When it comes to skin care, men are the forgotten sex. It seems that virtually all articles, advertisements and products for skin care are targeted towards women. But what about men that care about their skin?
While products designed specifically for men’s skin are as common as a three dollar bill, the good news is that they do exist. And many of the products on the market that are marketed towards women will work perfectly fine for men’s skin as well. What’s wrong with a man wanting softer skin? Not a whole lot. But he may not want to smell like lilac or roses so it’s best to stick with unscented products or ones with a unisex scent.
The days of the rugged look of the Marlboro man are over gents. Sorry. These days, women prefer their men with soft facial skin and soft hands. No woman likes to be touched with rough, gritty hands. Since more men work in blue collar jobs then women, men tend to get rougher, tougher skin. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Depending on what parts of your skin need a touch up, you might want to consider different types of moisturizes for different body parts:
- Face Moisturizer
- Hand Moisturizer
- Eye Cream
- Anti-aging Cream
- Body cream
That might seem like a long list and it is but that doesn’t mean that every man need to treat every part of their skin regularly. Some of us are blessed with less skin problems than others. But having a regular skin moisturizing regime will help you in the long run. You might be in your 20’s or 30’s and think that all of this is unnecessary. If you start when you are young, you’ll thank yourself when you get older.
Adult acne is a real thing. So if you get the odd zit or you have a constant problem with acne, you are not alone. According to studies, an amazing 40% of men in their twenties suffer from acne. Treating adult acne can depend on how severe the outbreak is. Many men can reduce or eliminate their acne with these simple steps:
- Wash hands and face regularly
- Use a soap containing salicylic acid
- Moisturize regularly
While it might seem odd to think that moisturizing your skin can reduce acne, the reality is that moist skin tends to produce less oils which are the main cause of acne. Wash your face or other affected areas not more than two to three times a day and follow up immediately with a moisturizer while the skin is still damp. This ensures that the cream will penetrate the skin better.
If your adult acne is more severe, you may have to rely on stronger products to alleviate the problem. There are many over the counter acne wash treatments available. Talk to your local pharmacy about which one might be best for your condition. If all else fails, it might be time to visit a dermatologist who will be able to prescribe a topical treatment much stronger than available at a drug store. Try using the methods above for around two weeks and if you don’t start seeing a big improvement in that time, then seek medical help.
Come on men, this is the 21st century! Facials aren’t just for women anymore. Whether you do it at alone or with a friend/partner or in a spa doesn’t really matter. What matters is that a face mask is not only the hands down best way to clean out your pores, it can be fun and relaxing as well.
If you plan on doing your own mask at home or with a partner, make sure that you research well the best product for your particular skin. Mask treatments are not all the same and what might be good for one skin type might not be as good for the next. And while you don’t need to spend tons of money on a skin mask, this is not the place to cheap out either. Let the quality of the product be your guide, not the price. Read carefully what the product is designed for and read as many reviews A good place to start would be Amazon since they not only have good prices but have tons of reviews from verified buyers.
So what does a facial do?
- Hydrates the skin
- Cleans and opens the pores
- Removes dead skin
- Provides relaxation
- Increases collagen production
- Improves the look of your skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles
That all sounds great, doesn’t it? Probably makes you wonder why you haven’t considered a facial before.
It goes without saying that clean skin is healthy skin. But overdoing it with washing can be just as harmful to the skin as not doing it often enough. As well, using the right soap for your particular skin type is important. If you have oily skin, choose a soap or cleanser made for that skin condition. If you have dry skin, there are soaps made just for that as well. You can also choose a good lightening soap if you want to lighten your skin tone.
Okay men, it’s time for you to stop putting off your skin care routine and make yourself look and feel better. You will not only feel better about yourself, your significant other will be happy to see the change in you as well. Having better skin doesn’t have to take more than a few minutes a day. Wanting to look your best isn’t about vanity, it is about your health and well being. Take the time to maintain your body and your body will be kind to you for many years.