Walk into any drug store and you will be greeted with aisle after aisle of skin care products, many of which are dedicated to men. From deep-skin cleansers to dark spot correctors, and the traditional moisturizers, there’s an abundance of choice nowadays, when it comes to skin care products for men. While there is no skin care product that can make your skin look great forever, but there are some skin care tips which you can use that can lead to better looking and healthy skin. If you’re a man and you’ve been scoping the internet looking for ways to get rid of acne, dark spots and other common signs of aging then you have come to the right place. The following lines are going to work as a guide to better skin care for men. We’ve combed the internet and have come up with the best tips out there.
Let’s face it, men just aren’t as dedicated to keeping healthy skin as women are. This often leads to them asking the questions, “Does a skin type really matter when looking for a skin care product?” The answer is yes, it does. In fact, it does a lot. Especially if you are looking for a skin care product for a specific reason, as in, getting rid of oily skin or dark circles of acne. While determining your skin type might be pretty low on the priority list for men who are looking to use a skin care product, it’s essential to find out your skin type first because it will enable you to get better results by knowing your skin type.
Skin type is normally divided into six groups, normal skin, dry skin, oily skin, sensitive skin, combination skin and mature skin. Knowing which group you fall under will help you in getting better skin, since each skin type has different requirements when it comes to skin care. The following are some of the skin types in detail.
Once you’ve successfully determined your skin type it’s time to use the following skin care tips for men that will get you smoother, healthier and better-looking skin.
The good news when it comes to skin care for men is that there’s no need for five-step orange peels or applying multiple layers of creams. Those men who have been blessed with normal skin you only have to focus on two areas – cleanse and moisturize.
Clean Your Skin - To clean your skin, splash warm water on your face to open up the pores and let any dirt and grime out.
Do Not Use Soap - Do not apply soap on your face since the vast majority of soaps contain chemicals that are harsh on the skin. You can apply a dime size amount of men’s face wash or the Ultra Gentle Cleanser by His. As you rub the facial cleanser try not to pull down on the skin. Rinse with cool water, which will help shrink the pores, and prevent any dirt from entering.
Avoid Washing Your Face More than Twice a Day - Also, avoid washing your face more than twice a day as it could lead to unnecessary dryness.
Use a Moisturizer - The second area men with normal skin need to pay attention to is moisturizing your skin. You can use a moisturizer such as the Ultra Lite Daily Moisturizer by His by applying a small amount evenly on your face. The moisturizer will help keep your face hydrated throughout the day and will help prevent signs of aging and wrinkles.
Put on Sun screen - If you plan on going fishing or spending a day at the beach, don’t forget to apply an SPF 30, or a Tinted Physical SPF 50 by His for better protection against the UV rays of the sun.
Wash Your Face Once a Day - If you’ve got dry skin it will need to be cleansed at least once a day to prevent the skin from drying even more. If you have to use a soap, use one that’s mild and does not contain any harsh ingredients.
Use a Moisturizer - Like normal skin, dry skin also needs a good moisturizer to keep it hydrated. But, you will need to take moisturizing your skin more seriously than someone with normal skin.
Use a sunscreen - Use a moisturizer that contains sunscreen like the Physical SPF 50 by His, or you can just use a moisturizer, and put on a sunscreen after the moisturizer during the day. Using a humidifier at home will keep more moisture in the air, and will be better than an air conditioner, which can dry out your skin quickly.
Choose the Right Product - When choosing skin care products you will want to go with those products which contain Vitamins, A, C, D, and E, Shea butter, coconut oil and AHA.
Don’t Shower Too Long – You should not stay in the shower for more than 5 or 10 minutes.
Sensitive skin is basically dry skin and will need to be treated in the same way.
Avoid Skin Irritants – To keep your skin from further irritation you would want to stay clear of any face washes or soaps that have harsh chemicals, which is pretty much most of them these days. Instead, opt for hypoallergenic cleansing lotions.
Use a Moisturizer – Moisturizing your skin is important regardless of your skin type. Those who have sensitive skin will need to use a moisturizer that’s been designed for sensitive skin such as the Ultra Lite Daily Moisturizer.
Use a Water-resistant Sunscreen – Opt for a sunscreen that’s been labelled “water resistant” and which contains less chemicals. The lesser the chemicals in the sunscreen you use, the less it will irritate your skin.
Take an Allergy Patch Test – To get a good idea of which chemicals your skin is sensitive to you can also take an allergy patch test. At the end of the day, you will want to use skin care products for men that have been formulated for all skin types, such as the premium quality products by His.
Cleanse Your Skin More Often - For oily skin you will need to cleanse your skin at least twice a day, once in the morning and again before bed. Be careful, not to use a cleanser more than twice a day since too much of a cleanser product could lead the body to produce excess oil.
Use an ‘Oil Free’ Moisturizer - Use a moisturizer no more than once a day, or skip the moisturizer altogether. If you are using a moisturizer, go for a lightweight option, and preferably one that’s oil free. The Ultra Lite Daily Moisturizer will be perfect for the job.
Use a Toner - While you may get away with not using a toner for other skin types, but you would definitely want to use a good toner after you cleanse. Using an alcohol-based toner will be effective in getting rid of any dirt or grime that’s clogging the pores.
Change Your Diet - If you are experiencing extremely oily skin, then you would want to get rid of any processed foods, sugars and greasy foods from your diet, and replace it with vegetables, fruits and complex carbs. You should also drink lots of water.
Avoid Hot Water - Those with oily skin would want to avoid using hot water for showering or bathing, since using hot ware while showering causes the oil glands in the skin to pump more oil.
Combination skin is neither dry nor oily. There can be many reasons for combination skin, such as hereditary or hormones. Taking care of this type of skin is tricky. But there are ways in which you can help keep your skin healthy.
Choose Skin care Products Wisely - For a combination skin type its best to use a skin care product that can be used on all skin types, or at least combination skin.
Don’t Overuse a Skin care product - To stay safe from acne breakouts or irritation, try not to use the skin care products more than necessary. As a rule of thumb, a moisturizer, cleanser or toner should be used only once, and they all have to be formulated for all skin types.
Stop Using Soap – The harmful chemicals that are present in most soaps can cause irritation in combination skin types. Instead, opt for a gentler skin cleanser or go for a natural skin cleanser like milk and honey.
Let’s face it guys, you care about your skin, or else you wouldn’t be here. If you want to make a good impression on the opposite sex, then the face is the best place to start. Regardless of your skin type, using the aforementioned tips should keep you looking young and handsome, while minimizing your chances of getting acne breakouts or general skin irritation. Also, having a healthy diet with lots of fruits and vegetables will help improve your skin’s health.