Skin care products every man should have!
Skin care products men must have!
Most men have very basic grooming essentials in their medicine cabinets: deodorant, soap, shampoo
But it’s just as critical for men to take care of their skin as it is for women.
Men may not be used to using facial moisturizers, for example. But it’s an important part of any skincare regimen if you don’t want to have a beat-up, leathery face.
It’s 2019, and that means beauty products for men are no longer taboo.
Ok? Scrap that, we’re so far past ‘taboo’ that masculine grooming products, potions, and lotions in the average bathroom cabinet are a modern man’s necessity.
Choose a sunscreen for men with “broad spectrum” protection. Sunscreens with this label protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Make sure your sunscreen has a sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher. The SPF number is the level of protection the sunscreen provides against UVB rays. Higher SPF numbers do mean more protection, but the higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes. Water-resistant does not mean “waterproof.” No sunscreens for men are waterproof or “sweatproof,” and manufacturers are not allowed to claim that they are. If a product’s front label makes claims of being water-resistant, it must specify whether it lasts for 40 minutes or 80 minutes while swimming or sweating. For best results, reapply sunscreen at least every 2 hours and even more often if you are swimming or sweating. Sunscreen usually rubs off when you towel yourself dry, so you will need to put more on.
CTM – Cleanser, Toner, Moisturiser
Both face washes & cleansers are used to rid your face of dirt, oil, pollution, etc. A cleanser dissolves away excess oil, makeup, and grime from your face. These are oil-soluble impurities. A face wash’s job is to remove deeper seated debris and also cleanse pores, thanks to its foaming action. Cleansers can be used on a daily basis to effectively remove makeup and dirt from your face, more so than a face wash would. Unlike most soaps and body washes, cleansers do not contain the ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate, which is known to be a common skin irritant. A cleanser is more moisturizing and hydrating than your typical face wash. Face wash can be used as a substitute for soap.
Cleansers are proven to be gentler than face washes and soaps. Face washes are perfect for those with oily skin, giving you a more matte look. Face washes foam up like soap when applied to leave you feeling clean and refreshed.
Before moisturizing and following your facial cleanser, a face toner helps to remove excess dirt, traces of oil and makeup, correct and balance the pH of your skin, and helps control acne. In other words, a facial toner thoroughly cleans the skin and helps remove built-up surface dead skin cells. Men’s toner comes in several different forms and consistencies. You may be wondering is toner necessary – and the answer is no, it’s not overly necessary, but if you add it to your routine your skin will look that much better. Use a toner morning and night. But if your skin gets dry or irritated easily, try once a day or every other day. Remember, these toners contain potent ingredients. And for more astringent formulas (designed for oily or acne-prone skin), she suggests using it every two days before gradually ramping up.
USE MOISTURIZER RIGHT AFTER YOU WASH YOUR FACE. The best time to apply moisturizer is when your skin is damp, as this can help lock in the hydration from your moisturizer. So, use your moisturizer before your skin has dried post-cleansing. However, it’s good to moisturize certain areas of your skin every day. For example, if your heels and feet are dry, a daily lotion sesh before you go to bed can totally help. You should also be moisturizing your face more often than the rest of your body (I usually stick to two times a day). Moisturizing reduces the chances of skin problems.
Using the right kind of moisturizer for your skin can help maintain its balance. When skin is too dry or too oily, many common skin problems like acne start to pop up. … If your skin tends to be dry, look for a cream – they tend to have a higher oil content.
Applying a good eye cream regularly can prevent the lines of expression on your face from settling in, stopping your face from forming wrinkles, bags, and crow’s-feet that make you look older than you really are. Eye creams reduce or even erase the signs of aging: fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles. Eye creams can address some of these issues. Fine lines and wrinkles come from both sun damage and your skin making less collagen as you age. Collagen helps maintain skin’s elasticity
Studies have shown that men are at a higher risk of getting skin cancer on their lips. Harsh weather conditions like the cold dry air of winter and strong winds can dry out unprotected lips. Take some scrub and massage your lips softly for 50 seconds with your fingers. Soft Bristled Toothbrush: You can use a soft toothbrush to scrub your lips. Use some coconut oil or Vaseline on the brush, and then rub your lips with the brush for 60 seconds. Rub softly in the circular motion.
BB or CC cream
The difference between BB and CC creams is subtle–CC generally stands for “color correcting” and the products are meant to address issues like redness or sallowness (usually with light-diffusing particles), whereas BB creams are like a lighter foundation with a few skincare benefits thrown in. BB cream is short for ‘blemish balm’ cream. It is totally fine as taking care of your skin is good for you. Until recently, my favorite products were BB creams. BB cream is safe to apply daily and it is a sort of lightweight foundation.
Using an exfoliating scrub on a regular basis offers a number of benefits. While it’s important for men with oily skin to use a facial scrub, men with dry skin types should also use it regularly to remove the dead skin. If you have very sensitive skin, you should start by going to a dermatologist. Over-exfoliating can cause chronic skin irritation and inflammation, which can lead to accelerated aging. Two to three times a week for normal and combination skin, and once a week for sensitive skin.
While many consider the purpose of aftershave to be a scent, similar to a cologne, it can actually have a useful role in the recovery of skin after shaving. Aftershave often contains astringents, such as alcohol or witch hazel. These help calm irritation that occurs after shaving, stop any bleeding present, and disinfect any small nicks you may have given yourself. You “have” to leave the aftershave on until it drys. After that, you’re left with only the scent. YMMV on the balms, of course, but if you have oily skin, you probably don’t want much in the way of moisturizing, so the sooner after the shave it’s washed off, probably the better.
When it comes to keeping your skin healthy, dermatologists advise you to pick up some solid products that’ll heal, protect, and improve your look. With the right set of skincare staples at your disposal, you can fight aging, prevent sun damage, and beat issues.
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