Let’s face it guys: it is no longer just the ladies that have to concentrate on looking after their skin. Men want to look just as good and as young as their female counterparts, but unfortunately that means a little bit more care will need to be taken from now on. But don’t panic – it’s not complicated, and it’s not expensive. Just follow our seven skincare tips for men, and you can’t go wrong.
1. Wash your face every day.
Your skin is one of the most incredible things ever seen, because it absorbs everything that it comes into contact with. Sadly, this means all of the dirt you accumulate through the day is going to be absorbed into your body unless you get rid of it. Washing your face properly (not with a bar of soap…) will prevent any toxins from entering your blood stream.
2. Invest in a quality razor.
Nothing says young and fresh than a clean shave, but men often don’t have a good enough razor to do them justice. Don’t just use the same old one that you have been since your teenager days. Razor technology has dramatically altered the game. Spend a bit of time and money, and get one that has more electronics than the first Moon mission. You won’t regret it.
Our skin can be quite absorbent and gets ‘thirsty’ quickly. When the skin is dry and dehydrated fine lines and wrinkles become more apparent and also raises the possibility of razor burn/skin irritation. To combat this, quickly brush over your skin with a moisturizer every evening. If you have oily skin, ask about glycolic washes and moisturizers. If you have very dry skin, look into a moisturizing cleanser plus emollient.
4. Slap on that sunscreen.
Yes, you may want a tan, but do you also want age spots and sagging skin? Thought not. It is completely possible to get a tan whilst wearing sunscreen, so slap on factor 30, and sit in the shade during the hottest part of the day.
5. Wise up about skin cancer.
Know the warning signs and make an appointment with a dermatologist for routine skin checks. If you don’t take sun protection and skin care seriously then you accept the risk of growing a skin cancer. Who wants to get cut on every 4 to 6 months?
6. Indulge in a monthly facial.
If this sounds too feminine for you, you may want to think again. Washing your face and moisturizing are both excellent ways of looking after your skin – but a professional facial will be able to cleanse your skin far better than you ever can. With monthly facials, you will see that your skin will thank you with improved radiance.
7. Rinse and repeat.
Don’t make changes one week then forget about them the next. The heart of a truly great skincare regime is consistency – it’s a regimen! Train yourself to follow a regime and you will be complimented for the rest of your life.