Everyone’s skin needs care and attention to keep it in good health and to look its best throughout the years. That includes men, too. Men have every right, reason and responsibility to take good care of their skin. The benefits are as real for you as they are for women, especially if you want smooth and blemish-free skin. It can help you look great for job interviews, business meetings and dates with that special someone. Most importantly, good skincare can help keep your skin in good condition as you age and avoid skin cancer.
Do you have a skincare routine? If not and you want to get started, take a look at three skincare regimens, routines and methods that can help without taking up too much time out of your busy schedule each day or breaking the bank.
1. Keep Your Skin Clean, Morning and Night
It sounds simple enough, but washing your face well entails more than rubbing suds over your face. It is important to wash your face to remove all the dirt and oils that found their way to your face and worked their way into your pores throughout the day. If you have an office job, you may think that your skin is relatively immune to environmental debris. But dust flutters around your home, so just imagine what happens to and from your car and office. Cleaning all this away with a good cleanser and a facial cleaning sponge can help prevent clogged pores and acne breakouts while also reducing the amount of oily shine on your skin during the day. Fully saturate your face, then once done washing, gently pat your face dry with a clean towel.
Wash your face before bedtime to clear away all the grit and grime built up in your pores during the day, then wash it when you wake up to remove any buildup accumulated overnight via the bacteria in your bed pillow and on your pillowcase.
2. Exfoliate Away Dead Skin Cells
Dead skin cells linger, ending up on your pillowcase, then transferring back to your face in a vicious cycle. Once you have cleaned your skin, scrub away dead skin cells to leave fresh, unclogged pores, which gives your complexion a brighter glow and helps to minimize fine lines and wrinkles.
3. Moisturize Your Skin and Add Sunscreen for Peak Protection
Skincare companies like Rodan & Fields have developed a range of products and lines developed especially for men’s needs, featuring some of the best creams for wrinkles. Choose from a broad spectrum of eye creams and overall restorative moisturizing creams to hydrate your skin to help deliver vital nutrients and vitamins. Applying moisturizer—especially one that includes sunscreen—helps protect your skin from natural and man-made elements, such as cold, wind, sun, smoke and smog.
Are You Ready to Launch Your Skincare Regimen?
We should all develop and adhere to a good skincare practice to protect the skin that keeps us safe. There are plenty of routines geared specifically toward men’s special skincare considerations and needs, and dermatologists encourage it. Once you decide you are ready to start your skincare regimen, find the right approach that works for you. As long as your routine includes a good cleaning, exfoliating and moisturizing focus, you will love the results for years to come.