When it comes to skin care, so much attention is aimed at women. This may cause men to feel like they shouldn’t care about skin care, or even cause them to forget to think about it. But skin care for men is just as important for as it is for women. Proper skin care will help you look healthier, younger, and more attractive. Make sure you’re following the dos and dont’s of proper skin care for men.
DO: Wash Your Face Every Day
You can’t just grab the bar soap in the shower for your face. It’s drying and could irritate the skin on your face. Instead, use a gentle cleanser and warm water to wash your face in the morning and night. This will help slough away dead skin cells, which when not washed away, cause your skin to appear dull. Not only that, but proper washing gets rid of excess oil so that you can have a smoother, less-painful shave each morning. Your skin will feel less tight and dry — and it will thank you!
Once a week, use an exfoliating cleanser or facial scrub to give your skin a deep clean and also stimulate the growth of new skin cells. This will help to unclog pores, smooth uneven skin tone, and diminish the look of wrinkles.
Moisturizer performs a cool trick, trapping water in your skin. This can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face. To get the best results and lock in that important moisture, moisturize after every time you wash your face, and make sure you do it while your skin is still damp.
Sleep is good for you in so many ways. When it comes to your skincare, sleep gives your body time to restore itself, and that can help your skin look healthier and younger. Rather than binge sleeping on the weekends, get consistent sleep each night for the best benefits.
DO: Shave at the Right Time
Ever tried to shave before your shower? Dragging a razor against dry skin is almost torture. Instead, shave at the end of your shower — or as soon as you step out. When your face is already wet, it softens your hairs, making the shave much smoother. Be mindful of the temperature of your water — too hot, and you’ll aggravate your skin.
DON’T: Forget Your Water
Your skin needs moisture from the inside as well as from the outside, so drink up! Make sure you’re staying hydrated throughout the day, and be mindful of your alcohol and caffeine intake, both of which can lead to dehydration.
DON’T: Forget to Protect Yourself from the Sun
When you don’t wear a sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun, you’re exposed to damaging rays that can cause cancers and premature aging. The rays from the sun slow down your collagen production and cell growth, which causes your skin to lose its elasticity. Wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher whenever you’re outdoors — even on cloudy days.
Smoking is terrible for your health, but it also wreaks havoc on your skin. It decreases collagen production and circulation, which means your skin will lose its natural coloring. It also leads to fine lines and other signs of premature aging. Just don’t.
DO: Use the Right Products
Kaiderma Skin Care’s line of facial products are designed to protect and repair your skin, bringing a youthful appearance forward. Use our products, and put your best face forward.