October 20, 2020 2 min read
When it comes to skin care, men seem to prefer simplicity. However, more men are now pursuing healthier, younger-looking skin, making it a great time for men to evaluate their skin care routine and focus on true skin health.
The basic elements of an effective skincare plan begins with understanding your individual skin type. Identifying your skin type will help you learn how to take care of your skin and select skin care products that are right for you.
Sensitive skin - redness prone, may sting or burn after product use
Normal skin - clear and not sensitive, no specific issues
Dry skin - flaky, itchy or rough
Oily skin and/or breakout prone - shiny and greasy with blemishes
Combination skin - dry in some areas and oily in others
Now that you have identified your skin type, try these ideas below to create your own personalized skincare routine to improve your skins health:
Check the labels of your Men's Skincare Products - If you have oily and breakout-prone skin, look for cleansers and moisturizers that are labeled “oil free”, these will help to clear the pores. If you have sensitive skin, use mild, “fragrance free” products, as products containing fragrances can leave skin feeling irritated and dry.
Cleanse your face daily and after exercise - Cleansing both morning and night is important. In fact, it may be the most important part of the men's skincare routine. Removing the days dirt, oil, pollution, and toxin build up will ensure balanced skin. Cleansing after a workout is especially important, sweat and heat can cause a bacteria rich environment, causing more skin problems. Check out GLOWBIOTICS Revitalizing or Acne Cleanser for a clean, balanced and refreshing probiotic cleanser options. For the post gym cleanse, give our Probiotic Instant Resurfacing pads a try. Swipe the pad over your face, post workout for a quick cleanse.
Master your shaving technique - If you often experience razor bumps, razor burns, or ingrown hairs, before you shave, wet your skin and hair to soften it. Use a moisturizing shaving cream and shave in the direction of hair growth. Rinse after each swipe of the razor and change your blade after five to seven shaves to minimize irritation.
Moisturize daily - Moisturizer works by trapping water in your skin, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and help your skin to look less dehydrated. For the best results, apply moisturizer to your face and body immediately after showering or shaving while the skin is still damp.
Wear sunscreen everyday - To help prevent sun damage that can lead to wrinkles, age spots and even skin cancer, this should be the final step in your daily skincare routine. For best protection, look for a broad-spectrum sunscreen, with an SPF of 30 or higher and reapply every two hours if outdoors or immediately after swimming or sweating.
Remember, there is no cookie cutter answer for all men and individual skincare needs. It is important to be able to identify what your skin is showing you it needs and target the specific concern.
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