Grooming and Skincare Guide for the Good Looking Men
Men and women have different needs in life including their individual grooming and skincare routine. Just like women, men also need a good skincare and grooming routine to have a clean and healthy skin.
Taking the best care of the skin isn’t just for the ladies. A man’s skin is different from woman’s skin. Men’s skin is much thicker, much tougher in texture, and more prone to acne. With that said men should take extra care of their skin and use only a product that specially made for their skin type.
It’s not too late to take care of your skin and to have a good grooming routine. You can start by adding these simple guidelines to your everyday habit:
Men’s Daily Skincare and Grooming Guide:
Skincare isn’t the most popular subject for men but you need to have a daily skincare regime simply because it has a lot of benefits.
♦ It will keep your skin firm, clean, and bright.
♦ It will keep your skin healthy-looking and smooth.
♦ You will have fewer breakouts, dry spots, and oily area.
You can get all these benefits and it is possible when you use simply yet well-formulated skincare routine.
How to Pick the Right Product:
Start by identifying what type of skin you have.
Normal Skin – Not too dry and not too oily. This skin type has fewer imperfections, no severe sensitivity, barely visible pores, and with a radiant complexion.
Combination Skin – This skin type can be dry or normal in some areas and oily in others especially on T-zones. It has pores that are larger than normal, shiny skin and prone to blackheads because the pores are more open.
Dry Skin – This skin type has almost invisible pores and with dull and rough complexion. It also has red patches; skin is less elastic and with more visible fine lines. This type of skin can also crack and peel, become itchy, inflamed, and irritated. For severe dryness, the skin can become rough and scaly.
Oily Skin – This skin type has enlarged pores, dull or shiny, thick complexion, prone to blackheads, pimples, and other blemishes. Take note that oiliness sometimes changes depending on the weather or other factors such as hormonal imbalance and stress.
Sensitive Skin – This type of skin can have visible redness, itching, burning, and dryness. If you have this kind of skin, try to find out what might be the cause so you can avoid them.
There are many ways to take care of the skin. There are a lot of products available in the market and even natural home remedies to try but the result really depends on what skin you have:
For Normal Skin Type:
♦ Clean your skin twice a day, morning and night using only a mild cleanser with water.
♦ Pick a product (cleanser, toner, and moisturizer) that contains dimethicone, algae extract, panthenol, hyaluronic acid, and glycolic acid. These ingredients moisturize, smoothes, and soften skins without feeling oily. It will also leave your skin even-toned and brighter.
For Combination Skin Type:
♦ Use a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer often. Pick a product that is made with gentle and mild ingredients. Avoid products with chemical additives or harsh ingredients.
♦ Stop using soaps for your facial skin. Bar soap dries out the skin and can cause irritation.
♦ Exfoliate to get rid of blackheads, whiteheads, and dead skin cells.
For Dry Skin Type:
♦ Skip long, hot showers. Try to limit your shower or bath time 5 to 10 minutes under warm water. Hot water can strip skin’s natural oil leaving your skin dull and dry.
♦ Choose a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturizer. Go for unscented and soap-free facial cleansers and avoid products with harsh chemicals.
♦ Moisturize your skin while it is still moist. Pick a moisturizer that contains ceramides, dimethicone and glycerine, hyaluronic acid, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly. This type of ingredients will help soothe dry skin.
For Oily Skin Type:
♦ Wash your face twice, morning and before bedtime. Don’t scrub your face and use a gentle cleanser. Look for products specially made for oily skin.
♦ For moisturizers, look for products that are water-based and oil-free. Avoid cream-based and heavy moisturizers.
♦ Use a blotting paper to remove oil build-up. If you are a tone fan, use it only in areas that are oily like your T-zone.
For Sensitive Skin Type:
♦ Drink lemon water daily to remove toxins from your blood, it will help keep your skin glowing and free from acne breakouts, blemishes, visible wrinkles, and other skin problems.
♦ Use a sunscreen all year-round to protect sensitive skin from harmful UV rays. It is important to choose a product that contains zinc oxide and titanium oxide. Avoid products with toxic ingredients because it can trigger allergic reactions on your sensitive skin.
♦ For your cleanser, moisturizer, soap, and face mask – avoid using products with alcohol content, harsh exfoliants, coloring agents, synthetic fragrances, sodium lauryl sulphate, petrochemicals, and acids. This kind of ingredients can irritate your skin.
Shaving is important to remove unwanted body hair to make you look clean, fresh, and presentable.
♦ Make sure to exfoliate before shaving. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells from your face and lifts your stubble.
♦ Use preshave oil if you did not shave for days.
♦ Use an electric razor to shave hair away faster and to prevent or reduce nicks and cuts.
♦ Don’t forget your shaving cream if you will use a manual razor.
Consistency is the key, Make grooming and skincare routine a habit and you will see positive results in no time.