Usually, skincare is geared more towards women, for obvious reasons. Beauty products target women heavily and women often have a regimen that they follow to keep their skin moisturized and healthy. But what about the men? Men have skin too, and they need to take care of it. And just like women, men can have oily skin, dry skin, sensitive skin, or a combination of all three. Plus, some men have mustaches or beards that need care, as well. With that in mind, here are some suggestions that men can use to better care for their skin.
Taken from the American Academy of Dermatology, here is some good advice for men:
Read product labels and ingredients. Just like women, men need to pay attention to what goes on their skin. Look for cleansers and moisturizers that won’t clog your pores or dry out your skin. Unless your skin is oily, you don’t want a product that will cause your skin to flake due to dryness. Also, men should find out if any product ingredients cause any allergic reaction to their skin.
Wash your face daily. This should be fairly obvious, but sometimes, men don’t care for their skin as much as women do. Take the time to use a good soap (like D’Scent Essentials’ Art of Clean Soap) or a cleansing product that will thoroughly clean your face and leave it healthy and glowing.
Get a “sure shave”. For those with mustaches, beards, goatees, and the like, be careful with those razors! Some razors can cut a little too close to the skin, and can cause razor bumps and/or burns to appear. Also, don’t pull on your skin when you shave; that could exacerbate the potential for razor bumps and burns. A good idea before shaving would be to wet your skin and facial hair and use a product that softens your hair and skin, so it can reduce the chance of irritating them while shaving.
Moisturize your skin. I know this advice is usually given to women, but again, it applies to men, as well. You don’t want pockmarks, pimples, bumps, and other skin irritations to occur, so use a good moisturizer to ensure that your skin is soft, silky, and healthy. It’s best to do this as part of your daily regimen.
Regularly examine your skin. Look for any marks, moles, warts, or any other blemishes that appear on your skin. It could be a natural progression of age, something that could easily be eliminated with a good cleansing, or it could be a harbinger for something worse. Skin cancer affects men as well as women, so men need to check their skin on a regular basis, to make sure their skin and facial hair looks, feels, and is healthy and clean.
A good, solid regimen for men’s skincare isn’t considered vain; having healthy skin will benefit you, just as much as women. Men, take care of your skin and hair, and they will take care of you. Plus, it gives us women something nice to look at, as well!
And, for all of you fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, foster fathers, and “father figures” out there, D’Scent Essentials wishes you a wonderful and Happy Father’s Day!