Looking for a simple skincare routine that you can practice on a daily basis?
So, here we are!
We have outlined a solid skincare routine that would be super-easy for you to follow. And we have designed this one specifically for men.
We are trying to keep the routine manageable — so that you can stick with it.
DISCOVER YOUR SKIN TYPE
The first step in skincare is determining your skin type (and is pretty easy too).
So, what is your skin type?
1. Normal: Your skin is oil-free for the majority of the day and does not become irritated or dry easily.
Acne is rarely a problem.
2. Oily Skin: You have oily patches and a natural shine to your skin.
Acne and build-up are common.
3. Dry/Sensitive Skin: Your skin is easily irritated and feels tight or dry most of the time.
4. Combination: Assume your face has a “T” on it.
The horizontal bar crosses your brow, and the vertical bar runs down to the tip of your nose. This is referred to as the "T" zone.
Combination skin men have an oily "T" zone but dry/sensitive skin on the rest of their face (primarily the cheeks).
5. Aging Skin: Your skin appears weathered, wrinkled, and has age spots.
You've been neglecting your skin for many years.
Now that you have read this, we are sure it would become a lot easier for you to know about your skin type.
And most of the product packaging specifies the skin type for which it has been created for. Hence, you can now pick the products based on your skin specifics.
When is the best time to wash my face?
In a nutshell — both morning and night.
Wash your face with a cleanser composed for your skin type — every morning.
Cleaning your face first thing in the morning gives you a boost of energy. It removes the impurities and enhances your dull skin.
Wash your face before going to bed as well — to prevent oil and other pore-clogging bacteria from settling on your face all night.
What is the proper way to wash my face?
Shower or splash warm water on your face to cleanse it.
This opens up the pores and aids in the removal of any deep-down impurities.
Gently rub in circles as you apply the face wash.
Don't rub too hard — as the skin on your face is quite sensitive.
After that, rinse with cold water to close the pores and pat dry.
Never rub your face dry because the stretching can cause premature wrinkles.
Your face should feel clean after washing, but not too tight.
Tightness is a symptom of excessively dry skin, which can lead to irritation, acne, premature wrinkles, and an increase in oil production.
Please keep in mind:
1. Never use bar soap to wash your face.
It's too harsh for the area.
2. Men do not need to use a toner after washing.
Toner restores the pH balance of your skin after cleansing.
Your skin, on the other hand, can naturally rebalance its pH balance.
A toner is unnecessary if you use a face wash that is appropriate for your skin type.
APPLYING A FACE SCRUB
When and how often should I use a scrub?
Scrubbing (exfoliating) your face after cleansing it should be done 1–3 times per week, depending on your skin type.
Men with oily skin should exfoliate more frequently, while men with sensitive/dry skin should scrub their skin less often.
Exfoliating your skin removes dead skin cells and other build-ups.
Please keep in mind that you should always scrub an area before shaving.
This helps to prevent ingrown hair and bumps.
How should I use a face scrub?
Using a face scrub is similar to using a face wash.
Before you begin, wet your face with warm water and apply a small amount of scrub, gently rubbing in circles around your entire face (or shaving area).
Concentrate on the nose, forehead, and neck. These areas are most prone to dead skin and build-up.
After that, rinse your face with cold water and pat it dry.
Reminder: Use a scrub no more than three times per week and no more than once per day. It has the potential to cause dryness, irritation, and excessive oil production.
HYDRATE YOUR SKIN
When should I apply moisturizer?
Again, both in the morning and at night.
Hydrating the face is simply the process of applying a moisturizer to your skin.
Now, moisturizing has numerous advantages: it makes the skin firmer, prevents water loss, and acts as an anti-aging agent.
Remember: Your skin cells can't hold as much moisture as they used to when you were young. As you get older, your body produces fewer skin proteins (collagen).
Thus, moisturizing can provide hydration and essential nutrients to skin cells, allowing you to maintain your youthful, healthy face.
What is the best way to apply Face Moisturizer?
Thoroughly apply a moisturizer to your entire face after washing or scrubbing it.
Take extra care to hydrate the area around your eyes and your brow.
You only need a small amount of product, and there's no need to rub it vigorously.
If your skin is dry, you may need to reapply a small amount in the afternoon.
Guys with oily skin, you too must not skip the hydration process.
HOW CAN I STOP SKIN AGING?
When we talk about skincare — the key is to be consistent.
That is the reason we have outlined an easy-to-follow skincare routine for you.
After all, your skin is the largest organ of your body. It must be your duty to take care of it.
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