Men have traditionally kept things simple when it comes to skincare, but while their skin may be less sensitive than women’s, it still needs proper care. Here are just five skincare tips that all men should follow.
Use a Good Facial Cleanser
When you take a hot shower and wash your face with soap, you will almost certainly dry out the face on your skin. To avoid the kind of wrinkled, weathered look that comes with overly dry skin, wash your face with a gentle cleanser after you shower.
Invest in a Good Razor
Most men shave five times a week, and many don’t put a lot of thought into the kind of razor they use. Instead of using any cheap razor you can pick up at a drugstore, invest in a quality razor that fits your skin sensitivity and beard coarseness. Also, a razor with multiple blades isn’t necessarily a good choice for your skin. These have a tendency to cause razor burn and ingrown hairs.
Use a Moisturizing Shaving Gel
A moisturizing shaving gel is much better for your skin than shaving cream. Not only does it help moisturize your skin, but it will provide a better barrier of protection between your skin and your razor. It will also be much easier to clean up than shaving cream if you’re worried about leaving a mess in your sink.
Get Some After-Shave
After-shave soothes and hydrates your skin after you shave, so it should be part of your daily routine. Try to avoid any kind of after-shave with alcohol, though. It will only dry out your skin.
Use a Moisturizer
There’s a long-held stereotype that moisturizers are for women, but they are just as essential for men who want healthier skin. There are many different kinds of moisturizers on the market, and the one you choose should depend on your skin type. Those with excessively dry skin should use a cream, while those with normal skin can get away with a lotion. For those with oily skin, a toner or gel is best.
Some Final Tips
While these skincare tips will definitely prove useful for most men, remember that no two men will be alike. If you have any adverse reaction to a skincare product, stop using it immediately. As always, you should never hesitate to speak to your doctor if you have any questions about caring for your skin.