Skin care basics are not just for women.
A good skin care regimen is essential for men as well. What is the difference between men’s skin care and women’s skin care? The only real difference is that men shave. Otherwise, the basics are pretty much the same. However, not all products are made the same.
Skin care essentials made with natural ingredients are an excellent choice all around.
Some products that are used to clean the skin contain harsh chemicals and can strip the skin of much-needed natural oils and moisture. The chemicals can also leave a detergent film behind which can irritate the skin and cause breakouts.
Men have oilier skin and larger pores than women.
Daily cleansing is vital to healthy skin. A good scrub, one that invigorates your skin without teasing it, is a good choice. Toning and moisturizing after cleansing are the next steps to great looking skin. When considering a toner, choose one with the least amount of chemicals. One that contains around 5% glycolic is best and can be used daily to keep skin firm. This also helps your skin to fight off the effects of the many pollutants in the environment today. The moisturizer you choose should, once again, be one with natural ingredients.
Make sure to hydrate your face and neck on a daily basis.
Moisturizing helps to prevent wrinkles as men age. Vitamin E and Aloe Vera are great natural moisturizers. Do not miss the area under the eyes, where age will show before anywhere else on the face. Keep Vitamin E capsules on hand and use the pure vitamin E under the eyes for an intestinal moisturizing treatment.
Every person has a different skin type.
Whether you have oily, normal or dry skin, it is important to ex-foliate regularly to remove dead skin cells. Also, after shaving, men need to apply a moisturizer that does not contain alcohol or has an intense scent. Sensitive skin is especially prone to react negatively if harsh chemicals are used. Go with something that contains chamomile or another soothing natural ingredient. Lip balm with an SPF of at least 15 is a good way to protect and hydrate your lips.
Facials are not just for women.
Men benefit just as well from either a home facial or a spa facial. If you go to a spa, the professionals there can tell you how to best care for your skin type. You are never too manly to NOT go to a spa and have a facial done. Everything is based on how you look these days.
Men who care about their skin need to actively protect it from the elements.
Stay hydrated by drinking at least eight glasses of water a day. Exercise is vital to healthy skin since it increases the amount of oxygen traveling to the skin tissues which can ward off premature aging. If you are going to be in the sun for longer periods of time, protect the skin with a block containing at least 15 SPF or higher. You’ll protect yourself not only from unsightly brown age spots, but skin cancer as well. Sunglasses protect your eyes from overexposure to the sun too.
Skin is affected by our diet and our habits.
Try to stay away from anything in excess. Moderation is the key when it comes to alcohol consumption, smoking, and eating. Stress and fatigue also affect our skin in negative ways. A good night’s rest is important not only to function well, it is great for healthy skin too! Eat foods that are high in Vitamin E and Vitamin C, or take supplements to get your daily recommended dosage. Its time for all men, young and old to start caring for their skin and start today, its never too late!