Most beauty care tips are directed toward women. It makes sense on the surface. The stereotypical woman wears plenty of makeup, loves to shop, and spends hours getting ready in the morning. However, most men do care about their personal hygiene too. Fortunately, many products are created with men in mind, so your options aren’t limited.
Creating and maintaining a skin care regimen is important for any man, regardless of how much or how little effort he puts into his appearance. Below is a skin care routine designed specifically for men. The routine is both easy and effective, and works for men with acne, dry or oily skin, or normal skin.
Face wash is an obvious step, but it is often the most overlooked one. Using a good face wash is essential for all skin types. If you have dry skin, you want to find an oil-based cleanser. If you have oily skin, search for an oil-free alternative. If you aren’t particular about your face wash, you may end up with something that makes your skin worse. A nighttime face wash routine is especially important because you want to get rid of the environmental residue that clogs your pores. Sun exposure and air pollution are two major, pore-clogging culprits.
Exfoliation is important if you want your skin to look its best. If you choose not to exfoliate, you’ll be covering up all the good stuff with a layer of dead skin cells. Exfoliating helps you feel on top of your game – fresh, clean, and invigorated. Exfoliators usually come in a scrub form. Lightly massage it onto your neck and face once a week.
Moisturizing may sound like it requires more dedication than you’re ready to give, but it’s actually really easy and important. Skin care companies make moisturizers for all skin types, ranging from dry skin to regular. Don’t miss this step if you want to look younger and feel refreshed.
While all of these steps are important, wearing sunscreen is a step you do not want to miss. Using sunscreen can protect you from a variety of skin problems, including age spots, wrinkles, and skin cancer. You don’t have to worry about slathering on obvious layers of creamy sunscreen. Most skin care companies also sell gels and sprays. Put some on before you hit the waves or run outside, and you won’t have to worry about bad skin in the future.
Taking care of your skin isn’t just part of good hygiene—it’s essential. Don’t skip out on these steps for lack of time. They won’t take more than five minutes out of your day. You stick to a healthy diet and you’re sure to hit the gym at least three times a week; there is no reason why you shouldn’t be just as invested in skin care. Many skin care products on the market today are multitaskers. Companies are aware that men don’t want an army of products, nor do they have the time to use them all.
Remember: being concerned about your skin doesn’t mean that you are vain. It only means that you are concerned with looking professional. And that’s just fine.
Guest blogger Logan Habben designs cornhole board decals for Custom Corntoss. He spends much of his day outside, testing their products. Now, more than every, Logan is paying extra attention to his skin care regimen.
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