Men’s Skin Care Routine
Taking care of your skin does not have to be a time consuming process; you can follow a few easy steps for healthy looking skin. The basic routine for men is as follows:
Cleansers are made to remove residue and excess oils from the skin and prepare your skin for treatment products.
Toners are created to balance the pH of your skin as well as rid of any excess residue left on the skin post-cleansing and shaving.
Many men find shaving painful and uncomfortable, and numerous men suffer from irritation associated with shaving. This is most likely due to improper technique or the incorrect products used. There are many different types of shaving products to choose from, and everyone will have their own personal preference.
Everyone should exfoliate their skin – especially men. Since men have thicker skin the rate at which they slough off dead skin cells is fairly slow. Exfoliating the skin allows for a healthy radiance, and for treatment products to penetrate deeper, working better. There are two types of exfoliating products, manual exfoliants and chemical exfoliants.
Although many cleansers, toners and moisturizers are outfitted with built-in treatment ingredients like antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, lighteners, et cetera, many men require an extra step in their regimen to yield their desired results, especially when addressing specific concerns like lines, wrinkles, acne or hyperpigmentation. Treatment products allow for you to go the extra mile when caring for your skin.
Moisture is essential to skin health. Hydrated skin is healthy skin and it looks supple and strong. Most moisturizers will also contain antioxidants to protect the skin, and other ingredients to address different concerns, such as lightening agents to address pigmentation, or anti-aging ingredients to address lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity. Skin that is lacking hydration will look dull and sallow. Choose an appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type.
It’s of the utmost importance that everybody wears a sunscreen on a daily basis. Sunscreen will protect your skin from the sun’s detrimental ultra violet rays. Excessive sun exposure leads to skin cancer, and hyperpigmentation of the skin.