Men have thicker skin compared to women. Literally.
This could be the reason why most men do not bother implementing a daily routine when it comes to their skin. Aside from the fact it seems to be a dull routine, a lot of men deem the practice unnecessary. Times are indeed changing though because men are gradually realizing the importance of skin care.
Before everything else, everyone needs to identify what type of skin they have. There are five skin types: normal skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, oily skin, and combination skin. With careful observation, you will know which type your skin falls under. Once you know, you will also be able to choose the right products for your skin.
Here are a few tips to help you get started on your skin care regimen:
Examine Ingredients & Labels Of Products
Always select products that are compatible with your skin type. If your skin is sensitive, go for mild at the same time fragrance free products since fragrances can be irritating and drying to skin. If your skin is oily, go for noncomedogenic or oil free products to prevent pores from getting clogged.
Wash Face Daily
Your skin is exposed to pollutants like dirt and these clog your pores. Use a mild facial wash to combat acne and germs.
Mind How You Shave
Shaving can scratch your skin and cause not only ingrown hairs but razor burns as well. Do necessary preparations before shaving like taking a warm shower to soften the skin and applying shaving cream or gel.
Apply Moisturizer Daily
Moisturizing hydrates the skin which is important for reducing fine lines and making skin smooth. Put on moisturizer all over the body, including the face, after taking a bath or shower as well as after shaving for best results.
Do Routine Skin Checks
Check for suspicious spots regularly. Moles or spots that bleed, change color or itch can be early symptoms of skin cancer. However, skin cancer is highly curable as long as diagnosed early.
Use Sunscreen When Outdoors
Excessive sun exposure can lead to damage that is potentially irreversible. Make sure to apply sunscreen or cover all areas of the skin that are exposed before going out.
Follow these tips and your skin will feel much better and healthier in no time.