The battle for clear skin does not end at puberty. As you grow, you have to battle subtle wrinkles, acne, and dark spots. Everyone suffers from skin-related issues, including men. Sports teams may take center stage in a man’s life, but if you want to look as good as you feel when you are watching your favorite team win, then your skincare routine needs an update. These tips will get you started.
#1. Know your Skin Type
Although men’s skin is thicker than women’s, everyone can be categorized as having sensitive, normal, dry, oily, or combination skin. Sensitive skin stings or burns after you have used a product while normal skin is mostly clear. It also doesn’t burn after product use. If you have dry skin, you may like it’s flaky, rough, or dry, while oily skin is mostly shiny and greasy. Combination is mostly dry in one area and oily in another. This information helps you select products that are made specifically for your skin type.
#2. Watch How you Shave
Bumps and texture issues are usually the most common problems men face. The culprit is how you shave. If you are not careful, you will cause skin irritations, have razor burns, bumps, pimples, and ingrown hair. A cleanser will take care of most bumps and acne while exfoliating will help with burns and ingrown hair. If you are interested in model-like skin, however, you have to be open-minded to various different treatments. Remember, there is more to having clear skin, so don’t stop following a skincare routine once you are done with treatment.
#3. Quit smoking
Research has proved that smoking decreases collagen circulation and even reduced its production. Your skin loses its natural color, and you end up looking pale and sallow. Smoking is also a culprit of fine lines and accelerated aging. To get a bright, beautiful skin, you need to ditch the smokes and increase your water intake instead. It may take you a while, but once you do, your mirror will show you the clear signs of healthier skin.
#4. Choose your Skin Products Wisely
Choosing your skin products will be guided by the type of skin you have. If you have oily skin, for instance, you need to select oil-free products to prevent breakouts. Sensitive skin does well with products that have little to no fragrance. Products with fragrance leave your skin feeling irritated, so avoid them. You must watch out for products that say “unscented.” They are likely to have masking fragrances that will still irritate your skin.
#5. Don’t Stress Out
It’s easy to get stressed when you have too much to consider but look for coping mechanisms if you want to maintain clear skin. Stress throws your hormones off the roof, which damages healthy skin cells, making you prone to pimples and wrinkles.
Everyone’s skin is different, and you may have a problem identifying a routine that fits you. Cleansing, moisturizing, and hydrating throughout the day is a great place to start.