Gone are the days when taking care of oneself was considered a woman’s “job.” Today, an increasing number of men are turning to skin care products to take care of themselves.
Now, I’m not going to lie: men’s and women’s beauty regimens overlap a lot, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Even so, there are some things that women never have to worry about, such as shaving their faces. With these differences in mind, I’ve put together a step-by-step guide for men to take care of their skin.
Male Friends, Here’s How to Get Better Skin!
1. Purchase a face cleanser today.
Most men believe it is acceptable to simply wash their faces with soap or worse, water, and go about their business as if nothing has happened. That is incorrect. A good face cleanser is required because cleansers are designed specifically for the delicate skin of the face.
How much do you want to bet that you use a harsh soap because you believe that the stronger the soap, the better it cleans your skin? On the contrary, the harsh chemicals in such soaps dry out your skin, making it look wrinkled and older.
2. Purchase a good facial moisturizer.
Again, a body moisturizer is intended to moisturize your entire body, not just your face. You cannot simply apply cold cream to your face and expect to be ready to go. Of course, not applying anything to your face is the worst thing you can do. Because, even if you have oily skin, your skin will only become dryer with time, resulting in premature wrinkles. This is one of the most effective ways to improve your skin. This is something that male friends never overlook.
3. Say no to low-cost razors.
Here’s the deal. The average man shaves 3-5 times per week, which means you’ll be using your razor a lot. So, why bother with cheap or disposable ones? If you’re concerned about cost, it’s better to invest in a razor that will last for years rather than one that you’ll have to replace and pay for every month or week.
Also, don’t believe the marketing hype about multiple blade razors; they only increase your chances of getting cuts and burns. Also, always shave after washing your face to reduce the possibility of bacteria on your skin entering any open pores.
4. Select a moisturizing shaving gel.
Again, there’s no harm in selecting so many moisturizing products. If you have dry skin, that’s fantastic; that’s exactly what you need! If you have oily skin, applying moisturizer to your face on a regular basis will only help to keep your skin’s sebum production under control. It’s a win-win situation for both of you.
5. Make use of an alcohol-free aftershave.
When it comes to how to get better skin, men should be aware that alcohol only serves to dry out the skin. Invest in an aftershave that contains aloe vera, vitamin E, or other similar ingredients that are beneficial to dry or sensitive skin.
6. Get some sunscreen or sunblock.
If your face cream contains sunscreen, that’s fantastic. If not, you must protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays, especially if your job requires you to work outside frequently. SPF 30 is the absolute bare minimum for your skin. Understand that the higher the SPF required for your skin, the darker it is. Furthermore, sunscreen protects your skin from becoming red, irritated, or even cancerous. Remember to put it on at least 20 minutes before going out.
7. Consider using a pigment-correcting serum.
You are a victim of pigmentation if you have mature skin and have noticed dark spots around your face. And the only way to solve this problem is to invest in a high-quality pigment correction cream or serum that will not only help you get rid of your dark spots and skin discolorations, but will also help you avoid premature wrinkles. Always apply it before going to bed and leave it to work overnight.
8. Consider using a face scrub.
Scrubs should be avoided by people with dry skin unless they have a serious problem with dirt getting stuck in their faces or deep blackheads. A face scrub is your best friend if you have normal to oily skin. It not only removes all of the grime from your face, but it also aids in the control of your skin’s oil balance. Just make sure to get a gentle scrub with microbeads, as these are gentler on your skin. This gentle scrub can be done on a daily basis.
9. Use an under-eye cream.
How can I improve my skin? Males are always aware of the sensitive and tender skin under your eyes. You need an under eye cream if you have dark circles under your eyes. Obviously. Unless, of course, you enjoy looking like a raccoon, in which case, good for you.
A version of this article originally appeared on enkivillage.org