A well-dressed man looks his best at all times and doesn’t neglect any part of himself, including his skin. Skin is the body’s largest organ, accounting for 16 percent of the body. There are basically four types of skin care available for men: washing, exfoliating, moisturizing and sunscreen. If you want the healthiest skin, two of them (washing and moisturizing) are mandatory, while the other two (exfoliating and sunscreen) are optional.
Each of these four steps is recommended if you want to achieve a healthy, looking and feeling skin. While sun protection is “optional,” it’s important to know that sunscreen protects skin from the sun’s damaging ULTRAVIOLET rays, which can cause countless skin and health problems if the proper protection is not used. Whether it’s the face, hands or other parts of the body, the skin needs consistent care to stay healthy. This article focuses on skin care for men: from washing your face, to using moisturizers, to improving your lifestyle and improving your skin health.
Maybe the whole process of washing your face was wrong
Most people grow up with their parents, who often remind their children to keep clean, such as washing their faces and hands frequently. It’s the same before dinner.
For most men, use the same bar of soap you use on your body or hands to clean your face, especially in the shower, and rinse the lather off with hot water. Just wipe your face with a towel. Well, while this step is certainly well tried and technically soap makes your face clean, it’s not the “right” way to take care of your skin either. Here’s why:
Typical bath soaps have a high alkalinity. The skin is acidic. The difference in pH is important because alkalinity breeds bacteria that can cause things like acne. Alkalinity may cause facial skin to feel dry and irritated. Many adult and adolescent men mistakenly believe that “stronger” soaps are the best choice when strong, high-alkalinity soaps exacerbate facial skin problems.
Body soaps can strip the skin of its natural oils and compensate by producing more oil. So the face will look greasy, and oily skin will be harder to break through. Think about using the same soap on your body and face. What if you have a roommate or someone else who uses the same soap? Should I continue to clean my face, too?
Here are some caveats: There are many different types of skin, and soap or other skin-care products that apply to another man may not be right for your skin type. If your skin feels dry and irritated after washing your face, you may be using the wrong soap.
One way to check whether a soap is beneficial is called “patch testing.” All this involves rubbing a small amount of soap or detergent onto the skin (not on the face, but on the wrist or arm) and letting it sit for a while. If a rash or other type of irritation occurs on the skin, then the soap is not suitable for the skin type.
An alternative to soap
The good news is that there are plenty of options to wash your face other than traditional soaps. Face cleanser, for example, is used on the face and whiskers. Facial cleansers usually come in liquid or strip form, which can form a dense foam when massaged into a moist face.
Among the many reasons why you should use a facial cleanser instead of body soap, cleansers not only remove dirt and oil from your face, but also keep it clean and not dry. That said, if you have normal oily skin, you can use a facial cleanser. If your skin is dry, be sure to choose the mildest cleanser. On top of that, body soaps are harsher and contain more cleanser (which can irritate facial skin) than facial cleansers. Among other things, it dries out the skin and makes shaving less comfortable. You might think that scratching your skin or shaving will cause skin irritation, but the way you clean your face could be the real culprit.
Not all facial cleansers are created equal, and keep these factors in mind when buying the best cleanser for your skin:
The most important thing to know before buying a facial cleanser is the skin type. There are five types of facial skin: oily, dry, sensitive, normal and combination.
If the skin is oily, it may have obvious, visible pores and a greasy sheen on the face, which will become oily again soon after cleansing. Choose a detergent that regulates oil production. Ingredients like coconut and aloe vera will clean and retain moisture on your face while slowing the production of oil from your skin. Dry skin should look for cleansers that will clean dirt and impurities without stripping away natural oils. If you have sensitive skin, shaving or other cleansers can irritate your skin. Stick to natural cleansers and avoid cleansers that contain salicylic acid. Try to use ingredients like aloe vera and olive oil. For mixed skin, where some areas of the face are oily and others are dry, a cleanser that includes aloe vera, charcoal and olive oil should be preferred. People with normal skin (not the ideal balance of being too greasy and not too dry) need not worry so much. Choose any quality cleanser that is not suitable for men with oily or dry skin.
It has been determined that there is a right way and a wrong way to wash your face. The correct one is this:
Wash your face twice a day, preferably in the morning and evening. Doing so will prevent clogged pores and other skin problems. Wash your hands before you wash your face. Dirty hands rub dirt and bacteria directly onto your face. Wet your face with warm water before applying soap or other cleanser to your skin. Rub a small amount of cleanser or soap on your face, especially when washing your face, so you don’t need to waste the product. Apply to face, under forehead and chin. Use slow, steady, circular motion. Finally, rinse the face with warm water and pat it with a clean soft towel. Do not wipe the water dry, which will dry the skin.
Wash the body
There are many similarities between facial skin and body skin. But there are some differences, so the body can be looked at more broadly, especially what it can and can’t do. Find the right soap for your body skin type (just as you should find the right soap for your face). Arguably, one of the industry’s tricks is to choose correctly from a variety of skin cleansers, from bar soaps to liquid body washes and everything else in between. These tips should help. If your body skin is greasy, choose a water-based body cleanser. Also look for one that won’t clog pores (probably labeled “non-comedogenic”). Choose your cleanser carefully if your skin is dry. Bars are more alkaline than most body washes, and high alkalinity can dry out skin. Many shower gels and other soap-free cleaners contain moisturizers and other moisturizing ingredients such as natural oils.
Men with sensitive skin should also look for soap-free cleansers, as well as cleansers that don’t contain spices or preservatives.
Exfoliation, which involves removing dead cells from the skin, doesn’t require the same amount of force as a scrub, such as washing a car, but using gentle force with a towel or loofah to get the job done. Exfoliating will keep your skin healthy and smooth while improving circulation.
Use a moisturizer. A reliable way to combat dry skin is to use a body moisturizer made for men. Why not use your wife’s or girlfriend’s moisturizer? For starters, it’s true that men’s skin is thicker than women’s.
Take care of your skin when shaving with a shaving formula that contains aloe vera and glycerin. Ideally, the product will tone the skin while protecting it from shaving irritation.
Use sunscreen. Nothing ages your skin as quickly as excessive exposure to the sun. Sure, tanned skin looks great), but sunscreen is essential. SPF 30 is fine. Protect against sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots, and even skin cancer.
Hydrate. Soaps and body washes that contain moisturizers can help prevent dry skin, as can drinking enough water each day.
Get enough sleep. Skin care experts suggest that the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep per night will give the skin time to recover from daily wear and tear, which can lead to fine lines, wrinkles and breaks.
There are many reasons to make sure your diet is rich in fruits and vegetables, including antioxidants that are good for your skin. Antioxidants also fight sun damage and reduce skin inflammation.
Regular exercise also has many benefits, and it’s good for skin health. Exercise increases blood flow and helps nourish skin cells, while also removing substances that can damage the skin, such as free radicals. In addition, exercise helps tone muscles while reducing the appearance of loose skin.
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