Five essential skin care tips for men
Updated On : 18 Aug 2017,11:07 PM
The days are long gone when being dishevelled and untidy was a sign of masculinity. Women like a well-kept and groomed man, but you don't have to get a mani-pedis for this. Women are not the only one who need a skin care regime, men, you need it too! And you can do it easily at home with just a little time.
Just simple cleansing and moisturizing is not enough to keep male skin healthy and clean. To prevent dry, dull and brittle skin, you need to follow this easy skin care regime.
CTM IS ESSENTIAL - Like women, the CTM routine (cleansing, toning and moisturising) is also essential for men. They are more exposed to pollution, car exhaust, cigarette smoke and other pollutants daily, which can damage the skin. Also, men have oilier and thicker skin than women. They need to use a good all purpose facial cleanser that works on all kinds of skin.
Cleansing is important for sanitizing your skin and eliminating the dead skin cells. Use mild cleanser that cleans the skin and also moistens it. Men are lazy to wash their face before going to the bed and that causes come done. Cleansing is essential for preventing whitehead, blackhead and acne. And for toning, even a basic rose water potion is good enough.
And moisturizing is useful for treating cracked, dry and dull skin. Itchy skin can be painful and to cure such skin type it is necessary to apply thick moisturizing cream on your skin and body. Thick moisturizer doesn’t have been greasy, there are moisturizers that are light and keep your skin protected for long hours.
ALWAYS APPLY SUNSCREEN - Another thing men tend to ignore is sunscreen. You must apply a sunscreen with minimum SPF 30. It is not just the heat that causes tanning but the sun rays that damage the colour and texture of your skin. To reduce tanning, apply it on your face as well as hands. Make sure to apply the sunscreen 15 minutes before going outdoors into the sun, so it gets absorbed better.
EXFOLIATE DAILY - Exfoliation is crucial for eliminating dead skin cells from accumulating and causing bacterial infection on your skin. If you do not scrub your skin, your pores will be full of dirt, causing your skin to break out into pimples more often. On top of the list the list of 'beauty tips for men' is exfoliating the skin. Removing dead cells from the skin's surface leaves the face glowing and healthy. Once a week, one should use a gentle but granulated face scrub to help make the skin smooth and end dullness. Another advantage of exfoliating the face is that it softens the hair follicles, which results in a smoother shave and minimal soreness .For normal to combination skin type a cream-based scrub or a gel-based scrub works best to eliminate dirt from your face.
AVOID WRINKLES - The skin around the eyes, especially, does not have sweat and oil glands; making it highly vulnerable to under-eye dehydration. This shows as fine lines and wrinkles after some time. To avoid this, dab a little hydrating eye cream around your eyes every morning and before bedtime.
LIPS AGE FAST - You need to pay attention to your lips as well. They also get tanned and get chapped and appear bad. A good lip balm is essential to cure all these problems; it also makes them soft and supple. Also, did you know the fact that lips also age? Look carefully in the mirror, and you will immediately notice the fine lines. As the years go by, the lips start looking dehydrated. Men don't have the benefit of makeup to hide this effect. For ideal lip care, apply a lip balm with a high SPF during the day, and a moistening and nourishing lip balm at night.