6 Easy Peasy Skincare Tips For GuysBy Luka E
Yes, even guys need to look after their skin! Read on for the top skincare tips for men.
Most of us enjoy a nice, long, hot shower in the mornings, especially when it’s chilly out. Unfortunately, hot water can dry out the skin, leaving it flaky and itchy. Try using warm water instead, or if you insist on hot showers, keep it under 5 minutes.
Use Cleanser Instead of Soap
Soap removes many essential oils in our skin, which serves as a moisture barrier to keep it healthy. This can leave your skin dry and scaly. On the other hand, cleanser is gentler on the skin, although it usually includes more synthetic ingredients.
Apply moisturizer after you wash your face. It traps moisture near your dermis and gives you a wonderful “glowing” face. The moisture reduces wrinkles and helps with dry and itchy skin. You can also moisturize the rest of your body while you’re at it, although the skin elsewhere is not as sensitive.
Use Fewer blades
Many razor brands boast about having more and more blades than the next. The thing is, these really aren’t necessary and can lead to burns, bumps, and ingrown hairs. You’re much better off with 1-2 blade disposables that you use 7-8 times.
You Don’t Need Aftershave
They invented aftershave in the days of straight razors, which would often cause scratches or nicks. The aftershave was alcohol-based to prevent infections in these cuts. Luckily, these are uncommon these days, rendering most aftershave unnecessary. You can always get a non-alcohol-based moisturizing aftershave if you like the tradition.
So, There You Have It
As a man, you should definitely still be aware of how you treat your skin if you want to look and feel good. With these practices, you’ll keep your skin happy, healthy, and itch-free!