20 Best Skin Care Routines for Men
Men are always trying to find ways to make their skin look more attractive. Some men might feel insecure about admitting it, but it is a desire that most men have deep down inside. Healthy skin will give you a positive attitude and help you feel better about yourself.
So let’s look at a few of the best skin care routines through which that can be achieved.
The very first step to getting awesome and beautiful skin is to know your skin type. Knowledge of this will help you to know what products to use, what routines to follow that will work for you, and much more. Make sure that in trying to find this out, you’re truthful to yourself. The fact that your friend has oily skin doesn’t mean you have to follow the bandwagon. You have to be personal and deliberate about it. Once you’ve found out the type of skin that you have, then you can move ahead.
Regardless of your skin type, it’s a must that you get enough sleep. Sadly, this is a step that has been largely ignored, especially as most of us today have demanding and really time-consuming jobs. The truth is that if you’re looking for awesome skin, sleep is one of the most important things to do. As a matter of fact, it’s even recommended that you get sufficient sleep for your health. However busy you are, try your possible best to get at least 8 hours of sleep everyday. Do this for two months and you’ll see remarkable changes in your skin.
While it’s one thing to get enough sleep, it’s another thing entirely to get healthy sleep. Your sleeping surfaces matter a lot. Make sure to clean your pillow, bed, etc.
As you sleep, you will most probably sweat a lot and shed dead skin cells. This sweat gets soaked by your bed coverings and although you can’t see them, they could infect your body with germs and other harmful substances. To guard against this, make sure to regularly clean (and change) your pillow and bed sheets.
We all know that eye masks are worn for sleep and to reduce the effects of distractions like light from interrupting our sleep (which, by the way, is very important for your skin).
However, another major benefit of the eye mask is that it can actually help to protect the skin around your eyes from damage while you take your beauty sleep. While sleeping, a lot of people are fond of pushing their face really deep into their pillow or mattress. People do this for just a little part of the night, but it still has the potential of leaving an imprint on your skin from the wrinkles in your sheets or pillows. Those imprints can actually stay on your face for hours and due to that, they can eventually cause wrinkles and other damage to the skin surrounding your face.
A cleanser early in the morning will definitely do your skin a lot of good. As you go on during the day, there’s a lot of impurities (oil, dirt, and other materials) that build up on your face. These impurities can lead to your pores being clogged. You could have a thorough bath, but even that might not take care of all of them. Cleansers can rid your body of any impurities that are left on your skin, leaving your skin free and clear.
This step is also an important one that we ignore most of the time. Before you take the razor blade to your face, make sure to clean the surface and wet the hair. This cleaning will reduce the emergence of bumps and other growths around your face. That way, shaving becomes more effective and smoother.
Aftershave is a part of shaving that we need to embrace every time we shave. When you’re done shaving, make sure to use aftershave to prevent bumps and odor emanating from the shaved region. It also leaves the skin around your jaw clear and ready for the growth of a new batch of beards as well as making it easy for your next shave.
As a man, you need just as much water as every other female. Water is essential as it keeps your skin hydrated and clear. Also, water helps to reduce the bearings of a stressful day on your skin and it helps to keep you relieved and active. Make sure not to leave your home without at least a bottle of water everyday……and consume it; don’t just drop it in your car and bring the bottle back home with you after the day.
Sunscreen is really important when you’re looking to reduce the extent of damage caused by exposure to sunlight. If you have to go out a lot and you notice the weather’s a tad hot, you might want to take some sunscreen along. Looking for a daily moisturizer with SPF is a great idea.
The skin is really susceptible to changing its form and regenerating.
Exfoliating means getting rid of dead skin cells on your skin. It is actually the fastest way to smoothen out the skin.
Sometimes, it’s possible that the body is slower to shed skin cells. When the old skin cells start to pile up on your skin surface, it’s possible your skin starts to look dull, dry and rough. Dead skin can also result in excess oil and clogged skin pores, which can subsequently lead to acne and skin blemishes. The best way to guard against this is to exfoliate your skin and make sure that the old skin remains gone.
This is one of the most important things that can help you out on your way to getting that smooth and sweet skin that you always wanted. No matter what, you really need to eat healthy. Your food consumption pattern will go a long way in determining how your skin looks. Make sure that you consume a lot of proteins, fats, and vitamins. Not that the others don’t do well, but it’s just that the three above are so much better for your skin. Proteins refresh your body tissues, vitamins keep them from diseases (from propping up your immune system), and fats actually help their appearance.
Keep a regular diet of these classes of foods and you’ll see amazing results in a few weeks.
And also, make sure to take lots and lots of water
Coffee and alcohol are rich in antioxidants. This means that their ingredients do a lot of dehydrating to the skin. If you drink a lot of these, there will be a high probability that they will just as well neutralize the effects of the good food, water, and sleep that we’ve been talking about. In order to be on the safe side, make sure to limit your intake of both coffee and alcoholic beverages.
Bathing should be a “twice a day” affair every single day.
When you go to work (especially if you’re a man who has a very physically demanding and strenuous job), you’ll sweat and exert yourself a lot. If you get home and you don’t take a bath, all that sweat will just dry up on your skin. This means that germs will grow and they’ll end up destroying your skin. To prevent this, take a bath before you go to bed. Bathing before bed will also help open your pores and enhance sleep. Remember that you need as much sleep as you can get for your skin to look how you really want it to.
So to sum up, make sure you take your bath at least twice a day. The first bath in the morning can just be a regular wash up, but the one at night has to be thorough and well done.
Beard maintenance is also pretty important. Know that your beard is part of your body and it needs to look clean and tidy in order to enhance your skin’s features. While paying a lot of attention to your skin and having it look flawless, make sure not to forget the beard. Clean, trim, and oil your beard on a regular basis.
Just like your beard, your hair is an off-shoot of your skin. Hair issues can affect your scalp (which is part of the skin on your head). To guard against this, make sure your hair is well groomed and taken care of at all times.
Wholemeal bread, brown rice, wholemeal pasta, quinoa, and oats. These foods are more organic and they are really high in fiber as well.
Coconut water has a low calorie content, and it is a source of essential nutrients such as vitamin C, potassium, calcium and magnesium. Although drinking more of coconut water might not necessarily make your skin more radiant and glowing, it will definitely keep your skin healthy.
Bathing before bed makes sleep more sound and quick. This means it is a must that you get a nice thorough wash off before you go to bed every night.
Applying lotion is also a nice way to go about having beautiful skin. The chemicals in lotion need some time to work, and the best time for that is at night when your body is at rest. The application of lotion is one major reason why you will need to bathe at night as well; your skin is clean and ready for the lotion to work and by morning, you can wash it off and prepare for the day ahead
Exercise is another very important aspect that you just can’t do without. The place of exercise really can’t be overemphasized. However, we also tend to overlook it a lot due to the demands and requirements of our jobs. You might get your dream skin aesthetic, but exercise is what maintains that dazzling skin. You need to keep fit in order for your skin improvements to be more noticeable.
With exercise, a lot of people make excuses such as lack or time, not feeling well, other priorities, etc. However, there are simple exercise routines that can be done in the comfort of your own home. A simple jug around the neighborhood or a few quick cardio sessions (push ups, sit ups, etc. that are designed to strengthen the mid-section) will do your body a lot of good.
Also, please make sure to take a bath after your exercise session. Wash off the sweat and you’ll be feeling like a new man in little to no time.