Many men out there don’t mind their skin care that much. They wash their face with a simple cleanser. Some of them even use the same bath soap that they use for their bodies. And what’s worse, some of them don’t even wash their faces at all.
Well, that has to change. A proper skincare routine is something that everyone should have. You’ve invested in the manufacturers of your bathroom vanity. So it’s only right that you make the most of it by spending a couple of minutes by it every day, doing your skincare routine. If you’re concerned with how to start, here are the three essential skincare steps you can try first.
Cleansing and Dealing with Acne
Acne is a problem that takes us back to the early days of our youth. It’s the time when we dealt with the peak of our acne problem. We had high school pictures to prove that. Some adults have outgrown this skincare issue. But some have not.
But the best solution to acne, really, is keeping your face clean. So you’ll need to find the facial cleanser that suits your needs. The cleanser may vary from person to person. So it might take a while to find the right one for you. To help you get started on your search, you can always start with cleansers with salicylic acid or witch hazel, which can help in oil control.
Use Moisturizer Religiously
Locking in moisture and keeping protection from the sun are two essential steps to any skincare routine. Yes, you need to control the oil on your skin to prevent acne. But that doesn’t mean you need to have dry skin all the time. That could lead to various problems. You might end up with a face that feels rough and flaky.
So be sure to stock up on moisturizer. Much like a facial cleanser, though, the type of moisturizer varies from person to person. You need to know your skin first to know what it might need. If you have dry skin, you’ll need a moisturizer that’s a bit richer than others. If you’re suffering from very oily skin, then avoid moisturizers that are made of oil-based formulas.
Caring for Your Beard or Proper Shaving
Again, beard caring or shaving vary between different men. Some of them like to maintain thick beards. If you’re one of them, you’ll need to care for your beard in the same way you care for your skin. You’ll need to use a proper beard wash. And now, it’s the same as the shampoo that you use for your hair. A beard wash will make sure that you don’t strip off the moisture in your beard. And it would make sure the skin under your beard will also retain its moisture.
Shaving is something that all men are quite familiar with. But there’s a lot of things that you should remember when you shave your face. First, never rush yourself. Always make sure that you set aside enough time in the morning for your shaving routine. If not, it would lead to cuts and patchy shaving.
Then always make sure to use proper shaving cream. Many men out there tend to you just soap. And that’s not good because it could lead to dry skin.
When you go to YouTube and do a search on “skincare routine,” you’ll be bombarded with an array of videos by women. Some of them are vloggers. And some of them are models and celebrities. But very few of them are men. This gives the impression that skin care is almost exclusive to women. Only women are the ones who are concerned with caring for their skin. And that is not true at all.
Men should have a proper skincare routine as well. And it doesn’t have to be complicated. It’s all just about maintaining a clean and moisturized face and maintaining proper beard-caring or shaving.