Skin care is an essential aspect of personal care and grooming, be it for women or men. Many men tend to ignore healthy skin and grooming as “unmanly, ” but healthy skin is important not only from a cosmetic perspective but also from a hygiene and health perspective. Men must put in the effort to groom themselves with necessary and basic skincare elements that will
Here are some important guidelines when it comes to skin health and care.
Skin health is not simply about washing with soap and water. As we age, the quality of skin changes and so the kind of soap or cleanser you use on your skin can make a big difference to whether you have healthy skin or not.
Most experts on skin care recommend a regular moisturizing ritual using a moisturizing gel or cream that is fortified with vitamin A and C. Moisturizers that are boosted with antioxidants, peptides, and other essential fatty acids are considered to be very effective in hydrating the skin and giving it a healthy glow.
When using a moisturizer, gently massage a small quantity into the pores of the skin, taking care to go in circles.
Another often ignored aspect of personal care is shaving. When shaving, do remember to use a sharp razor that gives you a clean shave. Using a razor with a blunted edge can cause skin irritation. As a pre-shaving routine wash your face with a mild soap and warm water. Using a shaving cream applied by a good shaving brush will help to raise the hairs and affords a close shave without cuts. Post shaving, one could wash with cold water and gently dab the skin dry. Many men also prefer to use an aftershave lotion to soothe the skin. The aftershave lotion also helps to enhance the glow of the face.
A healthy skin routine necessarily includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. This is especially important as our skin is constantly exposed to dirt and grime when we live in large cities and these can clog the pores of the skin. There are a variety of chemical and herbal skin care products that contribute to skin health.
Gentle exfoliation is recommended but over exfoliation can chafe the skin.
Given the intensity of the sun’s heat, a mild sunscreen is recommended by cosmetic specialists especially when one is outdoors but choose a sunscreen with a moderate SPF and which suits your skin type.
Another important tip when it comes to healthy skin is to avoid picking at pimples or acne spots on the face, as this will only cause infection or scarring. In most cases. It is recommended that the skin is left alone.
A nutritious mineral rich diet and adequate sleep are also essential for developing and maintaining healthy skin.