Skin care isn’t only for women. Men also need proper care for their skin, which can be characteristically tougher than females. But that doesn’t mean that it has to be expensive or complicated. Instead, skin care for men should be simple but consistent. The basic skin care regimen for men comes down to three simple steps – cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. Here’s why and how you should follow this routine.
Washing Face Twice Daily
Cleanser or face wash is the first step of any skincare regime. As an active cleaning agent, face wash pulls away any excess oil from your skin and also from the pores. At the same time, it also washes away all the dirt, sweat, and grime on your face. So, every morning, flush out last night’s oil buildup, which can create further bacterial accumulation. Before going to bed, wash away all the sweats and pollutants you probably picked up throughout the day. The type of face wash largely depends on the type of skin. Several products are available on the market that suits all skin types.
Exfoliating Twice Weekly
This is the one skincare step that befuddles most newcomers. Often, dead skin cells build up on your face’s skin and create rough patches, or cause acne by creeping into your pores. Exfoliating regularly, twice a week, ensures that the dead cells of your face disappear, and the bright healthy skin cells can get the light they need and deserve. In turn, you’ll get a more youthful and radiant complexion. Regular exfoliation also helps in turning over the dark spots on your face left by acne marks or the sun. But be cautious not to over-exfoliate, as it can cause damage to all those young cells that are still maturing.
Moisturizing Twice Daily
Moisturizing is the final step of your baseline skin care regimen. By nature, a moisturizer is more defensive than active. It nourishes your skin and lays atop the skin to trap moisture in the layers below. It also shields your skin from premature aging. Don’t forget to add an SPF-based product to your morning moisturizing routine. Several moisturizers are available on the market with different levels of SPF. SPF is very necessary to protect skin from harmful UV rays. You can swap out your bedtime moisturizer with a non-SPF pick, which should include a hydrating ingredient like hyaluronic acid, for better nourishment.