Men are straightforward and uncomplicated. It is only logical then that men’s self-care routines should reflect that as well. Most men don’t want complex procedures and multiple steps to add to their clear skin regime. We’ve simplified a skin care routine that can easily be performed on a daily basis. Just follow these steps and we guarantee you will have a better looking complexion.
1. Wash Your Face Properly
Use warm water to start washing your face. This will allow your pores to open up and any dirt or residue will be washed out. Use face wash formulated for men’s skin to wash up instead of regular soap. Soap usually carries harsh chemicals that strip your face of all necessary oils and moisture.
Use one pump of face wash, roughly the size of a quarter, and rub it upwards in circular motions to lather up. Then splash cool water to rinse off the lather. Cool water will shrink and close up your pores preventing accumulation of dirt and oil. Use a clean towel to pat your skin dry. Do not wash your face excessively as this can cause dryness. Twice a day, once when you wake up and once in the evening should be enough. Exfoliate your face once a week using a face scrub.
2. Hydrate, Moisturize, and Protect your Skin
Use a masculine moisturizer to hydrate your skin and lock in the moisture after you wash your face. A large pea sized amount should be sufficient to hydrate your entire face. Moisturizing is important as it prevents aging and wrinkles, curtails the production of excess sebum and oils, and makes your skin generally looking good.
You can also include a tiny amount of anti-aging cream to your moisturizer to smooth out your skin and prevent the formation of wrinkles on your face and eyes. If you are prone to crow’s feet or laugh lines around your eyes, use an eye cream to tighten the skin around the eyes and reduce puffiness and eye bags. You should also apply sunscreen of an appropriate SPF if you plan on going out in the sun.
3. Don’t Forget about the Rest of Your Body
Many men tend to forget that skin care is not just for your face. The skin is the largest organ of the body and it is literally everywhere. Just as you take care of your face, you should take care of your skin elsewhere as well.
When you shower, the same formula of hot and cold water applies, start with hot water, to open up your pores, allowing dirt and bad oils to be flushed out. Then you may use bar soap or a body wash depending on your preferences and skin type. For instance, if your skin is naturally dry, opt for moisturizing a body wash.
Once you are out of the shower, moisturize the skin of the rest of your body just as you would do to your face. Use a men’s body lotion to target any dry patches on your skin straight out of the shower. Don’t forget to use a slightly denser cream formula for your hands and feet since they get the most wear and tear.
What does your skin care routine look like?