Today there’s a lot of skincare information out there, but unfortunately, it’s hardly ever specifically for men. You might think that all skin is the same, and while there are a lot of crossovers, there are also certain considerations that are unique to men.
Because so little skin care information is targeted toward men, they often go without crucial information on how to best care for the largest organ of their body. So here’s everything you need to know about skincare for men.
Find Your Skin Type
Your skin type is determined by your genetics, so whatever your type is, you can thank your parents. Essentially, each type calls for different products and skin care. The different types are normal, dry, oily, sensitive, or a combination of both oily and dry. For the most part, these definitions are fairly straightforward.
Those with sensitive skin should always pre-test a product because their skin is more likely to react in a strong way. Those with oily skin may have shiny patches and will want to look for products that don’t clog pores. Those with dry skin may see flakes and will want to focus on moisturizing.
When and How to Cleanse
Developing a good skincare routine for men starts with when and how to cleanse. While you want to wash away sweat and grime, you do not want to remove the protective barrier of oil on your face, which is why harsh soaps will only make things worse.
The best skincare for men is a gentle cleanser that’s based on your skin type. Use the cleanser in the morning and at night, and after any strenuous exercise.
The Bare Minimum Products to Have in Your Arsenal
On top of a cleanser, a skincare routine for men should include at a minimum an SPF and a moisturizer.
Sunscreen is the best tool to combat early fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots which make you look much older than you really are. A moisturizer used in the morning and at night after cleansing will help to smooth away the appearance of wrinkles and keep any more from forming.
How To Avoid Razor Burn and Bumps
Advice on the best skincare for men has to involve shaving. The top tips to guard against shaving bumps and razor burn is to wet your hair and skin first and to shave with the grain, not against it.
Remember also to rinse the blade after every swipe so that the blade is working at full capacity.
For an Extra Boost
If you’re finding that you would like a little extra information or a conversation on your skin’s appearance, reach out to Advanced Dermatology to schedule a consultation.