A liquid cleanser is better than bar soap as it is less harsh. Bar soap can dry out your skin, making it feel itchy and tight. A great option for a mild cleanser is Revision’s Brightening Facial Wash.
Proper skin care should be a daily priority for men. A good skin care regimen is more than washing your face while showering, it’s a regimen designed to keep your skin healthy and in the best shape possible. Since everyone sees your skin, why not take a few extra minutes to care for your skin? Because skin care matters.
MEN‘S SKIN IS DIFFERENT THAN WOMEN’S SKIN.
Because of men’s facial hair, they have a stronger support structure to their face. This, along with more collagen and elastin fibers (elements of the skin that give the face strength and elasticity), lead to thicker skin. And thicker skin is better at resisting wrinkles.
Facial hair glands also produce oil, therefore a man’s skin is oilier than woman’s skin. Oil can trap moisture, keeping skin hydrated and more youthful looking — but the downside to oily skin is that it is prone to acne.
The texture of a man’s skin tends to be rougher, able to withstand more daily abuse, and while the daily routine of shaving provides the benefit of exfoliation, it can also lead to skin sensitivity.
CREATE A DAILY SKIN CARE REGIMEN
Men’s skin care should include a cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen
1. START WITH A CLEANSER.
2. THEN MOISTURIZE AND HYDRATE.
A clean face is a key step in allowing a moisturizer to penetrate your skin. Moisturizing also has anti-aging benefits and helps keeps your skin hydrated, leading to softer, more elastic skin. Try to moisturize at the same time every day, after a shower or after shaving, while the skin is wet. The moisture will help to pull the product in.
3. DON’T FORGET SUNSCREEN!
“Create a daily skin care regimen that keep your skin healthy and in the best shape possible.”
4. GO THE EXTRA MILE. ADD AN EYE CREAM AND ANTIOXIDANT.
Cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen make for a quick and simple skin care regimen but you can take it to the next level and add an eye cream and an antioxidant.
The skin under men’s eyes is delicate and prone to wrinkling. An eye cream or gel such as Skinceutical’s AOX Eye Gel can help reduce under eye puffiness, smooth fine lines and wrinkles and add additional hydration to the sensitive skin.
Skin is exposed to sun and environmental pollutants every day. Incorporating antioxidants into your skin care regimen helps repair and protect the daily damage.
Here’s a throwback to your high school chemistry class: Environmental factors such as UV rays or pollution lead to the formation of “free radicals.” Free radicals are unstable molecules that contain an unpaired electron. When the cells in our skin encounter a free radical it may cause the destruction of the skin cell, leading to signs of aging.
Antioxidants neutralize the free radicals by donating an electron, making the cell stable and preventing damage to the tissue, slowing the aging process down. Adding an antioxidant such as Skinceuticals Phloretin CF Gel is a great way to further support a powerful skin care regimen.