Let’s face it (no pun intended), times have changed. We are no longer in the era when being unkempt was considered masculine and a skincare routine consisted of a cheap razor and a bar of soap. Nowadays women are attracted to well-groomed men who are conscious of their appearance as it’s a sign they care about themselves. Nobody wants a man whose skin is as rough as sandpaper.
That said, taking care of your skin should not come as a hard task as it is straightforward and easy and requires zero layers of creams.
Below are some beauty tips for men that are proven to be very helpful and which guarantee a healthy youthful look.
- Pick the right razor
A quality razor is a worthy investment. However, it is important that you get a razor that’s comfortable and easy to use as applying too much pressure while shaving can cause irritation. This is dependent on your skin sensitivity and coarseness of your beard. It’s recommended that you use a moisturizing shaving gel as it provides a protective barrier while shaving.
If you want to spend as little time as possible when shaving, you may choose to get a multi-blade razor. These razors have three to five blades. If you can afford to buy battery powered blades, even better! On the other hand, using razors with multiple blades makes you prone to razor burns or ingrown hairs since the extra blades cut a little too deep into the skin.
2. Avoid shaving against your hair growth
Many guys believe shaving against the grain gives them a closer shave. This may be true but it’s more likely to cause irritation and damage to the hair. This is because the blade cuts too close to the buried hair follicle creating inflammation which is popularly known as “razor bumps”
Shave in the grain direction, one stroke on each section for that smooth feel.
3. Use a good cleanser
A good number of men use the same soap for their faces as they use on their bodies. This shouldn’t be the case as most body soaps are too harsh for the face making the skin dry, wrinkly giving you a much older look. No one wants that, right?
In that case, to cleanse the facial skin from oil and dirt accumulation, it’s important to invest in a gentle cleanser as the facial skin is much more sensitive than the body skin. Cleansing your face before shaving ensures that the pores are unclogged giving your razor a smooth glide for a perfect shave.
4. Ensure that you use a facial moisturizer
A moisturized face makes your skin soft and kissable, which is a plus. This is because moisturizers, especially those containing vitamin E, essential oils or shea butter keep the skin hydrated. For better results, ensure that you apply the moisturizer after cleansing your face while your skin is still damp.
Choose the fragrance-free products to maintain that manly character.
5. Apply sunscreen before leaving home
If there’s one thing that men often overlook, then it’s sunscreen. When you are outdoors, even during winter, you are exposed to ultraviolet rays from the sun. This puts your skin at a risk of getting damaged resulting in irritation, redness, extra blood vessels and even worse, skin cancer.
Get yourself a moisturizer that contains SPF no less than 30. If you are able to get a separate bottle of sunscreen, that’s a plus!
Proper facial skin care routine from shaving, cleansing, moisturizing and finally applying sunscreen should be carried out daily to improve your appearance and delay aging. For these, ensure that you buy high-quality natural products.
Like women, every man’s skin is different. So it’s important to understand your skin type in order to learn how to take care of it and know which products work best for you. However, the basic skin care procedure remains the same.