Whether you’re a guy who’s never thought about skincare or one who keeps a meticulous routine, there are some key things all men should keep in mind.
Don’t be afraid to moisturize.
Men, you’re not alone. Moisturizer is important for everybody’s skin, but many men are afraid to use it because they think that moisturizer is just for women or some kind of girly thing. That’s simply not true. Men have the same needs as women when it comes to their skin—and that includes moisture!
There are lots of ways to find which type of moisturizer will work best for you: try doing some research online and reading reviews from other people who have tried different products before purchasing; visit your local drugstore or department store and chat with a sales associate who can help you understand what products might be right for your needs; shop at an aesthetician-friendly salon like Sephora; or look through magazines specifically geared towards men (and women) like GQ or Men’s Health (they both offer great tips on how men can care for their faces).
The sun is a beautiful thing, and we all love to soak up its rays once in a while. But it’s also important to protect your skin from the damage that can be caused by UV rays. Men are more likely than women to develop skin cancer, which is why you should use sunscreen every day—even when it’s overcast or cloudy outside.
Sunscreen isn’t just for children: It’s for everyone! If you’re an adult male who isn’t already wearing SPF daily, now’s the time to start doing so. You may think that SPF only applies when you’re on vacation at the beach or hiking through the mountains but in fact, sun exposure can happen anywhere throughout your day-to-day life: commuting to work via public transportation; walking around town running errands; being outside during lunch breaks at work (or even during break time at school!). So whether it’s sunny out or not, make sure that whether it’s sunny out or not, make sure that your face is covered with an SPF moisturizer before venturing outdoors—and don’t forget about other areas of exposed skin such as ears!
Get familiar with your skin type.
One of the most important things to know about your skin type is what it actually is. For example, there are oily, dry, normal and combination types of skin. While each person’s unique biology and genetics play a role in how their skin looks and functions, there are certain commonalities amongst certain groups—and knowing yours can help you identify the best products for you. The first step to finding out what kind of complexion you have is to look at how much oil your face produces over time. If you notice that any given day or week results in shiny patches on your forehead by midday (or worse), then chances are good that you’re dealing with an abundance of oil production on said area—which means that using an astringent cleanser would probably benefit you most.
If this sounds like something familiar (or if we’ve managed to turn up some red flags), it’s worth making an appointment with a dermatologist who can take a closer look at the situation and offer more personalized advice based on what they see when they examine your face through their magnifying glass (they have those!).
Exfoliating is an essential part of any skincare routine, but it’s especially important for men. Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and allows your moisturizer to absorb more effectively. It also helps remove oil, dirt and makeup from the surface of your skin.
If you don’t exfoliate, you may be clogging your pores by allowing trapped oil to remain on the surface of your face. This leads to breakouts, blackheads and other problems with acne-prone skin.
You can exfoliate with a scrub or a face wash that contains ingredients like apricot seeds or walnut shell powder (which won’t hurt if they get into small cuts). It should be used once or twice weekly depending on how oily your skin is—more frequent use will dry out the area being treated!
Invest in a good face cleanser.
The first step in any skincare routine is to cleanse the face. A good cleanser will be gentle, pH-balanced and fragrance-free. It should also be hypoallergenic and alcohol-free—a cleanser with alcohol will dry out your skin, which can make it look dull and flaky. If you are using a product that contains an exfoliator (such as jojoba beads), make sure the exfoliant is gentle enough not to irritate or scratch the skin. It’s important to use a cleanser that suits your skin type: oily or dry? Normal or sensitive?
Men’s skincare doesn’t have to be complicated or costly,
- Men’s skincare doesn’t have to be complicated or costly.
- The best men’s skincare products are simple and cost-effective, like moisturizers and face washes.
- When it comes to taking care of your skin, men don’t just have shaving in mind—your skincare routine should include a number of additional steps that help prevent aging and keep you looking young for as long as possible.
We hope we’ve given you some helpful tips for improving your skin. No matter what your budget or needs are, there are simple steps you can take to make sure that your skin stays healthy and happy. Don’t forget about sun protection, because even if it seems like an extra step in the morning, the benefits are worth it!