YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD OR TOO YOUNG TO START A DAILY SKIN CARE ROUTINE.
A lot of men think skin care is only necessary when they have a specific issue – acne, redness, wrinkles, or other typical skin care concerns. While certain men’s skincare products can help with isolated issues, a daily skin care routine will prevent them in the first place.
Your skin is your largest organ; like any other part of your body, it needs daily preventative measures to keep it healthy. This is no different than weight lifting, cardio, and eating a nutritious diet to keep your body in shape.
A daily skin care routine will benefit you now by keeping skin firm, clear, and bright.
Use men’s skin care products that match your skin type as you follow the simple skin care routine detailed below.
Every morning, wash your face with a facial cleanser that is made for your skin type. Its best to speak to one of our experiences consultants to find the right product for you. Cleansing first thing in the morning refreshes you by removing dull skin and impurities. Before you go to bed, wash your face to prevent oil and other pore-clogging bacteria from sitting on your face all night.
Washing your face more than twice a day is completely unnecessary. We’re talking to you, guys with oily skin. Over-washing sets your sebum glands (the skin’s oil glands) go into overdrive, creating even more oil.
Exfoliating your face should be done 1 – 3 times a week after cleansing your face, depending on your skin type. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells and other build up on your skin. That helps new, healthier skin cells reveal themselves, improving your complexion. The less build-up on your skin, the fewer clogged pores and breakouts you’ll have. Read our blog on exfoliation to find out more on the Dos & Don’ts.
Moisturising and keeping skin hydrated offers a plethora of benefits: it makes the skin firmer, prevents water loss, and has an anti-aging effect.
As you age (even in your early 20s), your skin’s cells can’t hold as much moisture as they used to – mostly because your body produces steadily fewer skin proteins (collagen).
Obagi Hydrate is a great moisturiser for men as it doesn’t feel thick of heavy but the skin will feel great!
Moisturizing delivers hydration and essential nutrients to skin cells so they can continue to look full, delivering a youthful, healthy face. Using just a small amount of moisturiser specifically for the skin every day will keep oil in check and reduce blemishes.
What’s the easiest way to have great looking skin your entire life? Prevention. Unfortunately, most men think of their skin last when it comes to overall physical health.
Preventing skin issues starts with protecting yourself from the sun and fighting off the aging process. Nothing ages your skin more than the sun so it’s important to wear a physical sunscreen everyday, even on cloudy days. Read more on physical vs chemical sunscreens.
5. STICK WITH IT
Skin care doesn’t need to be complicated. With as little as three products, you can have a robust and effective skin care routine.
The key is consistency.
Work the products into your daily routine.
Book a Free Consultation with one of our skincare experts who can help advise on a routine that works for you.