and should form a regular part of your daily diet if you want healthy looking skin.
5. Exercise Your Way To A Younger Looking You – Exercise helps to keep the mind and body active, fit and healthy. What’s more it is an excellent way to achieve vibrant looking skin as it gets your circulation going and your blood flowing.
Walking, swimming and cycling are all good forms of exercise but if you prefer team sports like football or other more gentle sports like golf will also give your body something of a work out.
The key is to try to be active and get your heart rate pumped up for at least 20 minutes per day.
Look Younger The Natural Way
There are lots of men’s skin care products on the market but it is possible to make your own, equally effective, natural skin care products without spending a fortune.
What’s more, by choosing natural ingredients you can be sure that you won’t be putting harmful chemicals into your body via the skin. And natural products are less likely to cause you uncomfortable skin irritation or allergic reactions.