Most men may find that performing skincare is a very taxing job. We totally get you, you only washed your face with your trusty hand soap and never used or bought any moisturizers to put on your face.
If your idea about performing men’s skincare is still a black hole. Now is the time to take a step back and start performing these 10 easy steps to kickstart your regimen. Trust us effective skincare takes more than just washing your face with whatever soap you have lying around and hoped for the best.
Wash your face REGULARLY WITH A FACIAL WASH
Sorry to break it, but that bath soap you’re using to wash your face is not enough. Actually, it is wrong! Did you know that it can damage skin and has the tendency to make it drier and flakier?
The best way to clean your face is by using a foamy facial wash that suits your skin type. Do this twice a day, in the morning and at night, before patting dry your face with a clean towel and moisturizing.
LEAVE YOUR WASHCLOTH BEHIND AND START USING YOUR FINGERS
A washcloth can cause germs to breed in it, even if you rinse it regularly. It is still best to wash your face using the tips of your clean fingers and smother gently the foam onto your skin to avoid abrasions.
Moisturize your face
Trash the idea that only girls must do the moisturizing. Men must also start doing this if you want your skin to be smooth, supple, and healthy. To properly do it, pat dry face after washing, then use a fingertip-sized dollop and dot around your face and neck before rubbing it gently and thoroughly.
Know your moisturizer
Find the perfect match for your skin type. For sensitive skin types, kindly avoid irritants like alcohol, fragrances, and colors, while oilier skin types can benefit from an ingredient called salicylic acid. Also, some men are now growing their liking towards the use of collagen-induced creams that are proven to be effective.
Pay attention to your body parts
Moisturize your knees, calves, and elbows. You don’t want others to see it flaky, chalky, and dry. These body parts have fewer oil glands, thus they need some help. Applying lotion with Vitamin E would really be recommended.
Stop Soaking Up The Sun
Gone are the days when sun rays are safe for your skin. Soaking under the sun is not healthy especially from 10 am onwards. Not only you’ll get a higher risk of skin cancer and heat stroke but it also ages your skin faster.
Since we mentioned that you have to use lotion to moisturize, you might as well use a combo agent that has an SPF to protect you from the harmful rays if you cannot avoid being under the glory of Eros.
Your pearly whites need your attention, too. Brushing is good, but flossing is essential. It removes food and plaque trapped between teeth where your brush simply can’t reach.
Care For Your Facial Hair
Trim it every week and you must wash it every day. In order to remove the dead skin cells and flakes of skin and release ingrown hairs, it is also advised to do facial scrubbing (facial scrub) twice weekly over your entire growth area.
Prefer a clean shave? Then start shaving with, rather than against, the grain. Although shaving against the grain might seem like it makes perfect sense when looking to achieve the smoothest possible finish, it actually roughly pulls the hair up and away from the face, resulting in the increased likelihood of nicks and ingrown hairs. Not a good look.
Grooming down south
Yup, they also need some trimming and not so intense scrubbing, you know germs can hide if you have too much down there.
TAKE CARE OF Your mane
We have stressed it in our past article how you can take care of your hair. So hit the link and read it here.
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