Use an everyday moisturizer with SPF-30. It will protect you from facial wrinkles and other long term damages like deep lines and skin cancer. Consider using a moisturizer with multi-spectrum defenses.
Make it a habit to rinse your hands and face every time you return from outside and avoid touching your face with your hands.
- These are easy to prepare and inexpensive.
- Also, these scrubs are extremely effective in helping to rejuvenate the skin while making it smooth.
- In addition to all this, they also help to remove dead cells, leaving the pores clean.
Most men just wash their faces with soap bar or liquid face cleanser. This is not just enough, as the exfoliating, washing and shaving play tough on your facial skin. Moreover during each shower, you lose natural oils and over a period of time your facial skin tends to get dry, lose its elasticity and with it the ageing process starts at an early age.
Add to this the dread of placing a sharp blade onto your face every day and you have a perfect recipe for dried out and strained facial skin. To counteract all this, your needs a good light moisturizer formulated for the face to compensate for the loss of natural oils and replenish skin’s moisture content and averts razors burns.
Some soap contains moisturizer and they work fine for some men. Better is to apply a moisturizer to moisten your skin after washing it.
For dry skin, go for a thicker cream based moisturizer
For normal skin, look out for a lotion which is less oily and lighter
For oily skin, reach for a skin toner or gel
For those who are prone to having acne, use moisturizers with glycolic acid or salicylic acid which will work to get rid of dead skin and keep your pores from clogging.
Men’s skin usually has a large pore and active sebum producing glands. Excess oil production can clog men’s facial pores and cause acne problems. So cleansing is the foremost tip men face care regimen.
Most men prefer bars to liquid cleansers. Bar soaps results into drying out of your skin. If such is a case with you then go for the moisturizing soaps with emollients like glycerin. Also the ones made with vitamin E oil, olive oil, or jojoba oil. And if your skin feels tight or itchy after washing your face, it is advised that you switch over to liquid cleansers. A basic gel also works fine.
If you are prone to acne breakouts, go for soaps or liquid cleansers containing salicylic acid or glycolic acid or benzyl peroxide that suits you. All these three have antibacterial properties, works as exfoliating agents as well and get rid of the upper layers of dead skin resulting into deeper cleansing of facial pores.
Shave in the direction in which your beards hair grows, not against the grain. The razor you use is more important than the shaving cream you use. If you are suffering from nicks, razor burns or bumps, change your razor.
Electric razor is less irritating than blades. But most men prefer to use blades. In case you have troubles with razor burns or razor bumps, don’t go for a close shave. Also try shaving with aloe Vera. If your beard is hard, try leaving lather on your face for a minute before you shave to soften the beard hairs. In case this does not work out, use pre-shaving oil.
Apply it few minutes before shaving, it will moisturize your skin and soften beard hairs. After shaving rinse your face off left over of shaving cream and pat dry your face.
Apply after shave lotion to soothe facial skin and then a moisturizer. Consider applying aftershave lotions that contains astringents to tighten your facial skin and narrow your pores, leading to firmer skin.
Exfoliating your facial skin twice or thrice a week is a good idea. The face cleansers just wash oil and dirt from your facial surface.
They do not work below the surface to remove all the nasty stuff deep down in your pores. A facial scrub can remove debris and dead skin that a normal washing fails to do.
A scrub that has granules works better to help smooth skin and get rid of dirt, oil and dead skin from below the surface.
Exfoliation softens hair follicles and helps when shaving too for a closer shave with less cuts and irritation. It also eliminates dullness and leaves your facial skin brighter and healthier.
Papaya- half cup
Pineapple- half cup
Avocado- half cup
Honey -4 tablespoon
- Make a paste out of the above ingredients and apply from elbows for hands and ankles for feet.
- Wash after it gets dried up.
- This helps to get soft and supple skin.