You're never too old or too young to start one, which is the good news. And today, we're going to walk you through an easy-to-follow skin care routine.
This one was created with males in mind. We're trying to make things simple so you can follow along. And it's neither vain or feminine—a man with a strong, animated face attracts attention.
PREVENTING FUTURE ISSUES WITH A DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE
Many men believe that skin care is only required when they have a specific problem, such as acne, redness, wrinkles, or other common skin problems. While some men's skin care products can help with specific problems, a daily skin care programme can help prevent problems from occurring in the first place.
Your skin is your largest organ, and it, like any other part of your body, need daily maintenance to stay healthy. It's no different than doing weightlifting, cardio, and eating well to stay in shape.
A daily skin care routine will help you maintain firm, clear, and bright skin right now. Years from now, when everyone else is starting to wrinkle and you're still young, things will only get better.
DISCOVER YOUR SKIN TYPE
The majority of men are unaware of their skin type. Many guys aren't even aware that skin has "types." The first step in skin care is to figure out what type of skin you have (and is pretty easy too).
WHICH OF THESE FIVE TYPES OF SKIN MOST REPRESENTS YOU?
Normal: Your skin is oil-free for the majority of the day and does not easily get irritated or dry. Acne is a rare occurrence.
Skin with Oily Areas and a Natural Shine: Your skin has oily patches and a natural shine to it. Acne or buildup is a common occurrence for you.
Dry/Sensitive Skin: Your skin is easily irritated and feels tight or dry all over.
Combination: Imagine your face is shaped like a letter "T." The vertical bar runs down to the tip of your nose, while the horizontal bar extends over your forehead. This is referred to as the T zone. Combination skin is characterised by an oily T zone and dry/sensitive skin on the rest of the face (primarily the cheeks).
Ageing Skin: Skin that is ageing appears worn, wrinkled, and has age spots. You've been neglecting your skin for a long time.
Things become a lot easier if you know your skin type. Follow the skin care routine outlined below, using men's skin care products that are appropriate for your skin type. The majority of product packaging specifies the skin type for which it was designed.
DETOXIFY YOUR SKIN WHEN DO I NEED TO WASH MY FACE?
Both morning and night, in a nutshell.
Wash your face with a men's facial cleanser tailored for your skin type every morning. Cleansing first thing in the morning gives you a boost of energy by removing pollutants and dull skin.
Wash your face before bed to keep oil and other pore-clogging bacteria from lingering on your face all night.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO WASH MY FACE?
In the shower, wash your face or splash warm water on your face before washing. This helps to open up the pores and remove any deep-seated pollutants.
Gently rub the face wash in circles as you apply it. Face skin is quite delicate, so don't rub too hard.
Finish by rinsing with cool water to tighten the pores and patting dry. Always pat your face dry rather than rubbing it dry, as this can cause premature wrinkles.
Your face should feel clean after washing, but not overly clean or tight. Tightness is an indication of dry skin, which can lead to irritation, acne, wrinkles, and excessive oil production.
Never use bar soap to wash your face. The substances are too abrasive for the face, regardless of whether you use natural or generic soap.
It is entirely unnecessary to wash your face more than twice a day. Guys with oily skin, this is for you. Over-washing causes your sebum glands (oil glands in your skin) to overwork, resulting in excess oil production.
AN IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TONER
Some guys may wonder why we didn't recommend using toner after the wash. The truth is that most men don't require toner. After cleansing, toner balances the pH of your skin. Your skin, on the other hand, regulates your pH balance on its own. A toner isn't necessary if you use the right face cleanser for your skin type.
WHEN AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I USE A SCRUB?
Scrubbing (exfoliating) your face after cleansing it should be done 1–3 times per week, depending on your skin type. Exfoliate more frequently if you have oily skin, and less frequently if you have sensitive or dry skin. Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells as well as other buildup. This encourages the appearance of new, healthier skin cells, which improves your overall appearance.
Guys with oily skin don't need to be told this, but the less build-up on their skin, the fewer clogged pores and breakouts they'll have.
WHAT IS A FACE SCRUB AND HOW DO I USE IT?
Using a face scrub is similar to washing your face. Before you begin, wet your face with warm water and apply a tiny quantity of scrub to your entire face, gently rubbing in circles (or shave area).
Concentrate on the nose, forehead, and neck, which are the most prone to dead skin and buildup. After that, rinse your face with cool water and wipe it dry.
Use a scrub no more than three times per week and no more than once each day. Guys have a habit of overdoing it with facial scrub since it "feels like something is happening" when they use it.
Excessive usage of a scrub might result in dryness, irritation, and excessive oil production.
YOUR SKIN NEEDS TO BE HYDRATED. WHEN DO I NEED TO MOISTURISE?
Applying a men's face moisturiser to your skin is all it takes to hydrate your face, also known as moisturising.
Moisturizing has a number of advantages, including making the skin tighter, preventing water loss, and acting as an anti-aging agent.
Your skin's cells can't hold as much moisture as they used to as you get older (even in your early 20s)... Mostly because your body creates less skin proteins throughout time (collagen).
Moisturising provides hydration and necessary nutrients to skin cells, allowing them to retain their fullness and maintain a youthful, healthy appearance.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO APPLY FACE MOISTURIZER?
Apply a men's face moisturiser to your entire face after washing or scrubbing it and then patting it dry. Take extra care to moisturise the area around your eyes and forehead.
You simply need a small amount of product, and there's no need to rub it in vigorously. If your skin is dry, you may need to reapply a little amount later in the day. If you have oily skin, don't forget to hydrate.
PREVENT AGEING OF THE SKIN. WHEN SHOULD SUNSCREEN BE APPLIED?
It's not a bad idea to use SPF (a good moisturiser will contain SPF) both morning and night... but especially in the morning. What's the simplest way to have flawless skin for the rest of your life? Prevention. Unfortunately, when it comes to general physical health, most guys put their skin last.
Protecting oneself from the sun and battling the ageing process are the first steps in preventing skin problems.
HOW CAN I DELAY THE AGEING OF MY SKIN?
If you're going to be in the sun for more than 30 minutes, apply sunscreen to all exposed areas of your skin. The sun ages and damages your skin more quickly than anything else. Make sure you're wearing sunscreen with at least SPF 15.
Most sunscreens, particularly those labelled as "natural," include some questionable chemicals and compounds. It's advisable to wash the sunscreen off before going inside for the day.
Apply Eye Cream: Are you a night owl? Do you have dark circles or bags under your eyes on a regular basis? Your secret weapon for looking good is men's eye cream.
When you don't get enough sleep, bags and dark circles form around your eyes.
Blood and other bodily fluids normally flow into your head when you sleep. Those fluids will push up on the skin if you don't give them time to do so. What's the end result? Dark circles and puffiness.
Ingredients in eye cream stimulate the area around the eyes, which helps to reduce puffiness and fluid build-up. Caffeine is found in the finest eye creams for men since it is a powerful stimulant that draws blood back into the body.
MEN, CONTINUE WITH THIS SKIN-CARE ROUTINE!
Skin care does not have to be difficult. You may have a comprehensive and effective skin care routine with just three products.
TO RECAP, THE SIMPLE SKIN CARE ROUTINE IS AS FOLLOWS:
- Use a cleanser to clean your face (occasionally, use a face scrub instead)
- Make sure your face is dry.
- Apply moisturiser to your face (ideally with SPF)
The rest of the routine—toner, eye cream, and anti-aging cream—is certainly vital and worthwhile, but these are the three essential procedures to follow.
Consistency is the key.