It’s important to have a regular skincare regimen for men and women. If you’ve noticed your skin looking a little dry or has a few more pimples than you’d like, then it’s high time you start being proactive with your skincare routine, especially if you’re a man.
When it comes to skincare, men have conventionally kept it easy. However, more men are now pursuing healthier, more youthful-looking skin, making it a great time for men to evaluate their skincare routine. To help men develop healthy skincare routines, dermatologists recommend following the tips.
Identifying skin type
First, it’s important that everyone, including men, identify and understand their skin type:
- Normal Skin Type: Normal skin feels even and balanced.
- Oily Skin Type: Oily skin will feel greasy and shiny all over.
- Dry Skin Type: Dry skin will feel tight and dry.
- Combination Skin Type: Combination skin1 includes areas that are dry as well as oily—with the T-Zone commonly being oily and the cheeks being either dry or normal.
- Sensitive Skin Type: Sensitive skin usually feels itchy, patchy, dry, and can sometimes sting.
Skincare routine for men
Consider product labels and ingredients: The label on a product allows the customer to know what is in the product they’re using. The skincare products you pick will depend on your skin type.
Wash your face daily and after exercise: You need to wash your face to clean away bacteria and sweat to prevent your pores from getting clogged. Do this within 15-20 minutes or so of finishing your exercise.
Moisturize daily: Start using a moisturizer after you wash your face. Moisturizer traps water near to your dermis and gives you glowing skin. The extra moisture reduces the lines or wrinkles, too. It reduces the effects of dry skin and can make chapped, flaky, patchy skin look and feel better.
Wear sunscreen: Another thing men tend to ignore is sunscreen. For best protection, use a broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply after every two hours and immediately after sweating or swimming. It is not the flame that causes tanning but the sun rays that spoils the texture and color of your skin. To reduce tanning, use it on your face as well as your hands. Make sure you use the sunscreen 15 minutes before heading out, so it gets absorbed better.