Not too many years ago, an advanced skin care routine was something that men just thought of as part of their wife’s beauty regimen. But times have changed, and more men than ever have awakened to the fact that they too deserve to have healthy, vibrant skin, and to look their best at all stages of life. Here are a few tips for any guys out there who are ready to start a skin care routine of their own.
First Step: Cleanse
The first step to having great skin and a clear complexion is to keep it clean. Your face picks up sweat, oil, dirt, and toxins from the environment as you go about your day. The best practice is to wash your face first thing in the morning, again right before bed, and any time you’ve been doing a activity that leads to sweating. To cleanse your face, open your pores with warm water to allow your wash to penetrate deeper. Lather your face for 30 seconds in a circular motion. Rinse with cool water to shrink your pores again, making it more difficult for dirt and oil to reenter. Pat your face dry.
Second Step: Facial Scrub
Depending on your skin type, you should use a facial scrub about three or four times per week. This will help to exfoliate the skin, which removes dead skin cells and any deep impurities from within the pores. Scrubbing before you shave will help to loosen and elevate your whiskers to allow for a closer shave. Apply a small amount of scrub to your face, and gently rub it into it. Pay special attention to the forehead, nose, and neck. When finished, rinse with cool water and pat dry.
Third Step: Hydrate
Now that your skin is clean and clear, you’ll want to moisturize it with a facial moisturizer. Moisturizing seals and locks in moisture, keeping the skin cells well hydrated, protected from impurities, and it provides anti-aging benefits. Apply the moisturizer all over your face, but pay particular attention to those areas of your face where you’ve noticed that your skin tends to get dryer. Moisturizers will absorb very quickly into the skin. If necessary for dry skin, it can be applied a few times per day. It’s important not to let your skin dry out because that will cause excessive oil production.
Final Step: Anti-aging
There are a lot of products for men to use to prevent aging. Facial serums absorb quickly to stimulate collagen production. They’re designed to revitalize the skin from the inside out. Anti-aging creams are applied at night before bed in the same manner as moisturizers. They are designed to plump up skin cells to help slow the signs of aging. Eye Cream applied around the eyes will help prevent wrinkles from forming, and reduce dark circles and puffiness. Apply it in the morning after moisturizing.
Following these four easy steps for developing your own advanced skin care routine will help your skin to remain vibrant and youthful. Men aren’t willing to let the effects of aging drag their appearance down, and neither should you. You deserve to have healthy skin that looks great too!