Skin Care is a foreign subject for many men, but these days more and more men are taking their appearance and especially their skin serious. Because of this, you may have noticed the numerous new products lining the shelves at the store, the commercials on TV, and the ads in the magazines, all touting their benefits for men's skin. Even though the skin of a man is similar to that of a women, it has different requirements and needs to be treated differently.
No matter what skin type you have, it all begins by cleansing the face and skin. A water soluble cleanser is preferred and is less harsh. These cleansers help remove dirt, grease, and other pollutants from the skin that can clog pores. With the inherent oily nature of a man's skin, the cleansing process is very important and should preferably be done twice a day.
A man's skin care will mainly revolve around shaving. Depending upon how often you shave and where and what you shave, this will determine what products you might decide to use. The most popular skin care products for men are the shave cream and gels and an aftershave or lotion. When choosing shaving products, your skin type should be taken into consideration. There are different products out there depending on your skins oiliness and sensitivity. A good quality razor is also a key component and any type that reduces the risk of cuts should be used. For many the preferred type is one with a swivel head. Proper use of the products and equipment is the next important step. Razors should be used with a light touch and a smooth sweeping stroke. The goal is to let the razor blade do the work and not scrape the skin.
Because men tend to shave frequently, some even twice a day, your skin can get dehydrated easily. A good skin moisturizer is very important and should be applied after every shave. Some shave creams and gels come with built in moisturizers.
A very important next step is the use of a sunscreen for the face and body. You should use a different sunscreen for your face and one for just your body, mainly your arms and back of the neck. The use of a good sunscreen will prevent premature aging, wrinkles, and reduce the risk of skin cancer. When selecting a moisturizer, you may find some that include a built in sunscreen saving you money and an extra step.
As you can see, taking care of your skin is not difficult. In fact, by selecting the right products and implementing them into your daily routine, it may not take any extra effort to achieve better more manly skin.