The external appearance has its effects that cannot be overlooked. The more attractive and beautiful a person’s appearance is, the more expressions of admiration and welcome come to him in this way, and thus the person feels that he owns the hearts of others, and his self-confidence increases.
Men often feel that they do not need to take care of their skin as much as women do
Skin care for men is neither a luxury nor an exaggeration in self-care. Some men think that it is a difficult matter and requires time and expensive products, but in fact, skin care is necessary to care for the health of the skin and not just for its beauty.
Also, skin care for men does not require a lot of time and money
In this article, we will explain the easy and inexpensive steps and methods that you can implement to maintain a good and attractive appearance.
Step one: Clean your face
Benefits of facial cleansing
– Regular cleansing plays an important role in keeping your skin radiant and healthy.
– Cleansing the skin helps products work more effectively
Without cleansing, your skin will be covered in a thick layer of dust, making it difficult for other products to penetrate the skin properly.
- Cleansing the skin helps maintain the appropriate pore size.
Hot water can strip beneficial oils from your skin, so use warm water with your cleanser.
When should you clean your face?
-It's usually first thing in the morning and right before bed.
-If you tend to exercise in the morning or in the middle of the day, you should cleanse your skin immediately after exercise.
How to clean your face properly?
If your skin tends to become very red and irritated during the day
You need a face wash that soothes this redness, made of gentle ingredients that do not irritate the face, and the soothing natural ingredients glycerin and aloe vera.
When cleaning dry skin, it is best to use products that remove all dirt and impurities, but without robbing your skin of its natural oils. So focus on a moisturizing face wash that contains a high percentage of moisturizing glycerin
The best cleansing lotion for men with oily skin is one that regulates oil production, but without drying out the face. Look for ingredients like purifying tea tree oil which helps regulate excess oil and reduces any redness.
You can also use a type that contains a natural alpha hydroxy acid, such as lactic acid
Step two: Moisturize the skin
For optimal skin care, you need to moisturize your body and face
1- Drinking plenty of water every day moisturizes the skin from the inside out.
You should drink at least eight glasses of water daily.
2- Use a moisturizing skin cream
When should you use a moisturizer?
Moisturizing cream should be used twice a day: once in the morning and once in the evening.
How do I use a humidifier?
When using moisturizing creams, you should pay attention to the type of moisturizer, so that it is suitable for the nature of your skin.
1- Dry skin: Choose a moisturizing cream, because its composition is thicker.
2- Normal skin: Use moisturizing lotion because it is lighter in texture and less greasy than cream.
3-Oily skin: Try to choose a toner or gel for the skin because it is more suitable for it.
4- Skin that contains acne: Try to choose moisturizers that contain glycolic acid or salicylic acid because they help remove dead skin and prevent clogged pores.
-It is best that the moisturizing creams used contain vitamins that enhance skin freshness, such as vitamin A and E.
Step Three: Exfoliate your skin twice a week
Exfoliation is the process of eliminating dead skin cells, but not only that, exfoliating a man’s skin gives him many other benefits, including:
- Completely remove dead cells and impurities
-Cleanse, purify and moisturize the skin
-Make skin soft, smooth and silky
-Delays the appearance of signs of aging
How do I use a facial scrub?
Facial scrub is able to make the skin more beautiful, youthful and radiant
– You need to know your skin type and then determine the exfoliant that best suits your skin
People with oily skin often have pimple problems because excess sebum oil clogs their skin pores
Therefore, it is preferable to use products that contain salicylic acid
People with sensitive skin should be more careful when choosing skin care products
Therefore, it is recommended to use a scrub that contains propylene glycol
If you have dry skin, you need to get a scrub that contains glycolic acid or lactic acid! Both are excellent exfoliators that rejuvenate dead skin cells and reduce skin pigmentation
Not using a facial scrub can result in dirt, dust, pollution, and excess oil accumulating on the surface of your skin. This can eventually clog pores and cause skin problems
Step Four: Eye cream
The skin around the eyes is the thinnest part of the face because the skin in this area lacks sebaceous glands. This makes it highly susceptible to drought. Which eventually leads to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
To prevent this, apply a little moisturizing eye cream around your eyes every morning and before bed.
Shaving is one of the things that most concerns men. It is normal to experience itching or sensitivity after shaving. It may also result in dry and cracked skin as a result of poor shaving.
Below are the best ways to care for skin after shaving
-Your facial hair will become softer after a warm or hot shower, so clean it first.
-You should avoid aftershave products containing alcohol,
-Use shaving cream or oil to prevent rashes or ingrown hairs.
-Shave in the direction of your hair growth to reduce irritation. If you have sensitive or dry skin, using an electric shaver can help
When you're done shaving, apply a gentle moisturizer to your skin. An oil-based product can also be used.
4-If ingrown hairs usually grow, use an exfoliant (such as a gentle facial scrub) on your skin several times a week to remove dead skin cells.
Step Six: Apply sunscreen
It is important to apply sunscreen every day because UV rays have the ability to accelerate aging, pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. Sunscreen also helps prevent skin cancer.
Make sure to apply sunscreen 15 minutes before going out, so it is better absorbed.
Step Seven: Foods that are important for skin health and radiance
Foods known to affect skin health are foods rich in:
Vitamin C: Some of its sources are oranges, lemons, strawberries, kiwi, mango, cantaloupe, peppers and tomatoes.
Vitamin E: Sources include corn, nuts, seeds, olives, avocados and vegetable oils.
Vitamin B1: We find it in whole grains, meat, fish, and beans.
Zinc: Meat is the primary source, while other sources include pistachios, peanut butter, and beans.
Selenium: Fish, shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken, liver and garlic are good sources of selenium.
Calcium: Milk derivatives such as yoghurt, labneh and cheese.